Book Facts #1

🌟 I like data, I like numbers and trivia. I am always looking for new things to discover and so I decided to share it with you in this new mini series all about book facts. This is from data all over the internet or data that I personally investigated. Here are the facts for this week:

💉 There are ~ 130 Million books in the world.

I finished 300 so I only have 129,999,700 to go…

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💉 Rumor has it that former American President Theodore Roosevelt read one book a day.

His Goodreads Challenge  must be looking good!

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💉 A study found that you are 2 ½ times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in later life if you read regularly.

I am a doctor and I recommend reading 100%

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💉 The longest sentence ever printed is 823 words. It’s a legit sentence that exists in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

I think my rant sentences are longer, no wonder it is called Miserables!

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💉 One in five adults around the world can’t read or write, with the highest rates in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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💉 According to Google Stephen King wrote more than 80 books!

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💉 As of 2018, Stephen King’s net worth is $400 million dollars

I happily contributed to 20$ of those 😀


Hope this weeks facts were fun to read! Shall I continue this series? What bookish things do you want to know more about? Next week I will talk about the biggest and most successful books/ authors. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

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28 Comments

  1. Haha love this post! And I’m not shocked that the longest sentence ever written is in Les Miserables! Seems fitting that the longest sentence printed is in such a lengthy book! 😅

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