This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?“
I think the longest time it took for me to read one book was with A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. The Lord of the Rings complete trilogy took the longest time but that’s three books in one edition so it’s not applicable.
A Short History of Nearly Everything is a fairly big book. My edition runs over 600 pages and is divided into 6 parts & 30 chapters. It took me a while to finish it but not because it’s boring or difficult. Time constraint was a major factor. Plus, this is one book you cannot skim over. Most of it has to be read with careful attention. So, it was basically a combination of length and content.