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Read a Book Day


Friday, September 06, 2013

Read a Book Day is celebrated on September 6th of each year. A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book.

I just read this and found out what a "leaf" in a book is. Never knew that! emoticon chris


Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature. In novels and sometimes other types of books (for example, biographies), a book may be divided into several large sections, also called books (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and so on). An avid reader of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, bookworm.


A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately
130,000,000 emoticon unique titles had been published.
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FLAMENM 9/8/2013 12:29AM

    Today was a great day to read!

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STITCH4EVER 9/7/2013 3:11PM

    I AM SO BAD THAT I HAVE TONS OF BOOKS THAT YOU ACTUALLY HOLD AND A NOOK AND A KINDLE AS WELL. THE NOOK BELONGED TO MY HUSBAND AND HE NEVER USED IT. THEN I GOT A KINDLE FOR MY BIRTHDAY. MY IDEAL LIFE WOULD BE TO EAT, SLEEP AND READ. THAT WOULD BE THE LIFE.
ERIN

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PATRICIAANN46 9/7/2013 2:23PM

  I am proud to admit to being a MAJOR BOOKWORM!!! emoticon

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ARTJAC 9/7/2013 1:16AM

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DJ4HEALTH 9/7/2013 12:34AM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/7/2013 12:09AM

    reading is like the air we breathe

Victoria
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LIVELYGIRL2 9/6/2013 8:36PM

  Well how about that, pages we know and leaves ? hmm emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 9/6/2013 5:05PM

    What a great reason to pick up my book to read early today. emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/6/2013 4:00PM

    I love to read-thanks for sharing this information

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GLC2009 9/6/2013 1:58PM

    i wish i could just curl up with a book today. i love reading. maybe after supper i can do that.

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1AVERY 9/6/2013 1:31PM

    I always have a book with me if stuck in traffic as in not moving at all reading passes the time and you are less likely to get real frustrated with the situation.
Reading is a great past time and you can leave a lot look at all we just learned from your blog. Teri

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IOEINC 9/6/2013 12:28PM

    I would categorically be a bookworm!! I have books in the garage, basement, attic, bookcases and all over my room. I really hate to give up any of my books. Hubby who never reads anything but the newspaper and his technical journals often threatens to have a bonfire and throw the books in.

I never thought I wanted a Kindle because I like the feel of a real book in my hands but I am started to think I might need to get one because of space issues!!

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PYNETREE 9/6/2013 10:52AM

    And how we love our Books! Thanks! emoticon

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LINOVER 9/6/2013 10:21AM

    I never go anywhere without a book to read! emoticon

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SSUSMITA 9/6/2013 9:03AM

    Books are man's bestfriends!! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/6/2013 8:52AM

    Wonderful!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/6/2013 8:24AM

    Cannot imagine a day without a little reading in it.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/6/2013 7:43AM

    I like learning unique things like this. I am an avid reader - just went to the library yesterday to pick up three books I placed holds on and purchased three paperbacks they had on sale. My daughter now has me hooked on audio books for longer drives in the car so I picked up one of those. I just have to fit the time in for more reading.

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SANDRALEET 9/6/2013 7:32AM

    Yes I read If you can do emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/6/2013 7:29AM

    Reading is one of my favorite activities!

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/6/2013 7:29AM

  I read a book every day myself...well, not the whole thing of course! emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 9/6/2013 6:54AM

    Good to have a day that commemorates one of my favorite pastimes. Thanks for posting.

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JANET552 9/6/2013 6:36AM

    I think reading sounds like a perfect activity for today (or any day).

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