All my fellow bibliophiles rejoice! Today is National Book Lovers Day. Whether you prefer the classics or fantasy, hardcover or ebooks, dog-eared pages or bookmarks doesn’t matter (actually, folding page corners is kind of a crime against humanity, but you do you). What does matter is our shared love of the written word.
I’m in two book clubs right now, which means I get to discover two books each month that I might not have on my own. It’s seriously amazing. (And the wine-filled, kid-free meetings with friends don’t hurt either!) This month’s picks are Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel and Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan. I’m currently in the middle of reading them both because, well, that’s just how I roll. I’m a multi-tasker. Like how I’m watching Days of Our Lives as I type this.
In honor of National Book Lovers Day, I’ll curl up on the couch and read a couple chapters of each book. I might scroll through Goodreads, finding more books to add to my ever-growing Want to Read list. Or maybe I’ll dedicate a Pinterest board to the home library I dream of having one day (hint, hint hubby).
As a fellow book lover, I encourage you to do something bookish today. Finish the book that has been sitting on your nightstand for weeks. Or start reading a new one (if you’re anything like me, you have a whole shelf of options in your house). Download an audio book to listen to on your commute. Cuddle up with your kids for an afternoon reading sesh. If you’re feeling creative, design your own bookmarks or color-coordinate your bookshelves.
You could wander around the aisles of your favorite local book store (or Target if you’re brave enough to navigate their new layout–just don’t blame me if you end up with a cart full of candles and toys by the time you find the books). Spend hours quoting Shakespeare or Harry Potter. Comment on your fav authors’ social media pages or start following said fav authors. Maybe even comment on this post with what you’re reading now, or with your favorite books of all time. The possibilities are endless.
But whatever you do, raise a glass with me and toast to life, liberty, and the pursuit of good books!