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10 Weird and Interesting Facts About Books and Authors

10 Weird and Interesting Facts About Books and Authors
While most of us love reading books, there are still some interesting and weird facts about books and authors which we weren’t aware of so far. Here is a list of 10 weird facts about books that are fascinating enough to catch your attention.
1. The most expensive book ever sold was Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci and it was purchased by Bill Gates for $30.8 million. (1)
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is known to be the first book ever written using a typewriter.
3. Fools of Nature written by US writer Alice Brown in 1889 is considered the first book described as a "best-seller".
4. The Harry Potter books are allegedly the most banned books in America due to religious complaints. (2)
5. The 3 most read books in the world are The Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and the Harry Potter series.
6. Alice in Wonderland is not just a fictional story but is based on a real 10-year-old girl named Alice Liddell.
7. The maximum number of readers across the world come from Iceland.
8. Virginia Woolf was the author to have written all her novels standing.
9. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust is the longest novel ever with 13 volumes clocking up nearly 1.3 million words. (3)
10.  Bibliosmia is the word for loving the smell of old books, knew that ever?
The next time you read these books and authors, you will probably remember these interesting facts related to them. Stay tuned with Ergodebooks for more such interesting articles.

Posted On: December 31, 2018

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