I definitely took the road less travelled today.
I usually have a particular route or destination in mind when I head out on my walks. I walk quite briskly and I walk with purpose. Today, something made me turn into the forest and follow some of the lesser-travelled paths. Today I was a wanderer. I thought of the J.R.R. Tolkien quote, "not all who wander are lost."
Consequently, not a lot of reading got done today. And here's the problem: my current read is from the public library. It is on a long hold list, so there are no renewals. It is checked out to Daughter1 who was travelling in Scotland and could not read it when it first became available. Now she wants me to finish it quickly and pass it on to her so she doesn't revert back to delinquent borrower status.
Part of the problem lies in the fact that I am not totally enjoying Zelda. I want to like it, and I do like it enough to want to continue. It's just that ....I'd rather wander around in a forest. I had such high hopes. I loved Paula McLain's The Paris Wife, and Midnight in Paris was an awesome film. I thought that Zelda would put me back into that world, but it's just not doing it - yet, anyway.
What about you? What does it take to give up on a book without finishing it? At what point do you feel too invested to give up? What has been your experience when you have gone back to books that were abandoned earlier? I'd love to hear from you.