Sep 2, 2009

Booking Through Thursday~ Big Reads

Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb

Deb says: What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently?
(Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.)

When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman was 768 pages

Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman was 752 pages, a close second
(both part of the Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine series & highly recommended!)

I have the Wildest Heart by Rosemary Rogers on my shelf to read which scares the bejesus outta me because it is a romance that is 768 pages, which of course I had no idea when I agreed to review it. This is also a reissue from 1974, and I don't think Sourcebooks would be reissuing it if it weren't good. *Crosses fingers.*
"Heroine Rowena Dangerfield is sensual, headstrong, and scandalously independent, the granddaughter of the governor of an Indian province under the British empire. After his death, she travels to England and then to New Mexico, where she arrives in grand style to lay claim to her inheritance.
There she discovers an affinity with the wild and untamed frontier and meets Lucas Cord, a devastatingly handsome half-Apache renegade, whose reputation as a feared outlaw both attracts and repels her. When he encounters the beautiful stranger, unlike any woman he's ever met before, he knows instantly that he'll have to win her for his own, and not even the treachery of desperate enemies is going to stop him

And as far as BIG in Popularity, well of course you've seen Cleopatra's Daughter making the rounds in the blogosphere and I am no exception! I am reading it now, thoroughly enjoying it, and of course I will be hosting a giveaway for it on the 14th. So everyone who didn't win the giveaways that they have seen for the past week or so will have a chance then to enter it when BBAW Week starts.

You've got a book that is really big? With the case of Penman's books those were so engrossing that I didn't want them to end. Sometimes you notice when a book is really long, other times you don't. I love it when I find a book that is really big like Penman's that I can totally get absorbed into.


  1. wow, huge books. I think romance books are faster to get thru than other books. All the best with wildest heart though :)

  2. Haven't read any of those, although I've been seeing Cleopatra's Daughter mentioned a lot lately. Wildest Heart sounds like it really moves around a lot, but I guess that's why it needs so many pages.

  3. I like chunky books. They are my best.
    I have heard so many good thing about Penman and I even own three of her books but haven't read any yet. I will though, soon, really soon.

  4. It's been a while since I have read a big book, but the one that sticks in my mind is Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. I just loved that book. The writing on almost every page was just beautiful. I just started reading The Kingmaking and that one is about 550 pages.

  5. Wow 752? Sheesh I haven't read a book that long in ages.

  6. That's big-for sure, but if it's engaging it can be a long lasting delectable treat:)

    For me it was The Autobiography of Henry VIII, by Margaret George at a whopping 932 pages. And..I must have really enjoyed it cause i've got it on my 'Read-it -again' shelf! Thanks:)

  7. Now those are some big books! Nice!

  8. Dang! Those are huge! Thanks for visiting Marie!!

  9. I wish you the best of luck on that review!

  10. I'm working on Devil's Brood right now.

  11. I started Margaret George's The Autobiography of Henry VIII but I had to put it down. I think it was more the fact that I've really just read too much hist-fic on Henry VIII and the storyline seemed so repetitive, than any flaw in the book. I've heard others have loved it. I think I might pick it back up in a while after I've explored more time periods and places. I'm reading Cleo's Daughter next, and I am so excited!! It arrived the other day and I could hardly contain my excitement :)

  12. I hate when I agree to review something and it turns out to be a brick! :-)


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