NEWSLETTER: People Say I have a Preoccupation with Vengeance. We’ll See About That.

Did you know there is such a thing as “book scorpions?” Keep reading. They’re terrible!

HEY! IT’S WORLD BOOK DAY!

In celebration of this day, I would like to extend my hand-of-the-interwebz, and lay out some fun book facts!

  • The top 3 most read books in the world are: The Holy BibleQuotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Harry Potter.
  • People in India are the world’s biggest readers, spending an average 10.7 hours a week.
  • Books used to be chained to the bookshelves in libraries.
  • The word ‘boghandler’ is the Danish word for ‘bookseller’.
  • As well as being a real species of scorpion, a ‘book scorpion’ is someone who is hostile to books or learning; the phrase is first recorded in 1649 in a work by poet Andrew Marvell. (I’ve met a few “book scorpions.” What a sad life to live!)
In other news,
there is a massive giveaway going on at fantasy author, Kim Iverson’s page!

READ MORE for the link to the FREE BOOKS!

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