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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
33 Ways To Celebrate Books: Can You Name More?
celebrate books in so many ways, some significant and some small. Here are 33 ways we can honor books in our
to a child and teach him or her the pleasure of reading.
something special on the honorary days/weeks/months dedicated to books, free
speech and literacy.
to friends and family about authors, who had an anniversary pass – birth date,
death or publication of a treasured book.
a local book festival or book fair.
books to schools, libraries, and the underprivileged.
in a read-a-thon to encourage reading.
an author reading at a bookstore.
library events that feature books.
on vacation, take in a literary moment by visiting a cultural center that
highlights books or an author home (like Hemingway House).
10.Join a book club.
11.Tune in to an author webinar.
12.Pay tribute to books through song
13.Purchase a book at an independent
14.Give books as gifts.
15.Write about a book on your blog
or post a review on Amazon and elsewhere.
16.Volunteer your time to help
17.Support funding for schools,
libraries, and organizations dedicated to books.
18.Draw or paint something depicting
a positive image of books.
19.Write a poem about your love of
20.Create a puppet show or play about
an author or a book.
21.Post a video about the impact
books have had on your life.
22.Encourage the company you work
for to invite authors to speak and to purchase books for employees.
23.Encourage your clergy to hold a
sermon on books.
24.Collect stamps or coins that
25.Write political leaders and
encourage them to pass pro-book, free speech, and literacy legislation.
26.Display books proudly and
prominently in your house and on your person.
27.Read up on the book publishing
industry and stand up to fight censorship, battle illiteracy and to support the
rights of authors.
28.Speak out, candidly and
forcefully, to others when it comes to letting others know you are passionate
29.Treat books with respect and care
– and encourage others to do so.
30.Put the values, ideas, and
principles that you learn from reading books into action. Live out what you read in a way that
contributes positively to society.
31.Don’t vote for politicians that
don’t support the cultural arts.
32.Write your own book, but do so
responsibly. Make sure it is well-written, edited properly, and contributors to the existing literature of today. 33. Read book reviews and subscribe to Publishers Weekly, New York Times, Library Journal and other publications dedicated to supporting the written word. A FEW THOUGHTS
better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.”
lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”
the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve.”
everything seems under control you’re not going fast enough.”
don’t see things as they are. We see
them as we are.”