Friday, April 23

International Book Day

23 April. It’s a symbolic date for world Literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes (according to Gregorian Calendar), Shakespeare (according to Julian Calendar) and Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It is natural then to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain respect for those who have fostered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

Enjoy this humorous Norwegian video "Introducing the book" to celebrate this day.

1 comentarios:

Ñoco Le Bolo said...

Just some quotations about books:

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ~Author Unknown
A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read. ~G.K. Chesterton
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain
Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves. ~Jeremy Collier

“You are the best” – My ovn book