Does a book's size really determine its readability? I just finished reading book 3 of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and was surprised to hear people say they would like to read them but the size is intimidating. I have heard this said about other series (such as Outlander) as well. So let's talk. Will you skip a book based on its page count?
Shannon:Just like Carrie, I'm also reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and haven't been bothered by the enormous page count of each book. A novel's ability to suck me in with its characters and story is much more important then its size. If I keep hearing positive feedback about a certain book I'll read it regardless of its size, genre or whether its YA or Adult.
Carrie:Obviously page count isn't an issue for me. I was actually surprised at how addicting the George R.R. Martin series was. As for Outlander, I participated in a read-a-long where we tackled the book so many chapters at a time. I ended up cheating though and couldn't stop reading. If a book hooks me, the number of pages is irrelevant.