Every Friday, Jennifer from Crazy For Books sets up the Book Blogger Hop. It’s “a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!”
This week’s question is: “What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?”
This is a toss-up between Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop, or The Stand by Stephen King.
When I was younger, I remember there being periods of time where I only read massive tomes. But I have to admit that over the years I have become very wary of epic brick-shaped tomes. Particularly in regards to current, successful writers who either won’t adhere to, won’t allow for, or somehow get a free pass when it comes to editing. I know length isn’t the only indication, but it can be one of the symptoms.
Anyway, I’m sure the Hop will point me in the direction of better, longer books to add to my massive To Be Read pile. I already know I’m probably going to have to re-read some Dumas in the near future. Just mentioning him makes me nostalgic.
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