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World Book Day
sat 23 apr 2011

I just happened to run into this on wikipedia!
  World Book and Copyright Day

April 23rd is the day that Cervantes died. And also Shakespeare (by the Julian calendar, rather than the Gregorian calendar).

Interesting choices. The fact that Cervantes is usually listed first, is the interesting thing. (I guess this day started in Spain, but still: Cervantes over Shakespeare? *raises eyebrow*) Cervantes wrote Don Quixote... you can read it for free at Project Gutenberg.

  Don Quixote by Cervantes / audio files of Don Quixote

I've not read it yet, tho it's on my computer. I've also not read any Shakespeare, other than what I was forced to in school.

Also, this is St. George's Day. Yeah, the St. George that killed the dragon. The tradition in Catalonia: men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion -- "a rose for love and a book forever."

*rolls eyes* The cut rose dies quickly, as does the man's lusts, but the woman has to give her love forever. Kind of a crappy tradition, if you ask me!

laughs. anyway.

In my zeal to get through my bought book pile, I've not been reading any classics. And I kind of miss them.

And I'm thinking the zeal is entirely misplaced! Because I keep buying books! Granted, I've not bought as many books as I usually would. But I'm still buying. And I'm still obtaining free books as well. And I'm never going to get through the stack at this rate!!

Maybe I just need to accept: I am a book buying fiend! And it will not stop until I die!


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