Seven Surprising Facts About Books for National Trivia Day

Seven Surprising Facts About Books for National Trivia Day

It’s National Trivia Day, and I always want to know more about books. Here are seven book fun facts to celebrate the holiday right – and a hot tip to make ANOTHER holiday more bookish. Gold, dead languages, and a shocking number of knights – book history is INTERESTING.   Oldest Book Image via Wigan Lane Books The oldest book of all time is the Etruscan Gold Book, found in a canal in Bulgaria, and is now in the Bulgarian History Museum. It’s six pages and 24k gold, and written in Etruscan characters and illustrated. Clocking in at 2,673 years …

Infographic: Fun Facts Behind 18 Famous Book Covers

Infographic: Fun Facts Behind 18 Famous Book Covers

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We’ve all been told never to judge a book by its cover but have we all listened? Probably not. At one point or another you’ve probably most definitely judged a book by its cover and who can blame you – it’s hard not to! Whether you’re perusing Barnes and Nobles (or an indie bookstore) or glancing at Amazon Books, chances are you’ve noticed a book based on its bright colors, large font, steamy couple on the cover, textured surface, and so on. That is what the artists and publishers behind a book want – they want you to notice it. I …

7 Crazy Facts About the Irreplaceable Joan Didion

7 Crazy Facts About the Irreplaceable Joan Didion

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Joan Didion is more than just an author; she’s an icon. She is an essayist, novelist, journalist, and everything in between. Didion is one of the most famous authors of all time. After the 1968 release of Slouching Towards Bethlehem, she gained a cult following of avid fans that has yet to cease.   And I, personally, am a part of that cult. I love Joan Didion with an intensity I could never begin to fully explain. From the moment I read On Self-Respect, she owned a part of my soul. I collect her essays like they’re going out-of-style (which they never will, obviously). She’s the …

11 Facts About Sarah J. Maas for Maassive ‘Throne of Glass’ Fans

11 Facts About Sarah J. Maas for Maassive ‘Throne of Glass’ Fans

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Sarah J. Maas is a New York Times best selling YA author with not only a movie adaptation, but also a TV series in the works. She’s currently working on a novel for DC, as well as the final installment of what will be her seventh book in her Throne of Glass series. The people. They love Sarah. So here are eleven fascinating facts about the beloved fantasy queen.   1. She’s a New Yorker.   Via Giphy   Sarah J. Maas is a native of New York, but currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog.   2. She studied …

11 Facts About Sarah J. Maas for Maassive 'Throne of Glass' Fans

11 Facts About Sarah J. Maas for Maassive 'Throne of Glass' Fans

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Sarah J. Maas is a New York Times best selling YA author with not only a movie adaptation, but also a TV series in the works. She’s currently working on a novel for DC, as well as the final installment of what will be her seventh book in her Throne of Glass series. The people. They love Sarah. So here are eleven fascinating facts about the beloved fantasy queen.   1. She’s a New Yorker.   Via Giphy   Sarah J. Maas is a native of New York, but currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog.   2. She studied …