National Book Lovers Day

Attention bibliophiles everywhere! Today has been proclaimed to be your special day!

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

— Mason Cooley (1927 – 2002)

American aphorist


“There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929 – 1994)

First lady of the United States, 1961 – 1963

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

— Haruki Murakami (1949 – )

Japanese writer

If I’m not writing, recording, or editing, I love to read. I always end up with a very large collection of books, many of which get eventually given away or donated. Hubby likes action novels. I tend more toward nonfiction books… those I can read with a highlighter in one hand. (I am a notorious note-taker and like to stay in the learning mode.) But I also like humor, travel, and books about food. Sometimes a memoir or two crosses my path.

I just finished reading a cute little book called “Outnumbered: How an Average Super Mom Raised Five Professional Athletes.” It was written by Diane Gronkowski, Rob’s mother. She shares a number of adventures and misadventures that occurred in the course of raising 5 rambunctious little boys who all grew up to become professional athletes… one in baseball and four in football. All 5 started out playing hockey. While the next to youngest, Gronk #87, is the most famous, it was delightful to hear his mother sing everyone’s praises. Personally, the fact that all five of her children played either MLB or in the NFL strikes me as downright remarkable, easily qualifying her for Super Mom status.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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