I saw this topic on Lola’s Ramblings and decided I had to weigh in.
What is your preferred book length? Long? Short? Medium? And does the size of a book determine whether or not you will pick it up off the shelves?
I have to say… length really doesn’t matter all that much to me. I have books on my shelves that are super long, and books that are super short. My favourite books are my favourite because of the quality of the work inside – if they’re short, then they get to the point quickly, and if they’re long, then they don’t drag things out.
I think judging books by their length is a strange concept too, because I read eBooks quite a lot, so judging a book on size doesn’t often work. And when I buy physical books, I pick them up based on their cover and blurb, not their length.
What about you guys? What is your preferred book length?