Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Blogger Hop - 5/15 - 5/21

 Question of the Week:

If you see a book you like but see it is 400 or 500+ pages, will you still read it?

My Answer: 

My truthful answer is that a book of 500 or more pages does make me stop and think about if I really want to read it.

The book has to really be one that I KNOW I will like and be in a genre that I KNOW I will love.

I have read a few books that were quite long, but since I truly enjoyed the book I didn't mine.

So...to answer the question:  YES, the length does have a bearing on whether or not I read the book.

Does length bother you?










20 comments:

  1. The length does not bother me in the least. This is partly because I only finish books that are working well for me. If not, out they go. So, if I finish a book of that length, I have liked it. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great answer. I guess I would finish a book that was really long if I liked it, but it has to be good. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

      Delete
  2. Yes, length does bother me. My answer would be very similar to yours. I do have quite a few books on my TBR piles that are over 500 (or 600) pages so it is not that I will not read them, but they really have to appeal.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It has to be a book I know I will like to read one of that length.

      Glad to see someone else shies away unless it is something I would really like.

      Thanks for stopping, TracyK.

      Delete
  3. Hi - I too wonder if the book is worth reading if it is 500 or more pages. I really seldom see one over 500 pp that doesn't have a lot of fluff added in. I'm sure this is not true for all. Stephen King's 11/22/63 was 880 pages, but I enjoyed it. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As long as you enjoy the long book, that's all that matters.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

      Delete
  4. I can't deny that I hesitate when I see a book that has 500+ pages, but I usually end up forgetting about the number of pages once I'm absorbed in the story. It's a risk we have to be willing to take. Have a wonderful weekend Elizabeth :)

    Claudia @ My Soul Called Life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A wonderful risk, right? :)

      Thanks for stopping, Claudia.

      Delete
  5. It affects me too though more right now because my TBR is so overwhelming.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. An overflowing TBR stack definitely would deter me from reading a BIG book.

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

      Delete
  6. Elizabeth it seems strange but I rarely notice the page # of books.

    When I first read the question, I was like, "I wouldn't mind if there's a book that I want to read that's over 500 pages I'd still read it" but I didn't think I'd ever read a book over 500 pages, until other blog hoppers started mentioning some of the 500+ pages book and realised that I have in fact read a few of them!

    Some of the Harry Potter books, I'm sure some of the Twilight books were over 500 pages, The Lord of the Rings and The Book Thief, just to name a few.

    I really enjoyed all of those and the size didn't particularly scare me because I wanted to read it.

    My Blogger Hop post

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great to hear. You are correct that some of those books are well over 500 pages.

      Length still has an effect on me unless as I said if the book is something I really enjoy.

      Thanks so much for stopping, Angelica Joy.

      Delete
  7. Long books do require a sense of commitment which you have to seriously consider! I mean, I keep starting 'War & Peace' but I can't commit to it right now so I just have to put it aside every time! Thanks for visiting my post yesterday :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. War & Peace would definitely scare me. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Juli.

      Delete
  8. Great question! Like everyone else, I'll read it, but I've got to be ready to tackle it. I'll save it for a vacation or long plane ride. Some of the best books I've read are these heft tomes, but I admit that when I go to grab my next read, I tend to bypass the real lengthy ones.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tackling is the PERFECT word. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Susan.

      Delete
  9. I can definitely understand that. If it was like the fifth Harry Potter book, there was no question I'd read it, despite the page count. LOL! If it was War and Peace, yeah, no. :-)

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL on War and Peace...that is definitely a No Can Do. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Shannon.

      Delete
  10. The length of the book doesn't really matter, as long as the book is interesting enough :)

    BookBloggerHop@EverythingNyze

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True, but BIG books scare me. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Nyze.

      Delete