Let us discuss chunkster books and if they are worth it, ok, I know all books are worth it but really.
I agreed to a Read a thon, IT by Stephen King. I wanted to try him again as The Girl that loved Tom Gordon was such a let down, why that was the first book given to me to try I would never understand but oh well, its done now. So, I agreed to reading IT, a read a thon should be fun, get a chance to discuss the book, scenes etc and figure out things you may have missed, brilliant.
Then I realised it was 1000 pages, :-0 whaaaaaaaaaat, sigh
The read a thon is only approx 200 pages a month, I can do it but is it worth it?
I got it from my brother and I can't even hold it to read, I didn't even make it to 100 pages before I said forget it, I will download to my Kindle. Even this I find a little depressing because it tells you % and it seems like you have read 25 pages before it even moves a %.
When you read chunksters do you actually leave the house with them to read or are they strictly at home reads? It is heavier than a baby, I should actually go and weigh it........
So my main question is?
Should I continue or give up on IT? It is good, not great and already I decided I'm obviously not going to be a fan and the word that comes to mind is excessive, seriously is 1000 pages needed.
My second thought is, do you have a page limit? For me it would be 500 - 600 pages, that is my new standard.
I only read 1 book a week. I do not want to spend 2 weeks or more on one book. I am a career mommy, so work, parenting and having a life leaves me reading time for evenings and weekends, I am up at midnight almost every night.
Summary of questions/opinions
Should I give up on IT?
What is your page limit?
Name a chunkster that you thought was worth the time and you recommend to others.
Thanks, hope you are having a great week.