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31 Days - 31 Books (day 22): Done with grading edition - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
31 Days - 31 Books (day 22): Done with grading edition
Woohoo! I am FINALLY caught up with grading! OK, so students were taking the final exam today and I'll need to grade it tomorrow, but the lab reports are GRADED! Woo! I've probably been behind for 8 of our last 9 weeks on this. Procrastination's bad, m'kay?

Day22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages

Hmmmm, one of my many science textbooks, or Ronnie Barker's tome? Let's go into my library and see!

*time passes*

Ah! While I was walking into my library, I thought "No! It'll be The Merck Index." And I was right. 1606 pages BEFORE it gets to the specially numbered appendix (at least one of those sections was 300+ pages). I suspect it even beats my CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (which has sections that start over in number, and I had no desire to add up a bunch of numbers. Besides, the Merck has much thinner pages and is slightly wider than the CRC.)

For comparison, All I Ever Wrote by Ronnie Barker was 736 pages. But turns out it wasn't even my most paginated non-reference book. I thought "oooh, bet one of the Harry Potter's has it beat!" and indeed, Order of the Phoenix is about 30 pages more. But then I looked at Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (still not read) and it's over 800 pages. Thankfully, my George RR Martin books are eBooks.

(OK, is it obvious that I'm a nerd? I mean, I have a Merck (20th birthday present - I've now owned it over half of my life) & a CRC (gift from the Dow Corporation after my freshman year of chemistry - so it's even older!) and I love talking about page numbers...)

The rest of the 31 days:

Day1 - Book you are reading right now
Day2 - The book you want to read next
Day3 - Your favourite Book
Day4 - Book you hate
Day5 - A Book you can read again and again

Day6 - A book you can only read once (no matter you love or hate it)
Day7 - Book that reminds you of someone
Day8 - Book that reminds you on a certain place
Day9 - The first book you ever read
Day10 - Book from your favourite author
Day11 - Book you once loved and now hate
Day12 - Book that a friend recommended
Day13 - Book that makes you laugh

Day14 - Book from your childhood
Day15 - 4. book from the left on your shelf
Day16 - 9. book from the right on your shelf
Day17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf
Day18 - Book with the most beautiful cover
Day19 - Book, that you ever wanted to read
Day20 - Book that you read at school
Day21 - most stupid book you read at school
Day23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages
Day24 - Book where nobody would expect you read/loved it
Day25 - A book where the main character is almost like you
Day26 - Book you would read to your children
Day27 - A book where the main character is your idol
Day28 - Thanks God this book was made into a movie
Day29 - Darn, why did they make this book into a movie?
Day30 - First erotic book you ever read
Day31 - Book series you are collecting

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: May 23rd, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ronnie Barker's book looks great--I watched The Two Ronnies when I was growing up (I think it was on before Monty Python on KQED, the PBS station in SF) & I'll bet that it's a fun read, if rather time-consuming. Maybe something you read for a while, then put down & get back to later...?

You received a gift from the Dow Corporation? Doesn't that make you morally tainted in some way? ;)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 24th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup, Barker's book is definitely a dip into & dip out of book. And I intend to dip back into it. (He did a lot of writing for David Frost, not always under his own name, in addition to Two Ronnies and other shows.)

As for Dow - my family's motto is "Better Living through Chemistry" so we're DuPont people... :-) The Dow gift was a surprise. For having a top score in my uni chemistry course, I received the CRC and $250 towards my tuition. :-)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 28th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I finally understand the burden of grading. Congrats on your trimphant completion!
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