I have a new morning ritual now thanks to the library and all of its hidden treasures. Every morning, while I have my cup of tea and wait for the caffeine to kick in, I read the fact of the day from Learn Something New Every Day : 365 facts to fulfill your life by Kee Malesky. It is an interesting way to start the day because I never know what I am going to learn. Even better, it gets me thinking about more than how much I want to go back to sleep. Do you want to learn which nation is the booziest or why scientists are studying the navel? Well this book has those answers and more. I really like that it gives you follow-up information for all of its facts. I am now hooked on the idea of reading a fact a day. I decided to see what else is out there and it turns out there are some interesting things to learn, check out these great books:
A Ghost a Day : 365 true tales of the spectral, supernatural, and– just plain scary! by Maureen Wood and Ron Kolek.
Do you love ghost stories? This book will give you one for every day of the year! Start the year by reading about General Anthony Wayne and how the flesh was boiled off his bones after he died to make his body easier to transport. I think I would haunt someone after that too. After that chilling start you get 364 more days of stories to keep you going through the year. The best part is that each story corresponds with the date. On April 12th you will read about Green Lady who appeared in Connecticut on April. 12th, 1800. Give everyday a thrill with this spooky read…
“Spanning centuries and time zones, from the mundane to the macabre, here you’ll find the eeriest collection of spirits trying to find closure in the places they left behind. In this chilling collection, written by the hosts of the popular radio show Ghost Chronicles, you’ll find stories that correlate to the days on which the hauntings occurred…” publisher
A London Year : 365 days of city life in diaries, journals and letters / compiled by Travis Elborough & Nick Rennison.
This book is a fascinating idea. For every day of the year you can read diary entries written by people who lived in London.
“An anthology of short diary entries, one or more for each day of the year, which provides an impressionistic portrait of life in the city from Tudor times to the twenty-first century. There are more than two hundred featured writers, with a short biography for each. The most famous diarist of all – Samuel Pepys – is there, as well as some of today’s finest diarists like Alan Bennett and Chris Mullin. There are coronations and executions, election riots and zeppelin raids, duels, dust-ups and drunken sprees, among everyday moments like Brian Eno cycling in Kilburn or George Eliot walking on Wimbledon Common. Moments in the lives of Londoners in the past, providing snapshots of the city’s inhabitants at work, at play, in pursuit of money, sex, entertainment, pleasure and power” publisher
Craft-a-day : 365 simple handmade projects by Sarah Goldschadt.
If you love crafts this might be the book for you. Sarah’s book teaches you a craft a day for a year and is set up with weekly themes. Week 1 is snowflake week and for seven days you’ll make a different craft with the same snowflake design. The crafts are all very basic but it is a cute idea.
“Craft-a-day offers daily inspiration along with weekly themes to kick-start your creativity. Make magnets, cupcakes toppers, garlands, cards, wall art, finger puppets, and more! With 52 different themes, from rainbows and snowmen to ladybugs and groundhogs, you’ll find fun and cuteness on every page…” publisher