Tea & Books Reading Challenge

Tea & Books Reading Challenge

Ally reminded me of this fun challenge that Birgit is organizing at her blog The Book Garden. The Tea & Books Reading Challenge is all about the big books that we all are a bit reluctant to tackle – at least I am.

Now that “The Museum of Innocence” arrived at my house Ally suggested I join in.

Unfortunately after signing up I realized that the book “only” has around 600 pages, not sure Birgit will accept this as an entry. We will see. Anyway, I am already reading ANOTHER real chunkster which definitely qualifies.

So, with two potential candidates I am opting for the lowest level which is called “Chamomile lover” (two books).

My books are

  • “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk (if allowed) and
  • “The first man in Rome” by Colleen McCullough
    We will see how it goes…

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    • LOL, I know, it is all Ally’s fault. 🙂
      She suggested signing up after Pamuk arrived, so I assumed it was as long as it has to be. Only later I realized it wasn’t. I wonder whether English versions are longer, didn’t you blog about this some time ago? I vaguely remember….
      Don’t worry, I will find something else!

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  1. My oh my! My English version has 728 pages, without the endnotes. Maybe Birgit will be totally understanding if the second book is of more than 1,000 pages :))
    Still, I am happy I could be of reading help and I am looking forward to your impressions 🙂
    Ally’s last post ..World Book Night

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  2. Birgit, did you read this???? Maybe my version is just an extremely small print etc….!?

    Ally, no way am I going to add a 1000+ page book to my TBR pile! Not even for Birgit!
    Yes, I am looking forward to reading it.

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    • Hmmm … I want to see a photo of the “extremely small print” then we can talk about whether or not the book’ll be approved by yours truly. But seriously, I know that books can often have differing page counts depending on format/publisher/etc. I think my own copy of “Under the Dome” had roughly 900 pages but there are other editions with a lot more pages (up to 1.100 I believe) as well. I wish books came with a word count, this would make my decision a lot easier *sigh*.
      Oh alright then … seeing how there are editions of the book that have more than 700 pages (and I very much hope we’re not talking about one of those big-print-type of books for people with glassed like the bottom of a Coca Cola bottle), you may read it for the challenge. And now, you’re allowed to do a little happy dance that there’s no need to hunt down some 1.000 pages tome ;-)!
      Birgit’s last post ..Beyond the Shelf – Pinterest

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      • Ah, BRILLIANT! Doing the happy dance here.
        I need to tell Ally on twitter to come here and tell us about her glasses. I have no idea what she looks like but for all we know she might have glasses just like you described.
        Thank you, Birgit!!!

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  3. Looool! You make me laugh, girls! 🙂 🙂
    I am happy that Birgit is sooo understanding and now you Rikki can enjoy the chunkster for this challenge as well.
    I was mentioning 1,000 page books since I just realized, thinking about what to read this summer, that the 3 volumes of 1Q84 are soooo long 🙂
    Anyways, I used to wear glasses when I was in college, but somehow I managed to regain my sight (haha) and now I don’t need them 🙂

    Happy reading! Thanks for having fun together with me 🙂
    Ally’s last post ..World Book Night

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    • Lucky you, regaining your sight (I assume with the help of contact lenses, haha)!
      1Q84 is something that I am only vaguely interested in. I am not a BIG Murakami fan, but it is years since I read him. One day, but not today.

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