Saturday, August 9, 2014

National Book Lovers Day FOR AUGUST 9

Knowledge is Power!!!
  1. Celebrated each year on August 9 (and sometimes on the first Saturday in November).
  2. The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
  3. The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
  4. The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
  5. Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
  6. Books in public libraries were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft.
  7. Book manufacturing’s recent development include the development of digital printing and book pages are printed using toner rather than ink.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Book interventions benefit depression, disabled Children , found a BMJ study. Similarly, a small study from the University of Cincinatti found bibliotherapy, or the idea of using books as an intervention, benefitted children who struggled socially struggled with as a result of a disability, including autism and Downs Syndrome.
  11. Literary fiction improves Theory of Mind in which a person has a strong ability to infer someone else’s thoughts and feelings. The more a person reads (authors argue that it doesn’t necessarily have to be literary fiction), the stronger their theory of mind.
  12. Readers are more intelligent, according to research from the University of California, Berkeley, published in the Journal of Direct Instruction, reading promotes literacy. The increased exposure to a variety of vocabulary helps to boost both memory and cognitive skills.

Today (Sat 9th Aug, 2014) is ...
10 Ways To Celebrate National Book Lovers Day
Chicago's Best Indie Bookstores: Where To Grab A Read For Book Lover's Day (Photos)
Thursday, August 9, 2012 Happy National Book Lover's Day!

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