August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day!

Today is book lover’s day in the USA as well as many other countries! The creator and origin of this unofficial holiday is yet unknown but the idea is take some time today to de-stress without technology and with a book. A day perfect for bibliophiles.

Here are some fun facts on the history of books:

  • The first traces of what one might call a book can be traced back to the 4th millennium BCE in the form of scrolls made from papyrus.
  • Ancient Romans created the first “book covers” made of wood.
  • The world’s earliest printed book is the Diamond Sutra, printed sometime around the 4th century CE.
  • Printing got a lot easier in 1439 CE when Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press.
  • The first dictionary was created in 1582 by Richard Mulcaster.

So, how should you celebrate Book Lover’s Day?

  • Volunteer to read to people! Even during a pandemic you can call that kid you know or a family member/friend who struggles reading due to whatever reason and read them a story!
  • Check out a book from the library if your local library is open
  • Donate some books to charity
  • Start writing your own story
  • And of course, curl up with a good book!

Here are some Book Club book recommendations if you don’t know what to read:

  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

This is a comedy about a woman who breaks down after trying to mold into the perfect life society wants and disappears. Meanwhile, her daughter tries to figure out where Bernadette has gone by stringing together emails and other information.

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

This novel is about three women, Madeline, Celeste, and Jane. They all end up in the same place surrounding a tragic accident and these women may end up having to tell some little lies to survive.

  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This book is about two sisters in WW2 France. The book is written by one of the sisters but it remains a mystery which until the end.

  • This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

This story follows a family decisions and struggles that come when the youngest, Claude, says he wants to be a girl. Reese Witherspoon actually recommended this book saying it “opens hearts and minds.”

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This teen novel follows August, a kid who was born with a facial disfigurement. He wants to fit in but its hard to. The book switches point of view to a slew of people to truly show August’s experience.

Happy reading!

By myadventure2017

Writer, Reader, Bookstagrammer, Booktoker, Blogger

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