Going through National Day Calendar I came across something that made my heart skip a beat – National Book Lover’s Day! My whole life has been filled with books. Thanks to my local library, I’ve traveled around the world and through time, solved mysteries, visited other planets, and fought vampires, dragons and everything in between. I can’t image a world without books. They connect us to people and places that we might never experience first-hand.
According to the National Day Calendar it started to encourage people to find their favorite reading place, a good book, and read the day away*. However, as it falls on a Wednesday this year, that’s too much to ask. So here are my five ways to celebrate National Book Lover’s Day even if you only have a few minutes.
Find your local library
When was the last time you heard an adult talk about going to the library (for something other than studying)? Parents mention taking their kids, but adults rarely mention the library. As a resident, your tax dollars make the library possible. Save some cash and borrow a book from the library. If you believe: “The library doesn’t have anything I want!” Think again. Want to learn a new language? Take up a new trade? Borrow a real book or download a free copy to your tablet. Try an audiobook. The point is Google your local library and find out the treasures it offers.
Grab a beer or a glass of wine and a book.
I don’t know about you, but passing the day by the water with a bottle of wine sounds amazing. It can also be said for a bottle of beer. While, I wish I could suggest a beer or wine to drink while reading there isn’t one. Just pick your favorite.
Give the gift of a book
While some people like to own books, there are others that don’t own any books. Give the spectacular gift of a book. Here are four easy ways to find a book: the local grocery store, the pharmacy, the mythical bookstore, or online.
Borrow a friend’s favorite book
Borrowing from the library is my preferred way of trying a new book. But you can also do it the old-school way, face-to-face or use Kindle’s share feature which allows you to lend out a book from your personal library via email.
Read to someone that can’t read it for themselves.
When I’m babysitting my favorite activity is reading to children. Reading to someone that can’t read for themselves is a rewarding experience. But it doesn’t have to be a child, it can the elderly or the infirmed. Ask your local hospital, hospice, senior home for people that need that special type of attention.