I started War and Peace last night. I fell asleep, not because it was particularly boring, but because I was tired. I thought that I had made some progress when I saw this morning that I was on page 32. Then I realized that the book started on page 30.
So I asked myself why I would want to read something that is so painful to get started. Well, I guess it's because I feel I have something to gain from it. What that is I won't find out until later, but there has to be a reason why people love this book, and I'm curious to find out what that is. It's not particularly easy to get started writing a story either, but I do that and am always glad that I did.
I'm taking it in small steps. I'm going to commit to reading Book I, Part I right now. If anyone wants to read this with me we can discuss it on here if you'd like. I think knowing others are reading it will help me to keep going.