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 🙂
I have always been an admirer of this great man whose words are ever so encouraging and make me wonder about his wisdom, knowledge and perspective of life!
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA. The name itself instills peace and divinity in mind.
Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth.
Hey fellow bloggers!
My new post is based on a prompt which required me to write a “Lipogram”.
For those who are not familiar with the word, Lipogram is a kind of constrained writing in which you restrict the use of certain letters usually a common vowel. In order to make it more challenging and interesting, I decided to use only one vowel “I”, throughout the poem. Hope you enjoy reading it!
Here’s the link:
Request a feedback!
Plagued by frustration and melancholy for years, she discovered panacea in her writing!
#13wordsstory, #feedback, #weekly
Tuesday is here again and so am I with some trivia!
Hope it adds to your library of knowledge 🙂
- I know some people who are absolutely fanatic about stationery but never knew someone was way ahead of them! Check this out…
The most expensive pencil in the world costs $ 12,800. It is made of 240-year-old olive wood and a limited edition of the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil. It features a sharpener made with 18 carat white gold and diamonds. There are only 5 such pencils left in the world.
Fasten your seat belts to know some amazing facts yet again this Tuesday!
I absolutely loved doing research for this post. Hope you find them interesting too:)
- This one goes for book lovers…or should I say, for all the members of BW 🙂
The National Library of Sweden has a 16th century book that can be read in six different ways. It’s special six fold, back to back binding combines six different devotional texts into one book. The unique book opens in six different directions, each way revealing a different book. Follow the source link below to see the visual of six different ways of opening the book.
Incredible! Our ancestors were definitely more innovative and resourceful!