Well that was then, 1994 to be exact. It's not 2004 and the whole idea of a 700 page book juts seems silly. After Christmas I got Wolves of the Calla and was really into it and read it religiously every day. It started out harmlessly enough, but I was really into it, so I read 50 pages a day for 10 days and finished it. Since then I've read six books and have keep up reading at least 50 pages every day. In a little over a month I've read more than 2000 pages. This weekend I started a new book I'm really into and I read 190 pages in two days!
As a side note, I did have to read Moby Dick in High School and it wasn't nearly as bad as my eight grade imagination made it out to be.