Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to All Book Blog Hoppers Aug 19 to the 22nd

Welcome to The Reading Life

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I have been an on and off participant in The Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer of Crazy for books for a long time.   I have found it to be a great place to discover new to me blogs and meet some great book bloggers.    

My blog and my reading focuses on an ever evolving collections of reads but for now I am very into South Asian Short Stories, Japanese fiction, classics, Katherine Mansfield, Flannery O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf.   I also read a wide variety of short stories and review an occasional carefully selected new work.

My blog is the home of Irish Short Story Week centered around St Patrick's Day.   I am open to book blog events.  

Every week Jennifer poses an interesting question for us-here is this weeks question:

This  week Jennifer asks us to tell everyone what the longest book we have ever read is-

If you include multi-volume works then it is Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past.   For a single volume it would be  Clarissa

I will follow back all who follow me-just leave a comment letting me know you are now a follower

Mel u


  1. I haven't actually heard of either book. But I'm surprised that you can remember. I have a terrible memory but I've also read SO many books. I know who wrote it though lol.

    My Hop is here:

  2. Happy Friday.
    You have a very interesting blog here. I'm many reading paranormal/historical fiction but occasionally I read something a bit more eclectic :)

    I’m a new follower
    My Hop

  3. I'm a new follower. Just hopping by.

  4. Nice answer. I remember reading Clarissa for an 18th century lit class.

  5. Hoppin' by, Mel! I'm not sure if it was the longest book I ever read, but I read Outlander recently, which is a long book.

  6. If I consider books read this year so far, my longest read is:
    A Distant Mirror, by B, Tuchman, 597 pages:
    Wolf Hall was 651 pages, but I listened to it: 24:19!
    Emma @ words And Peace

  7. I love your comic!
    I'm impressed you made it all the way through Proust. That's on my fantasy to-do list.

  8. new follower - come by and visit us

  9. For me it was Shantaram - some 900 odd pages and worth the very long reading spell - over five weeks.


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