Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Blog Hop - Longest Book

Book Blogger Hop

I just started participating in this weekly blog hop and really enjoy it.  Crazy for Books hosts it so check it out!  Here's today's question:

“What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?”

(Note: I’m putting one caveat on this question. You aren’t allowed to say the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, or other religious/spiritual text.)

That's a tough one.  I'm pretty sure it was something I read in school -  Gone with the Wind at 960 pages.  There are others - like Dante's Inferno that seemed to last forever but I don't think it was truly as long.

What about you?



 
Here's today's question:
 
Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?
 
Fun question.  I'd probably write myself in The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.  I wouldn't want to experience all the tragedy of the story but I'd love to sit down and talk to Clara to understand how she experiences both the real and spirit worlds.

22 comments:

Niina said...

I haven't read that one. Have a great weekend!

New follower. :)
My Friday @ For The Love of Reading!

Shannon said...

I have never read that book. Picked it up once as a teen and immediately put it back! LOL.

New follower thru blog hop

Shannon
www.cocktailsandbooks.com

readingromances said...

Gone with the wind IS long!! I almost fell alseep watching the movie lol

Have fun hoppoing by and please stop by my blog, I have a new meme going on! =D

Holly Schindler said...

Author and new follower from Follow Friday!

Rebecca said...

New Follower!
I've never read The House of Spirits. I will have to look into that one.
~Rebecca
www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

Brenda Youngerman said...

hopping through and a new follower --- you picked my all time favorite - come on over and check out my other one!

Lea said...

Happy Friday!

I've never read Gone With the Wind but Is aw the movie, so I can only imagine how long the book is! :)

You can see my FF post for this week at the link below-- would love if stopped by! Have a great weekend!

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Kristina said...

Hopping through, new follower. I'm not familiar with House of Spirits, will have to check it out

Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

Saw the movie but didn't read the book.

New follower via the Book Blogger Hop!

LindsayWrites said...

i'd love to be my own sort of Katniss character. I recently dyed my blonde hair brown, and now I feel all katniss-y lol! (I WISH!)

Followin you! Hope you'll come by my blog and tell me what your fav book of 2011 has been so far!

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-whats-your-fav-book.html

Elizabeth said...

GONE WITH THE WIND is awesome. Didn't think of that one.

NEW FOLLOWER.

Stop by my blog to see my comment.

Stopping by from the Blog Hop from Crazy For Books Website.

Stop by my blog on August 27 and 28...two giveaways will be going on.

See this link for details:

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2011/08/mark-your-calendarsaugust-27-and-august.html

Elizabeth

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Howard Sherman said...

Most people would guess I’d write myself in the role of a hero in a fictional adventure of some kind. But that would be only partially correct. As is my norm, I throw a curve ball in my answer that makes perfect sense one you follow my logic. Follow me back to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and follow along the logic with me!

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Nimue said...

Great answer! I love The Housse of the Spirits. Isabel Allende is a fantastic storyteller.
I’m a new follower
My Hop

Trish said...

I didn't know Gone with the Wind was that massive! I hate to admit but I just watched the movie (for the first time ever) this year! I'm a TAD late :)

Trish - My Friday Memes

.alana. said...

New Follower here for sure!

I like the blog! Ill be in touch!

Seduced By Books said...

thanks for coming by seduced by books :)

Grace Fonseca said...

Never heard of this book. Guess another book to be added to the TBR pile. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. New follower.

Karen @ Book Light Graveyard said...

I think I got to, like, page ten in Gone With the Wind :) Thanks for stopping by!

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

GWTW is a fantastic "long" book! Not quite sure I'm ready to tackle Dante's Inferno...

Have a great weekend!

kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. That is so true that some assigned books *feel* like they're the longest thing I've ever read (regardless of page count) :)
Have a good weekend.

Patricia said...

I own my grandmothers copy of Gone With The Wind when it was first published.

Following you on GFC. Stop by my blog and check out my Book Blogger Hop answer.

Carole Rae said...

Hi! Wow, like I said earlier, I give you a lot of cred for reading 'Gone With the Wind'. I just can't get myself to read it. I'm becoming a new follower in like 1 min........and done. ^.^

~CaroleRae