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What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

84 responses

  1. http://www.thebookpirate.com/2011/01/26/booking-through-thursday-heaviest/

    Okay, it’s a little before Thursday, but I will not have enough free time to post tomorrow.

  2. […] Thursday – Heavy January 27, 2011 Hannah Leave a comment Go to comments This weeks Booking Through Thursday asks: What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For […]

  3. Either “Citizens” by Simon Schama or Will Durant’s Our Oriental Heritage”..

  4. Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Unbearable Lightness of Being:


  5. Abigail @ The Story Factory Reading Zone
  6. http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/btt-heavy/

    I really had to think about that one for a minute!


  7. Ooh, I love big books! My answer is here.

  8. Over at the West Virginia Red Reads, I talk about major books I have read. http://wvredreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday-12711.html

  9. Sorry, I’m having to guess what information to give for name, email etc, because I’m getting four three blank boxes and no captions! 🙂

    The biggest brick of a book I’ve ever read was ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, last year. It was the Penguin Classics edition, huge and heavy, but well worth every minute of perseverance and arm ache! A few people on LibraryThing had been reading it for a group read, and I’d already been getting that ‘I want to read that soon!’ feeling, so away I went… Brilliant.

  10. My response to this week’s question is here: http://shirley-mybookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/01/heavy-booking-through-thursday.html

    I’m new to your site and loving this unique idea. Great way to get responses!

  11. Great question this week!

    Here is my answer:

    My BTT

  12. I have read quite a few large books in my day, but a book I read in college (Law of Mass Communications: Freedom and Control in Print and Broadcast Media) by Dwight Teeter Jr. and Bill Loving was my biggest, heaviest book that I have read cover-to-cover. It was 1059 pages, and very intense/dense reading. You can read about my other big books here:


  13. […] Booking Through Thursday prompt is: What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? […]

  14. a little late today with mine but here’s my answer.


  15. I really am not a fan of heavy books but I have read some.


  16. […] What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure… […]

  17. Can you guess what mine is? Full answer is up.

  18. 672 pages according to goodreads-i would have guessed longer! oh well!

  19. My response (Count of Monte Cristo, Ed Brubaker’s Captain America Omnibus) is up in detail at: http://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/booking-through-thursday-heavy/

  20. Am a newcomer here. My answer was at first GWTW, then I remembered another!

  21. Nelson Mandela’s book, Long Walk To Freedom. I started reading it on a plane from London to New York, carried it with me across the continental United States, and finally finished it by a pool in Las Vegas.

    Or Davison’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, which is a 1400 page doorstop that has carried me through medical school. But I haven’t read that from cover to cover and I don’t count it really as a “book”.

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