The Deja Vu Review is a weekly meme hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. Its an opportunity to revisit old books you might have read before you launched your blog, but that you think should maybe still be highlighted.
One of the longest books you’ve read
I LOVE long books – with as fast as I read, long books give me something that I can savor and really dig into. There are many long books that I love, least of all, the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon – but since most people know that I am a Jamie maniac, I’m not going to feature it here. Rather, I’m going to mention 2 other books that I’ve read and loved.
Pillars of the Earth
Read in 2004
This was one of the many books I was assigned in college and I actually read it and loved it (shock gasp!). There was just something about the imagery provided by Follet that made me fall in love with the book. The paperback comes in at over 900 hundred pages, but it was well-worth it. I learnt so much about Renaissance architecture and cathedral building. And I ended up getting an A in the class, which was a double bonus.
Read in 2011
I had heard of this series many times, but not being a fantasy fan, I hadn’t picked it up. Until one of my co-workers brought in her copy and told me that I had to read it. I was immediately sucked in to the world that Ms Carey built. I have the rest of the books on the TBR pile (and my co-worker is still harassing me for not reading them yet…) I even recommended this to another romance reader, since it has many of the themes that we love and she loved it as well (I think she read the entire thing in like 2 days…).