National Book Blitz Month!

Can you believe that January is almost over, and we are just getting around to National Book Blitz Month!?

Wait. What is National Book Blitz Month!?

Great question! Unlike National Book Month, National Library Week, and Banned Books Week, National Book Blitz Month doesn’t have a website. There are no nationally coordinated demonstrations or readouts or cool posters. In fact, there’s very little info out there at all except a bunch of blogs with entries about how January is National Book Blitz Month. So what are we supposed to do?

Let’s break it down.

Book (noun): a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

Blitz (noun):
1. an intensive aerial military campaign
2. a fast intensive nonmilitary campaign
3. a rush of the passer by a defensive linebacker, back, or end in football

Let’s pick definition no. 2 for blitz and assume that’s what we’re going for. How can you make fast intensive reading of paper, skin, wood, or ivory part of your month?

1. Read more books than you did last January
2. Read a little bit everyday
3. Read a book with “blitz” in the title (like Peter Stansky’s The first day of the blitz : September 7, 1940.
4. Read the longest book you’ve ever read (try Atlas Shrugged or The Count of Monte Cristo, each over 1000 pages!)

However you decide to do it, use the rest of January as an opportunity to spend a little more time reading, and a little less time on the internet.

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