Brought to you by the site Booking Through Thursday, each Thursday readers are asked a question (mainly book related) and answers are shared.
This weeks question 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?
Most recently, Juliet by Anne Fortier took me much longer than I felt it would. It did feel rather like an eternity to make my way through the book, even if it was in all actuality only a week or so. What was worse was College Girl, which a review will be posted on the 27th (or more like a criticism). The more I dislike a book, the more each day spent on reading feels like five days of reading.
Otherwise, the one book I know took me near forever to finish was The Lord of the Rings. I read all three books in the trilogy in one huge printed copy, so I consider it "one" book. I adored the tale but it took me at least a month to get through (I think I started it in October and finished it just before Christmas during 2001). For that, it was all right that I took my time because it was so long and there was so many details to go through. The difference between the books mentioned above and LotR was that I truly enjoyed every moment with LotR and the lengthy period of time it too me to read the book wasn't an issue.