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’m not sure I’ve seen such a mix reaction to something in the whole of my life! Mostly with politics, you sort of stand with a party and that’s it.
Some people want to celebrate, but don’t have the money. Some have the money, but don’t want to celebrate. Some expect tax payers to pay for it. Some think the people who actually want it, should have to pay for it. Some are not bothered either way, some are completely bothered.
Personally, I am choosing not to celebrate the Jubilee this year. Not after who was made an MBE. A person who makes me feel ill, because they have made up SO much crap about trans youth. They’ve used their fantasy, to harm trans youth. Guess what they’re getting an MBE for…Services to children.
Don’t worry, no April Fools Day here. It’s a pity when your birthday month starts on April the 1st.
While I am having a hard time with my birthday this year, I do look forward to realizing that I have made it another year, when other’s have not. I feel relatively “normal” still. I’m not talking to my Dad, I keep asking for money for my birthday, since I have none. I keep trying to think of reasons to “celebrate”, and all I have is that I lived another year…Somehow, lol.
It’s weird, I’m alright with it (my birthday), but when people ask me why I don’t want too celebrate, I have answers. When I go to say why I should celebrate it, I can’t think of a good enough reason too, lol.
Maybe I’ll get a room somewhere by myself and just relax for a night.
Mardi Gras in Australia ended just yesterday (Sunday), I was so proud, my baby brother was apart of it! He was in NSW, however, and they have been nearly as huge floods as QLD. Which is needless to say, with everything, I wouldn’t blame people for not knowing.
Last night I watched as Australia cheered on trans groups at the Mardi Gras. Today I saw ONE Australian try to spread fear about trans people, and that misinformation was then shared by ONE Scottish billionaire fiction writer. Be Loud and Support trans people! We are more then them!
What I would like to share with you all, are a series of YouTube videos representing some of what’s been happening this year with Mardi Gras in Australia!
I love them all! I don’t think there is a Dragon, I don’t love. Even the real ones! There are dragons all over my room. The Appreciate A Dragon Day has been celebrated since 2004. Donita K. Paul has established this special Day as to appreciate the dragons which thought to be lived and the ones that are living in the literature and imagination. She has created such a Day to celebrate the release of her book, DragonSpell.
There are numerous ways available in which you can appreciate a Dragon. As it is a Day for literature, you can indulge in reading books that let you know more about the dragons, its history, origin, and historical significance. Let out your creativity to paint, draw, or make dragon pictures. Tell your children a story of the dragons. You can even organize a dragon puppet show in the nearby location. Start collecting stuffed dragons and you can take pictures and share it on the social media using the hashtag #AppreciateADragonDay.
What do you like to celebrate? Do you celebrate just being alive another day? Do you celebrate that you got another shift at work? Do you celebrate that you made yourself eat well? Do you celebrate every single day that you’ve kicked another day of addiction with “no” addiction issues?
There is no shame is celebrating what has given you joy, even if it might seem to be on a small scale to everyone else. An achievement is an achievement.
I have now officially gotten over 900 readers…I’d just like to say hello to my new readers. I don’t really feel comfortable with calling anyone a follower. I just think it’s…it just makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.
I am excited though…I was excited when one person decided to start reading my Blog…Let alone over 900! I don’t think I’ll get to 1000 by the end of the year, but it shows to me that people are reading what I’m writing. It also gives me encouragement I still want to start selling things. I’ve been thinking more along the lines of bookmarks, cups/mugs…With sayings from my Blog. I wanted to do the candles but it’s too hard, and there are so many other options out there!
I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.
It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.
A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.
I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!
Considering I am always genuinely shocked whenever I get one reader following me. 800 is amazing! That’s a lot for myself! It makes me feel like
Be cool Lolsy, Be Cool…
Thank you all who started to read my Blog! You’ve made this girl very happy =D
I wrote a post a couple of weeks back saying that if I could get close to 1000 near the end of the year, that I would do a give away. I am still going to do that. In fact, I’ve already gotten a couple of things for it…So watch this space for me! 4 month until Christmas! I think if it keeps going the way it’s going…I can see getting to the 1000 readers by the end of the year. That would be really fantastic!
I just have to find a way to do the giveaway! Does anyone know how to set one up on WordPress?