There are so many different types of books out there one hardly knows where to begin. Love, War, History, Adventure, Children… well, it goes on and on. It use to be that children loved to be read to, maybe they still do but parents often don’t have the time or are too tired to do so. That’s a shame because we need stories to be told so we can use the images in our heads to help us create our own stories before the art dies out. And it is an art, few are good at, many can take advantage of and everyone can learn from. So too is, “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”, a short story book I wrote available on E-books. You probably get tired of me mentioning it so if like 2 or 3 million of you would by it, I would stop! https://www.amazon.com/Evergreens-Stay-Green-John-Olbert-ebook/dp/B01NCI7RAZ
How to celebrate – Read a book, whoever wrote it. Try writing your own book, Determine who your favorite writer is.
November 8th Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day
Well, it’s time to ask that age old question is Shakespeare really who we have been taught he was or was he someone else? Not that it really matters today but it is kind of interesting. The only Shakespeare historians have found was a grain dealer from Stratford who would have had no real desire to write, nor probably the ability either. If he wasn’t the real Shakespeare maybe Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford was, or perhaps Mary Sidney or even Christopher Marlow, among others. They all had reasons for writing in secret so… who knows.
How to celebrate – Do your own research into who Shakespeare really was. Try to convince the world you were Shakespeare in a former life. Read Shakespeare’s plays.
Reading is a great way to pass time and learn something, even if its just to learn how to have fun. I love books, I read nightly and unfortunately save nearly every book I’ve ever read. My study is overrun with books. That’s the one good thing about e-books, they are much easier to store! Speaking of E-books, check out “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green” on Amazon. It’s a quick read and great for the holidays! Oh, and I wrote it so it will do wonders for me! (It’s cheap too!) I’d love to know what you think of it.
How to celebrate – Read a book. Tell a story. Share something you have learned from a book.
I am a book geek, yes I admit it. I love books. They are entertaining and educational and they are great for keeping papers still on your desk as well as a temporary fix for broken table legs. They don’t require electricity (Unless of course it’s dark out), they don’t require another person (Unless you are reading to them) and they can show us the world, both past and present.
Good writers can take us to places we’ve never been before, bad writers can take us to places we never want to go! (Good writers can take us there as well!) There are novels, poems, comic books, manuals, articles, short stories, the Bible, plays, scripts, even bubble gum wrappers to read.
Kids need to read, adults should read. (Set an example for the kids) Adults reading to kids, kids reading to Seniors. Even dogs like to be read to. And if you have ever red a book that is hard to put down you can feel that sense of accomplishment by finishing a chapter before falling asleep at night.
There are millions of books on every subject you can imagine. They come in every language, even some we have not figured out yet! Even the pictures painted on cave walls tell a story that can be read. In fact, many picture books tell us where we came from and even maybe where we are going.
And now for a shameless plug on my book! (Or rather short story.) It can be read in less than an hour and I believe most would enjoy it. It is available only on e-books, Kindle, Amazon or your favorite e-book provider. It is a Christmas story, just right for the upcoming season and written for all ages. It’s 99 cents (Cheap by any means) and I hope you will give it a read. Thank you in advance.
How to celebrate – Read a book today! Write a book today. Use a book to stand on to reach that shelf you haven’t been able to reach.