Well, hello ridiculous and pointless holiday that I can actually get behind!
Because they are largely harmless, usually, I don't mind too much, but aren't these 'national days' annoying sometimes? Who decided? And how did they get that power? And how much productivity is wasted in the meting out and marketing of these decisions?
To be completely honest, I stopped caring as much after I found out that my birthday was National Chocolate Cake Day. Um, okay...twist my arm!
But National Book Lover's Day, you get the stamp of approval (from my special self-appointed, in-studio committee that is in charge of wasting productivity and making pointless declarations). If nothing else, I pretend that it gives me permission to sit around that think about the books that I do, in fact, love. (Not to mention that shelves that hold them!)
My Top 5 Most-Loved Books would be:
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- The Beautiful and Dammed by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas
- The Meadow by James Galvin
Gosh, five is hard. I didn't even get to the Jane Austen's yet.
Are you on GoodReads.com? It is like one big online bookshelf of all the books you have read, want to read, etc. It is also a colossal waste of time, in the same vein as Pinterest and Facebook. But if you are a book lover, you will love it. You can rate all of the books you have read and categorize them into your own organizational system. It also provides recommendations for you based on your ratings and there are thousands of user-compiled lists to browse over for hours. You can find me on there are www.goodreads.com/KatherineAHGoldberg.
What is on your Top 5 list? And what are you reading right now?