Each country has it’s own World Book Day. The official one is the 23rd of April.
The original idea was conceived in 1922 by Vicente Clavel, director of Cervantes publishing house in Barcelona, as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes. It was first celebrated on 7 October 1926, Cervantes’ birthday, before being moved to his death date, 23 April, in 1930. The celebration continues with great popularity in Catalonia, where it is referred to as Sant Jordi’s Day or The Day of Books and Roses.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors. (In a historical coincidence, Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same date—23 April 1616—but not on the same day, as at the time, Spain used the Gregorian calendar and England used the Julian calendar; Shakespeare actually died 10 days after Cervantes died, on 3 May of the Gregorian calendar.)
“JUST IN: A federal judge has just ORDERED Llano County Texas to return “all books” that were removed from their libraries due to their content or viewpoint.
Library patrons successfully argued that “content-based restrictions” were likely unconstitutional.
The Texas judge is also prohibiting the officials from removing any more books while a lawsuit remains pending.
The books that were banned included a book for teens that calls the Ku Klux Klan a terrorist group, Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” and a comedic children’s book with three stories from Dawn McMillan’s “I Need a New Butt!” series.
The decision could set wide reaching precedent in light of recent book banning in Florida, supported by Ron DeSantis. What a great victory for books!”
Let’s have a bit of a break from the mean and the bad and the toxic real world.
I have so many colouring in books, I tend to get a lot of them for Birthdays and Christmas, and you know what? I am not complaining. They are such a great distractions. Just put the tv on, or some music, or whatever takes your fancy and colour away. I’ve got Lions, Tigers and Bears that are pink, blue and green and gold and purple, and well a bit of everything.
I actually get a little impatient with the mandala type ones. I think because, well, they’re mandalas. They are like, a shape and if you don’t colour them in “right” they can just look like a mess. Once you’ve got a colour, you kind of have to stick with it. For me, that can get a little boring.
The first one that I bought, as an adult. Was a children’s fairy one. I bought it in America, when I used to “live there”. I’d work my butt off in Australia, and then go and stay with my then partner for about 3-6 months. But I could never work in America, so I didn’t. So there were times when I had nothing going on. With the way America, sometimes my partner could work from 8 in the morning until 10 at night. His Walmart closed at 11…or was it 10? Either way, he could do a full on day.
So, over the years. I’ve bought myself some, other’s have given them to me for my birthday and Christmas. Yet, so far, no double ups!
Not too brag or anything, but I have read some of Will Shakespeare work. I was the only in my Year 12 (Senior) class who could understand, and I was quiet proud of that. There are some on here that I would admit to not reading too though.
“Interview with a vampire” I haven’t even seen the movie, lol
I’ve never heard of ‘Flowers in the Attic’ by V. C. Andrews either.
I have no honest interest in reading “Lord of the Flies”.
They include the Bible in this list though, lol. I don’t think even those Christian fanatics have read it!
This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post from the other day, lol. I guess though, in some ways it does as well.
We ALL know how Trump says things that we know are not true, just like the same with Rowling. You know, at least Trump is honesty with his badness. Like he’s not saying “Oh, I didn’t mean it like” Which Rowling does ALL the time. Just like Trump though, she also acts. How can I explain it. Trump Supporters will always overwhelming say that they want Democracy. However, it’s not actual Democracy, it’s just Trump type Democracy, it’s not true Democracy.
Rowling is kind of the same, in that whatever she says, her cults believes. She’s writing a book that’s about an author, whose criticised online and then get murdered … But she wants us to believe that it has nothing to do with the trans outrage.
How STUPID, does she think we are? That’s the dangerous thing about both Trump and Rowling, they both know that their followers will believe ANYTHING they say. So Rowling says “Oh, it has nothing to do with what’s happening now” Her cult followers will say to us “But she said it had nothing to do with it”
Oh, you just “came up” with that idea all by yourself then?
The reason for my blog though?
When I first saw that news article, I got SO angry. For those who don’t follow the anti-trans ideology, you know, be human. know perfectly well what she’s trying to do. My idea? Too write to bookshops in my state, and not ask them to ban it. That would never happen anyway. Just to consider though, maybe not advertising it *that* much? The book world deserves better than Rowling, it just truly does.
There are so many rumours that she stole a lot of HP from another author. Which is probably why she always “gives in” too fan theories. Dumbledore being gay, never mentioned in her books. That only came about when it became a popular idea. It’s also why I absolutely think she purposely wrote the Goblins working in a bank, so not original.
I will absolutely be polite and I am also going to present it with some facts. I’ve just never done something like this before. I would LOVE some advice, if anyone here has ever done something like that before?
I also only found today that the author who is murdered, is accused of being transphobic.
I keep seeing all these Christian groups, successfully defunding Libraries and book groups, because they don’t like the LGBT “content”.
Here’s what I really don’t understand though. I will say though, beforehand. I really have no big issues with Religion, most people use them for love and sharing kindness. It’s the one’s with the power, that are the problem.
Here’s what I don’t get, right.
Eve was made from a MALE rib.
They weren’t married
They had three sons
So who did Cain, Abel and Seth procreate with? Their mother?
God routinely exterminates people, children and fetuses included in that. I mean, what happened with Noah’s family when they found land? Are families all sleeping with each other.
One person, I remember well. Keep quoting me about how God made man and woman in His image. I turned it around and pointed out that, a male God, made women/female in HIS image, so a male’s image. What is it you don’t understand about trans people again?
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.
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
I don’t know if you heard the whole who-haa about Rowling not being on the Queen’s Jubilee Lists. But she’s not on it, lol. Neither are a lot of authors that I would have excepted. What it made me do though was to go and look up a few things about authors and books. It’s quiet interesting.
You’d think that Rowling is the only female author to have ever existed.. Not true (though you all know this).
Did you know that Rowling is NOT the top selling female author of all time, and is not even the top children’s authors? Too be fair she is number 2, 3 and 4 for best selling children’s books. She is not top though for either category. For best selling female author of all time, she’s either number 3 or 4.
So, to get off that topic. Who do you think is the actual top selling female author of all time? She is a classic of all time author, still shocked she doesn’t have a novel on the Jubilee List. However, the list seems alright. This author has only been outsold by the Bible (lol) and Shakespeare.
(Answer at the bottom)
Do you know who has sold the most children’s books? Again, probably not who you think it! I thought it was her above, again though, it is not.
(Answer at the bottom)
I wasn’t that into the HP books, and now I refuse to buy anything, even second hand HP. Throughout this whole debacle though. It’s been interesting to see how many people have let her get away with a LOT of horrible things for such a long time. Every day I learn something new about the HP world, and it leaves me going … WTF, haha
Yesterday, as an example, I found out that in the books. Umbridge, is kidnapped by Centaurs and it’s implied she was sexually assaulted. At some point this memory is triggered, by Ron, and he laughs at her. Can you imagine my utter shock when I found this out? lol
So when I see people say that someone like her just suddenly fell to the wrong side. I always ask now when was she actually on the left? What had she actually done to prove that she was “left”. For years now, every time these problems, the lazy racism, the anti-Semitism, she ALWAYS brushed it under the carpet. I don’t think she’s EVER been left leaning, it’s just that, the transphobia, took.
Answer 1) Agatha Christie
Answer 2) The very hungry caterpillar – Eric Carle
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.
So I see that banning books is causing a lot of controversy!lol
The reason that I am putting this under Thursday Theories, is because, like a lot of things in life. Reading is a very personal thing, best left up to the individuals.
Here’s the thing, when it comes to appropriateness for a child. I think it’s best to leave it up to that child’s librarian and sometimes the parents. I grew up in Libraries, my Gran was a Library Manager, who was spread around to a lot of Libraries, because she was good. I would trust a good Librarian any day to choose books for my child.
It all comes back to the individual. You can’t just ban all books, you can’t have politicians decide what is or what is not appropriate. Although I can understand why most people would think that Librarian check in and out books. When you’ve worked in a Library for a long time, you learn about the regulars, you learn how to “read” people.
My Gran, for example, she always knew what books we would like. Even with family members who didn’t read that much, she always knew what books they would like. After all, there is no point too force someone to read if they don’t want too. Sometimes, though it takes someone, like my Gran, too get a “right” book for someone.
Reading though, is really a personal thing. Which is why a lot of the time, one can’t say well this is inappropriate for EVERYONE. Sometimes, it just isn’t. I sure as heck wouldn’t let a politician with a clear agenda decide that either though, lol. If you leave it up to anyone, trust your Librarians!