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Reading Inspired Gifts Creative Mini Desk Calendars

Reading Inspired Gifts: Creative Mini Desk Calendars

A survey published on U.S. News and World Reports found that American workers spend roughly 13 hours a day sitting. That is 86 percent of American workers who probably have a desk job. With so much time spent at a desk, it’s safe to assume that people want to decorate their space accordingly. A calendar is a must-have for all desks and for people who love to read, there are several creative min desk calendar options available to keep you reading all year long.

7 Reading Inspired Quotes From Famous Authors

7 Reading Inspired Quotes From Famous Authors

In times where digital content and social media is king, sitting down to relish in a good book can be more than challenging. We often become so absorbed in our busy lifestyles that we forget why reading is so important. Reading is the fuel we need to help develop our minds and language skills, as well as boost our imagination and creativity. As active people, we forget that the greatest pleasures come from what we read. In honor of keeping reading alive, we have collected seven inspiring quotes about reading by famous authors themselves.

12 Inspirational Book Lover Quotes To Brighten Your Day

12 Inspirational Book Lover Quotes To Brighten Your Day

If you are always reading a good book and love to read, then these are for you. I have taken 12 of some of my most favorite quotes from notable authors and public figures and wanted to share these with you. These authors, writers, and creative thinkers know that reading is a magical experience and it is a good feeling to share with others. You can find other inspirational quotes within the fun book lover gifts I have created. So, if you’re looking for some of the best inspirational and heartwarming book lover quotes, check out the list below!

Summertime Reading - Book Lover's Lark

Thoughts On Summer Reading

Ever wonder why in May, June, and July, so many magazines and T.V. spots feature “New Summer Reads”? This seems to be a media tradition. To each for an answer, I started with the definition of “tradition. It generally means “an inherited pattern of thought or action, or “a specific practice of longstanding custom”. The better answer to the question of why summer reading and not fall, winter, spring reading also, is to look at the Latin origin of the root meaning the word,tradition”. In 1382, the Latin origin of the word “tradition,” a part of the word was rooted in the word”surrender.” Most would say that this means to give up or give in. Giving in is the what I”d like to tag on to “summer reads.” Here is what we “give into” for a summer read. We mostly bring paperbacks to the beach because we “give in”to the facts that there will be sand and suntan lotion that might taint the book.

Jan Morrison's Art Studio, Northern Michigan - Book Lover's Lark

A Look Into My Studio

My art studio is where all of the fun and creativity happens for Book Lover’s Lark. There is a lot of passion and thought put into each drawing that goes into each product I create and I am happy to share this experience with all of you. My home studio is full of easels, pencils, watercolors, brushes, various art supplies, and lots of coffee. You can see some of the different areas where I work by viewing the pictures below.