Why It’s Taking Me FOREVER to Read This Book

Posted December 11, 2015 in Let's Discuss, Reading / 2 Comments


I have been “reading” this book for about a month. By “reading,” I mean more like “avoiding reading.”

Do you know what book it is? It is one of my all-time favorite books: Blackveil by Kristen Britain! I should want to read this book. I should want to finish it. I shouldn’t want to set it down and walk away without looking back.

So WHY don’t I want to read this book?

I’m thinking the real reason I don’t want to finish this book isn’t that I don’t like it. Seriously, I LOVE it. The real reason is most likely that I don’t want it to end.

You see, way back in September I told you all that I was going to reread this series. While I LOVE this series, my least favorite book comes after Blackveil and that is Mirror Sight. I could say a lot about how much I don’t exactly like Mirror Sight and how it doesn’t seem to fit as great with the series but here isn’t the place.

Mirror Sight

I guess I’m feeling that, because I love Blackveil so much, I don’t want it to end because I’m not entirely sure I want to reread Mirror Sight. To me, it seems that Mirror Sight could be a completely different series and yet it is part of the Green Rider series.

It is almost like I feel compelled to reread the entire series. I feel like I really should like Mirror Sight more than I do. I feel like I should be able to love it just as much as I adore the rest of the series. But I can’t. I just can’t love Mirror Sight.

So what am I going to do?

I’m thinking I might set Blackveil aside and not push myself to finish it right now. I’m thinking I might take a bit of time to read some other books. I have to take some time from feeling compelled to love a book just because it is part of a series I love by an author I love. I have to stop feeling like I NEED to love every book written by Kristen Britain.

So that is where I am right now. I’m still not entirely sure why it is taking me forever to read this book, but I have a pretty good idea. It can be hard when I don’t want to read a book that I love just because I don’t want to read the next book in the series. Apparently my mind works in strange ways and I might well be rambling, but that is as good as it gets.

Has this ever happened to any of you? What do you do when you realize you’ve been avoiding reading because of one book?


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2 responses to “Why It’s Taking Me FOREVER to Read This Book

  1. Isn’t it crazy when things like that happen – when you have these weird subconscious thoughts that are affecting your reading and you can barely even pinpoint what’s happening. I think you’re making the right choice. And this makes me want to check out this series you love so much!