Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guess this Book...

Each book that I read, I like to find out where the halfway mark is. I don't really know why, but it gives me a chance to set two goals I guess. One to get to halfway by a certain time and another to finish the rest.

This is probably good for a whole discussion itself, but back on topic - I was reading a book the other day and I got to page 550. I found out that I was 80 pages away from the halfway mark and it made me laugh.

Any guesses as to what book I'm slowly reading? (Hint - it's in a series)

This is probably either really easy for some forum members and really hard for others...sorry. :)


  1. It's gotta be something by either Erikson or GRRM...

  2. 550 + 80 = 630
    630 + 630 = 1260
    So we look for a Malazan book with 1260 pages.
    Hardcover or Trade Paperback or Massive Market Paperback?
    I own all available Malazan books by Erikson as mmpb and there are two with 1280 pages: Reaper's Gale and Toll the Hounds.
    So I assume you read one of these incase you read mmpb.

  3. Yup, it's the mmpb of Reaper's Gale. Nice math there. :)

  4. Well, I hope you are enjoying it. I have to admit that I've been having some trouble making it through Gardens of the Moon but I've been determined to get to the end, because everyone else seems to enjoy it so much. It's that peer pressure thing again...gets me every time.

  5. I never admitted it, but I thought I was the only one to look for middle marks. I always look at the last page and figure the middle mark for myself. I always thought there was something wrong with me for doing that. I knew what I was working up to, then the rest is all down hill. Hope you enjoy Erikson. I have to get to the first one, which is here starring at me from the shelf.

  6. @Simcha - Soooo good. Each novel is a struggle, sorry to say, but the endings always make it worth it. They are amazing. Read it, read it, read it (that's my form of peer pressure). :)

    @Melissa - Haha, that's awesome. I thought I was the only one too. I don't know why, but it makes me feel better. I used to do other OCD things, but now that's it.

  7. That's an interesting comment that you made, about the endings making the book worthwhile. I've been thinking a lot lately about what aspects of a book make it a really good book, for me, and how this might be different for other people. So it sounds like for you a good ending makes a difficult book worthwhile, which is interesting. (I actually think I might post together a post about this)

  8. That's a good idea for a post. With Erikson, at least at first, I was compelled to continue reading because I liked the characters and I really wanted to know what the heck was going on. Then, when the ending blew me away, I was definitely going forward with the series.


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