The origin of the Latin word for book, liber, comes from the Romans who used the thin layer found between the bark and the wood (the liber) before the times of parchment. The English word comes from the Danish word for book, bog, meaning birch tree, as the early people of Denmark wrote on birch bark.
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A room without books is like a body without a soul."
"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water." Mark Twain
"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it." ~James Bryce
"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book". ~Author Unknown
"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx
"Let books be your dining table, And you shall be full of delights Let them be your mattress And you shall sleep restful nights."~Author Unknown
"Never judge a book by its movie." JW Eagan
1. The Bible (6.7 billion copies)
2. Quotations from Chairman Mao, Mao Tse-Tung (900 million)
3. The Qur’an (800 million)
4. Xinhua Zidian (400 million — a Chinese dictionary, first published in 1953)
5. The Book of Common Prayer, Thomas Cranmer
6. Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
7. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, John Foxe
8. The Book of Mormon, Joseph J. Smith, Jr. (123 million)
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (107 million — UK title was …and the Philosopher’s Stone)
10. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie (100 million)
11. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (100 million)
12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling (65 million)
13. The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown (65 million)
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (60 million)
15. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (60 million)
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