You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. -- C. S. Lewis
I used to relate to those words. At present, however, I'm finding it a bit of a chore trying to get through The Once and Future King by T.H. White, a 639-page chunkster.
Oh, yeah! Now, I remember why I avoid fat books! What I've realized, as I'm reading, is that I've become a victim of the modern impatience. I want plot and I want it now. I find it difficult to plow through detail that I recall once eating up like my youngest son now does. I enjoyed reading the scene in which Wart and Merlyn became fish, for example, but when Wart was turned into a merlin for educational purposes and then an ant, an owl and then a goose I felt like it was a lot of the "same song, different tune". However, I do love the writing and I'm going to stick it out.
I'm really quite happy to be reading a lengthy novel prior to beginning the Chunkster Challenge of next year, if only for the opportunity to gauge how many thick books I think I can tolerate reading in 6 months. I'm currently leaning toward three, if they're over 600 pages.
Apologies for not managing to drop by everyone else's blog, recently. I'm getting really weary of dial-up. DSL may finally be in my future. I hope so, anyway. Off to blog-hop! Happy Friday!