Confession: I’m having a hard time reading House of Leaves, one of my picks for the R.I.P. Challenge. I knew it was going to be challenging and slow-going, due to the extremely unique layout and formatting of the book, but wowzer– I’ve been reading on it since last weekend, and am on page 21, of over 700! (** I feel the need to mention here that I am a quick reader. I can often read a regular sized novel in one night.**) This book is intimidating me, which I absolutely hate, because I WANT to love it. It appeals to me visually, the plot appeals to me, the writing is unique. It’s just so darn hard to keep focused on because you’re constantly reading footnotes and trying to figure out who is speaking.
Argh. It’s so hard to explain. Here are some example photos to help illustrate my point:
I hate feeling this way. Maybe I should move on to another pick and try to revitalize myself? This one is sucking the life out of me!!