Reading progress update: I've read 71%.

Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge

It seems almost silly to bother DNFing a book this close to the end (this is not a long book by any means), but honestly, I'm not going to finish it, and I've been working on admitting to myself when that is true.


Everyone seems to like this, and I can't fathom what precisely it is about it that isn't working for me, but it really isn't working for me. It feels easily two or three times as long as it actually is, and I cannot seem to maintain enough interest to get through more than a chapter or two at a time.


I don't necessarily dislike the characters, I simply don't care about them at all. At this point I feel like I've dragged out my ability to handle this much longer than I need to and I don't think that there is any kind of payoff that could possibly come that would be worth it, so away this goes.