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World Book Night Coming on April 23

Posted on March 31, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb¬† What better way to wrap up National Reading Month than with news of World Book Night coming on April 23. Based on the UNESCO International Day of the Book, World Book Night is said to have originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011. It has spread to the United States, where this year WBN book give-aways are slated for across the country. According to the WBN website, the date of April 23 was chosen for World Book Night, in part, because it is the generally accepted birth date of renown playwright and poet William Shakespeare. As well WBN notes, the Day of the Book was inspired by a tradition begun in a region of Spain, of giving…

Celebrate National Reading Month With Magazines

Posted on March 21, 2014

By:Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb If I were down to my last $5 it would be a toss-up to spend it on a piece of apple pie from Rein’s Deli or a magazine. Neither is particularly practical when pondering how to use a final penny but at least the pie is food. Truth be told, however, I would probably opt for a magazine – that is how much I enjoy reading magazines. Obviously, I say this tongue-in-cheek but I do love reading magazines.¬†One of my preferred spots is the long magazine nook at Barnes & Noble. Each month I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the latest editions of my favorite magazines on the stands. I am fortunate too, for several years now to have received a…

Read Me Like A Book

Posted on March 10, 2014

By:Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “You can read me like a book.” It is an idiomatic expression with a meaning open to interpretation ranging from the ability to understand someone’s motivation to the ability to predict what someone thinks and will do. For my purposes it is a headline meant to hopefully capture attention on the subject of reading. At any rate, it speaks to the presence of books in our lives. I was extremely fortunate to grow up in a household that valued reading because, at the risk of sounding preachy, reading is the backbone for so much in life. Reading is empowerment of the individual. To be able to read a menu, a bus route, traffic signs, and yes … newspapers, represents the opportunity…