When awaiting a book's release, I will seek out any details and information I can about the book. Besides the cover and release date, another component I covet is page length. Yes, page length. I must know how long said book is going to be. I'm a book hoarder, I cherish the written words, I love staring at a huge book spine. Like ahhh.... The more pages, the more I can read!!
I know, I know. Quality over quantity but I can't help but be enthusiastic or disappointed by the mere glance at the page length number.
Reactions to page lengths:
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You - 284 Pages
Heir of Fire - 562 Pages
City of Heavenly Fire - 725 Pages
Numbers are deceiving though. Page length tricks us sometimes. It's just a number, and page length does not correlate with the content on the page. It's a completely separate entity, yet I can't help but mesh the two together. I can't help but think that books with more pages are better. It makes me more excited to read them. Does that make sense or am I being crazy and just rambling?
I have proof though! There's some data to back up my musings. I've noticed that more often than not, I am disappointed by shorter books. Books that are long 400+ pages tend to satisfy me, yet books that are short, say 300- pages seem to be subpar.
Long books: The Kiss of Deception (492), Cress (550), Grave Mercy (549) Loved all of these.
Short books: Blue Bloods (302), The Fault in Our Stars (313), We Were Liars (240) Hated all of these.
So what was the point of all this? Who knows. I've got a thing for page length, an obsession if you will. I see a connection between page length and likability, but maybe it's just me.
Do you have a certain opinion regarding page length? Do you ever react to it?