Free Book. Cannot Finish. What Do?

Okay so, I got a book from NetGalley that I thought I would be really into. It has nearly everything I love: supernatural elements, sassy lady bad ass, mystery solving, urban areas, and government agencies. Except that every five pages I resolve that I hate it and I’m going to stop reading because I can’t take it anymore. Then something usually happens within one or two pages that gives me the hope I need to go on.

But this is starting to feel like a shame spiral. I start reading thinking this time it’ll be different, it turns out it’s not different and I resolve to take care of me and set a boundary with this book. Mainly the boundary where I don’t read it anymore. But then something catches my eye and before I know it I start reading again thinking that this time it’ll totally be different.

Ugh. Why can’t I have normal addictions? Actually, wait. As the child of drug addicts, I’m totally cool with being addicted to bad books. I don’t need any more baggage in that area, thanks.

Anyway, maybe it’s because of the aforementioned issues, or because I’m up to my eyeballs in work, but I have been so crazy slow reading this book. Lately I’ve been going through two or three books a week. I’ve had this one for two weeks and I’m only a quarter of the way through. I’m still trying, but my other NetGalley books are looking sad. Maybe this book and I should see other books. Well, I’d see other books. It would just like sad and alone inside my phone like a picture I accidentally took of the inside of my purse and then forgot to delete.

Oh, hey look at my pretty fall manicure.

I used a sponge to apply the gradient.

Anyway, dead tired like dog. Must to sleep.