I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I seem to be slowing down, rather than speeding up, as I reach the end.
This book is due on July 30th, I have to keep slogging.
P.S. I'm dying to read something else now! How did something that started so strong end up dragging like this?