National Book Lovers Day-August 9

Did you know it was National Book Lovers Day?

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August 9 is National Book Lovers Day.

I am a bibliophile and have been one since childhood.  In fact, Biblio is my avatar name. Books were my favorite birthday gifts.  A week before I got married I took the GRE  test so I could go to Library School the following year.  (I knew that I wanted to be a Librarian.  But no, we did not get to sit around and read books all day.) Unlike some of my fellow librarians, I never had the urge to catalog my Golden Books.

With so many books and so little time, I’ve turned more into a tsudonko. (Tsundoku is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku, (to pile things up ready for later and leave) and dokusho…

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9 thoughts on “National Book Lovers Day-August 9”

  1. Oh dear, I’ve found old books here that have a little slip of paper glued in the front that says “Neal Library” at the top. I guess my sister and I were to sign the slip if we “checked out” the book?

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