my books

To kick-off starting this new meme, I’ll share about my bookshelves, or lack thereof. Before last summer I had four bookcases in my bedroom that were all over flowing, after I redid my room (painted, got a new bed, rearranged) I decided that the bookcases were a waste of space, so I eliminated them and instead stacked my books up so that I have a book wall. One may ask how I can get to the books I want to read, well I get them very carefully. I staggered the stacks as best I could to simplify the removal of a book without causing an avalanche.

This week’s topic from Addlepates and Bookworms is

the book with the most pages.

To make this a much more interesting post, I am not going to include books I bought for classes, compilations, and dictionaries. Most of those books are too dull for merit recognition in a meme.

HP5My longest “fun” book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling with 870 pages.

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…” –Goodreads

While I thoroughly enjoy this novel, it is not my favorite of the Harry Potter series. That place will forever more go to the sixth book, despite this I can’t not recommend this book, and its entire series to everyone.

In case anyone was wondering what the actual longest book I own is, it is A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher W. Alexander which is 1216 pages long. I had to buy this book for one of my architecture classes and as one who doesn’t like to sell back books, I kept it.

What’s your longest book?


To participate in the Exploring Your Bookshelf meme hosted by Addlepates and Bookworms, here’s what you do:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too).
  2. I’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 us the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, come back to my post and send us a link! I promise to check out all of your posts!

7 thoughts on “Exploring My Books: Longest Book

  1. Your book wall looks SO COOL! That’s such a great idea! It’s like the awesomeness of a second hand bookshop, but in your own room… I think my edition of that is shorter. Or maybe I just didn’t check my shelves properly 😛 Thanks for participating! 🙂

    1. No problem, I think this meme is a fun idea. To figure out which of my books is the longest I used goodreads and arranged what i’ve read by number of pages .

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