Did you know: today is UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. It’s an event to promote reading and publishing throughout the world.
Did you know: tonight is World Book Night, which is the brainchild of a different organization altogether. Folks like Alena will be handing out free books around their towns this evening. Free books!!!! How incredibly fun is that?
Apparently, E knew all about it, because this weekend, I found this note posted to her door:
She likes to post notes on her door to tell us exactly what she’s doing. Think there’s any way that will continue when she’s a teenager? (Don’t tell me… Let me hold onto this thought.)
Couple all this creativity and celebrations of books with a spontaneous trip to the Apple Store, and you’ll understand how my husband and I got into a long debate about the virtues of e-readers. (As an aside: do you remember in the movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” how Holly Golightly used to wander by Tiffany’s every once in a while because it was all shiny and wonderful? My husband does the same with the Apple Store.)
Do you use an e-reader or iPad or are you strictly a book-book person? I gotta tell you: I’m pretty much a book-book person, but I’m starting to appreciate the whole idea of e-readers, especially as my library keeps adding in new titles that I want to read.
If you’re a convert to the world of e-readers, share the zeal. My husband is dying to buy a shiny, new iPad.