Friday, March 23, 2012

Follow Friday


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

The longest I've read has probably been Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (unabridged). It is around 1,500 pages.
I recommend that one, of course, but also many of Stephen King's novels which are well over 600 pages. Also, The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky; The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett ; The Count of Monte Cristo (one of my favorites) by Dumas. There are lots of other.









13 comments:

MamaMunky said...

Pillars of the Earth has been sitting on my bookshelf for over 2 years now. I really need to get to it soon. It looks so good but so long!

Thanks for stopping by Babies, Books, and Signs.

Lindsey

Megan Monell said...

Ah, completely forgot about how long Les Mis was! It was worth every word, though. I love that story. =)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Oh wow! That one was long!! Yay for the Count of Monte Cristo!!! That is one of my fave classics and I rarely like classics!

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Have a GREAT weekend!

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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Holy cow, 1500 pages???? That's so long! I'm impressed you read it all because I know I wouldn't have been able to! Have a great Friday :)

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Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

That was is on my list!! Awesome that you've completed it. Here's my Follow Friday

Word Nerd said...

Love, love, love your blog name!

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veela-valoom said...

I really do need to read Le Miserables someday don't I? I hate that once your out of school the mental energy to read the classics (at least for me) seems to disappear.

Hope you'll check out my follow friday

vanessa eric said...

I've seen the movie version of Pillars of the Earth and I loved it. Would love to own the book someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

New follower :)

Jennifer said...

All of your recommendations are on my TBR list =)

So far I think I am enjoying 1Q84. I still don't quite know what is going on completely, but I like the story and character development.

Thanks for stoppin' by. Following back.

Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. What did you think of the Brothers Karamazov? I've never tried Dostoevsky.
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Pocketful of Books said...

Wow you've read a lot of long books! I never seem to get around to it- they intimidate me! Thanks for following my blog of Follow Friday- I love your blog and you will definitely be hearing from me again! x

Rea said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

I forgot about Les Mis when I answered this question. I was forced to read it by my school when I was too young and my French not yet good enough to really appreciate it. Some day I'll read it again with the better perspective time has given me! :)

Maeva said...

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