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Friday, March 23, 2012

Follow Friday (19)


Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

This weeks question:

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


A: Do people really read books that long?  Seriously, all kidding aside, I think the longest book I have ever read would be The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, which tops out at 528 pages.  I read it for a 6th (?) grade book project and hadn’t finished reading the night before the project was due!  I actually skipped the 200 pages in the middle.

While giving my report, I broke down into tears.  The book was just so sad!  Or was it really the sleep deprivation rearing it’s ugly head?  Either way, I was “that” kid who cried at school.

I don’t not read books that are 600+ pages, I just haven’t ever found anything that happened to be that long that interested me.  So, I can’t make any recommendations.

The Yearling
What is your longest book read?

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9 comments:

  1. I don't read many books over 600 pages either and the favorite one I choose was 585 pages. Check out my FF here
    New follower. Happy reading :)

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  2. Hmmm I've never heard of that one before! You're right, though. I haven't read a book that long in soooo long. Have a great Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

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  3. The Yearling is a great book. I read it in the 7th grade.
    new follower. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-10.html

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  4. Well, many people read long books. I do too, if they're interesting enough to pull me in and hold me captivated. Of course, there are long books that can bore you to death and make you wonder why on earth they were written.

    Here's my FF

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  5. Hopping through. I couldn't get through The Yearling as a kid. Too bad b/c I loved Where the Red Fern Grows.
    My Hop

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  6. New follower! I haven't read The Yearling. Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-11.html

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  7. Thanks for following my blog :] I haven't read this before, and I've only read a few over 600 pages. Most books just aren't epic enough to hold my attention span that long! lol

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. Following back via GFC!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  9. 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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