Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This is my attempt at an interesting post (of which I promised awhile back).

I found a bit of interesting information at this website: http://www.theweeweb.co.uk/book_facts.php.

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving.

If you were driving at a constant 70 mph in a car it would take you just under 8 hours to pass them all. And thats without stopping to go to the toilet!

The British Library in London is the 2nd biggest with 18 million books.

Now, that's a lot of books!


Also, I just finished reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. If anyone likes mystery novels you should check this one out for sure. It's witty, funny, and captivating. The characters were interesting and likable, and the plot took some pretty unexpected turns.

Hope everyone is planning on reading Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict! Happy Reading all!

2 comments:

Aelysium said...

It would be incredible to walk through that building.

Tiffany said...

Here's something interesting. Mike went to London on his Mission and Sean went to Washington DC on his mission. I wonder if either of them actually went in to the Library.