Thanks to Cindy‘s explanation I could think of something for today!
Margaret George‘s books are awesome historical fiction! But beware those with #bigbookphobia they‘re usually around 1000 pages! I still have a few to go - but I like knowing they are there and have loved them all.
Thanks for a great month you guys 😁
Does anyone else have a serious affinity with #chunksters?? Weighing at 945 pages this chunkster is HEAVY. I couldn‘t walk away though!!
1. Only thing near me is my kindle
2. Tagged book - just haven't had time to get into 1139 pages and I usually love a good chunkster!
3. No idea - something on the run because I have a 5:30 workshop in the city today.
5. Love Story by Erich Segal -never read it!
It breaks my heart but I'll DNF this one 😢It started off really well, with an intelligent, strong Cleopatra and wonderful descriptions of ancient Egypt. But Cleopatra soon started sounding like a naive, love-driven teenager, and the story's main focus shifted to her romance with Caesar. I just can't read another page about her love concerns or Caesar's lovemaking skills. Sorry Cleo, but my TBR is too long for me to gamble on another 700 pages. 💔
#bookmail aww yisss! I fell in mad love with Ancient Egypt historical fiction when I read Pauline Gedge's "Child of the Morning". Ordered this beauty not knowing that it's 900+ pages long ?I'm itching to start reading it but not sure if I'm in the mood for such a big book right now. Decisions, decisions...
#bookhaul because even though I just bought a box set of The Dark Tower series, when the used bookstore called to say they got in a trade paper edition of The Gunslinger (i.e. a copy with illustrations), I had to have it, and you can't leave with just one book. *sigh* #lostcause #hopeless #bookaholic
#FunFridayPhoto ... a book I've read that's over 500 pages. This one clocks in at 1024 pages (964 in the hardback) but it was worth every second. Has anyone else read it? Or any of this author's other biggies?
I love pretty much anything that Margaret George has written, and this might be my favorite of hers, garnering a reread from me every few years. Humanizes and makes very real such historical figures as Cleopatra, her siblings, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, etc. So evocative. A wonderful epic story.