This week, BTT asks some heavy questions: "What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?"
OK, I'm going to assume "largest, thickest, heaviest" means we're talking length, not weight (either physical or intellectual). And at first it really seemed like this would be an easy topic, but it turned out to be more difficult than I thought. I've always kept lists of the books I've read, but I didn't always include numbers of pages. So I had to rely on GoodReads and Amazon, since I no longer have copies of most of the books. And after much searching and list-making, I found that the biggest (longest, heaviest, whatever) book I've ever read was probably Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It's listed at around a thousand pages (or just over) in most of the paperback editions, although I think the one I read might have been a little shorter. Read it for a college English class in Victorian literature. Didn't realize it was the "heaviest" book I would ever read, but I certainly knew it was the bleakest!