As of this morning I'm halfway done with Hallelujah Blackout by Alex Lemon. I'm trying to decide whether to call it after five innings on account of not caring. I was just never into it from the beginning, and I really don't feel like reading any more of it. But if I stop now, do I count it as "finished" (as far as my ten-book pledge is concerned)? I want to say yes. I mean, I'm past the halfway point. If it's good enough for baseball.... There's a difference between not finishing a book because you're lazy (this is what I'm trying to defeat with the ten-book pledge), and not finishing a book because you really would rather not be reading it. Yes. There, I think I've successfully talked myself into a workable rationalization.
One down, nine to go.
If anybody in New York wants a free copy of Hallelujah Blackout by Alex Lemon, you now know where to find one.