The act or process of reading text books to help overcome an difficult problem, usually computing based. There is an implicit direct relationship between the complexity of the problem to be solved and the size of the book referred to.
Big-booking does not refer to reading large print novels.
Historical tense: big-booked
I had to do some serious big-booking to figure out how to make the syncotronomatic de-warbliser phase shift my quantum state. Only after I had unsuccessfully big-booked for several hours did Warwick show me that the syncotronomatic de-warbliser was not plugged in.