Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4th is Trivia Day. This blog is just one example of how the Village Book Shop family are fans of trivia.

On this day in 1809 Louis Braille was born. He was the inventor of the braille system of reading and writing used by those who are blind or visually impaired. This has allowed many people who cannot see to read.

Writers who were born on this date include:

Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878), Max Forrester Eastman (1883), Cyril Lionel Robert James (A.K.A J.R. Johnson) (1901), Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1933), Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943), Hwang Sok-yong (1943), Harlan Coben  (1962), Gao Xingjian (1940), and Nabila Jamshed (1988).

On this date in 2011 the world lost Ronald Gordon King-Smith. He often wrote under the pen name Dick King-Smith.

huckleberry finn

Today’s highlighted book is another classic.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classic) by Mark Twain. This is a required reading title for many schools. We have this mass market sized version in our shop for only $4.85.

Would you like to help Village Book Shop improve this blog and/or our website?  If you would like to assist us in any way please email us at villagebookshop1@gmail.com. The writer of this blog (who also does most of the Facebook posts and is trying to find a way to improve the VBS website) is a volunteer who has very little technical experience and knowledge and is therefore learning as she goes and very open to suggestions and assistance.  Thank you.

fall in love with fictional characters

Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.
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