30 facts about books and writers

Another interesting post from Interesting literature. To whet your interest, two of the 30 facts are below:

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.’

This question often crops up in writers' interviews, but most of us think of something witty or poetic. Chesterton is the only one I know who hit the right practical note.

The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’.

Aren't all of us tsundoku? We need a special word too. Any suggestions?



Source: http://interestingliterature.com/2015/03/05/30-interesting-facts-about-books