I'm half way through reading a book which is part of the classic literature books. The ratings are off the charts on Amazon, the author got a Nobel price in literature, and I was recommended to read this five years ago but never got a chance. Anyways the first half is so utterly boring I cannot, for the life of me, look at another page. I spent the last 30 min reading seven pages and finally said no way. Naturally, I should just drop the book completely, and read a dozen or so books I'm so eager to read. However it doesn't feel right to not finish what you started. In a situation like this, how do you motivate yourself to plow through?