Monthly Archives: August 2013

New week, we’re here!

Monday, August 19, 2013

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“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”
― 
Malcolm X

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Welcome back to the Village Book Shop blog. Chronic health and computer issues have caused a few hiatuses and, in all honesty, may cause another at some point in the future but we are doing our best. The social media and blog are done by a volunteer, but be assured that inventory is not only continually added to our Amazon storefront but orders go out daily with loving care by Deborah Gould, owner of our favorite community book shop. Enjoy today’s trivia and be sure to check out our Deal of the Day near the end of this post.

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Happy Birthday!

Some of the writers born August 19th include:

Eustace Budgell (1686), Samuel Richardson (1689), C. I. Scofield (1843), Gontran de Poncins (1900), Ogden Nash (1902), James Gould Cozzens (1903), Peter Kemp (1913), Ring Lardner, Jr. (1915), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Claude Gauvreau (1925), Bernard Levin (1928), David G. Compton (1930), Frank McCourt (1930), Zahir Raihan (1935), Jack Canfield (1944), Bodil Malmsten (1944), Jennie Bond (1950), Sudha Murty (1950), Peter Gallagher (1955), José Rubén Zamora (1956), Li-Young Lee (1957), Jonathan Coe (1961), Tammy Bruce (1962), and Russell Kane (1980).

Today in history

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The New York Herald broke the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California on August 19, 1848. The rush had begun the previous January.


Today’s Observances and Holidays

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Today is National Aviation Day. This special day was created by a presidential proclamation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. It is sometimes called Wright Brother’s Day. The date was chosen in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. August 19, 2013 marks ten years since that tragic event, which claimed 22 lives. This year, the international community will pause to remember those who died, as well as the dozens of aid workers, who have died in the years since. But World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. This year the UN and its humanitarian partners are launching a ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more… This is a first-of-its-kind project that will quite literally turn words into aid. To get involved and to learn more about the campaign visit: www.worldhumanitarianday.org

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Our deal of the day is in honor of Humanitarian day. We are reducing the price on Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World… One Child at a Time (Young Reader’s Edition).The Young Reader’s Edition is appropriate for children as young as eight but can be enjoyed by adults as well. We have the adult version in stock as well.

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We still have our giveaway going until the end of the month. Be sure to enter for a chance to win $10 Amazon gift card, Jim Grayson’s new humorous book Trailer Vamp-Love Bites, and a lovely bookmark.

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Our unplanned blog hiatus.

We apologize for our unplanned hiatus. Our blogger has a chronic illness as well as computer issues. The combination of computer and health issues has forced an unplanned hiatus of unknown exact length. If you have an comments, complaints, suggestions, or other feedback about anything related to Village Book Shop feel free to contact us via email or Facebook.

Be sure to enter the ongoing giveaway in the meanwhile. 

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Bargain hunting, farmer’s markets, and more this week.

Monday, August 5, 2013

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I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.”
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Steven Wright

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Happy Monday! Did you see yesterday’s blog? We are giving away a copy of Jim Grayson‘s new novel and a $10 Amazon gift card so be sure and check it out. Additional entries are available daily.

This week is….

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August 4th through 10th is National Farmers Market Week (NFMW). Markets celebrate NMFW in many way: tastings, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, gardening workshops, live music, scavenger hunts, giveaways and prizes. The impact of these farmer-to-consumer transactions is greater than it appears on the surface. Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and wealth. Markets result in more viable regional economies and local farm businesses, increased access to fresh, nutritious food, and stronger social networks that help keep communities healthy.

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The fourth through the tenth is also the 4th Annual National Exercise With Your Child Week™. This week encourages parents and guardians to exercise with their children as part of a healthier lifestyle.



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National Bargain Hunting Week begins today. The celebration was founded by author Debbie Keri-Brown in 1996. Consumers are more value conscious today than ever before as a result of the current economic situation in this country. The celebration is recognized the first Monday through the following Sunday in August every year, and coincides with National Smile Week which was developed by Heloise of the Hints From Heloise newspaper column. Although the two celebrations are not affiliated, the date was chosen specifically to overlap because bargain hunting is something to smile about.


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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which begins today, is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, usually during the first full week of August. It began in the mid-20th century and was originally held for stunts and races, but has evolved into being a meeting for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country. It brings a lot of income to the citizens of Sturgis. Today, it is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.

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The deal of the day today is especially for all the motorcycle enthusiasts out there. We have one copy of the book Kawasaki Kz,Zx and Zn 1000-1100Cc 1981-2002 (Clymer Motorcycle Repair). We are lowering its price this week only.

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International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) is this week and was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs that help individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family.

Today is…

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Being the Monday of Assistance Dog week, today is Work Like a Dog Day. Today honors working dogs as well as people who Work Like a Dog., those who seldom take a break until the task is completed. Today is a day to show appreciation for those who carry more than their load, and work like a dog. You can also honor them by working like a dog today.

 

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Today is National Oyster Day. There are over 100 species of true oysters and traditionally they are named after the body of water or bay in which they are grown and are known by a myriad of names such as Wellfleets, Kumamoto and La Saint Simon. Archeologists tell us humans have been eating oysters since the dawn of humanity. Oyster farming and cultivation can be traced back to Roman times in France and England. There are a million ways to serve and eat oysters. Oysters can be eaten on the half shell, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed or broiled. As for finding a pearl in an oyster, that’s a rare find. Only one out of 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl. And those oysters aren’t bred for eating. Most of the pearls that are created by these mollusks begin with human intervention. Pieces of shells or beads are inserted inside an oyster. And the natural process goes from there. The oyster covers the foreign substance with layers of calcium and protein. In time, a pearl is produced.

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Today is the 10th Annual National Underwear Day. The idea is to focus the public’s awareness of underwear in the spirit of grand celebration. National Underwear Day is the day when underwear becomes not just the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off, but the most important thing you wear all day. The current record for the largest gathering of people in their underwear is 2,270 people. Freshpair founded National Underwear Day in 2003 and has celebrated each year by hosting various events in New York City. As the founder of National Underwear Day, Freshpair understands that confidence is the byproduct of believing in one’s self. This year they are inviting everyone who has ever doubted themselves to join them in attempting to break a Guinness World Record in Times Square.

 

Today in history

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American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage “baby-boomers” by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuted on the ABC television network on August 5, 1957.

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It was on this day in 1962 that Nelson Mandela was jailed. He would not be released until 1990.

Happy Birthday

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Some of the writers born August 5th include”:

Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), James Anderson (1662), Ivar Aasen (1813), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Mary Ritter Beard (1876), Ruth Sawyer (1880), Conrad Aiken (1889), Peter Viereck (1916), Wendell Berry (1934), Ron Silliman (1946), David Baldacci (1960), James Gunn (1970), and Dan Hipgrave (1975).

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Bite into this Giveaway (Love Bites novel, $10 Amazon code, bookmark)

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The Winner announced September 1, 2013

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Sunday, August 4th, 2013

It’s not long before kids go back to school, cooler weather returns, and we get to start thinking about our fall reads. Recently we mentioned Jim Grayson‘s new book, Trailer Vamp: Love Bites (A Josh Blackthorn Adventure). Jim is proving an autographed copy and Village Book Shop is providing a $10 Amazon gift card and a lovely bookmark. Read on to learn how to enter Village Book Shop’s first online giveaway!

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The book is told first-person point of view of the hero, Josh Blackthorn, an educated man whose life is turned upside down at his high school reunion. The girl from high school Josh describes as “that special, unattainable girl, fever enshrined in my heart” decided to turn him into a Creature of the Night and then disappears. When we meet Josh he’s living in a trailer, working as a writer and feeding on the Chicago’s criminal population. It’s been about two years and he’s finally feeling settled into his new life when Becky, the girl who turned him, returns. The readers then get to join Josh and Becky on a roller coaster ride of trying to defeat a dangerous old-world vampire who is plotting to take over Chicago and that’s just the beginning of their adventures!

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This is one of those books I was torn between wanting to read fast, while not wanting to read it too fast, because the faster I read it the sooner I have to step away from this story and these characters that feel like long time friends.This is the first book in the series and Jim Grayson is currently editing the second book. I am anxiously awaiting the second book (which I’ve had a peek at and am loving so far!).

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I’ve known Jim Grayson for some time, as we are both members of the Literary Critique group led by K. Andrew Turner. This group used to meet in the brick-and-mortar version of Village Book Shop and continues to meet in Glendora twice a month. Through this group I saw this project grow. And I’ll tell you something that may upset other members of the group but is my honest opinion. Of ALL of the pieces of writing that have come through that group, the Trailer Vamp stories are my favorite (considering how good nearly all of the work that gets read in that group is saying a lot). Trailer Vamp: Love Bites is a lot of fun and a book I would have loved whether I knew the author or not. The characters are relatable, the plot is great: full of adventure and wonderfully paced. I had a hard time putting it down.

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Click over to the Amazon page for this book to get a look inside and read the full product description. Check out JimGraysonAuthor.com for more information about the book and the author.

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Now for the part you’ve been waiting for! Fill out the form below to enter and be sure to come back daily for more chances to win:

~1 Autographed paperback copy of Trailer Vamp: Love Bites (A Josh Grayson Adventure) by Jim Grayson.

~$10 Amazon gift card (which we hope you will consider using in the Village Book Shop Amazon storefront, but of course you are a free to use it any way you want).

~One lovely bookmark (to mark your place if you can manage to put it down).

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Giveaway opens at 7:00am PDT Sunday, August 4, 2013 and closes at 11:59pm PDT on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Winner will be announced on the blog the first week of September. Open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older.

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Unfortunately we ran into to unexpected technical issues! The giveaway form we set up does not work on this page. We have moved the form to our main site.  Please click the icon to find it.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  We are new at this!

Book provided by author. Amazon code and bookmark provided by Village Book Shop Glendora. The review is provided by the blogger, Jennelle Henderson, and is her honest, unsolicited opinion.

 

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Forgive during the first weekend of August

August 3rd and 4th, 2013

One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― 
Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel

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Welcome to the weekend edition of the Village Book Shop blog! We have a very special post planned for tomorrow so be sure and check that out. We will be hosting a giveaway! In the meantime read on to find out the trivia and observances that caught our attention for this weekend.

This Day in History

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The Wheatland Hop Riot started in Wheatland, California a century ago today. This was a violent outburst which was embroiled in a strike of agricultural workers. Four people died and many were injured. The Wheatland Hop Riot was among the first major farm labor confrontations in California and a harbinger of further battles throughout the 20th Century.

Happy Birthday

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Writers who were born August 3rd:

Géza Gárdonyi (1863), Vernon Louis Parrington (1871), Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886), Rupert Brooke (1887), Ernie Pyle (1900), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909), Mel Tolkin (1913), Shakeel Badayuni (1916), James MacGregor Burns (1918), Max Fatchen (1920), P. D. James (1920), Hayden Carruth (1921), Leon Uris (1924), Anthony Sampson (1926), James Tyler (1940), Martha Stewart (1941), Steven Millhauser (1943), and Mathieu Kassovitz (1967).

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Writers who were born August 4th:

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Walter Pater (1839), Knut Hamsun (1859), Fritz Gause (1893), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Robert Hayden (1913), Brian Crozier (1918), Iceberg Slim (1918), Michel Déon (1919), Helen Thomas (1920), Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi (1923), Ellen Schrecker (1938), Amjad Islam Amjad (1944), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Brooks D. Simpson (1957), Allison Hedge Coke (1958), Tim Winton (1960), Barack Obama (1961), Dennis Lehane (1965), John August (1970), Bret Baier (1970), Victor Marius Beliciu (1978), and Benet Kaci (1978).

So much to celebrate this weekend

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The first Saturday in August is National Mustard Day. When it comes to condiments, Mustard is among the most popular. When it comes to longevity, mustard is unrivaled. It has literally been in use to spice up meals for thousands of years. To retain it’s status, mustard has not stood still. Rather, it has diversified. It’s not just yellow anymore. There’s a growing selection, including Honey Mustard, Bold and Spicy, Sharp and Creamy, and of course Dijon Mustard.

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August third is National Watermelon Day. Watermelons are one of summer’s favorite fruits. They are sweet and tasty despite being over 90% water. This cool treat is great not only in the summer but all year long.

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U.S. Coast Guard Day is held each year on August fourth to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on this day in 1790, by then Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines.

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International Forgiveness Day is the first Sunday in August. There is also Global Forgiveness Day on August 27th. Forgiveness day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: “International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide.” The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.

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Today’s special deal is in honor of International Forgiveness Day. We are reducing the price on the hardcover book Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles by Marianne Williamson. Amazon gives the following description:

 

What do your spiritual convictions have to do with traffic jams, job anxiety, reading the newspaper, or arguing with your spouse? Everything, according to Marianne Williamson. It is the way we live in our everyday world that determines the shape of who we are. So Buddhist or Muslim, Christian or Jew, it is the moment when our daughter doesn’t make the basketball team, or our best friend lands our dream job, or our business instinct tells us to bury the guy across the boardroom table that tests and builds our living faith.

With an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, a celebration of miracles, and the promise of strength and grace, Williamson helps us find our sacred footing on ordinary ground.

No matter where we are or what we’re doing, there is the opportunity to be happy, and to be holy. The large and small difficulties of our days challenge us to open our hearts and minds. And in this book of hours, Marianne Williamson teaches us to ride the currents that lurk in each of those moments of opening to a sea change of the soul.

 


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The first Sunday of August is Sisters Day to celebrate being or having a sister. Sisters are truly special and unique. Sure, we may argue and fight. But, when it comes right down to it, sisters are the best, the very best.

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August fourth is Chocolate Chip Day, a celebration of one of the world’s favorite forms of chocolate. Enjoy some chocolate chip treats today.

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The first Sunday of August is also
National Doll Day. Dolls have been part of all cultures throughout the ages.

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There’s a Mother‘s Day, and a Father‘s Day, but today is National Kids Day. National KidsDay was created in 1994 by KidsPeace, a national children’s charity. The purpose is to encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.

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Yay for the first Friday of August!

Friday, August 2, 2013

He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.”
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John GreenAn Abundance of Katherines

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Happy Friday to you! We hope you have an exciting weekend ahead. While you wait for the work day to end we have a few interesting facts to share with you.

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August Fun Facts

The birth flower for people born in August is the gladiolus or poppy. They mean beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family. The birthstone is the peridot or onyx.

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Historical Trivia

As vice president, Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States ninety years ago today after the death of Warren G. Harding.

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The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed on this day in America. This effectively rendered marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

Happy Birthday Writers!

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Some of the writers born August 2nd include:

Adolf Friedrich von Schack (1815), Ernest Dowson (1867), Aino Kallas (1878), Rómulo Gallegos (1884), Viktor Zhirmunsky (1891), Charles Bennett (1899), Holling C. Holling (1900), Mary Hamman (1907), Roger MacDougall (1910), Félix Leclerc (1914), Louis Pauwels (1920), Geoffrey Dutton (1922), James Baldwin (1924), Alan Whicker (1925), François Weyergans (1941), Isabel Allende (1942), James Howe (1946), Lawrence Wright (1947), Dennis Prager (1948), James Fallows (1949), Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), Ken MacLeod (1954), Caleb Carr (1955), Fulvio Melia (1956), Aline Brosh McKenna (1967), Kevin Smith (1970), Miguel Mendonca (1973), and Phil Williams (1974).

Today We Are Celebrating

If you are a fan of beer, today is the day for you. It is International Beer Day as well as India Pale Ale Beer Day.

 

Beer and Philosophy

We are joining the celebration of beer by lowering our price on the paperback book Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer Isn’t Worth Drinking. This book is edited by Steven D. Hales and has a foreword by Michael C. Jackson. Amazon gives the following description:

A beer-lovers’ book which playfully examines a myriad of philosophical concerns related to beer consumption.

  • Effectively demonstrates how real philosophical issues exist just below the surface of our everyday activities 

  • Divided into four sections: The Art of the Beer; The Ethics of Beer: Pleasures, Freedom, and Character; The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Beer; and Beer in the History of Philosophy 

  • Uses the context of beer to expose George Berkeley’s views on fermented beverages as a medical cure; to inspect Immanuel Kant’s transcendental idealism through beer goggles, and to sort out Friedrich Nietzsche’s simultaneous praise and condemnation of intoxication 

  • Written for beer-lovers who want to think while they drink

 

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Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s. On a hot summer day this is a wonderful snack.

Resting in Peace

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We’d like to take a moment to remember Norman Maclean. The American author and scholar is noted for his books A River Runs Through It and Other Stories and Young Men and Fire. He passed away thirteen years ago today, in Chicago, at the age of 87 from natural causes.

In 1931 he married Jessie Burns and the couple had two children: a daughter Jean who became a lawyer; and a son, John who became a journalist and wrote Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire, Fire & Ashes, and The Thirtymile Fire: A Chronicle of Bravery and Betrayal.

Norman Maclean’s book A River Runs Through It was adapted into a motion picture directed by Robert Redford starring Craig Sheffer as Maclean, Brad Pitt, and Tom Skerritt in 1992. Maclean’s books and short stories are noted for their keen adaptation of autobiographical details and lyrical prose.

 

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Welcome to August!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

 

 

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree?”
― 
Christopher Paolini

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Starting this month we are changing up our format a bit and have some other changes in the mix. We will be switching to 6 days a week of these grab bag posts, leaving Sundays for a day of rest or the occasional special post (as you’ll see this Sunday!).

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Happy Birthday!

Some of the writers born August 1st include:

Luis Vélez de Guevara (1579), Francis Scott Key (1779), Lorenz Oken (1779), Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815), Herman Mellville (1819) Paul Horgan (1903), Anne Hébert (1916), Stanley Middleton (1919), Ernst Jandl (1925), Jack Shea (1928), Dušan Třeštík (1933), Robert James Waller (1939), Ram Loevy (1940), Étienne Roda-Gil (1941), David Gemmell (1948), Jim Carroll (1950), Howard Kurtz (1953), James Gleick (1954), Chuck D (1960), James St. James (1966), Thomas Woods (1972), Damien Saez (1977), and Pia Haraldsen (1981).

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Historical trivia

Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state on this day in 1876.

MTV began broadcasting in the United States on August 1, 1981 and aired its first music video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

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August Fun Fact

In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.

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What’s happening this week?

During the first week of World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated. The theme for 2013 is “BreastfeedingSupport: Close to Mothers”, which highlights breastfeeding peer counseling.

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Have you ever wanted to be a clown? This is your week! The first week of August is International Clown Week. This is as good a week as any to run off to the circus.

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The Pennsic War, a massive gathering of the Society for Creative Anachronism, takes place about the first week of August every year.

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The first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week. This is a good week to get rid of clutter and test out a new organization plan.

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Our special priced book for you today is in honor of Simplify Your Life Week. We are reducing the price of Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet. This paperback by Elizabeth Rogers will help you save both your planet and your and your wallet while making life easier. Check out the full description on the Amazon page.

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What we’re celebrating today!

August first is World Scout Scarf Day. All active and former scouts are asked to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the “spirit of scouting visible. Once a scout – always a scout.

It is Rounds Resounding Day. Rounds Resounding Society sponsors this day meant to celebrate the singing of rounds, catches and canons. The tradition of rounds has survived for centuries. As early as the late 14th century there were published rounds. Rounds are musical compositions where two or more people sing the same melody, basically on a loop, but start at different times. As they sing, different parts of the melody overlap, but ultimately fit together in perfect harmony. More daring performers may choose to sing a catch — a type of round where a catchphrase that might not be obvious in a single line emerges when all the singer’s voices come together, often with obscene results. The day’s motto reads: “as rounds resound and resound, all the world’s joined in a circle of harmony.”

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National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is today. A good day to enjoy raspberries or pie in any form.

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It’s National Girlfriends Day! Where would you be without your girlfriends and gal pals? Today, take a moment to step back and appreciate these lifelong friends.

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August 1st kicks off National Minority Donor Awareness Week. This is observed each year and was created to increase awareness of the need for more organ, eye, and tissue donors, especially among minorities. With more than half of the candidates waiting for transplant are from minority groups; thus it is very important that minorities become the active member of the transplant group and get involved in the noble cause.

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August is American Adventures Month. This month celebrates vacationing in the Americas. What is your idea of a perfect vacation? Let us know in the comments section.

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