Don’t let the title of this post fool you: small books can hold a lot of amazing content, too. Big books, however, have the physical capacity for more. When at the library (and when I know I have the time) I always search for a large book. That way, it fills up a lot of the extra reading time I have. Finishing big books leaves me with an awesome sense of accomplishment. For example, Gone With the Wind, one of my favorite books, has 1,037 pages. Finishing that book gave me a great sense of relief and I felt overall more intelligent, mostly because it was a historical novel, but also because it held so much content that was based in fact. I don’t want to put small books down, though. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most amazing writers ever and none of his books exceed 400 pages. This shows what an amazing author he is because he can get all of the wonderful content inside his head into a small book that will be cherished for years to come.
What I also love is a big amount of books. If I know that I’m going on a holiday break, I stock up on as many books that I can. Sadly the school library only allows that I check out 6. However, the public library lets me check out as many as I want! Unfortunately, I live far from the library, putting me out of bounds to use the library. Do you see my predicament here?! However, my boyfriend lives out of town, but the town he lives in has a library so I use it. Going on break gives me a lot of time to catch up on my reading and finish that giant list that will keep me busy for a million years. I usually get large books that will take up plenty of time, even though I’m a speed reader.
Books are awesome. That is all there is to it. They provide entertainment, education, and release from boredom. Picking up a book, reading it, and finishing it gives one a sense of accomplishment that nothing else can compare to. Big books are filled with so much content that makes you feel smarter in the end. So go ahead and pick up a big book-don’t be frightened by the size and just read it. You will never know what will happen if you don’t.