Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Books!

We have a lot to be thankful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2014.  You might ask: How does he know what I should be thankful for?  Because I know that if you are reading this you share a common love of books and I am thankful that books, are in my life and still stand for something in an oversaturated world of competing content from all over the globe.  May 2015 bring even better books into our lives!

Am I thankful for Twitter, Facebook or Apple?  They serve a purpose in life but if they disappeared tomorrow, that’s fine by me.  But books?  They are my lifeblood.  How can we spread the word about the power of books?

·         Start by gifting them this holiday season.

·         Read more books

·         Serve as a literacy tutor to young kids or ESL adults

·         Blog about books and use social media to advance them

·         Keep writing quality books that fill our needs or desires

·         Keep buying books – don’t settle for free ebooks

·         Form a book group or join one

·         Attend author signing and speaking events

·         Donate more books to schools, libraries, and chairties.

·         Display your books everywhere, anywhere

·         Carry a book with you to read whenever on a line, taking mass transportation, waiting for someone, on a plane, or at the pool.

·         Discuss books with others.  Don’t ask your friends if they saw the latest movie. Ask what they’re reading. 

·         Put together a list your favorite books and share with others.

·         Write to your favorite authors and let them know you support them.

·         Keep a running tab of the books you read and set a goal on how many books you want to read each month or pages per day.

·         Expose yourself to different genres that you’d never normally think to read

·         Read to your kids and then discuss what was read.  Learning becomes fun this way.

·         Buy an audiobook this year.  They’re great for the car, long walks, the beach, and really everywhere. 

·         Expose yourself to the writings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.  They will change the way you think

·         Re-read all Curious George and Dr. Seuss books – whether you’re  4, 20, 50 or 90!

·         Visit your local library or a museum dedicated to a famous writer or book.

·         Buy a book about Thanksgiving Day and deliver it to the hostess of your party

·         Reproduce your favorite book covers, frame them – an hang them on your walls

Lastly, celebrate  Thanksgiving not just by being with family or eating warm foods.  Curl up and read a book – and my blog!

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2014

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