Remember 2 months ago, when I confidently and proudly declared that I was 300 pages into this book? Well, yeah, apparently posting that gave me license to “take a little breather,” and now I am still at 300 pages, having read a bunch of other books in the meantime.
Sigh. I failed.
Unless I pick the book back up. Which maybe I will. It is kind of an amazing book, but it makes you work harder than any book I’ve ever read. It’s a book that is, like, messing with your head the whole time you’re reading it, with some long-ass descriptive sections that seem to go nowhere but (you hope) ultimately will pay off. But also might not.
In other news, one of the books I picked up while putting this down was Twilight, which seriously has got to be the exact opposite of Infinite Jest in terms of reading challengeability, and yet, I found them equally hard to get through. And, somewhat ironically, I am stalled out in Twilight at the exact same spot, 300 pages in. It hurts my brain.