What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?
I can think of a few books that impressed upon me their weight (and perhaps merit?)! The first heavyweight book I can remember reading is Gone with the Wind, back in elementary school. Then more recently I have faced some academic tomes that put even that massive book to shame....unfortunately none were so memorable that I can recall their titles now.
Gone with the Wind, I remember, was a treat back in fifth grade when I first read it-definitely for pleasure. It was one of the first "grown up" books I read, and it seemed all the more impressive at the time because of its length-and the massive 28 ER points I got for it in school. Of course, after reading I had to watch the movie...and attempted to read the sequel without success. I cried when a certain someone died in childbirth. In fact, every time I have reread that book I cry at that same point.
I don't much care for the book, now, but I was sure impressed with myself then for reading such a heavy book!