Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day, an occasion commemorating the hard work and achievements of American workers. Because it’s a Federal holiday many people enjoy the day off, and some traditional activities include picnics, grilling and spending time outdoors before the end of the summer. I can’t believe how quickly this year is going and that fall is almost here.
But there is also another, lesser known day that I want to talk about, celebrated today as well. National Read a Book Day! As a writer and reader this day is near and dear to my heart. National Read a Book Day is celebrated on Sept 6, and its purpose is to encourage us to pick up a book and do some reading. I can appreciate any day that promotes a love of reading and books 🙂
Lately I’ll admit I’ve been in a reading rut, when nighttime rolls around (my usual reading time), I’m so tired I read a few sentences and fall asleep. I wake up in the morning mad at myself, my Kindle still open. During the day my mind is so chaotic I can’t slow it down enough to focus. I’m sad to say it’s been that way for a while. But now that fall is approaching, I’m looking forward to a new beginning. I’m slowly building my TBR list, with an emphasis on gothic novels because for me, they’re perfect for fall and for Halloween.
What are you reading? Are you going to be celebrating today with a good book? Wishing you a wonderful day filled with many books and fantastic stories.