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View Poll Results: How long do you like your books? (In page length)
1-100 1 5.88%
100-300 5 29.41%
300-500 3 17.65%
500+ 8 47.06%
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10-16-2008   #1 (permalink)
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In terms of page length.

I personally prefer books between 200-300 pages with the line ending at 400.

I normally use the time on the bus/subway to read, which is why I like lighter novels. I also seem to find that longer books can tend to be needlessly detailed.
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hmmmmm i guess around 250 is a good measure of what i read. i don't really care how long it is though.
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I love long books. The one I'm reading now is 1400+ pages Occasionally, I do like my quickies.
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200-600 is ideal. Draggy books bore me.
 
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Voted 500+. I'm currently reading a series with 11 books in it, the shortest is over 500 pages, and the longest is over 1000. Its not that I specifically read longer books, its just the ones I want to read all happen to be long.
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LOOONG. Around 800-1000 per book, and then there are the sequels and trilogies.... Heh. It usually takes me 5-6 hours per book for that length because I like to "savor" some scenes and deconstruct the writing style while I'm at it.

I read shorter books, too, though. It depends on what catches my fancy, but in general I like epic things. 8D
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I love the long books.

They have a ton of pages to go (too lazy to find new books), have either one giant plot or several mini plots, and are generally more descriptive/easier to comprehend the characters.
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i like to read mostly 19th century and Edwardian texts... and they have a tendency to be short... of course there are exceptions to the rule (moby ****... etc)
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It totally depends on the book's density.
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I can generally understand everyone's liking for longer books, but I am a slow reader, which is another factor for my liking of shorter books. I mean, the book I'm reading now, The Pact, is about 500 pages and I've been reading it for about 3 weeks now. (2hrs a day, 4 days a week).
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I would love it if all the books I read would be 800-1000 pages long. Short books are boring and burn holes in my wallet.
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Depends on my mood. I like shorter books and Manga for train rides and breaks at work, but I like LOOOOONG books and series for rainy days and lazy days off.
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i prefer 500+ ones. like HArry Potter and Twilight =) cause when im reading it, and the story is really good, i dont want it to end and i hate it when the book is liek 200 pages, and i like the story alot, i get so impatient on waiting for the second book to come out >_< but eh.. i guess its the same thing tho -.- whatever~
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Depends. If its something Im really getting into and cant put down, I like it when its long.
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Longer, definitely. x3

I don't fall asleep easily and I usually need something to occupy myself and isn't going to wake my parents up. Also, I don't like it when stories end because I tend to feel empty afterwards, so I pick the longest ones I can find. :X

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