Book Lovers Day is August 9, and it will be here before we know it. There are so many ways you can celebrate this holiday without limiting your day to only reading. Luckily, Book Lovers Day is also very easy to enjoy on a budget, so you don’t have to stress over spending too much money as you embrace the day and expand your idea of celebrating. These ten tips should help you schedule plenty of fun while allowing you to fully enjoy the holiday. This Book Lover’s Day will truly help you to find some time to reconnect with your passion while adding more to your favorite hobby.
1. Thrift Store Shopping
If you’ve never been shopping at a thrift store, then you might be surprised to know that there are tons of books to discover. Many thrift stores have a pretty good collection of used books that are in extraordinary shape. You may even find that there are sales days that allow you to leave with bags of books for a very low price. Of course, the typical price of books is just a few cents to begin with. When shopping with a thrift store, you might pay close attention to where the money goes, as you should be able to find the charity associated with the store. This might help you plan out where you shop more frequently or prompt you to make a donation when you can or desire to.
2. Host a Book Club
Celebrate your love of books by creating a club designed to make reading even more fun. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, you can call the club to a meeting just for the holiday. However, you might also consider doing a quarterly club, which will give people plenty of time to read the book and come up with discussion points. If your friends are all scattered around the world or you don’t want to risk coronavirus exposure then you might consider doing a virtual club. No matter how you enjoy your book club, it will help make the holiday go further than ever.
3. Categorize Your Library
If you have a pretty good collection of books at home, then categorizing your library might be one of the best things to do. You can do this in so many ways that you might have a lot of fun just finding the way that works best for your needs. Some of the most common ways to categorize your library is to sort based on title or author. Many people will also sort their collection by genre, which can make life easier when you’re in the mood for something specific. Even more people are starting to embrace the idea of categorizing your library based on that of an actual library. You can find tips to do this online. You can even find items to give your library a more realistic feeling.
4. Book Inspired Recipes
When it comes to planning meals and snacks for the day, you might take a note from some of your favorite books. There are so many recipes out there, that you might feel the need to dedicate an entire month to cooking, so you can experience all of the fun. If you’re not sure where to look for book recipes, then you will find there are lots of collections online to choose from. Some of these have been taken directly from books while some of the others are simply inspired by stories and characters. There are also plenty book inspired cocktails to help you get through this as well, which will definitely allow you to have a little fun as you read.
5. Fan Fiction
If you’ve always wanted to pay homage to your favorite stories, then fan fiction might be the way to go. You can easily find that fan fiction is easier to make than you originally thought it would be. All you have to do is sit down and think about which story you would like to expand on. If you’d like a story to go in a different direction, then do so. You can change destinies, create new characters, or simply play on a theme that you particularly admire. When you’re finished, you can keep your fan fiction to yourself or share it with a fandom that you know and trust.
6. Book Crafts
When it comes to giving your eyes a break from your books, one of the best ways to engage the mind and your creativity is to enjoy some book crafts. There are so many book crafts to choose from that you’re certain to find something so suit your needs. One popular craft is make-your-own bookmarks that help you keep up with all of your favorite stories. You can also create artwork with your favorite quotes on it. A lot of people will even make artwork based on their favorite books. You will find that there are plenty of great ideas online too as this will allow you get a feel of some fun ideas that might become something you want to enjoy on a daily basis.
7. Read to Kids
Another way to celebrate book loves day is to share your love of books to the next generation. If you have friends or family with kids, then offer a story hour so parents can run some errands or just take a break from summer vacation. If this isn’t an option for you, then you might want to offer to read at your local library or a bookstore. Generally, places are often looking for people to read to children, so you shouldn’t have to look too far for the opportunity. You can also do a live stream or post a video of yourself reading so that children can enjoy it from around the world.
8. Book Nook
When it comes to reading, there is nothing quite like having your own cozy book nook. A book nook can come in all shapes and sizes, so even if you have a small space to work with then a book nook is still very possible. Your book nook will depend entirely on the space you have to work with and what you’re looking for in the space. For some people, it is a simple chair with pillows next to a window that is often accompanied by a pile of books. For others, it is a large seat in their very own library. Others even utilize their attic to create a complete book nook that is perfect for a rainy day. There are plenty of ideas and more online that will allow you to truly make the most of the space you have to work with.
9. Review Books
If you love to read and feel like you have a lot to say about your recent reads, then reviewing books might be a great option for you. In fact, if you love to read books from independent authors, then you will be doing the writers you love a favor simply by reading their book. The more you review those with very few reviews, the more likely you are to have those books reach more people and even make more sales. Plus, reviewing a book can be a lot of fun, especially if you check out what other people had to say about it first. You may find that you get even more out of the book this way.
It may seem like the obvious thing to do on this holiday, but it is something you can have fun and enjoy. When you choose what to read for this day, you might want to spend some time selecting an item that will make you the happier. You may also want to spend the day reading something new and exciting. No matter what you choose to do, your Book Lovers Day will definitely be rewarding.
Book Lovers Day is the perfect time to enjoy one of your favorite hobbies. The exciting day doesn’t have to be entirely about reading though. These ten tips will give you plenty of ideas to help you find some joy while embracing the holiday without spending a fortune on it.