Tell Me Something Tuesday: April 13, 2021

Posted April 13, 2021 by Jen in TMST Tags:

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April 13th: When is a book too long?

Now that I read using either my Kindle or listen to an audiobook, the physical size of a book doesn’t mean much. But generally, books over 500 pages, tend to be a bit long. With that said. There really isn’t a cut off for pages. A book that is only 200 pages can be too long if it’s repetitive and boring. The Kraken King by Meljean Brooks comes in at 576 pages, and it’s one of my all-time favorite books. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, my favorite of the series, comes in at 652 pages and it’s not even the longest in the series. The total number of pages in the Harry Potter series comes to 4,224 pages according to Scholastic, which is an average of just over 600 pages per book, and I’ve read those books multiple times.

So the conclusion is… a book is too long when my interest wanes and the story drags.

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!