According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a bibliophile is a person who loves books, especially ones with unique bindings and formats. Book Lovers Day is August 9 and is celebrated worldwide with bibliophiles banding together to recognize the freedom given from the simple pages of a book.
Vast genres of literature available means reading is open to anyone, and the time spent absorbing a story has been proven to strengthen one's mind. According to Statistica, despite technology challenging books' relevance, book sales have risen in the last five years and stand at more than 650 million sold per year in the United States.
How to Participate
Many readers would agree that there is nothing like holding a brand-new book by your favorite author and digging in. According to National Day Calendar, the best way to celebrate Book Lovers Day is by reading yourself.
Being gripped by an intense book story is one of the most exhilarating – and inconvenient – things someone can experience. The final Harry Potter book was released, and you have to go to work? The fate of Harry, Ron, and Hermione is far more important than making a living!
Finding a book you're excited to read is essential. Focus on your hobbies, such as riding horses, and branch out from there. Historical nonfictions on influential equines are a great place to start, and classic fictions such as The Black Stallion are light and entertaining.
Romance, thrillers, historical fiction, and fantasy are all genres that can reel readers in. Spending time absorbed in a good book will usually leave a reader much more refreshed than staring at a phone screen, scrolling through social media.
To best celebrate National Book Lovers Day, find an exciting book and get others involved. Using the hashtag #Nationalbookloversday will allow you to connect with other readers and share the love of an entrancing novel.
Benefits of Reading
Reading has been pushed as one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself, and with good reason. According to Healthline, children who read or are read to from an early age experience greater attention spans, better listening skills, increased creativity, and social development.
The concept that something so simple can increase a people's quality of life is astounding. As an adult, reading has been found to strengthen the brain and build your ability to empathize, according to a research study lead by David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano.
You can also expect to see an increase in vocabulary skills and a stress reduction. In addition, according to the National Institute on Aging, reading frequently can reduce age-related cognitive decline. Finally, reading before bed can help your body wind down and can improve your sleep, according to Mayo Clinic.
Book Facts for Fun
Looking for a new book that will encourage and inspire you? Celebrate Book Lover's Day by snagging a copy of Broken to Branded today!
The term “self-care” originally appeared in the 1950s and circulated amongst civil right groups for several decades. Then, in 2016, the term exploded into the limelight due to the tumultuous presidential election – according to the New York Times.
Self-care is self-explanatory, but with the Americas’ obsession with overworking in pursuit of personal dreams or “keeping up with the Jones’” can make taking time for oneself an uncomfortable practice.