Friday, March 23, 2012

FF - Longest Book?

Feature & Follow is a hang out specifically for visiting other book blogs, meeting new book bloggers and discussing cool questions with (new) friends... I'm all about cool questions and today's is great!

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #89 

Our wonderful hosts are Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read. Hop over to join the link on their sites, or comment your answer below!!

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Q: What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?



The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)I read Wise Man's Fear (994) immediately after The Name of the Wind (662)...  on my Nook, so I didn't realize it was 1658 pgs until now. Together, they're the longest read for me.

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)I think Wise Man's Fear improved a lot by following first book immediately... it's not so good as a standalone.  Actually... if you're interested in reading the series, I'd wait 'til the next book comes out and read 'em all together. There's so much going on and plenty left hangin'. I was planning on rereading 'em myself... not realizing how many pages I was talking about. I'm not sure I wanted to know this information!!! 

The Deed of PaksenarrionMaybe I month later I dove into The Deed of Paksenarrion, which was also amazing. I cried, I shook the book, I swore undying fealty to Elizabeth Moon forever. Love!

ChristyI remember the first time I held a thick volume in my hand with a deep sigh of anticipation - it was Christy by Catherine Marshall. Have you read that?!  It's only 501 pgs.  I started it in the late afternoon and finished it around 4am back when I was young and could still function after being up all night.

(I've had kids... so mess with my sleep now, and ya git momma-bear GROWL!! Six years of being up half the night does weird things to ya!)

I love a really good big book, when the story is so great, you never want it to stop. Nothing is as tedious as a horrible book that never ends, though... I'm very happy to see everyone's answers this week...

What are your favorite 600+ page reads?!

24 comments:

  1. I got The Name of the Wind from the library a week or so ago, I need to start it because I have heard such good things about the series!I have not heard of Christy before. Interesting picks:) Old follower:)

    My FF

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  2. Harry Potter, Twilight, Harry Potter...
    Please stop by My FF if you have a chance.

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  3. Woah! That's a lot of pages...I read mostly on my Nook these days which is such a pleasure when you're reading a longer book isn't it? The book stays open, it's not too heavy, it doesn't hurt your hands. LOVE IT! This is a great idea - Laura if you do get a chance I'm doing a indie book store thing over on my site. If you don't want to do Mr. Linky, maybe you could just make a quick comment?

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    1. Sweet! I'll hop over & check it out!

      I totally agree!! Reading on my Nook removes the idea of size, although when I read Wise Man's Fear, I didn't know how to check my progress in a book, and I've figured it out since and can't stop checking all the time. Ha!

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  4. Laura - Sorry I am doing a random, off-topic comment(!) But I LOVE your Pinterest page you linked at Sim's site!! I wanna open a bookstore too! A coffee/tea place with used books and comfy chairs...and soup...and cats!

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    1. Yea!!! I would have a cafe/coffee/tea shop with lots of places to read. I'd probably be the only Bookstore with an automotive shop in the back, too... which may be weird, but my husband had a dream and hey... if he's encouraging me to own a bookstore, I'm happy encouraging him to restore cars nearby!!!

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  5. I agree about ebooks totally skewing the reader's idea of how long a book is. I have a Kindle so the progress meter on the bottom shows what percent I've read, but sometimes I wish there was a way it could tell me where I am in a book relative to the page numbers on a print copy.

    My FF.

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  6. The longest book I've read in the past couple years was Shantaram at 933 pages. I read big books occasionally and although I have a Nook which makes it much easier to carry around I tend to always have the actual big books which is not so easy to carry around. You can see my full FF here
    New follower. Happy reading :)

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  7. Wow I haven't heard of those books, but I know exactly what you mean when a book affected you that much lol. I think that's how I feel about JRR Martin and Game of Thrones.

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    1. Yea? I borrowed the first one from the library and had to return it before i was completely hooked. I have a son the age of the little guy pushed from the window, so I had a sort of over-reaction at that scene. I've heard I should press on, though!!!

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  8. Name of the Wind is on my TBR list! So you recommend to wait for the whole series to come out...? I might want to wait then. ;) Thanks!

    Old follower.

    Here's my FF. ♥
    Check my international giveaway!

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    1. Naw... Dive into The Name of the Wind!! Wait on Wise Man's Fear, I'd say. If I talk about it anymore, I'm gonna have to reread it!!!

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  9. I don't know what the longest I've read is off the top of my head, but I'd guess War and Peace or Anna Karenina. My favorite long books would definitely be those from the Outlander series.

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  10. Mine is The Host by Stephanie Meyer. It's the only 600+ words that I've read and enjoyed

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    1. I just got The Host - I didn't realize it was so big! I'm excited to read it!!

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  11. The longest book..I never even realized it until recently when I was checking out my goodread stats, but whenever I read the outlander series (07 or 08 or 06..I can't remember!) I read http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10967.The_Fiery_Cross which clocks in at an astounding 1443 pages. For one book. Frick! When I saw that I couldn't even fathom reading a book that long, besides the Stephen King book I've read this year, the longest book I've read this year was definitely less than 600 pages. I don't know HOW I did it!

    And, my favourite 600+ page reads...Any Dark Tower book that surpasses that page limit (some are quite short) Also, it appears this year besides 11/22/63 I have not read a book with even 600 pages.

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3777732-city-of-glass is the longest this year at 541.

    So, my favourite 600+ is http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/452318.The_Dark_Tower

    BEST. ENDING. EVER. :)

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    1. great answer!!

      I had to go back in time a bit to find long reads, too. I added Outlander Book 1 to my To-be-read on Goodreads. I've never read any of Stephen King's books.... not sure why. Something about "everyone else is doing it" makes me run the other way. Probably not always the right response!

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  12. Hopping through. I read Christy in 7th grade. I loved it. I forgot all about it.
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  13. I'm the same way about sleep. I used to stay up so late finishing books, but now sleep has become the priority. I have to force myself to put the book down and stop reading at a reasonable hour if I want to be able to function the next day. (I like blame the kids for it, but really it's probably the aging.)

    My favorite 600+ page books are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and East of Eden.

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    1. Around here we pretend like we're forever young (and the kids definitely are not fooled!!)

      There's something about leaping out of bed at all hours to do stuff. I wouldn't trade the experience. There's connections made at odd hours that last forever. I just like my sleep a LOT now.

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  14. Hi Laura,

    I would have visited your FF post but I left immediately after posting mine to go meet my brother at the midnight showing of THG last night.

    I'm sorry but I'm embarrassed I haven't even heard of those books..:/

    Thanks for visiting my post this week!!
    Have a fantastic weekend and now I'm going to enter your giveaway!!;)
    XOXO

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    1. oh, WELL, if you got to go see THG...

      I appreciate any time you can stop by and visit. Totally JEALOUS of your movie viewing!!! I'm STILL trying to figure out how to go. The kids are arguing too much to leave 'em together even if our oldest is "old enough".

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  15. If you consider the fact that the version of The Lord of The Rings I read was the one that’s one book with the 3 parts inside (1202 pages in the brazilian version), that would be the longest book I’ve ever read. But if you consider series to favorite 600+ page reads, hands down, Harry Potter. Not so much for the story, but for the feeling it brings me every time I think about it.

    I'm a new follower, btw!

    Maeva
    Murphy's Library

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