Thursday, January 14, 2016

Quirky Book Facts

post by Michelle Griep
I'm all about quirk and I'm all about books . . . so what happens when you marry the two? A Google search, of course. And you get to reap the benefits.

8 Quirky Book Facts 

The first book bought on Amazon was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.

There's a book in the Welsh National Library that measures 1 mm x 1 mm. The title, Old King Cole, is so small that the pages can only be turned with a needle.

Author James Frazer had to move out of his Great Court, London, home because the floor was about to give way under the weight of his books.

One of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury, asked out a bookstore clerk for his first date ever. They married in 1947 and stayed married until her death in 2003.

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that means buying a load of books and then not getting around to reading them.

Bibliosmia is a word that means the enjoyment of the smell of books.

China used to ban Alice in Wonderland because, "Bears, lions and other beasts cannot use a human language," said General Ho Chien in 1931. "To attribute to them such a power is an insult to the human race."

Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend "a week or so" writing The Cat in the Hat. It took him a year and a half.

2 comments:

Southern-fried Fiction said...

I definitely suffer from Bibliosmia.

chappydebbie said...

I may suffer from Tsundoku.....so many books, so little time.

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