I bought "Mirror Empire" by Kameron Hurley on Saturday. I've been hearing good things about this book pretty much constantly for weeks, and I'm excited. I was also really excited about "The Girl in The Road," which I'm currently reading. And by currently reading, I'm about three quarters of the way through, and I haven't picked it up in about two weeks.
It's not that it's boring. It's an exciting, engaging book that I have consistently enjoyed reading. (Except the part at the beginning of the Trail, with all the nausea and falling down and blood and stuff. It made me sick to my stomach reading and it was a struggle to push through, but it got better.) For some reason, though, I just keep... skipping it. Every day. I see the "Read 10 pages of fiction" alert on my phone, and I just hit 'mark done,' and it generates a copy of the task for the following day, and I tell myself I'll get to it then.
I just did it again. Right now. Five alerts popped up on my phone -- blog, Anthropology homework, filling my partner's hedgehog's food bowl, work on a Solarpunk story, and read 10 pages of fiction. And I hit 'mark done,' because I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get to it.
I don't want to just leave it unfinished. I do really like it. I want to pick it back up. And I want to start reading "Mirror Empire."