- Books, Literature, and Writing
Ways to Celebrate National Book Month
October is National Book Month. It is a time when the wonderful book is honored and celebrated. How are you going to celebrate this occasion? What ways are you going to honor the book - the prize for all readers?
Join a Book Club
What a great way to celebrate books! The book club is a great place where you can meet with fellow readers and really get into the book. Usually a new book is chosen each month and when the club meets once the book is read, they discuss what they discovered and get into some really good discussions. With a book club you can read a variety of books and go over questions that make you think about the plot and the characters. You can find book clubs in your neighborhood or even online. Check them out and see what you can do to read a new book every month.
Take this month to get your family involved in books. Choose a book that will captivate the family. Read it aloud. Maybe choose a chapter or two a night and read it before bed. You will find that the family will be looking forward to those quality moments each day. They will be asking for more after the month is over. Give it to them. Show them how books can come alive and excite the imagination.
So many people have books just sitting around the house that they have read and now they are gathering dust. Encourage them to get more books to devour. Set up a book swap. Each person brings their books that they no longer want. Then they go around and see what others have brought. Before you know it everyone will have new books to read and even a few deep discussions might begin during the swap. Give them the chance to read more.
- Book Clubs
A complete guide with information about book clubs, book discussion, and reading groups. Book-of-the-month clubs with 6 books for 99 and other offers. Links to numerous book club resources on the web.
There are parties of every kind under the sun. Why not have a book party? With this event you can invite your friends and even the ones who are not your friends and have them come for refreshments and to browse the books. Have it at a local bookstore or a the library. Have a local author sit and and talk about their work and the value of books. Show everyone how much fun it can be and where they can find it.
One of the best ways to celebrate National Book Month is to buy yourself a book. Is there a book that you have been putting off buying? Maybe you just need an excuse to go to the bookstore and load up. This is it. Take the time to celebrate the love of books by buying yourself and maybe a friend a book.
Do not forget to look at bookmarks and bookplates. You can find so much at the bookstore around the corner that every time you venture in you end up celebrating the written word.
Enjoy the month and rediscover your love of reading as you dive into the pages that could take you to far away lands or in the unknown and magical future. You can find whole new worlds. You might find yourself.