National Read A Book Day


With all the, you fill in the blank national days we seem to be celebrating lately, like national donut day, national coffee ice cream day, or national no rhyme no reason day to name a few I can’t seem to keep up.  I am a little overwhelmed with just trying to keep up with the familiar national holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, not to mention my family and friends’ birthdays let alone remembering to wish someone a national make your bed day – which frankly I thought was every day.  But today is National Read A Book Day, and this is a day I can get firmly behind.

I am not embarrassed to admit that I have a book addiction.  I love books of all types and most of all I love to read.  The only thing that I am missing is enough time to read all the books I am interested and enough shelf space to keep them easily within my grasp.  I have fond memories of the first book series that I read.  I was in elementary school and had a terrible case of the flu which meant I was staying home for a while.  My mother introduced me to C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, and I was hooked.  I can still remember the excitement I felt in knowing that as I came to the end of one book, I still had another to read.

Books have been something I shared with my children from the time they were little; we still enjoy revisiting some of the stories we read together.  Books were a way to communicate with my son when Harry Potter sparked his love of reading.  We may not have been talking as well as either of us would have liked at that time, but we could find common ground in the pages of JK Rowling’s fantastic imagination.

So take a little time today and celebrate National Read A Book Day!


Camilla, Owner, The Farm at Cedar Mountain

Camilla Strongin