NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY
Celebrated each year on August 9 (and sometimes on the first Saturday in November) it is National Book Lovers Day! This is a day for all those who love to read and National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book, rather it be fiction or non-fiction, and read the day away.
Let’s step back in time for a minute:
- The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
- The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
- The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
- Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
- Books in public libraries were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft.
Book manufacturing’s recent development include the development of digital printing. Book pages are printed using toner rather than ink. The development of digital printing has also opened up the possibility of print-on-demand, where no books are printed until after an order is received from a customer.
E-books are rapidly increasing in popularity. E-book (electronic book) refers to a book-length publication in digital form. They are normally available through the internet however, can also be found on CD-ROM and other forms. E-books are read either by computer or via a portable book display device known as an e-book reader, such as a Reader, Nook or Kindle.
Reading can be educational and informative!
Sit back, relax and……….. R E A D !!
NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Book Lovers Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY
A favorite dish to many, it is National Rice Pudding Day.
Rice pudding is made from rice mixed with water, milk, coconut milk, evaporated milk or cream and sometimes vanilla, cinnamon and raisins. Different variants are used when preparing the dish either for dessert or dinner.
- When preparing rice pudding for dessert – a sweetener, such as sugar is added.
Dating back to the Tudor period, the earliest rice pudding recipes were called whitepot. One of the earliest known recipes was written down by Gervase Markham in 1615.
“Rice Pudding is the title and subject of a poem by A.A. Milne, in which the narrator professes puzzlement as to what is the matter with Mary Jane, who is “crying with all her might and main/And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again—/What is the matter with Mary Jane?” (Wikipedia)
Have fun in the kitchen making a dish of rice pudding today and then share it with your family and friends!
NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Rice Pudding Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.