Book Facts #1

๐ŸŒŸ 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:

๐Ÿ’‰ There are ~ 130 Million books in the world.

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

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๐Ÿ’‰ Rumor has it that former American President Theodore Roosevelt read one book a day.

His Goodreads Challengeย  must be looking good!

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๐Ÿ’‰ A study found that you are 2 ยฝ times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimerโ€™s in later life if you read regularly.

I am a doctor and I recommend reading 100%

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๐Ÿ’‰ The longest sentence ever printed is 823 words. Itโ€™s a legit sentence that exists inย Victor Hugoโ€™s Les Miserables.

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

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๐Ÿ’‰ One in five adults around the world canโ€™t read or write, with the highest rates in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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๐Ÿ’‰ According to Google Stephen King wrote more than 80 books!

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๐Ÿ’‰ As of 2018, Stephen King’s net worth is $400 million dollars

I happily contributed to 20$ of those ๐Ÿ˜€

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!





  1. this is so fun!! love the idea

    if there are over 130 million books in the world looks like im gonna have to pick up the pace here ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Haha love this post! And Iโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜…

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