Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you read books over 400 pages?
Yes…and that actually feels like a pretty normal length for a book. I’d guess most books I read fall somewhere between 300 and 450 pages. A YA book might be shorter, but I read less of those than I did in the past.
500 pages is a longish book which might give me a little pause, 600 pages is long and gives me a definite pause, and 1,000 pages is a LONG book that I need a compelling reason to pick up. Reading very, very long books feels like a bigger commitment than shorter books–it has to be one I really want to live with for weeks, to the exclusion of others. But I’ve read a number of books up there in the LONG range, and wouldn’t completely rule a book out because of its length.
Though I do seem to have a block about picking up the very long Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell that I can’t seem to get past…
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Do pick up Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It’s delightfully weird. Actually I listened to it on Audiobook and that’s a great way to experience it.
Most of the books I read are somewhere between 300 and 400 or 450 pages. I don’t notice their length as much since I read so many on my Kindle, but when I purchase them, the specifications about the books include their length, so I have a pretty good idea. I’ll occasionally read a longer book than that, but not too often.