Friends! Not only is it Friday, but it is also August 9th – officially Book Lover’s Day. Since my life practically revolves around reading books and writing this blog, every day is Book Lover’s Day in my world. But is wonderful to come together in a spirit of camaraderie with fellow bibliophiles and collectively acknowledge our affection for the written word. I hope that you all find some way of celebrating today – whether it be by grabbing an extra 10 minutes reading time before bed, sporting one of your numerous literary tote bags (I have many to lend out if necessary), or simply high-fiving someone in the library. For my part, I would like to say how amazing it is to be able to publicly share this day with you all. I am unbelievably grateful to everyone reading this for continuing to come back to The Book Habit and perusing my thoughts/streams of consciousness. It has been a fantastic few months of connecting with fellow bibliophiles. Here’s hoping that you are still choosing to put up with me in a year’s time so that we can celebrate another Book Lover’s Day!
Celebrating the Book Lovers!
“You can never have a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis
“After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colours of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.”
– Jasper Fforde
“When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading’.”
– Dorothy Parker
“I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That’s right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that’s kind of perverted or maybe it’s just romantic and highly intelligent.”
– Sherman Alexie
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx
“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
– W. Somerset Maugham
And be sure to take a look at this video if you really want to celebrate the art of reading. It’s incredibly relevant to the experience of all book lovers: