If I had a five-year-old dog, I would calculate my pet’s age to be 33 years, using a formula in which there are 10.5 dog years per human year for the first two years, then four dog years per human year for each year after.
How do you calculate a book’s age? I mean, are book years and human years the same? Five years may seem old for a publication.
Most books go out of style or lose their relevancy. I don’t think that’s the case for Solace in So Many Words as we still need solace (probably always will) and good writing.
I tried to figure out some significance for the number five and consulted Wikipedia. I knew five is a prime number but I also have come to find:
the third prime number
a Fermat prime
the third Sophie Germain prime
the first safe prime
the third Catalan number
the third Mersenne prime exponent
the first Wilson prime and the third factorial prime
the first good prime
an Eisenstein prime
the only number that is part of more than one pair of twin primes
five is a congruent number.
Don’t ask me what any of that means. It sounds like five is pretty spiffy though.
To celebrate the fifth birthday of Solace in So Many Words, which I can only think is a prime year, I’m sponsoring a Goodreads giveaway. From now until May 19, you can enter to win a copy of Solace in So Many Words. I’ll be giving five copies away.
If you want to be included, here is the link.
Thank you to all the contributors and readers and reviewers and friends (and family) who have supported and continue to support Solace in So Many Words and this website. Wiki tells me six is the smallest perfect number so it looks like we’ll have another great year.
Peace, love, and solace