How many languages is your favorite book in?

Books! Nearly everyone reads them all over the world.

And for some insight on what titles we’re all reading across the globe, the folks at 7 Brands put together a list of the 50 most translated books.

Was surprised Dr. Seuss wasn't on here, but then I thought that maybe that rhyming scheme doesn't hold up quite so well in French...Or even non-American English.

Was surprised Dr. Seuss wasn’t on here, but then I thought that maybe that rhyming scheme doesn’t quite hold up so well in French…Or even non-American English.

I’m not shocked about Little Prince, or Andersen’s Fairy Tales. However, I’m a bit surprised the Bible isn’t on here. When I saw the article I readily assumed that it would be one of the first entries. Not because some consider it ultra important, but because when I was in middle school I had a small leather bible (new testament only) and on the first few pages it stated that it was the most translated book in the world.

I thought that maybe it was excluded from the list as it’s not technically fiction, but the Diary of Anne Frank is also listed. So, not sure.

Anyways, it’s not important, as it’s all just fascinating information. That being said, the most interesting takeaway I got from this is that the bunny that I’ve seen so many times before is named Miffy.

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Bookless libraries…so it begins.

Or rather continues.

San Antonio will be opening the country’s first book-less library. No physical books, just words made out of light on e-readers and digital screens.

This image can't get more literal.

This image can’t get more literal.

This is well and all, but are millenials going to be the generation to tell their grandkids “I remember when ink was printed on sheets made of tree.”

The thought that the printed publications I loved so much are constantly becoming obsolete (to the point that many younger folks when I’m older may not even know what they are) is somewhat depressing. Though, to be honest, I’m not sure if it’s the fact that physical books are being obsolete or the fact that I’m getting old is the sad part.

But I have every reason to believe it’s the former.