Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Booking Through Thursday"

Bookish Sarah asks:
What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?
As I thought about this question the only book that came to my mind was "Gone With The Wind."  As I recall it took me parts of three weeks to get it read. I read it probably close to 25 years ago. If I recall correctly it is about an 800 page book, give or take a few pages.  

At that time in my life I was a busy mother with a few children still at home, also we lived on a farm, so I had farm chores to attend to. Therefore, I didn't have as much time to devote to my reading. There were a few nights I stayed up until 3 o'clock in the morning reading it. It was a difficult book to put down when I found some time to read it, which was mostly in the evenings, and into the wee small hours of some mornings. It is one of my all time favorite books.

What book took you the longest to read?


  1. Sounds like you have nice memories about reading GWTW. Isn't it funny how readers can remember times and places where they were reading certain books? I read the Lord Of The Rings trilogy over a few months when my kids were little. I remember reading whenever I'd have a free minute like during their naps.

  2. Time is a big factor in reading a long book.

  3. Yes, how much time we have to devote to reading certainly factors into this issue. When I read GWTW, I don't even remember how long it took, since I wasn't thinking about those things

    Today I focused on recent years in MY BTT POST

  4. Gone with the Wind is a very long book! I'm not sure which book took me longest to read--probably something I had to read for school!

  5. I must be very awesome to have so much time to read. I miss my reading years but am encouraged to know that they will return to me. Gone with the Wind is a good size book.

    Here is my BTT post: