Book Blogger Hop #22

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This week question:

Do you read books over 400 pages? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

Yes. I usually don’t look at how  many pages a book has when I buy them. I usually look at the pages at the end of the year and maybe I’m far behind in my Goodread challenge so I need to read as many books as possible in less time possible so I look at what I have that can make  me reach that goal faster (like last year) so I look at what book I have that it has less pages so I read it. (But that happened only one time and as I said it was last year. It won’t happen again!)

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7 coffees on “Book Blogger Hop #22

  1. Ah. Interesting comment about the GR goal. Luckily I am usually well ahead on mine and don’t have to worry, but if you are close to the line, page count could definitely be a factor.

    1. Yeah, I don’t know what happened last year. I was so far ahead till August (where I read 10 books total, which is a record for me, since I was on vacation) but then I got lost…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sometimes I am in the mood for a shorter book and will look for one among my TBR stacks, depending on what is going on in my life, but generally I just go with what interests me at the moment, regardless of book size. I can see why you would pick a shorter one when coming to the end of the year and wanting to read your Goodreads goal. I have a Goodreads goal, but I tend not to pay much attention to it–and even set it low so I can be sure to reach it without any problem. I don’t like the added pressure of having to read for quantity’s sake. But I know some readers thrive on that kind of challenge. Nothing wrong with that! I hope you have a great week!

    1. Goodreads is the only challenge that I follow to a T, because I can read whatever I want as long as I read and sometimes I need a limit to make myself read. I do keep a low goal, too, but I am a slow reader so I know my limits. Still need that limit, thought :D

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week, too!

  3. Ok, so I have to be honest and say that books with this many pages does tend to put me off, I’ve read longer book in the past that have really dragged at times; 200-300 is my average. That’s not to say I haven’t read really enjoyed some longer books though, there are at least half a dozen books on my Goodreads 5 star rating shelf that are over 400.

    I think it helps if there’s enough going on in the plot to keep me engaged, for example, Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall was 541 pages long and I absolutely loved it and devoured every page! The same with Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia which is a whopping 735 pages long.

    I suppose it depends on whether the book is written by a favourite, known or new-to-me author.

    1. That’s totally true! Obviously it depends on the book and the plot. As I said elsewhere, I read books with less than 400 pages that were boring and it took me months to finish, I read books that were more than 400 pages and I could tell that the plot was dragged or bad-plotted and books that were way more than 400 pages and I read them in a few days. It always depends on the books and author. I don’t even know what’s my average, page wise, I think it’s the same as yours ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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