Last week when I posted David Carr's delightful piece Stuck in a Book, little did I know that I was about to fall victim of the same syndrome. I'm currently STUCK in the middle of my audio book "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Luiz Zafon. It's really a good book, but I suspect that my lack of a real chunk of time to listen and/or read it, is causing me to feel ambivalent. The writing is so crisp and clear, since I was just in Barcelona 8 weeks ago strolling the very streets and venues featured in this story, I'm really enjoying the scene, and the characters. It's just that the story does not seem to be going anyplace, and I'm literally falling asleep listening to it. I'm just waiting and waiting and waiting for something to HAPPEN. And it's not.
So, I am reluctantly putting it on hold and will try to finish it again later this winter. It's due at the library (as in the dowload rights will expire) in two days, so I'll wait till I can get it again.
Although I usually enjoy audio books, I'm really having a hard time on this trip...too many distractions and then I'm too tired.