My natural inclination is to grab the 226 pager and get started while reshuffling the 712 pager into another slot on my pile. I have always avoided long books. In fact, it might be pretty safe to say that I have never ever read a really long book – other than maybe a text book. They just look totally insurmountable to me.
Now the reasoning side of me knows this is silly. What difference should it make if I read three average books or one very long book? But the feeling side of me just can’t seem to understand that. So I avoid long books like the plague, which is definitely my loss.
However in my current endeavor to go to places I’ve never been before, I am going to grab that huge 712 page book, with both hands, and take it on. I know I have a fight on my hands – at least for the first 100 pages - but I am feeling up to the challenge. I think I can do it!
So with great fortitude and grit I now begin The Book of Abraham by Marek Halter!
(You’ll know how long it is taking me by how long it stays listed on the sidebar; hopefully it won't be there forever!)