Literary Holidays From Around The World

Literary Holidays From Around The World

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Most readers are familiar with World Book Day, Library Week, and National Poetry Month, but most aren’t as familiar with lesser known holidays like Jolabokaflod, Burns Supper, or Bloomsday. These literary holidays from around the world keep readers looking forward to book-centric gatherings all year round.   1. Jólabókaflóð – December 24   Image via Read It Forward   With Iceland publishing more books per capita than any other country with 5 titles per every 1,000 Icelanders, it’s no wonder that one of their most anticipated holidays is commonly known as the “Christmas Book Flood.” Kristjan B. Jonasson, President of the …

Nick Offerman Narrates Mark Twain Audiobook in Greatest Human Decision Ever

Nick Offerman Narrates Mark Twain Audiobook in Greatest Human Decision Ever

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In probably the smartest move in literary history, Audible has recruited Nick Offerman to narrate Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.   via GIPHY   The time-traveling romp follows a 19th-century engineer from Connecticut transported back to 6th-century England, where he uses his then-modern expertise to wow King Arthur and his posse. Things go awry in a hilarious fashion, and Twain proves yet again he’s a master of understated, cantankerous wit.   Enter Nick Offerman, whose Parks and Recreation persona may be the closest we’ll get to seeing Mark Twain in a sitcom. Having previously narrated The …