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buzzed, B&W

I finally finished Pollan's In Defense of Food.  The damn thing took me a good 2 or 3 months to read.  For some reason, I just have the hardest time reading non-fiction.  I started reading Random Family, and I think that's going to go much quicker.  While I might finish a fiction book in a few days, non-fiction just kicks my butt.

This seems strange to me, since I like to discuss ideas, and there are lots of non-fiction books that are appealing to me.  I've got a copy of Bowling Alone that I hope to read after I finish Random Family, but flipping through Bowling Alone intimidates me.  So many charts, footnotes, etc.  Definitely meant to be more of a scholarly work than a popular book.  I struggled with the Tipping Point and Freakonomics as well, and those are meant to be easily accessible.

I'm not sure why I struggle so much with the non-fiction.  I also tend to hate not finishing books, so I'll keep on reading, even if it's only a handful of pages at a time, till I finish the damn thing.