BTT – Eternity

This week’s BTT is:

What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?

I really don’t know the answer to this one!

I read Tess of the d’Urbervilles on a plane flight when I was 13? 14? and remember thinking that it never ended. I read Emma the summer that I finished university, but I imagine the exhaustion of finals and the sunshine in Broome, where I was trying to read it on the beach, was a bad combination! That seemed to take me forever.

More recently, I have more of a problem with books sitting waiting forever to be reviewed!

I have yet to meet the book I can’t read in a day. On the other hand, I haven’t tried to read Wolf Hall yet…

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6 thoughts on “BTT – Eternity

  1. Liburuak 12 April 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Lucky you! I’ve been “reading” Yo el Supremo by Augusto Roa Bastos for… over a year. The thing is, I still really want to finish it, but I just can’t seem to get my act together. He’s making it very, very difficult! Maybe I should take a page out of your book and just file it under “Books I abandoned (not so) quickly” ;-)

    • readingwithtea 12 April 2012 at 9:41 pm Reply

      Definitely – although not if you are actually enjoying it.

  2. verityjdo 13 April 2012 at 11:07 am Reply

    As a child I could always read a book in a day, until I was given for Christmas The complete adventures of Mr Pink Whistle by Enid Blyton. It was enormous – about the size of four regular Enid Blytons – and that did, to my parents pleasure, defeat me…

    • readingwithtea 13 April 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply

      The Book Accumulator used to complain about how quickly I got through a book – but then I re-read them so many times that he definitely got his money’s worth.

      • verityjdo 17 April 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Yes, my parents felt the same!

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