13 December 2006

And the challenge with the best name is...

The Chunkster Challenge! Read at least one book over 400 pages in the first six months of 2007. I remember from finishing A SUITABLE BOY this year how satisfying a very, very large book can be to complete. I'm going to aim for three, and perhaps I can do more -- Doris Lessing's THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK, Cathy Kelly's WHAT SHE WANTS (which I just had checked out but was too daunted to actually crack open) and Susanna Clarke's JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (Michelle of overdue books is doing this one too).

Have you read a very large book you enjoyed? Share, please. (One of my favorite books, ANNA KARENINA, is a chunkster -- and I swear I'm not being pretentious, I've read it three times and recommend it to pretty much everyone I know.)

4 comments:

nessie said...

I am doing the exact amount as well! Magic #3 !! I am also probably going to be reading Jonathan Strange &etc. I really want to read AK but I have a bad bad memory associated with that book. Promise will let u know when I post on it... which I will try to in 2007. Ok fine I will add it on as a chunkster add on... how about that.

Sarah said...

Slow on the commenting because for some reason Bloglines doesn't tell me when you update this blog. Boo. But YES to Anna Karenina! I think I need to try Jonathan Strange again. I started it a few years ago and didn't stick with it.

sarah said...

p.s. might want to update the link to my blog that's on this site :)

Lazy cow said...

I preferred War and Peace to Anna Karenina. From memory, it took me 2 months to read. I'm actually surprised more people don't read Tolstoy, I find him MUCH easier to follow than Dickens! I don't know why we have to apologise for seeming pretentious for reading what amounts to a thumping good read :-)