wow! theres so much interesting stuff you could find out about books and authors. heres some more neat facts.
wanna read the most b-o-r-i-n-g book ever? its a book about the calculation of pi to two million places. its got 800 pages! ack!
the first published book ever written on a typewriter was the mark twains adventures of tom sawyer.
in the usa we buy 57 books per second and thats about five million every day.
a new book is published every 13 minutes in america. 125 new titles are published every day.
the first novel ever written is believed to be the tale of genji. it was written in the first decade of the 11th century by murasaki shibuku a japanese noblewoman. it has 54 chapters.
in charles dickens a christmas carol most of the characters were based on people he knew personally including ebenezer scrooge who in real life was ebenezer scroggie a counselor at edinburgh.
south african writer mary faulkner wrote 904 books and according to the guinness book of world records ranks as historys most prolific novelist.
the first recipe book was published in 62 a d. by the roman apicius. its called de re coquinari and it describes food the emperor claudius liked to eat.
shakespeare used around 29,000 different words in his plays. before that about 10,000 of them had never been used in any english literature .
now cause i promised heres the 10 most read books in the world. drum roll…
1.The Bible - 3.9 billion copies
2 Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung by Mao Tse-tung - 820 Million Copies
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - 400 Million Copies and translated into 65 languages.
4. Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkian- 103 Million Copies
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 65 Million Copies
6. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - 57 Million Copies
7. Twilight - The Saga by Stephanie Meyer - 43 Million Copies
8. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell- 33 Million Copies
9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - 30 Million Copies
10. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank- 27 Million Copies
i hope you liked all this cool book and author stuff.
…hugs from lenny