Book Lovers Day

How do you celebrate National Book Lovers Day?

Originally these documents were made on parchment or vellum (calf skin, in case there’s some question) that was then bound tightly with a wooden cover. Often the wooden cover was tightly wrapped in leather to prevent the wood from getting wet and had clasps or straps to hold it shut. In Eastern cultures, carved wooden blocks were used with ink to print out texts on cloth, as early as 220 AD.

Today, we don’t have to read just on calf skin, we can now read on electronic devices.

2100 BC

First book is written 

Known as The Epic of Gilgamesh, this book is a mythical interpretation of a political figure, surviving as a collection of poems

I am probably just going too tuck myself into bed with my Kobo, and read my books on there. I think I am going to be tired to really celebrate it. I just haven’t slept well the last couple of nights. I might even fall asleep before I even get around to reading anything, lol

World Book and Copyright Day 2022

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.

What do you love the most about books?

I love just “going away” for a little bit. Somewhere that’s not real, somewhere my imagination can take me away for a little while. Where I can dream, but come back as soon as I want too. I don’t HAVE to travel to get where I want to, or come back from. I’m there and back again, a Hobbits tale, lol.

If you want to talk more books, come and chat on my Discord Book Channel! ❤ Happy Book Day.

Book Banning

It’s a weird notion, book banning.

It’s also a weirder notion that I, Lolsys Library, have not written about the situation yet.

I’m not going to talk about it from a political view, I am going to write about it from a human view. First though, the below link is a lit of books that have been banned over the years. You will recognise a lot of them. Some are even taught in schools now. Which is a lot about my point of this post.

Banned & Challenged Classics
© 1996–2022 American Library Association

Even Tolkien books were burnt for Satanism in 2001.

I have never once known book banning to “work”. It always ends up working against the people burning the book. Just because one organisation burn or “cancel” a book, doesn’t mean that the book can’t be purchased elsewhere. So it doesn’t really work anyway. The only time a book “cancelling” REALLY works, is when the publisher or the author does it themselves.

Take Dr Seuss for example, they have stopped publishing a book that was no one was buying anymore. When that happened I remember seeing total ignoramus trying to flood Facebook with the Dr Seuss’s that you can still buy/purchase. What would be the point of that exactly? I bet more than 3/4 quarters of those people wouldn’t have even known the name of the Dr Seuss book that had stopped being published.

So why do people KEEP doing it, when it clearly does not. It seems to be it always has the opposite effect, which seems to be in contradiction with the book burners want. It’d be interesting to see what goes on in their mind sometimes. But then again, I don’t want to know either, lol

What about yourselves? Have you ever heard of a book banning that actually worked?

The Book Horror of it all!

Is there anything worse than what happens in a book, and I am not talking about the stories! Here are a few of my “horror” book incidents! All from real life!

Pencil marks and comments throughout the book

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When a book is supposed to be about magic or beasts…and there is very little of magic or beasts…

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When a magic or beast book is more a romance novel…

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When a page is ripped out, and the Library has not noticed -.-

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When you buy books throughout it’s series…Only to discover the books comes in different sizes! And THEN they bring out the set, all in the same size!

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That moment when you realise, just because someone wrote a book, doesn’t mean they’re intelligent.

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When I’m watching a program, and it’s about a celebrity whose researching their family history…AND THEY TOUCH THE BOOKS WITH NO PROTECTIVE GLOVES!!!

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Read with Pride!

First of all, I really wish that I could change the colour of the post headings. I really wish that I could change Pride into the rainbow colours there.

Anywhooo,

I just wanted to post some books, that I think would be helpful to read over Pride month and support a lot of authors out there. LGBTQIA Reading is becoming more well known to the general public, which is fantastic! We still have a ways to go though.

Goodreads – The 2021 Pride Reading List: 75 New Books to Read Now

One of the authors books on this Goodreads lists is called “Detransition, Baby” written by Torrey Peters. It’s a well written book and has been up for many writing awards. Despite the “outrage” from transphobic people. This is one of the “we have a ways to go” books though. It is actually a really well written book, and really does deserve the accolades that it’s been receiving. When I looked at the negative reviews, it’s literally all TERF “buzzwords”. Yet, still, is STILL doing really well.

While I was doing some research for this post, I found this amazing site!

Reading Pride

Reading Pride is in the UK (lucky UK!)

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since their first Festival attendance has grown steadily year on year with up to 15,000 people visiting the event throughout the day as well as up to 1500+ participating in the Parade.

At first, like some of you (I think) I thought it was about Reading LGBTQIA Books, hehe … It’s a place in the UK! But please go and check them out! Haha

Of course I couldn’t post lists of good Pride books to read without mentioning what the LGBTQIA consider the best LGBTQIA books

Pride.com – 26 New LGBTQ+ YA Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List

A lot of them do overlap with the Goodreads, but they don’t have quiet a variety of reading as well. I think Pride.com has more Young Adults readings that Goodreads do.

Between these two lists. I have have decided I am going to try and get around to reading in PRIDE month, these books:

Detransition, Baby – Torrey Peters

Malice – Heather Walter

The 2000s made me Gay – Grace Perry … It just sounds funny.

The Savage Kind – John Copenhaver (this one isn’t expected until October 5th, 2021) But still it’s on the list

The Witch King – H.E. Edgmon, expected June 1, 2021

I’ve also just realise that Pride.com has in their title +YA (haha)

Now, I don’t expect to get through ALL of these in a month. I may not even be able to get access to them all straight away anyway. However, these are all on the list now!

Are you choosing to read any LGBTQIA books this year, or this Pride month?

The books of my life in 2020

Two things.

  1. I am taking the books of my 2020 from my Goodreads account. However, I’m sure with a lot of you as well, who like to read. There were “others”. You know the ones, I mean. The ones who you reread for the 20th time, the ones that you don’t actually want to people to know about.
  2. I am just going to post a link to my Discord Book Channel again.

I wanted to start off with a statement as well. 2020, has been a pretty rotten year, let alone mentally draining. At the start of the year I wanted to get more involved and read more out of my safe space box, of books. As the year went on, it was becoming more obvious that I just wanted to stay in my safe space box.

Lauren’s Year in Books

The other great readings for me this year, has been the new authors that I have had the pleasure of getting to know. I had quiet a few! That has been mainly due to buying a lot of Book Box’s this year. While my wallet hasn’t appreciated it, my mind certainly has! And isn’t that what’s really important!

As I said above I have been introduce to quiet a few new authors this years, and I can’t actually think, who is probably my favourite author. Simply, I loved their books. I noticed that with the new authors, if I did like their book, I would end up reading at LEAST one more of their books this year.

There are three that really stand out:

  • Kiersten White – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein and the Camelot Rising series.
  • Renee Ahdieh – The Beautiful series
  • Kate Quinn – The Empress of Rome series

All different times and places, all taking me away to their world. Never have I needed to be taken away to different worlds, where the bad guy ALWAYS loses. You just know that the dream couple are going to get together. It’s predictable, but in the way you want it too be. 2020 hasn’t completely made you so cynical, you know what’s going to happen. That you’re not so completely lost yet, that you mind.

World Book Day!

Put it in your calendar people! August 9th is World Book Day!

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What are you all reading RIGHT NOW!!!

If you all follow me on the Goodreads…here…You’ll know that I’ve just finished the Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh 

If you like Phantom of the Opera and any Kerri Maniscalco…You will adore this one!

But what about you? What are you reading?

Just a reminder of my new Discord channel! I’ve had to update some security issues and restart from the beginning…But I would LOVE to know what you’re all reading right now. So if you want to talk about it here or there. I’m just trying to get a conversation going that isn’t political or just…you know your general horribleness.  Please, feel free, to head over and talk about books and writing!

International Book Friends Club.

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