Have you ever noticed some books seem to be easier to "get into" than others? Recently I've been wondering why it seemed like I was slogging through two books that I ultimately really enjoyed: Seraphina and Code Name Verity. I started both of these books in back in 2012, but just recently finished them. I started to consider what these books had in common. Length? Topic? Characterization? Writing style? After lots of pondering I finally decided that it may have to do with how much time I spend with a book at the beginning. If I am constantly interrupted during the first, oh, 1/4 of the book, then it seems like I really struggle to become immersed in the story. I'll have to reread, restart and remember until I get back into the story's groove. Interesting to consider right? Is it just me or does anyone else have these struggles? I think I may start monitoring my reading habits a bit more closely to see if this proves to be true (well, at least for me).
Have you ever read a book that it seemed like you were never going to finish, but that you really liked? I'd love to hear your thoughts.