Yesterday, Word Nerd started the Push to get done with one of the books she's reading, "A Feast for Crows" by George R.R. Martin.
The Push regularly happens for Word Nerd while reading. It's like the make or break point ... either that she's read enough to make not-finishing not worth it so why not just get it over with, or if she picks the book up now, there's no way she'll put it back down until it's done because not knowing what happens is going to make her crazy.
Sadly, for Martin's book, it's the former. Yesterday, Word Nerd was at page 460 in this massive 694 page tome. 460 pages read though is like two-thirds, so Word Nerd decided she'd better just start making a concerted effort to read the rest of it. (Plus, the library wants its copy back on 5-19...)
As of this morning, Word Nerd's at least 60 pages ahead of where she was, somewhere in the 520-540 page range.
By early next week, hopefully she'll be done all together and can pick up the kind of book where the better kind of push happens at the end.
Does this happen to anybody else while reading? What novels have you either raced to the end of or slogged word-after-word to finish? Have you ever been surprised by what you find when you get there?
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