Some short books are fun Ella, Minnow, Pea (Mark Dunn) at pages 208 pages and The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett) at 120 pages and I will read them after reading a long book, but they're never my first choice. I'll probably read Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villain Tales (edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling) at 208 pages before tackling the next in the Churchill biography.
And then I need to get going again on the long series I'm reading by S.M. Stirling, the Change series has 11 books in it so far and I'm on number 7, The High King of Montival. Not great literature, but fun.
So what's your preference?
“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”