Mar 23, 2012

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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This week's question is: What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?

MY ANSWER: The longest book I've ever read was the full version of The Count of Monte Cristo!! That one's over 1000 pages! Haven't read it in years, but I did enjoy it a lot! The next is probably Harry Potter! I think it's the 5th book that was the longest out of the 7! And there are probably a few of the others that are over 600 pages! Those are my fave I guess, TCMC and Harry Potter! Also the Historian was another read I remember that was pretty long. It got lengthy at some points but was still really good! It was over 700 pages!

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week's question is: Bookish Trends: What are some bookish trends you are noticing in the literature world today? Is there a particular trend you'd like to see more of?

MY ANSWER: Hmm, for awhile paranormal reads were the ever popular thing! Vampires are still pretty hot right now. But in regards to YA books, I see dystopian books on the rise! I've read a few that have paranormal elements and I really like them! Really, I think it still all boils down to preference. I like paranormal reads, so I see a lot of paranormal reads out there. Dystopian isn't far behind though. Like with The Hunger Games coming out today. 
But there isn't really a trend that I need to see more of. As long as there are nicely written and engaging paranormal reads, I'm a happy camper! Still working on my own paranormal reads, so if they fall from the shelves maybe mine can replace them someday! Wishful thinking!


  1. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower returning the visit.

    I actually tend to seek out long books because, when it's a really good read, I simply don't want it to end. Fortunately, I read a lot of fantasy, and authors there are generally not know for their brevity. LOL

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  2. Yeah, Harry Potter is a pretty common answer. I still need to read that series.

    I said Dystopian too. :) It is so big right now, especially with Hunger Games coming out.

  3. People keep saying that The Historian is a brilliant book.. Damn! Is it really that great?

    I'm a new LinkyFollower of yours! Just saw that you're currently reading Angel's Flight! What do you think about it? :)

    Patricia // My FF

  4. Harry Potter is always the perfect choice!!

  5. I love that vampires are popular, and I especially like the new trend I'm seeing where the vamps are the bad guys again. The Hunt, The Immortal Rules, Darkness Before Dawn. All YA with bad-guy vampires.

    I'm also happy with the dystopian trend. Obviously THG will always be a favorite, but I love that there are so many dystopias out there.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog as usual! I haven't read the Historian, but I'm pretty sure I've heard of it, I just can't remember where! Anyway, have a great weekend, old follower!

  7. Oh yes, Count of Monte Cristo rules!

  8. I like both the dystopians and paranormal stories. In fact, I coould probably stand to read more contemporary YA books, but somehow, those don't thrill me as much.


  9. I'll have to look up TCMC! And I'm sure HP will be a lot of ppl's answer lol except me, I never finished the series... don't glare at me lol!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  10. Great picks! New Follower.

    Preet @ AWR

  11. Great choices!! The Count of Monte Cristo is a book that I really want to day I will get to it!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  12. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    Old follower through email :)

    I have to read The Historian soon!

    The Muggle

  13. OMG! I completely forgot about the HP books in my answer. Those would have definitely been my favorite books over 600 pages! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Ladybug Storytime

  14. I have always been keen to read The Count of Monte Christo..

    Have a great weekend.

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

  15. Over 1000 pages is crazy! I have been putting off reading Inheritance because of the daunting size, and it's 800. Sigh. Thanks for stopping by!

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  16. I think Harry Potter is the biggest, thickest book I have read to date.

  17. I have had The Historian on my list for FOREVER! I still haven't gotten to it though... FAIL! :) I must get to it soon. :)


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