In addition, reading is a wonderful antidepressant, a stimulator of brain activity that enriches vocabulary, improves memory, saves you from diseases, develops analytical thinking and fantasy, there are some details that you may not know. We have collected the most interesting facts about books and reading.
If you can’t imagine your day without a book in your hands or a week without at least five read works , you will most likely be ironically called a “bookworm”. And the nickname it came from insects that live in the roots and covers of books. So keep this in mind if you next hear such words in your address!
Since we have taken up the facts about the books, do not let the next one bother you. You might be surprised, but about 70% of books in the whole world are bought by women.
The most reading nation is not Russia, China or Spain . It is established that this is Iceland! Perhaps this is due to the weather, nature or mentality. But every year about 1000 books are issued here with a circulation of from half a thousand to ten thousand copies. This is not so much at first glance, but due to the fact that a small number of people live in Iceland, about 3 books per 1000 inhabitants are published. According to estimates of one Icelandic publisher, in theory, every sixth resident will write his novel. There is even a saying in the country “a book lives within each person”.
It seems that everyone loves to read: someone - the scientific literature, someone - entertaining, someone - the classics. And if they do not like, then they certainly know how. But no! Illiteracy is still one of the major problems. Every fifth adult in the world does not know how to read and write. The highest rates are found in South and West Asia, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa.
It is proved that while reading a person most often looks in different directions. Moreover, he can direct his gaze in opposite directions, and the lines of gaze can intersect.
Anyone who has given a low grade reading technique at school will now regret lost time and opportunities to learn speed reading . Because it has been established that those who read more quickly have less tired eyes.
Reading reduces stress. And also helps to relax and distract. Perhaps these facts about books are not new to you. In fact, if you immerse yourself in a book with your head, no matter what happens in your personal or working life, the problems fade into the background. Therefore, it is very useful, in addition to sedatives and, for example, meditations, to find interesting literature for yourself and to be given to it completely. Difficulties in this beautiful moment simply do not exist.
Biblioteptomania is an unbridled passion for books , namely the desire to get them illegally. One of the most famous people who stole the books was Stephen Bloomberg. He stole more than 20 thousand unique books from nearly 300 libraries. Moreover, to carry out his black businessman, Stephen penetrated the libraries even through the ventilation system and the elevator shaft.
A special program has been created in the prisons of Brazil that encourages prisoners to read. Each read book reduces the period of 4 days, as much as possible, you can reduce your life by 48 days a year. Agree, the idea is ingenious, and most importantly, not unhelpful!
Now a little about the outstanding people of different eras and peoples. The famous French emperor and commander read 2000 words per minute, Gorky about 4000, and Balzac could read a medium-sized novel in 30 minutes (approximately 180-200 pages). Nikolay Rubakin, who lived at the beginning of the 20th century, read more than 250 thousand books in his life. But the American inventor Edison was very resourceful in reading : he grasped 2-3 lines of text at once and memorized what was written in almost whole pages. This is the skill, concentration and talent!