After being side-tracked by this special occasion for felines and canines (which I failed to commemorate), I did notice a pattern emerging from the other “days of observation” on this list. The month of March is a great month to be a reader, writer, and storyteller.
There are many of reasons to celebrate reading in March: Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Grammar Day, World Read-Aloud Day, National Words Matter Week, World Book Day, National Proof Reading Day, National Ghostwriters Week, Read an E-Book Week, Return The Borrowed Books Week, Share A Story-Shape A Future Week, World Folktales & Fables Week, Tolkien Reading Day, and Small Press Month. I’m glad all these reading-related “events” fall within the third month of the year. It gives me several excuses to glorify, and share, my favorite addiction—books.
I love all types of books, but there is a special thrill of owning a brand-new book. No dog-eared pages. No bent-back spine. No frayed edges. And knowing the treasure will find a home in my overflowing personal library. In my world, the possession of a book is always something to celebrate, no matter what month it is.
So to salute all the great events in March focused on books and reading, I crafted a little haiku. And to honor the 27 bones in my human hand, I typed the haiku with my opposable thumbs. Enjoy!
Turning crisp pages-
Words enticing me to read-
Joys of a new book-