Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Welttag des Buches - World Book and Copyright Day

"Im Jahr 1995 hat die UNESCO den 23. April, den Todestag von Shakespeare und Cervantes, zum Welttag des Buches ausgerufen. Die Idee des Welttages geht auf eine alte Tradition in Katalonien zurück, wo an diesem Tag Buchstände auf den Straßen aufgebaut werden und rund um das Buch ein großes Fest gefeiert wird."
-from an article in

"23 April: a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity."
-from the UNESCO page

and remember to always read!
if you can't get a hold of the best selections
read at least the back of the shampoo bottle
remember there is always rooms for improvement
and something new to learn
es gibt immer etwas zu lernen
just a year ago i had no idea how to say
the phrase above in german or anything in german
for that matter, but i started reading and going to class
and now in 8 months i can say
es gibt immer etwas zu lernen!!
dann lesen Sie bitte weiter!
please read something
and after a good read enjoy
das Bier des Tages
the beer of the day
la cerveza del día

this rather hoppy Czech Lager
Brou Czech Lager
ahhh! with some cheese and crackers
very ala Wallace & Gromit
mmm, cheese and crackers
and books... mmm, wunderbar!