Tuesday, October 9, 2018

TELL ME TUESDAY # 218 - Last Now. Nrxt. - Top Ten Longest Books


TELL ME TUESDAY is a floating feature, depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you read last, what you are reading now, what you will be reading next from your tbr pile, and why. I am curious why people read what they read, so tell me!

Joining us this week...
Jolene from JO'S BOOK BLOG
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Published September 18th
This book was stellar! I learned two things about the author this week. He wrote both MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM, and HORRORSTOR. I was reading the book thinking, wow, this is some great writing for a debut author. Hahahahahaha. I have read too many fictional accounts of the music biz that were super skewed and way off base, but this book has an authentic vibe.The stories about touring in the Midwest were spot-on. The MC is an older FEMALE Metal guitarist trying to get back into the swing of things. Sound familiar?
"A girl with a guitar never has to apologize for anything"
~ We Sold Our Souls ~

Published October 2nd
This book was wonderful until about 12% when the hokey romance scenes started. I thought maybe it was going to be a short one or two time thing, but it's been mostly sex and thinking about sex since then. It's being promoted as straight up Historical Fiction, but it's straight up Romance. I'm not even going to agree it's Historical Romance because there are some terms I'm sure were not used in the late 1700s, and they are using  TAROT CARDS with the major arcana caricatures on them, and those didn't come on the American scene until 1909. The earliest mention of these decks was in France in 1870. Before that fortune tellers used regular playing cards. I also read a couple of reviews that say there never ends up being any spellbook. This story is based on Washington Irving's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.

Published March 12th 1967
I am enjoying this. Of course I already know the outcome. Ha ha. The dialogue is fantastic. It's very real and natural feeling. I haven't found any substantial differences from the movie, but then... although I've seen it many times I haven't watched it in ages. I'm going to read the sequel also, but several bloggers who liked this book say it's not all that great.

Annemieke's #I5YearsOfBartimaeus read-along is in full swing on A DANCE WITH BOOKS, and this month's title is THE GOLEM'S EYE.


1,314 PAGES
I read this behemoth for DEWEY'S 24-HOUR READ-A-THON in April, those were my snacks, ha ha. Reading one tome sized book worked well for me last time so for the fall read-a-thon on October 20th, I'm going to tackle A GAME OF THRONES.

1,057 PAGES
I read this during high school sometime. It was probably during a summer vacation. My sister has read it four or five times. The last couple of times was via audiobook. I tried reading it again a few years ago, but couldn't get into it. Now I am not interested at all.

My ex moved into my apartment with ten paperbacks. This was the only one I hadn't read. Of course I had to read it right away! That would have been in 1991. This is the exact cover of the book he had. I don't remember it scaring me, but the psychological elements were very interesting.

This trilogy was originally written as one book and people usually include it in these types of lists, so even though I read it as a trilogy, my senior year in high school, I'm going to include it because I need it to make ten books. Ha!

1,152 PAGES
I read this during the summer I was interning at a recording studio in 1983. I have no recollection of how or why I had the hardcover in my possession. I was taking the greyhound bus back and forth about an hour each way, and I remember reading it on the bus and at lunchtime. I was not into Samurai or Asian history at that time, so I am wondering why I decided to read it. Maybe someone gave it to me? I have no clue. I know I loved it, though, and I still have it and the sequel thats only 625 pages.

1,256 PAGES
I read this  in high school. I know we didn't have to read it for school, so it may have been one of the paperbacks that got passed around in my group of friends because reading it made us look cool and intelligent. Ha ha.

1,056 PAGES
This was required reading at my high school. I do n't recall my feelings about it, but I know I didn't hate it.

1,017 PAGES
I read a lot of Dickens in high school on my own. I don't remember what ones were assigned reading, if any.

1,001 PAGES
My ex, knowing my love for Clive Barker movies, bought a beautiful hardcover for me for Valentines Day one year. He was really great at giving thoughtful meaningful gifts.

1,463 PAGES
Oh, this book! I remember it well. I read this in my early twenties when my band was on the road during the winter months in the midwest. It was the most miserable music circuit I was ever on. I was freezing to death most of the time because our step van had no heat, and there was a hole in the floor so the guys could pee through it, so we didn't have to stop the truck. I remember loving the moments that I got to read this book with a gloriously hot cup of coffee and a box of Chicken in a Biskit crackers from a truck stop. I don't remember, but I bet I took it with me because of it's length. I really want to read Les Miserables again. I think HOOPLA has the audiobook.

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