Friday, August 19

Book Blogger Hop: 8/19

Book Blogger HopHosted by Crazy for Books

“What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?”
(Note: I’m putting one caveat on this question. You aren’t allowed to say the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, or other religious/spiritual text.)

What a great question.  This is definitely a two part question.  Technically, the longest page wise book I have ever read was. . . Middlemarch by George Elliot.  It is not a book I particularly care for either.

On a mental basis the longest book I ever read was. . . East of Eden by John Steinbeck.  I started that in high school when I was on my classics kick.  Luckily, I purchased the book, books were so much cheaper then, so I didn't have a time frame on it or I would never have finished it.  It took me three years to finish the book.  I just couldn't get into the book and would try and force my way through only to put it down in boredom.  The last time I finally picked it up I had managed previously to force my way through half of the book with no success.  Something finally caught my interest in the last half of the book and I couldn't put it down.  It is one of my favorite classics to this day.  Go figure. 

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  1. Great answer, have a happy Friday!

  2. Most people would guess I’d write myself in the role of a hero in a fictional adventure of some kind. But that would be only partially correct. As is my norm, I throw a curve ball in my answer that makes perfect sense one you follow my logic. Follow me back to my blog at and follow along the logic with me!

    Howard Sherman

  3. Oh man, I hate mentally long books! They can be the worst.

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  4. Oh yes...EAST OF EDEN. :) Neat blog.


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