The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
Size doesn’t matter.
Do you remember when this blog used to be a classy establishment?
No, neither do I.
I will read a book that’s 4 pages, 40 pages, 400 pages or 4,000 pages (please god no) if I liked the look of the story enough. It’s not the size of the book that counts but the content within yada yada.
I’m sure I’ve read some hefty tomes in my time but my memory is appalling and I can’t really remember them easily. That’s where Goodreads and it’s handy ‘page count’ setting comes in (yay)!
Because I’ve only really been using Goodreads for a year and a bit the only books I’ve really recorded are the ones read during that time. Out of 73 books recorded as ‘read’ 26 of those are 400+ pages. That counts for 35% of books read in the past year.
The longest of those was this one:-
Winter stands at a whopping 827 pages. For a YA book that’s pretty hefty.
Out of the 154 books that I’ve marked on Goodreads as ‘want to read’ 42 are 400+ pages (27% and the meaning of life) with the longest one beating Winter at 912 pages. Let’s say hey to this one:-
I can’t remember how long it took me to read Winter but when I get round to starting The Mists of Avalon I will try to finish it in the same year. If I don’t then at least I could use it to bop burglars around the head.
In contrast the shortest book that I’ve read was 13 pages!
I rated Conjure and Winter both 3 stars so it goes to show size doesn’t always impact on how much fun can be had.
Here, have some more cheeky Rocket.
Siobhan @ Siobhans Novelties talks tips for bloggers to consider when interacting with authors in her Book Blogger Interaction Etiquette
Erica @ By Her Shelf discusses What ARC-Gate Means to Readers and Reviewers
Kaleena @ Reader Voracious shows us, once again, why she should win a Community Spirit Award as she has graciously gifted the blogging community with ARC Request Templates
Krysta @ Pages Unbound has reached a blogversary and so lets us know the Eight Ways Book Blogging Has Changed in the Last Eight Years
Xandra @ Starry Sky Books has shared with us a Harry Potter essay she has written on The Acceptance of Mortality
Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie asks us to consider What Happened to Creativity? With a post all about when two books share a suspiciously similar cover.
Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts gives us 5 Books Featuring Mental Health in honour of May being Mental Health Awareness Month
Kathy @ Pages Below Vaulted Sky also honour’s Mental Health Awareness Month and asks us to consider Fantasy Books & Games for Mental Health Awareness Month
Talk to me about the biggest whopper you’ve ever seen. Yes, I’m talking books (or burgers, feel free to talk to me about burgers).
Do you enjoy reading long books or do they struggle to hold your attention? What’s the longest book you think you’ve read? What’s the longest you have yet to read? How long does it usually take you to read them?
I’ll see you next week when we move from size to age and dig out the answer to what’s the oldest publication date book I’ve read.