1001 Group Read: April and May
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It's not quite time to focus on this yet, but I thought I would run an idea by you guys just to see what your thoughts are. I am thinking of changing up a little bit and doing a LARGE book group read for April and May. I'm thinking that a LARGE book would be one that is 750 pages or more in length (without the picture pages), but I'm not sure if that is about right.
So, I want to know two things: 1) are you interested in this idea at all? 2) Is 750 pages or more the right definition for a LARGE book.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
I did large books last year, so I'm exhausted. But I'll grab some popcorn and watch. If I've read the book already I will join in (Bleak House, Anna Karenina)
I have no objections at all to the book being Large, but I'm trying to read off the shelf this year, not buy new books. So I'm choosing on the basis of what I already own. I do own plenty of Large books, however. :)
Large books can be hard in a group read because people read at such wildly different paces. Look at Snow this month, and it's 'only' about 400 pages. That said, I could use some incentive to read, say, something by Salman Rushdie, whose books seem almost always to be LARGE.
Oh, gosh. Now I don't know what to do. I had almost decided not to do the large book thing, but it sounds like momentum is growing.
Funny you should mention large book, because I'm 3/4 through Bleak House and have already read Middlemarch. Next book I choose is definitely going to be a short one, but I'll enjoy the discussion if you do go with Bleak House. So many characters, so little time. With 50+ characters and many subplots to keep track of, it is a great choice for a group read!
I'd be good with Bleak House. I have started it but got sidetracked by others. I am also in the middle of the BBC mini-series and like it so far.
And well, to be honest, Middlemarch is my nemesis. I was supposed to read it in university but was intimidated by its length so it never got opened. I have eyed it over the years and promsied myself I would read it one day but that day never seems to come.
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