Monday, September 30, 2019

Book Blogger Hop September 27th - October 3rd: Alexander the Great Died in 323 B.C.

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: Have you ever wished that there were official government bookish holidays, and that, by law, employers had to give their workers a paid day off? If so, what kind of bookish holiday would you like to have?

I'm not sure where I stand on this.

On the one hand, I am all in favor of more paid holidays. I think people in general work too much for too little, and if work was cut back some the world would be a better place. So the idea of having more holidays is one that I completely endorse.

On the other hand, is this proposal for a holiday that has bookish themes but that anyone can do what they want on the holiday, or is it a holiday where everyone is supposed to do bookish things and only bookish things? I mean, I'd love to have another holiday on the calendar like President's Day or Labor Day where you can just not go to work and do what you want to do and no one will second-guess what you decided to do with your day. But I'm not sure I'd want another holiday like Thanksgiving where you pretty much have to do what is expected or else everyone will look askance at you for violating the social convention of the day.

A day off to read books, visit libraries, and participate in library book sales and so on would be great. A day off of mandatory reading and socially required events would not.

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