Jan 27, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Heavy

Today's BTT question is about large, heavy books:

What's the largest, thickest, heaviest book you've ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?

My response:

I have to admit that I tend to shy away from large, heavy books. But to answer the question, the biggest book I've read was a paperback version of LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry at 943 pages. I might also add that I read that book in a week because the mini-series was coming to TV and I wanted to read it before it started. I read at every waking moment. I was doing nails for a living back in 1990 and I kept my book in my drawer and any minute I could steal a few pages, I did. The book remains one of my all-time favorites. And the mini-series was equally as wonderful! Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall - you can't go wrong with that!!

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  1. Also one of the longest books I've read. And one of my favorites, too!

  2. I have never read the book, seen the movie. Here is my answer to this week's Booking Through Thursday.

  3. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday_27.html

  4. I've not read the books or seen the mini-series either, sounds good though!

  5. This is one that I've yet to read!!


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