November 1st National Author’s Day

Originally created in 1928 by Nellie Verne Burt Verne of the Bemant Illinois Book Club National Author’s Day was recognized by Congress and moved to November 1st in 1949. It is a day to consider your favorite author, read some of their material and come to an understanding of what it is you enjoy about them. And… maybe consider reading; “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”, a short story I penned. https://www.amazon.com/Evergreens-Stay-Green-John-Olbert-ebook/dp/B01NCI7RAZ

How to celebrate – Figure out who your favorite author is. Read “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”. Write your own book.

September 6th Read A Book Day

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.

August 9th Book Lover’s Day

I look forward to this day every year, it is a day to enjoy the books you read. Hopefully you read more than one book a year but if you don’t, that’s cool too. Books educate us, entertain us and take us places we might not otherwise be able to go. Even if you just look at the pictures there is a lot to be for every kind of book out there! One I think you should read is a short story called, “Why the Evergreens Stay Green”. Check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Evergreens-Stay-Green-John-Olbert-ebook/dp/B01NCI7RAZ

How to celebrate – Read a book! Keep a list of your favorite authors books, see how many you have not read already. Explore new authors, or at least give them a try to decide whether their style is something you enjoy or not.

July 30th Paperback Book Day

When it became fashionable to teach people to read it didn’t mean that they had anything to read. The problem was that the cost of books was so high the average person couldn’t afford. The Penguin Publishing Company finally came out with a successful paperback book making books cheaper for the people and reading became something popular and educational, in 1835! Today has been celebrated since 2012, probably created by a publishing company as well.

How to celebrate – Find a paperback book to read. Hard cover books come out first, wait for the cheaper paperback to come out. Check out the price difference in a hard cover and a paper cover.

April 27th Tell A Story Day

Most of our history, both true and fictional, has been handed down over the years by those who are telling a story to their family, friends and neighbors. Even if the storyteller is just suggesting a book to read they are still relating an experience one can be entertained by, educated by or informed by. Stories are often told at schools, around campfires or even in explaining life experiences. The better the story is told, the better its message is received. “Why The Evergreens Stay Green” (written by me :)) is a story that I was told growing up and have enhanced on, probably as it was before I heard it. Give it a shot, it’s cheap and I hope you will enjoy it (shameless plug).

How to celebrate – Tell a story to your friends, or family tonight. Learn stories from storytellers. Read “Why The Evergreens Stay Green” by John L Olbert.

November 6th Book Lover’s Day

This day actually appears several times over the course of a year and why not, if you loved books at the beginning of the year you are probably still going to love them at the end of the year! Books can take you places you’ve never been, to worlds you cant get to otherwise and teach you things that have been handed down over the centuries. A pretty good bargain! If you count this day as the only Book Lover’s Day it always falls on the first Saturday of November. And if you are looking for a good bargain, try reading… “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”. It’s a short read I think you will enjoy.

November 1st National Author’s Day

Nellie Verne Burt McPherson created today for the Belmont Illinois Book Club in 1928. The US Congress made it national in 1949 and placed it on November 1st. If you have a favorite author, you should read one of their works today. If you don’t have one, you could read my short story on Amazon, “Why the Evergreen’s Stay Green”. Okay, so it’s another shameless plug, sorry. https://www.amazon.com/Evergreens-Stay-Green-John-Olbert-ebook/dp/B01NCI7RAZ

How to celebrate – Find a favorite author if you don’t already have one. Read to learn. Check out life through someone else’s eyes.

September 6th Read A Book Day

If you haven’t read a book lately, you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s fun, exciting and relaxing all at the same time. If you read before going to bed, it helps you sleep and and may even effect the dreams you have. And, like they say, if you aren’t careful you might even learn something. So now it’s time for me to hype my own short story, “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”. It’s a Christmas story but it works for any time of year and it’s short, short enough you can probably finish it in one or two sittings.

August 9th Book Lover’s Day

This is a great day for those people who love to read. To allow their minds to be led somewhere else by the words written down in stories, whether they are fictional or real. This day comes twice a year, August 9th and the first Saturday in November. You can find nearly any subject your heart desires and what’s better than laying out in a hammock, sipping a glass of ice tea and reading a book! And now for the shameless plug suggesting you read my short story, “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green”

April 27th Tell A Story Day

People love to hear stories, well most do anyway. We all have a story of two we know, no they aren’t always that interesting to people but they are still stories! Ghost stories always work well around a campfire, family stories help pass on little known facts about the family and funny stories often break the tension during more serious times. Telling stories also help us to relate to each other on a different level since we tend to tell stories about things that interest us as much as the listener. With that, I have to plug my e-book “Why the Evergreen’s Stay Green”! Yes it’s a Christmas story but it’s cheap! Give it a try, available on Amazon e-books.

How to celebrate – Go camping and tell your favorite scary story. Make notes to help you remember the parts of your story. Read “Why the Evergreen’s Stay Green”.