That’s the book I’m reading in the last days:
It’s a huge book and its story is current in the region os my state where I live. It’s interesting to read it imagine the scenerio of the facts. Last Friday, i spent most of my day reading it. At the beginning, it was very tiring to me, the lecture was very lazy. Now I got the spirit of the story and don’t want to stop it. 3 months ago
This morning I woke up and picked The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz off the bookshelf. A book I’d meant to read for years, it’s a classic in Canadian Literature (shut up, it does too exist) and I’ve owned this particular copy for over five years. And so I read all the way through it, taking a few breaks to allow it to settle into my mind and do a little Saturday morning chores. And it took me 4.5 hours.
I see that as a failure: it’s not a whole day. But it was a pretty good novel, and I had dedicated the entire day to this task if I’d needed it. So…I guess I did it. I did it with time to spare, and hopefully I use that spare time to my best advantage. Or I could just play videogames. Or both! 12 months ago
So, I have a problem with this goal, now that I think about it. Two problems, actually.
1. First of all, how much time is a “whole day?” Like from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep? From breakfast to dinner with a few breaks? If I’m supposed to read literally all day then I’m going to need a book that’s well over 800 pages.
2. Second of all, a “great” novel? By whose estimation? Mine, a critic’s, a “best of” list?
I really want other people’s takes on this. If I spend five hours in one day reading a Pulitzer-prize-winning novel, and then go talk about it for another hour and a half, does that make this done? I need feedback. 12 months ago
Sherlock Holmes at his best. A must read book for all ages! 15 months ago