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Sunday, September 6, 2020

NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY 2020

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According to a number of sources, September 6th is Read a Book Day, a web-page has this to say re the holiday:

"Break out your reading glasses and favorite mug of hot coffee, because it’s National Read a Book Day! Some people just can’t stop reading, but most of us tend to put reading on the back burner with other 'maybe later' activities like hitting the gym or cleaning the oven. Life can definitely get in the way of our reading time, but National Read a Book Day is the perfect opportunity to make some time in your life to read. Whether you’re a sci-fi fanatic, a non-fiction buff, or a not-so-often reader, there is a book out there just for you. This holiday literately reminds us that entertainment isn’t limited to what you can watch on a screen or hear through your speakers. Books can bring whole new worlds to life, not to mention shed light on world events and share perspectives on the human experience in a way that other mediums just can’t. In a world of increasing technology and screen-based communication, National Read a Book Day encourages us to switch off and turn the pages for a while."

Please let me add to what the aforementioned web-page says re today's holiday by saying, if you buy one to celebrate the event .....well, I suppose you should get something you’ve had your eye on for a certain amount of time...that's another story...

But, if you buy two or more books to honor the occasion. might I recommend one of them be a celebration of nature via stories (set in an extraordinary rooftop garden in New York City) that are told from the perspective of a female cardinal as is the case with my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak.

The books have been appreciated by people of all ages (some can be seen in the following series of images) and walks of life.

EK & HIS DOG ENJOY A STORY IN WIOB
EDWIN ENGROSSED RE A STORY IN WIOB
DEBBIE IS DELIGHTED BY THE STORIES
TIFFANI SHARES A MOMENT FROM WIOB
BONNIE IS MOVED THAT V2 IS DEDICATED TO EMB 
AN UPPER WESTSIDER READS WIOB AT A CAFE´ 
CO-WORKERS TAKE A MOMENT TO COMPARE WIOB STORIES  
RICHARD WITH V1 + V2  AWAITS V3

All three volumes of these books have received rave reviews on cyber venues (including Amazon).

BUT I digress!

As I've said in a prior entry (2018) re this September 6th National Read A Book Day holiday "I realize that I'm using 'screen based communication' to present this news to you re hardcover books, however, after you finish reading this post, I'm still encouraging you to re-read your copies of my book series, Words In Our Beak."


MY BOOK SERIES

Moreover, readers of WIOB have been pleased to know that they can carry the books with them in a bag/tote/pouch that has an imprint of the books covers on them.  It is available in three different sizes —  as well as in an array of colors ”—  available via Fine Art America (FAA) and it can seen in the next set of pictures.

THIS BAG/POUCH/TOTE IS AVAILABLE VIA FAA
THIS BAG/POUCH/TOTE IS AVAILABLE VIA FAA
THIS BAG/POUCH/TOTE IS AVAILABLE VIA FAA
THIS BAG/POUCH/TOTE IS AVAILABLE VIA FAA
THIS BAG/POUCH/TOTE IS AVAILABLE VIA FAA

The latter of the photo-series directly above features a WIOB reader with her book bag and as you can see she is wearing a face-mask. The image (taken by me) on her mask is of a pair of cardinals (male and female) who are included in my Words In Our Beak book series. This mask variety (and others with images that are also taken by yours truly) is also available via FAA.

I'll leave it here for today dear reader, but not before wishing you well as you curl up with a book (which will hopefully be mine) on 2020's National Book Reading Day.


ADDENDUM:

BOB AND LYNDA ENJOYING VOL 3

 A few hours after I published this blog post, I received an email (that included the photo-ops seen directly above) stating: 

"Dear Patricia,
Here we are engrossed in Volume Three!
I especially liked the multiple visitors!
Best wishes and love,
Bob and Lynda"

It was pure coincidence as neither Bob nor Lynda Wood knew I posted content re this holiday and it was great to hear from them.

Readers of my blog MIGHT recall that Bob is the brother of my dearly departed iBook editor, Peggy Wood, who passed from this life on 12/31/2014. Blog posts re Peggy, Bob, and Lynda can be found by clicking here.

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