What are some interesting facts about books or reading in general? By Devashish Patil

Some of the interesting facts about books and reading are:

  • There are nearly 130 million(129,864,880 to be exact) books in the entire world.
  • It would take 60,000 years to read all the books in the world.
  • The three most read books areThe Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, and Harry Potter.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt read one book per day.
  • The longest sentence ever printed consists of 823 words.
  • The first book described as a “best-seller” was Fools Of Nature by US writer Alice Brown in 1889.
  • One in five adults around the world cannot read or write, with the highest rates in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • People in India are the world’s biggest readers, spending an average 10.7 hours a week.
  • The M6 toll road was built on two-and-a-half million copies of pulped Mills & Boon novels.
  • It takes an average of 475 hours to write a novel.
  • Women buy 68% of all books sold.
  • The page most readers lose interest at is Page 18.
  • The term “bookworm” comes from insects who feed on binding of books.

Source:

Hellogiggles.com[1]

Daily express[2]

Footnotes

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[2] https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=…

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About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents and three dogs, Charlie, Roscoe and Daisy.
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