Whenever I reach these repeated impasses, I recall an article I read in the NY Times many years ago about this very topic. The writer concluded that if you're not into it, simply put it away; there's no need to force yourself to finish. With that advice in mind, I am putting these three books back on the shelf.
Tonight I will start "Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami. I'd like to finish it by the time I land in Austin on Wed. night.
Not a shot.