And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
As book lovers we pride ourselves in all the organizations and events that help support our favorite pastime. However, there are people who still don’t think that these proposed budget cuts will not affect them. These organizations support amazing programs and provide great resources that most people don’t have the opportunity to experience. Still not convinced? Courtesy of BookRiot, take a look at all the great book-related programs we risk losing if organizations like the NEA and the NEH disappear.
National Book Festival – An public annual literary event, sponsored by the NEA and IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services), that brings book-lovers and authors together for different activities ranging from author talks to book signings.
NEA Big Read – A national program that provides grants that fund community-based organizations which encourages reading and participation in diverse populations. Books like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez are examples of great works that were chosen for the program.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:
Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From”
The Princess Diaries Series /The Mediator Series / Avalon High /Boy Series/ Heather Wells Series / Queen of Babble Series / Romance Novels (published under the name Patricia Cabot) / She Went All The Way (published under the name Meggin Cabot)
Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Sanditon (Uncompleted Novel) / Lady Susan / All her Juvenilia
The Sound of Glass / The Color of Light / Learning to Breathe / After the Rain / Pieces of the Heart / Falling Home
4. Emily Giffin
Something Borrowed / Something Blue / Baby Proof / Love The One You’re With / Heart of the Matter / Where We Belong / The One & Only
5. J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter Series
6. Ann M. Martin
The Babysitter Club Series / Babysitter Little Sister Series
7. Caroline B. Cooney
Janie Johnson Series / Losing Christina Series / Time Travelers Quartet Series / Wanted!
8. Franscine Pascal
Sweet Valley High Series / Sweet Valley University Series
9. Mildred Write Benson and other ghostwriters a.k.a Carolyn Keene
Nancy Drew Series / Nancy Drew Notebooks Series
10. William Shakespeare
Romeo & Juliet / Macbeth / Othello / Twelfth Night / Hamlet / A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Henry IV Part 1 / The Sonnets / The Tempest
Do our lists match up? What authors have you read the most books from?
William Shakespeare is the man of many faces. No, I mean literally. There are disputes on what he really looked like. Just take a look at the portraits below:
But botanist and historian Mark Griffiths claims that he has finally discovered the “true face of Shakespeare” in an engraving in a book called The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes by John Gerard in 1598. Here is the engraving: