Welcome to Monday Potpourri.  Today’s event is Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.


What is the longest book you have ever read? How long did it take you to read it?

Wow, that’s quite a question!  I know that I did read the whole Bible when I was a teenager, and can’t remember how long it took.

Another long one was Gone with the Wind, and again…I don’t know how long it took, since I read it in high school, sandwiched in between homework, school, etc.  But I do recall that I read it about three times!  On Amazon, it lists the number of pages as 960…I do recall the book I read had more than 1,000 pages.

I bought it a few months ago so that I could reread it.

I also read Forever Amber in high school; Amazon shows 976 pages.  Again…sandwiched in between other activities.  I can barely remember high school…lol; but I do remember reading those two books, along with many other favorites.

I almost forgot:  War and Peace, at 1296 pages and Atlas Shrugged, at 1200.

Nowadays, when I have a chunkster to read, I usually read it only occasionally, in between other books.

What about the rest of you?  What’s your largest chunkster?


    1. And after I wrote this, I remembered some others, which I’ve added: War and Peace and Atlas Shrugged.

      I haven’t read Discovery of Witches. Heard a lot about it. Thanks for visiting, Patty.


  1. WOW you have a great memory! I do have your book, which I didn’t realize until after I downloaded it that it had 600 pages. However, as I stated in my answer, and I’m sure it will be the same as Web of Tyranny, if it is good and I get so engrossed, I forget about the page #. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week.


    1. Yes, that happens to me, too; as for the number of pages in the books I mentioned, I had to look a few up on Amazon. It has been more than fifty years since I read some of them! lol

      Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl, and I hope you do get engrossed in Web of Tyranny.


  2. Not sue I actually red GWtW..if I did, it was decades ago. And I don’t count the Bible, since I did not read it front to back but skipped around. So I will go with Lord of the Rings.
    But I think I have lost all hope of putting up with huge books. Give me one great smaller one than one no so great hulking huge tone.


    1. I have less patience for the bigger books these days, but because I have a few chunksters on my stacks, I joined a challenge to help me get through them this year….

      Thanks for visiting, Caite.


  3. ocdreader

    I think my longest books were Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, but that was a long time ago when I had more patience, even though they were quick reads (relatively speaking). Gone with the Wind is on my TBR but I keep putting it off!


    1. It’s hard to believe that most of my biggest books were read when I was younger and busy with school, social activities, etc. But then I wasn’t trying to finish the books within a time frame like I am now that I’m blogging.

      Thanks for stopping by, ocd reader…


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