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#1 Nici

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 06:04 PM

IT by Stephen King is definately a doorstop! At 1116 pages long its going to keep me busy for a while, but i'm really enjoying it! I would recommend it :blush:

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:10 PM

The Stand by Stephen King - 1038 pages

Princes Of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd - 800 pages

Rebels Of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd - 896 pages

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:07 AM

the book i'm reading is 664 pages.

i wish it'd hurry up as i'm anxious to read the monthly book before the month is out.

(and that's the second time it's happened to me on here! *pout* )

#4 wrathofkublakhan

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:15 AM

Ironically I am actually using Robert Jordan's The Fires of Heaven as a doorstop!
I know, I know .... the challenge was doorstep....

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:59 AM

Out by Natsuo Kirino weighs in at 520 pages, not huge but quite hefty for a paperback.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

I aim to start Jonathan Strange on Saturday (have to start again since it's been a year since I last picked it up!!).. hurrah for the online support service; thanks Kell!! :blush:

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:13 PM

the book i'm reading is 664 pages.

i wish it'd hurry up as i'm anxious to read the monthly book before the month is out.

(and that's the second time it's happened to me on here! *pout* )

Not to worry - there's no time limit on commenting on the reading circle books. :blush:

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:25 PM

I aim to start Jonathan Strange on Saturday (have to start again since it's been a year since I last picked it up!!).. hurrah for the online support service; thanks Kell!! :blush:


Oh you are in for a treat, Jane! My tip when (re)starting it is to bear with the first few chapters (I remember feeling like "is this worth the slog?"). But it really is BRILLIANT - I'm really looking forward to reading it again.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:54 PM

Winter Solstice by Rosamunder Pilcher 698 pages.

Just thought i let you guys know.

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:26 AM

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
The Half Brother - Lars Saaybe Christenson ( approx 700 or so)

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:37 AM

Gone With the Wind - 1042 pages

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:28 PM

Gone With the Wind - 1042 pages

One of my all time favorites!
Is this the first time reading it?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:30 AM

One of my all time favorites!
Is this the first time reading it?


*whisper* Pontalba, I don't think I read this right ....thought we were supposed to be making recommendations for long books, I'm not actually reading it at the moment (but quite frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn). I've probably read it at least three times. It's luvvverly :blush:

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 11:41 AM

*whisper* Pontalba, I don't think I read this right ....thought we were supposed to be making recommendations for long books, I'm not actually reading it at the moment (but quite frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn). I've probably read it at least three times. It's luvvverly :blush:


I think I may have to read this, I loved the movie and yet I've never tried the book:blush:

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:13 PM

book thief 584 pages just to let u people know.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:18 PM

I just finished East of Eden by John Steinbeck (really liked it 9/10), my paperback edition was 691 pages.

#17 JudyB

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:54 PM

book thief 584 pages just to let u people know.


I'm tempted to make this my May Chunky read.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:18 PM

Judy if you do you in for a good read. I'm enjoying the book. i find it hard to put it down.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:20 AM

Gone With the Wind - 1042 pages


I got my version from ebay and i love it as it has stills from the film in it and Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable are gorgeous.

The book is really battered but you can tell how much it has been read and loved

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:30 AM

The new Harry Potter books is 608 pages according to amazon.

Diana Gabbaldon outlander series i am sure all books are over 500 pages.

Jean Auel Earth children series - Again i am such all books are over 500 pages.

If youlike Historical books - Elizabeth George books
Helen of Troy
The Autobiography of Henry VIII
The memoirs of Cleopatra

I, Elizabeth - Rosalind Miles

Magician - Raymond E. Feist




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