January 27, 2011

Heavy

Booking Through Thursday asks a question about books or reading.

This week's question is: What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?

I was 13 years old and visiting my Grandmother's farm.  A hardback copy of Gone with the Wind was on my Aunt Virginia's bookshelf.  I started reading it one summer afternoon.  Finished it at 2 am the next morning! A very satisfying read for a Georgia girl!

Just remembered another thick one, with even more pages,  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, in hardback.  It was a library book;  liked it so much I searched for an out-of-print hardback on the Internet and bought it.  Going to be a movie soon.

And I loved James Michener's books -- HawaiiChesapeake, Centennial, and others.

What about you?  Your heaviest books?  Boring school textbooks don't count! (wink)

3 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

I read GWTW also, but, was a bit older and it took me parts of 3 weeks to read it. I borrowed it from the library. I think you must be a speed reader to read it in one day.

Bailey said...

Hi! I just hopped by and noticed that we chose the same book that we're looking forward to! What a coincidence. Happy hopping!

Robyn said...

GWTW is a thick one. I think I first read a paperback copy, so it didn't really occur to me. See you're doing the February Love Giveaway Hop, too!