(Not Exactly the) Fourth of July

Today is, well, not exactly the Fourth of July. Obviously. But it is part of a long holiday weekend in celebration of U.S. Independence Day.

Making it feel like a holiday post is in order, especially since the actual holiday was on a Sunday this year, and there’s a meme or two for Sundays. Honestly, if I didn’t do the Sunday Post/Virtual Nightstand I’d be a bit lost for the entire week. Instead, today will be a bit of a lost day as there isn’t anything that particularly HAS to be done today.

Today will be an excellent day to read. But then, aren’t they all?


Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader.

This hop celebrates our freedom, this weekend in the U.S. at least, to read as much as we want over the three-day Fourth of July Weekend.

I’d love to share that freedom with a lucky reader of this blog, so I am giving away either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book up to $10 in value from The Book Depository. So if you live anywhere that Book Depository ships, you have a chance to win.

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Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader, Not A Writer!

In the U.S., this Friday is the Fourth of July holiday. For a change, it is even a 3-day weekend for most people. As much fun as 3-day weekends usually are, I suspect that July 4 is one holiday that is not going to be magically switched to the nearest available Monday. The date is too important.

There will be parades, and lots of people will have picnics. Then there are the fireworks. We’re supposed to be able to see the Seattle fireworks from the roof of our building, but we’ll see.

The gentlemen who gathered in Philadelphia 238 years ago had absolutely no idea that we’d still be celebrating the document that they signed all these years later. They were more afraid they’d all be hung for signing it.

Ben Franklin would have loved all the fireworks.

For more terrific bookish fireworks, be sure to visit the other blogs participating in this Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop.

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July 4 2013

Fireworks Over San Diego
Fireworks Over San Diego, July 4
Fireworks over London!
Fireworks over London

Happy Fourth of July! The photo on top is from San Diego, and it is, appropriately a Fourth of July picture from Wikipedia. The pic on the bottom, irony of ironies, is from the losing side of the American Revolution. A Wikipedia picture of fireworks in London with the London Eye in the background. Still beautiful.

Go out an have a blast!