I notice this most commonly when I pick up a book that I've set down many times and suddenly it seems to be the most engrossing story ever. But this effect works negatively, too. I've read Bleak House three times (I believe) and I've always loved it. If I ever pick it up and the startling images on the first pages do not grab me, I'll know it's not the right time.
I have been reading The Garden of Evening Mist for a few weeks. I haven't got that far. It has failed to engage my interest, but I'm going to keep after it.
: Hey guys,
: I'll finish Bleak House today and start The
: Garden of the Evening Mist tomorrow.
: Seems my suspicion of John Jarndyce was all
: unfounded. Too bad. That would have been
: more interesting. I'm sorry to say that I've
: enjoyed BH much less this time than when I
: first read it. I wasn't bored; didn't hate
: it; but I never could really get into it.
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