A Good Book Goes a Long Way

Abigail Muth, Staff Writer

Dedicating a whole day to supporting readers is so important. There are even two Book Lovers Days a year. Aug. 9 has come and gone, but the first Saturday in Nov. has arrived. This is perfect timing to get yourself in the fall mood and also a great opportunity to give yourself a day to relax, light your favorite candle and pick up the book you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to read. 

Here are some of the best ways to celebrate Book Lovers Day this year.

Maybe you have been wanting to start a book club. This is a great opportunity to gather with friends, eat good food and examine exciting literature. This is also a great motivation to pull out some of the books you’ve been dying to read, but have maybe put off. It’s also the perfect opportunity to break out those comfort books. The ones that make your heart feel warm and your body feel at peace. There’s nothing better than discussing your favorites and least favorites from a book with those around you. 

If you’re feeling stumped on what to pick up, there are many online forums with weekly and monthly book suggestions. There are so many book clubs and subscriptions out there, some of which have delivered my all-time favorites. Reese Witherspoon even started an online community of readers. She shares not only book suggestions, but recipes and tips to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys reading. For some, it may seem like a daunting task to sit still and focus on one thing for too long. Books on tape and read-alouds are a great way to get in some “reading” each day while also being productive around the house. 

You can’t always be motivated to read new books. Sometimes it’s nice to pick up a beloved classic and take yourself back to when you read your favorite book for the first time. I have a stack of comfort books that I will never stop re-reading. 

A great way for you to enjoy the upcoming fall season is to get as comfortable as possible. There is nothing more comforting than relaxing with a fuzzy blanket, making hot chocolate and sitting down to start a good book.

Book Lovers Day is a day for bibliophiles to be recognized and a reason to put down distractions and pick up a good book you know you’d enjoy. 

So today, and every day, let’s celebrate our authors, librarians, editors, historians, scholars, readers and book lovers. 

Happy Book Lovers Day!