Why am I not finished yet? I had the due date for the Classics Club Spin ages ago. I started the book weeks ago. It's not very long, not even 250 pages. Here's the problem: It makes me sleepy. I can barely get through a page without starting the yawn. It's been really helpful with my insomnia. I push myself to try to read five or ten pages, but I think only once have I been able to do more. That one time was when I had to go into the city and was on the train for an hour both ways. Even that wasn't enough. I think I only managed to get through about 50 pages that day. On this train ride, which I do about once a month, I can often finish half a book or more! I just couldn't keep reading without wanting to shut my eyes.
Thus far, Virginia Woolf's The Waves is a beautiful piece of literature. It's lyrical and visual and I do like it. It's just so very STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS. Very.
I mentioned in my Spin post, this is my second time reading it. I wondered why I didn't remember what happened the first time, and now I think I know why.
Also, the Spin was a little funny this time around. The original post said the Spin date was May 15 (today), but on May 5 a post went up. No one changed anything, though many Clubbers mentioned the error in the comments. It was probably either a typo or a mis-scheduling of the post. 5/15, very close. Oh well.
When will I finished The Waves? I hope soon. Afterwards, I'm going to find something light. I have some options. I think that I want no thinking, maybe lots of feelings and action.