I took inventory again of my current state of books that I own but have not yet read. I had sixty-five. SIXTY-FIVE! Not only am I not making progress, but I'm falling further behind.
I dropped a few library books I had on my On Deck section, because I just wasn't making progress and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by my collection of unread books. Granted, I count books that I have read before but subsequently bought. There's maybe as many as twenty of those. That still leaves me with a LOT to read.
So my Splinter Cell novel: stopped. My Monster Hunter International novel. Turned back in. I did read Dead Iron and it was OK. I quit on the Eddie LaCrosse novels. Time to get back to basics, finish Eisenhorn, read a few gaming books, and then jump into the rest of my unread novels and short story collections.