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Meet Charlie... #toystories

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Hello world, meet Bash... #toystories

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I discovered that using my mobile as a spectroheliokinematograph is harmful to the camera.

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They say you can't get toothpaste back into the tube, but getting shampoo back into the bottle is definitely possible.

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Behold the Purloiner of Cushions...

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Books of 2015

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Books of 2015

Twenty Fifteen was an interesting year in the sense that it was the year I became a complete digital reader. All books I read in 2015 were ones and zeroes. I never read a single paper-based book. I'm not sure if it was a good thing or a bad one. I think it boils down to a simple fact that I read most of these books in my bed around midnight.

So was the goal achieved? Yes. I read one book more than in 2014.

Some Stats

  • I read 105 books out of which 11 were audiobooks and 22 were graphic novels.
  • I read around 350 pages per book totalling around 36000 pages. I considered the pagecount of a paperback for audiobooks.
  • I read 15 books written by women authors. I will have to increase this count in 2016.
  • I discovered 38 new authors this year. 
  • I read only 8 non-fiction books.
  • Most of the books I read were fantasy and science fiction.
  • The shortest book was the Greatest Defense of Layosah (30 pages) and the longest was Assassin's Quest at 769 pages.
  • The shortest audiobook was The Creative Habit (8 hrs and 56 mins) and the longest was The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard (65 hrs and 1 min). 
  • The oldest book that I read was The Brothers Karamazov published in 1880.
  • I read 29 books that were published in 2015.

Just to put my job in perspective, I read (reviewed) 482 documents totalling a bit over 15000 pages.

Let us see how goes...

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Noticed at Madipakkam: Calvary Dental Clinic

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Time to start the adventure. 📚

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stopping a bunch of thieves from stealing Nebuchadnezzar's treasures.

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In other news, is done. ✔ and chugging thru book 102 now 🔜