Are you a reader? Are you an obsessive reader? Do you become enmeshed in the other worlds of fantasy, futuristic sci-fi, heady romances, frightening horror, thought provoking non-fiction, vicarious biographies and all the lovely genres in between? If so, you are in luck. Today, August 9th, is National Book Lovers Day!
While the nay-sayers keep trying to convince us that the art of reading is dead, book publishing and its various forms continue to thrive. And why wouldn’t it? Ever since the dawn of time, humankind has loved story.
The Need to Read
Storytelling has always been a part of human culture. Some scientists believe as far as 60,000 years ago our ancestors, the Neanderthals, were making their own crude attempts at it.
Cave painting was perhaps the first form of story telling. It can be dated back to around 40, 000 years ago. The oldest known cave painting is…
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