Monday, June 11, 2012

11 June 2012

Today's question is  What is the longest book you have ever read?  How long did it take you to read it?

I think the longest book I have ever read was "From Here to Eternity" by James Joyce.  At a hefty 800+ pages it was a challenge for a 13-14 year old girl.  However, I think it was a summer read, if I remember correctly, and it must have taken me all summer.  I remember getting bored with it toward the end.

The second longest had to be "The Thorn Birds".  I read it  during a summer while waiting for kids during piano lessons and such.

And then, the next on the list would probably be "Gone With the Wind" which I read about the same time as "From Here to Eternity".  I read that over a summer as well.  It seems that in my younger days, I sat aside an entire summer to  read an epic novel!  It was great to have the luxury of time to just sit and read for hours on end and, in San Antonio, Texas, where summer days are long and hot, there was no better way to spend time.

So, that is more information than the question asked for but since I loved all the books, I can't leave any out.  Oh yes, I did leave another long book out and would be remiss if  I didn't mention it -- "Marjorie Morningstar" -- but I will save that for another time.