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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
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Janta | 34 comments Hello --

I'm reading the paperback version of The Lion in the Living Room (ISBN-13: 9781476738246) and I noticed that Goodreads has the page count at 256 pages; my copy has 241.

As always, thank you, GR Librarians, for everything you do!

Regards,
--Janta


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Roee | 2178 comments Are there any other pages, aside from the numbered ones?


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Empress (the_empress) Lovely, updated


Janta | 34 comments Roee: There is an unnumbered "About the Author" page. There are also ~3 pages of blurbs, also unnumbered, at the beginning of the book.

Ellie: thanks!

Regards,
--Janta


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Empress (the_empress) Roee wrote: "Are there any other pages, aside from the numbered ones?"

Why would that matter?

Page numbers should match the page numbers as listed in the book. If a book begins on page 6, for example, do not subtract from the final page count to determine the “actual” number of pages - simply list the number on the last page with countable content. https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...


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rivka | 43574 comments Mod
Janta wrote: "Roee: There is an unnumbered "About the Author" page."

Is that after page 241? If it were numbered, would it be 242? 243?


Janta | 34 comments If it were numbered it would be page 243. I just double checked my copy and that page is not numbered, though. The last numbered page is 241.


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rivka | 43574 comments Mod
Thanks for clarifying. While we don't count unnumbered (or Roman numbered) pages before the main text, we do count pages following, if they meet our criteria for inclusion.

Edited page count to 243.


Janta | 34 comments OK, thanks!


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