Blogchatter A2Z - 2021

Random fascinating facts about books | #blogchattera2z

For readers there is nothing better than a good book and a cup of tea or coffee. Books allows the reader to step into a magical world and thus provides them with the required solitude and escapism.

Who doesn’t like to read facts?? By reading facts we gain much more insights about the topic or thing. Surprisingly, there are tons of random facts about books that are super fascinating.

In this post I have tried to compile such fascinating facts about books. I hope you’ll find lots of fun facts that will make you fall in love with books all over again.

There is an actual word for loving the smell of old books, it’s called Bibliosmia. Interesting, isn’t it?

The longest sentence ever printed is 823 words. This sentence exists in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

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Former American President Theodore Roosevelt read at least one book per day.

Dan Brown finds hanging upside down the ultimate cure for writer’s block.

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Do you also have a habit like me of buying books and not reading them. Japanese have a word for it: Tsundoku. It means “to allow books to pile up and never read them”.

The Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, and Harry Potter these are the three most read books in the world.

The most expensive book in the world is Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was purchased by Bill Gates for 30.8 million dollars

Mark Twain’s, Adventure of Tom Sawyer is said to be the first novel written on a typewriter.

Dr Seuss, in his book titled “If I Ran the Zoo”, first used the word nerd.

The world’s smallest book is Teeny Ted from Turnip Town.

This post is a part of A-Z challenge by Blogchatter

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