Six Degrees of Scarlett O’Hara

Well this is rather interesting. Check out this infographic by designer Jared Fanning based on research by James Chapman:

I’m not sure where Mr. Chapman got his data, but no matter how accurate it is it’s still fun to think about all the people in the world with whom we have a book in common. It’s like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. But with books instead of movie stars.


About Julie @ Tea & Paper

Book lover, native Washingtonian, writer.

2 responses to “Six Degrees of Scarlett O’Hara

  1. I thought that infographic was really neat too! I wonder if it’s a compilation of library stats and Amazon stats? Or some sort of survey…?

  2. Kathy

    I finally got back to your blog…so I signed up and won’t have to leave belated comments about past entries. Anyway, about the Paradise garden – do you know about Behnke’s garden shops? – the best in my opinion…also try reading Henry Mitchell. He’s written several books of essays – originally published in the Wash. Post I think. They are lovely, thoughtful, humorous…
    nice for bedside reading – one essay at a time. I’ve reserved Paradise at the library – thanks for the tip.

    Hmm…the most read books… in the English language I guess? otherwise where’s the Koran??

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