#BookishFacts – just for fun!

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  1. Bibliosmia‘ is the enjoyment of the smell of old books. Hell, we all know someone who is a #BookSniffer 😉

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2. People in Iceland read more books per capita than in any other country. When can I move there, please!

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3. Books have stopped bullets…reading may save your life! See my reading is good for my wellbeing…you seen the bullets flying around at these festivals!

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4. The Harvard University library has four law books bound in human skin. Mmmmm #myprecious

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5.  The page most readers lose interest at? Page 18! (Really…what sort of readers are they!) Think I’d go further than page 18!

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6. The M6 toll road was built on two-and-a-half million copies of pulped Mills & Boon novels. Make you feel all slushy when you are stuck in traffic eh!

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7. Reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress by 68%. Again, reading is good for me!

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8. There are libraries around the world where you can check out humans as a living book and listen to their stories! (www.http://humanlibrary.org/) Now that is a #novel idea!

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9. The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’. So many books, so little time!

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10. Beatrix Potter, author of many a children’s story, didn’t like kids. A young fan once came to meet her, and she told him to go away and stop bothering her. His name was Roald Dahl!!!

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Lots of fascinating book facts out there!

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