Daily Archives: September 6, 2023

Go Read a Book

I am feeling quite unmotivated this morning. I taught last evening and enjoyed learning and laughing with my students, but I am too wound up to go right to bed when I get home. Add in an exciting tennis match and I was up way past my bedtime.

Woman Reading, Susan Macdowell Eakins, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

I had an extra latte this morning, poked a bit at the to do list, and then while surfing social media, discovered to my happy surprise that it is National Read a Book Day! I couldn’t find any history other than it started in the 2000s and is similar to Book Lover’s Day, which is an “unofficial” holiday but at least has a Wikipedia entry.

National Read a Book Day must be a bit more unofficial but nonetheless, a national holiday is a national holiday and must be observed. I have brewed a pot of teach and will be curling up with a good book: The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia.