Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Social Graces by Cheryl Poch

At one time or another, we all could use a little useless information to get us by in our social gatherings, dinner engagements and family functions.

Here are some things you didn’t think you needed to know . . . and probably don’t!

Let’s tackle the ‘literary world.’

~~General Lew Wallace’s best-seller Ben-Hur was the first work of fiction to be blessed by a pope.

~~An estimated 2.5 million books will be shipped in the next 12 months with wrong covers.

~~Guinness World Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

~~The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalms 119 and the Bible is the number-one shoplifted book in America.

And in case you were wondering . . .

~~A horologist measures time, a klazomaniac is someone who feels like shouting, and a librocubicularist is someone who reads in bed. I think I have done all three of those more than I like to admit. So to put it in simple terms – I will MEASURE my time when I READ IN BED and do a SHOUT OUT when it’s time to call it nitey-night!

Cheryl L. Poch, Director
Fowlerville District Library
131 Mill St. P.O. Box 313
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Thanks to Cheryl for these bits of trivia, thoughts to ponder, and words to use. More, please!

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