In 2003 I ran my first (of two!) marathons. My goal was to simply finish the race, and I did.
I feel like I am in a similar situation with the new Dan Brown book, The Lost Code. I am reading it, and enjoying it in the way that one enjoys Dan Brown books, but at this point I simply want to finish. I have been reading this book too long and I want to find out how it ends and move on to my next good read (most likely Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann – it has been sitting on my shelf for a while and is crying out to be read).