So. I know I have just recently returned to blogging and I have only been back for a very short time. However, I am being taken on holiday by my friend to Cornwall, St. Ives only for a week. Therefore I will be back very shortly and I have reviews stacked up for my return anyway.
This will be my first trip to Cornwall, so I am very excited. It looks incredibly beautiful and I look forward to snapping lots of photos and sharing my pictures with you when I get back. However, I have a long 8 hours in the car to get there, so I thought I’d have a little look at the “big” book and my fear of it as they tend to be the type of thing you read on a long car journey to pass times.
The “Big” Book
The “BIG” book in my view is a book that surpasses around 500 pages. These are the most daunting things you can possibly imagine because I have yet to finish one. Why do I have this ludicrous, inane fear? A question I don’t have an answer for.
Although, I do fear my attention span sometimes is that of a gnat, which is why I tend to read 3 or 4 books at once. I find myself liking to flit between plot lines, worlds and scenarios, in particular when a book is longer than 300 pages.
However, why is still that I never finished a “BIG” book? What do you think to “BIG” books?
E-books are maybe the way forward with “BIG” books I sometimes think. After all, you won’t have all the heavy weight, there won’t be the size to look at (although I will still be guilty of tracking the percentage read – so I don’t think that will help much) and it’s just easier to hold too. After all, trying to balance 700+ pages in your hands to read is never an easy task. Especially when it comes to reading in bed, it’s practically impossible to sustain holding the book above your head!
Therefore as part of a personal challenge to myself, I am going to try and push by the psychological constraints that prevent me from finishing a “BIG” book to try and read one of these or both of these over summer.
See you in a week!