Tuesday Trivia

Hello Fellow bloggers! I am here to delight you with some interesting facts about the thing we bloggers love the most! Yes, you are absolutely right! Books!

So here’s your dose of book trivia this Tuesday:

  • Have you read Les Miserable by Victor Hugo? If not, you might want to grab a copy soon!

In the book, Les Miserable by Victor Hugo there is one sentence that is 823 words long. When Victor wrote to his editor inquiring about their opinion of the manuscript, he wrote, “?” They answered, “!”

  • Did you know that one out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’? And still….

Gadsby was written by Ernest Vincent Wright in 1939. The 50,000 word novel doesn’t contain the letter ‘e’. (OMG! I know that’s what dropped off your tongue just now!)

  • How small a book have you seen? I am sure not small enough to beat this one…

The smallest book in the Welsh National Library is Old King Cole. It measures just 1mm x 1mm and the pages can only be turned with a needle! (I mean seriously? Pages turned with needle…..)

  • So how many unread books do you have on your book shelf? Are you in love with the smell of old books?

The word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’ and ‘bibliosmia‘ is the enjoyment of the smell of old books. (I guess I will soon be labelled a tsundoku!)

  • Which is the most expensive book you’ve ever bought? Well, there are others waiting in the queue. It’s time to save more money for buying books! Check out why…

The most expensive book is The Task by Tomas Alexander Hartmann. It has a value by the author for 153 million euros. That’s about 213 million U.S. dollars (Yes! You read it right,its not a typo!!). And the kicker, it’s only 13 pages long.

So which one of the above facts shook the writer in you 🙂