November 3rd Book Lover’s Day

If you like books, today is the day to read one, well okay, it’s actually August 9th but this is another Book Lover’s Day, well okay, maybe every day should be Book Lover’s Day! Along with August 9th, the first Saturday in November is also Book Lover’s Day.

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I am sure there are a lot of books you haven’t read yet. They can be epics, romance or short stories. Personally, I sort of like the short stories because you can read several a day, or week, or month… whatever fits your schedule. There’s fiction, non-fiction, poetic and biographies. I like the fictional poetic biographies best!

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If you can’t afford to purchase the book, you can always borrow one from the library, provided they have it. Most libraries, like book stores, are limited to what is popular and cheap! They have buyers who select what books are put in the library and what they believe you will want to read.

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But there are sorts of books out there that are available to read that you won’t find in book stores or libraries… you really should check them out. Like, (Shameless plug) “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green” available on Amazon. Seriously though, there are a lot of fine books out there that do not reach popularity because the writer does not have the funding available to put it on a best seller list.

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And whether this is your book lover’s day, or August 9th… you really should read more. You will be entertained and if you aren’t careful… you might actually learn something!

How to celebrate – Read a book today. Search for unknown authors you can support. Don’t wait for another Book Lover’s Day to read.

October 27th National Tell A Story Day

Okay, so I am writing this blog in the US but that does not mean we can’t celebrate days from other countries, particularly one we are so close to! It is National Tell A Story Day in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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True, we do have our own Tell A Story Day here in the US but you really cannot get too many days where you tell a story to someone. I do, however, suggest avoid telling the “Hamilton” story in the UK. Even though he was sort of a Brit, they do not feel exactly the same as we do about his story.

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There are plenty of other stories to tell. They can be fiction, non-fiction or whatever you feel most comfortable with. If you can’t find anyone to tell the story to, you can try telling it to your dog… but don’t expect them to stick around to the end unless you have a lot of treats.

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It’s best to try and find a captive audience, at least when you start it. If you are a good story teller, you will capture their attention once you’ve gotten started, it’s the beginning that’s a little rough. The movie industry learned this the hard way. So today they like to start off with a lot of explosions and controversial scenes so people will stick around to hear the rest of the story.

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Or maybe just find a child to read to, most love to hear a good story and like spending time with their parents, teachers and people they know.  They will believe nearly anything you tell them so make sure it is a story worth hearing. And naturally, today you need to speak with a British or Scottish accent to honor the day in the UK.

How to celebrate – Find a story to tell somebody. Make up a story to tell somebody. Visit England/Scotland and have someone tell you a story today.

September 6th Read A Book Day

Well, there are a number of calendar days of the year and in many ways, today is just another one of those days. But the point of it all is… “Read”. It is entertaining, educational and informative. What else could you want?

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Now for those that say I can’t find anything to read I say… horse feathers! (I don’t really say that) There are libraries filled with books covering every subject you can imagine. History (my favorite), science, life, fashion, sports, language, religion, math, biographical, fiction, non-fiction, cooking… you think it up and someone has written about it.

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There are horror books, like “Frankenstein”, that scare us and books like “Green Eggs and Ham” that delight us. It can take you anywhere you want to go, for as long as you want to go there and imagine yourself as one of the characters in the book allowing you to become a hero if even for a short while.

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I love watching people read when they don’t know I’m watching. (No its not a weirdo thing) They go through all sorts of emotions that I am sure they don’t think they are showing. That smile, that tear, it lets you know that they are really living what they are reading.

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And for someone like me, your reading a book can help pay the bills! So Why Do The Evergreens Stay Green? Well, you’ll have to read it to know why (shameless plug, available on Amazon, itunes, B&N, and Google Books). If nothing else, read to find out why you should be reading.

How to celebrate – Read a book. Write a book. Subscribe to our Bizarre Bibliotheca Box (yes another shameless plug).