Hi guys, welcome! Today I am here with a discussion post. So lets begin.
A book is never too long for me. May it be 1000 pages or 5000 pages, it is never too long for me. But if someone has to ask what books I prefer I would say medium books, i.e books that are more than 200 pages but less than 500 pages and shorty medium books, i.e books that are 150-200 pages long.
I don’t generally prefer books which are less than 150 pages even though they are quick reads, because in those books I think the story is not properly developed and the plot and the climax seem way too rushed. But obviously there are exceptions when the books are short & quick but also has a great plot.
When a book is more than 500 pages, then again my problem begins. I take a lot of time to finish these kinds of book, so sometimes I get a bit frustrated and I just want to rush through it and finish the damn thing. But while reading a book that is not a good thing. Mostly this happens when next on my TBR is a book that I am really excited about and the current one is going through a slow phase. Sometimes it so happens that a character who first appeared in say 100th page makes a reappearance at 750th page and the problem is that I have already forgotten by the time the character reappears what relation the character has with the protagonist or what he did the first time round, also most of the time I don’t even have the recollection of the character even appearing if he has not done anything significant. So that is another problem I have with long books.
Thus, I think the best are medium books, I think there is enough pages for the plot to develop, also they finish within a nice amount of time so I don’t have to wait a long time to jump into the next book. I do have the problem of character forgetting with medium books too but mostly I do have the recollection of the character appearing and a rough estimate of where in the book they appeared even if I don’t remember what they did.
So what do you prefer long, medium or short books?