I thought I would reread for the Chunkster Reading Challenge but I ended up not rereading much at all this year. Still, I had fun with the challenge!

I reached my goal and read six books for the Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? level:

2 books which are between 450 – 550 pages in length;
Kim Harrison: Fistful of Charms: 518 pages.
Marie Brennan: A Star Shall Fall: 494 pages

Both of these books were continuation to the series. I’ve already read the next book in Brennan’s series. Sadly, I didn’t enjoy Fistful of Charms as much as the previous books and I don’t have any plans to continue with the series currently. Maybe, when I get the TBR lowered.

2 books which are 551 – 750 pages in length;
Bram Stoker: Dracula: the Finnish translation with 607 pages
C. J. Cherryh: Cyteen: 680 pages

Both of these books were great! Cyteen does has a rather depressing atmosphere, though.

2 books which are GREATER than 750 pages in length
Kate Elliott: Traitors’ Gate: 877 pages in the paperback.
Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel’s Scion 943 pages in soft cover

Traitors’ Gate is currently the last book in the series but if Elliott writes more, I’m likely to continue. Scion is the first in a trilogy and I already have the second book which is as enormous as the first one. Ah, to be back in school with long holidays! Sadly, being self-employed doesn’t leave much reading time. It took me about four weeks to read each of these books. Of course, I did listen and read other books at the same time or my blog would have been pretty sparse this year. 🙂 And let’s face it, reading any of these chunksters in a bus would have been a bit difficult.

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