Hello Readathoners! This is your host, Kate, and I am here to host your last couple of hours! During this pandemic, my family has made it a point to attempt to do an online family game night every Friday night. We are spread out across the global (California, Washington State, Germany, and Singapore) so it isn’t always easy to schedule a block of time that works for everyone, but this experience has brought us all closer.

We really enjoy playing the Jack Box Party games and one of the family favorites is Murder Trivia Party. We love trivia in our family! I thought that perhaps some book related Trivia might be fun, here, at the end of the readathon. So, without further ado, here is some random book trivia:

*The fear of running out of something to read is called Abibliophobia… I am happy to say that this is not a fear I have. I have the more common book lover fear of running out of time to read all the books I want to read.

*Lord of the Ring author, J.R.R Tolkien typed the whole trilogy with just two fingers! Considering the manuscript for the trilogy is over 1200 pages, that must have taken a really long time and been really exhausting.

*A study found that you are 2 ½ times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in later life if you read regularly… I hope that audiobooks count for this as well!

*The library at Saint Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai is the oldest currently operating in the world, and has the second largest collection of ancient manuscripts and codices, just after Vatican City. It was established in AD 565

*There are more public libraries than McDonald’s restaurants in the United States… This one was really surprising to me. I see way more McDonald’s than I see libraries. But this is also really cool!

What book trivia do you know? Share something with us in the comments below!


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