So I got past the hump of the start and now I'm moving at slightly faster than a snail's pace. I think what has happened, is that this book is different. The characters have much deeper problems than I'd anticipated so the story is a little more intense. But since I've now read 21 books - I guess I'm still reading more than writing. My husband is still reading the book he brought on vacation but as he always says - he reads ALL the words.