BTT: Heaviest

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

Generally speaking that’s a hard one to answer because I’ve read a lot of heavy and large books. I don’t usually read based on size, but on story, so I’ll go with what I’ve read in the last year instead and I think that would be The Old Kingdom Chronicles by Garth Nix (the omnibus version) which comes to a total of 1364 pages.

I’m not sure it was the heaviest though because I have read books smaller than that which are heavier. I have a copy of The Memory Cathedral by Jack Dann that is much smaller and is pretty heavy considering its size. I also have an ARC of The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell that weighs a tonne and I have put off reading because of it.

I’m digressing though… I can’t figure out what is the heaviest, but that was the largest and I really enjoyed it. I don’t think I’ve ever read a really large and heavy book for anything but pleasure, unless you count encyclopaedias and dictionaries. Even then, even though it was for knowledge, I enjoyed reading those immensely too.

12 thoughts on “BTT: Heaviest

  1. It’s good to hear you say you’ve enjoyed reading all of the heavy books you have read … there was one I had to read for school that I didn’t much enjoy … but aside from that … it’s not the size of the book that matters but the story within … right?

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    • I agree completely, even if the story is a novella it can still be excellent. It’s nice to read a decent sized book when you’re in the mood for it, but it shouldn’t make a difference with the story.

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    • Ha true! It was the only thing I could think of even though I know I’ve read more actual stand alones that are pretty big. Might have helped it was sitting next to me on the shelf! Thanks for stopping by Majanka.

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