Telling a story helps to pass along information, morals, ideas and goals in society. Some are good stories, some are bad but most have some redeeming value even if that is just entertaining someone. It is interesting that both the US and the UK celebrate this day but exactly six months apart from each other. In the US it is on April 27th, in the UK it s on October 7th. Maybe there’s a story in that!
How to celebrate – Tell someone a story today. Read a story today. Buy “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green” on Amazon!
Today we celebrate Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday back in 1805. To do so, we celebrate the idea of the children’s books written to help entertain and educate children. These books use to be, a long time ago, one of the few ways children could explore the world and learn how to expand their imaginations. They should be used for the same thing today but are more often ignored. It’s a shame in many ways as reading them was just as much an art as writing them. Well, I offer “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green” as an example of a children’s story, or a family story everyone can enjoy. Give it a look and see if it takes you away from the everyday and into a new place to explore.
How to celebrate – Read book top your children. Write a book for your children. Examine new worlds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.