I find that I’m getting buried in short story collections: big thick ones such as The Big Books of Pulps and some of the collections from NESFA, regular sized ones including many from Crippen & Landru, even a few older thin paperbacks of SF or mystery stories. There seem to be an awful lot of them, as if they’re proliferating while I sleep. Okay, I know they aren’t but it sure seems there are many of them in the TBR, and that would be okay, but I seem to be having some trouble getting through each one.
Usually when I read a book I pretty much get straight through it. Sure, I pause for other things life demands of me, but I have the book at hand and read it through pretty quickly, considering I’m not a particularly fast reader. But for the past few months I haven’t been able to do that with short story collections. For some reason, I pick one up, read two or three stories, and set the book aside. I want something in a longer form. So the short story collection is set aside and sits there, like a bomb with a lit fuse, while I read a novel, or two, and glance occasionally at the partially read item and think I really need to finish that.
Anyone else have this problem?