Why Haven’t I Finished It?

Today is Book Club. The book we’re reading is well-written, well-reviewed, on David Bowie’s favorite 100 books, is a bestseller, has won awards (right on the cover it says “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize”), and is getting the better of me. I am on page 175 (of 335) of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I started reading it back in January, before I read The Martian and before I even considered reading Born Standing Up. When I sit down to read I am immediately drawn in, but once I set the book aside for the evening I seem to have a difficult time making the time to go back to it.

I think that will be my discussion point at Book Club today: why haven’t I finished this book?


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