...but this is the exception. I've had Edge of Infinity for a couple months now, it's a shorter paperback of scifi short stories. I didn't like the first three stories at all so I put it down. I'm just now picking it up again, reading one story here and there in between reading my main book Blue Remembered Earth (I'm attempting to catch up with the works of Alastair Reynolds, a favorite author). Thankfully, I've gotten farther into it and the stories have gotten better. I typically read about 50 pages a night of whatever my current book is. Here and there I may skip a night as well, so it can take me a good bit of time to get through a single 500 page book.
At any rate, I'm going to have to put both books on hold for a little while, for my third book, The Book Thief. I've found so many books on Booklikes that I want to read, but this one really stood out for me. I'm not sure why, I don't usually care for YA stuff, but I made a special trip out to B&N to find this one. They had it in hardback, but alas no paperback so I got something else (I don't care for hardbacks, they're more expensive and they're harder to fit on my shelves at home).
I asked my mother to look for it at the library (she's an avid book reader herself and I think she might like this one anyway) and she promised to bring it home for me when it came in. At any rate I feel it is necessary to put it on priority over my other books given my slow nightly pace and the fact that I have limited time with it. I don't like putting two other books on hold to get started on another one, but it looks like it can't be helped.