Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Britain’s Most Prolific Library Book Reader
The Guardian identifies Louise Brown as “Britain’s most prolific library book reader.” Brown, a 91-year-old woman from southwest Scotland, is about to borrow her 25,000th book. When you consider that Brown borrowed her first book in 1946, that’s an average of almost 397 books per year, or over 7 books per week. Brown’s favorites include “Mills & Boon romances, war stories and historical dramas.” After 63 years of borrowing library books, Brown’s never incurred a fine for an overdue book.