Exploring My Bookshelves #5 : Books with least no. of pages

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

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Least no. of pages?? That was difficult… The thinnest book I have is The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes.. 150 pages 😦

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.
Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

I got this book as a gift from my friends on my birthday. Its pretty different from my usual genre, but its awesome…

But there is another book which is waaaayyyyy thinner.. 😛

My poetry book for school.

28 pages!! Beat that… 😀

🙂

Sripurna.

Exploring My Bookshelves #4: Book with the most number of pages

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

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Book with the most number of pages- easy and obvious choice- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

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Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn–Brown’s most exciting novel yet.

670 pages! 😀

But of course there is yet another book with much more number of pages…

Tadaaa…. My school chemistry book!! 😀 And… wait for it… it has… 1418 pages!!!!

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😀

Sripurna.

Exploring My Bookshelves #3: Scariest book

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

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Scariest Book On My Shelf this time!!

I know that by ‘scariest’ book, most people mean zombies and ghosts and supernatural stuff. Buuuuuuut:

1. I don’t read horror books or watch horror movies AT ALL. Don’t ask why.

2. There is something that’s much more scary than zombies and monsters : human psychology. Quoting the last line of The Book Thief- ” I’m haunted by humans.”

So, the scariest book on my shelf (its not there currently, I lent it to a friend) is:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

This book… *melodramatic tears* I’m not going to comment… Just read it, guys.. And don’t blame me for the state of your mind after reading this piece of pure genius. 😉 Oh, and why I find it scary?? You’ll find out when you read it.. *evil laugh*

And btw, this is also another very pretty cover.. I love the way title has the backdrop of cloud/smoke..And then, Ben Affleck… 😛

Finally, I’ve caught up with this meme in time.. Yeah!

XO and ❤

Sripurna.

Exploring My Bookshelves #2 : Prettiest cover

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

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So today’s topic is the prettiest book cover. Aaaaaaand, I have way too many options to choose from… 😛 So please be patient while going through this post!!

Firstly- A Song For Summer by Eva Ibbotson.

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When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she finds her destiny.

Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it’s the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler’s troops spread across Europe, Ellen has promises to keep, even if they mean she must sacrifice her future happiness…

There is something so serene and beautiful about the smile of this girl on the cover, I don’t know why but I find myself smiling back whenever I look at the book.

Up next is Winter Song by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

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In a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices — and reemerging hope.

Escape. Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison-like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril. Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog-men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before. Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement. The fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses — further proof of the government’s horrible brutality. Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty? Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe

To highlight my fascination towards this cover, I snapped a picture of the exact portion of the cover that grabbed my eyes.

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Do you see the color of her eyes? Amazing, right?? The book wasn’t that good though.. 😛

The next books are ebooks, so I didn’t have the privilege of actually holding these books to read.. But they are beautiful all the same. I’m not giving the blurb for these books as most of them are 2nd or 3rd parts of a series..

Here’s the cover to Forever Jack ( Eversea #2)- Natasha Boyd

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I love love love this cover. I just can’t explain why.

Next- This Girl (Slammed #3)- Colleen Hoover

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😛 Cute right? C’mon, its a CoHo book..

Beautiful Disaster- Jamie Mcguire (This is the last one, I swear)

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No explanations required as to why I love it…

So what’s your prettiest book cover?? 🙂

Till the next time…

Sripurna

Exploring My Bookshelves #1

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

Okay, I have VERY little books in my real bookshelf, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking part in something soooo cool. My virtual shelf on the other hand is so huge that it won’t fit here!!! (Well, Goodreads is the only place you’ll actually find it).. So, here’s all I have with me at this moment:

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😦 I feel really sad about not having real, hold-in-your-hand, proper books… But there’s always my Goodreads shelf.. 🙂

Okay, this week its the series I own the most.. That is pretty obvious- I have around (actually, more than) 12 Agatha Christies. There was a time when I was obsessed with these murder stories. And let’s admit it- the books are not too expensive. C’mon, who doesn’t love that cute little Belgian detective with moustache and lots of grey cells??  In my ebook shelf, on the other hand, I have the entire Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley..

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Never tried out a meme before, so I’m not sure if I’m doing it right. Also, I’m quite late- Addlepates and Book Nerds did this back in late February!! 😛

Anyways, let me know what you think! 😀

XO

Sripurna.