I love books and new facts about books. I have committed tsundoku and I have bibliosmia! A life full of too many good books to read is a good life indeed!
30 fun facts about books, in honour of World Book Day 2015
SF writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) is the only author to have published a book in all ten Dewey library categories.
When asked what book he’d like to have with him on a desert island, G. K. Chesterton replied, ‘Thomas’s Guide to Practical Shipbuilding.’
Hugh Lofting, author of Dr Doolittle, thought books should have a ‘senile’ category to complement the ‘juvenile’ section.
Dickens’s house had a secret door in the form of a fake bookcase. The fake books included titles such as ‘The Life of a Cat’ in 9 volumes.
Playwright Joe Orton went to prison in 1962 for defacing library books. One of the cartoons he drew shows an elderly tattooed man in trunks.
View original post 543 more words