Do you read books over 400 pages?
Absolutely. The number of pages, whether high or low, has no bearing on if I will read a book. As long as the story interests me, I will pick up anything from 10 pages to 1000 pages. I've read plenty of books in the 800-1000-page mark.
There was once a poor man who had three sons.
From page 56:
When he came out of the troll's farm, the wolf was still waiting for him.
Norwegian Folktales of Asbjornsen and Moe
Tiina Nunnally (Translator)
The extraordinary folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe began appearing in Norway in 1841. Over the next two decades the publication of subsequent editions under the title Norske folkeeventyr made the names Asbjørnsen and Moe synonymous with Norwegian storytelling traditions. Tiina Nunnally’s vivid translation of their monumental collection is the first new English translation in more than 150 years—and the first ever to include all sixty original tales.
Magic and myth inhabit these pages in figures both familiar and strange. Giant trolls and talking animals are everywhere. The winds take human form. A one-eyed old woman might seem reminiscent of the Norse god Odin. We meet sly aunts, resourceful princesses, and devious robbers. The clever and fearless boy Ash Lad often takes center stage as he ingeniously breaks spells and defeats enemies to win half the kingdom. These stories, set in Norway’s majestic landscape of towering mountains and dense forests, are filled with humor, mischief, and sometimes surprisingly cruel twists of fate. All are rendered in the deceptively simple narrative style perfected by Asbjørnsen and Moe—now translated into an English that is as finely tuned to the modern ear as it is true to the original Norwegian.
I'm always looking for something new and different. This collection sounds fascinating. And what an enchanting cover.ReplyDelete
My Friday 56 from The Daydreamer Detective
I'll be finishing tonight, and it's been delightful.Delete
I don't think that there will be any book lover that won't read books with more that 400 pages (I think, I hope!). Books are books, no matter how long ;) Have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Exactly. I think it may only be that a huge tome perhaps intimidates some people, especially if they are slower readers.Delete
Great answer for BBH! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Erica. Have a great weekend.Delete
Of course I read books over 400 pages, but I usually complain about them. Ha! Please check out my Friday Quotes postReplyDelete
Haha. Fair enough! Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Sounds like a great collection of stories! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Freda. Same to you.Delete
Page length doesn't matter to me. I am looking for a story that grabs me. This week I am spotlighting The Liaden Universe Constellation IV by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - a collection of short stories. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
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This looks like it could be awesome. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me
It was a lovely read. Thanks for stopping by to comment.Delete
It was a fun read.Delete
I also read any book, no matter what the page count is. As long as the story is good, then I'll read the book regardless!ReplyDelete
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Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Yes, it's not something I think about when picking up a book. The only thing it may affect is what order I read books in, if I have to finish some for a review deadline.Delete
Ooh, this book sounds fantastic. I'll definitely be adding this to my wishlist. Happy Weekend! :)ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful collection. Hope you enjoy it if you give it a read.Delete
Interesting sounding collection. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alicia. Happy Reading.Delete
The collection of folktales sounds like a treasure trove!ReplyDelete
While size can intimidate me, depending on the book, it ultimately will not stop me from reading a book if it's one I really want to read (like War and Peace).
I hope you have a wonderful week, Nicki!
It was a lovely collection of tales.Delete
Thanks for stopping by!
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I have to be honest and say that books with 400+ pages do tend to put me off, 200-300 is my average. I'm not a speedy reader and my time is precious. That’s not to say I haven’t read longer books and really enjoyed them because I have, there are at least half a dozen books on my Goodreads 5 star rating shelf that are over 400 pages long.
I think it helps if there’s enough going on in the plot to keep me engaged, for example, Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall was 541 pages long and I absolutely loved it and devoured every page! The same with Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia which is a whopping 735 pages long.
I suppose the length of a book wont be a consideration when dealing with my favourite authors or those who I've read and enjoyed before but may cause me reluctance for new-to-me authors.
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Oh yes, engagement can certainly play a part. I am lucky in that I am a quick reader and can get through 80-100 pages an hour, so even an 800-page book will only take me about a week to read.Delete