My husband is a reluctant reader. He likes to read occasionally but isn't the bookworm that I am. In the winter when he isn't outside all day I can pick out a book I think he'd like and he will slowly make his way through it. He always says that reading makes him sleepy. Well, I agree with that. If I read long enough I get sleepy too. But he says it just takes him a couple pages and he is nodding off. I always chalk it up to the fact that he doesn't have enough practice to make it further than a couple pages at a time.
Well.... I have discovered what he is talking about! The current book I'm reading does the exact same thing to me. I am reading Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. A blog I read regularly read it as a book club selection several weeks ago and I am just now catching up.
Every time I open the book and read a couple of pages, I get so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open. The book is OK. I'm staying interested to see what happens. It isn't the page turner that I anticipated, but it isn't boring.
I have never experienced this before. I have gone back to work after the summer off. It could be that I am more tired in the evenings than I thought, but I'm not falling asleep eating dinner or watching television.
I guess I can't laugh at my husband anymore for falling asleep every couple of pages.