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8/09/2016

Read a Good Book - It's National Book Lovers Day

Specialty calendars list all kinds of days. There is one that I plan to celebrate - Book Lovers Day.

A definition of bibliophilia or bibliophilism is the love of books. Accordingly a bibliophile is an individual who loves books. Quite often it refers to a collector of antique or first edition books. In contrast, a term sometimes used derogatorily is "bookworm," defined as someone who loves books for their content, or who otherwise loves reading. Whatever ever you consider yourself, books offer escapes from our daily lives, offer inspiration and information.

How to celebrate Book Lovers Day Src: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/book-lovers-day/


In order to truly appreciate Book Lovers Day, one must only find a story and read it. Maybe you wish to dive into the unknown with a good mystery, or see magic in a high fantasy setting, or be enthralled in a steamy romance. The individual genre of your reading is not the big piece of this, just that you do read is. Maybe a visit to your local library is in order? After all public libraries existed even way back in the Middle Ages, but they didn’t really let many folks take books home. The librarians in those days chained books to shelves or desks in order to prevent theft of the carefully hand-written tomes. Many librarians will gladly help you find a title to read, giving a brief explanation on what it is about if they have read it, or giving it a little flip and reading about it quickly in the synopsis. But no matter your preference, if you read it at home with a cup of tea, share a book meeting with friends or go to the library and make use of the wonderful pieces on those shelves, just enjoy your reading, revel in the book and find a way to read during Book Lovers Day!

What is your favorite book? 


Of course that might be an unfair question. It should be what is your favorite book at a particular point in time. The auhor you loved as a young adult as you read coming of age stories may no longer be as your favorite as ad adult.

Check out the Tuesday's Titles in this blog for a selection of interesting books by talented authors. A post about one follows later today.

If you love fantasy and you'd  like a free copy of a dragon shifter novella, leave a comment.

Off to flip the pages and read. ~till next time Helen

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