Celebrate World Book Day 2022 by Reading Books (and Reading About Books)
It’s World Book Day today April 23, 2002! What is World Book Day? It’s a day commemorating the importance of the published word. Storytelling is such a vital aspect of human existence. Through stories, we share our hopes, our dreams, our past, and our present lives.
Books can touch us with personal narratives, uniting people from all walks of life, from the worst experiences to the best.
They can also take us away to other realms we humans haven’t lived in. We can escape the mundane of the day-to-day to visit adventures in days gone by, or exist in a parallel time where glamor reigns supreme.
Sweet Savage Flame and Our Bookish Bests
Past Articles About Books In General
We thought it would be fun to search through our archives for some book-related topics. Below are a few articles from the past year that discuss books or reading in general.
Our Most Popular Book Reviews
We’ve listed our ten most popular book reviews from the past year. In case you missed them the first time around, this is what we think of these romance novels.
- The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys
- Stormfire by Christine Monson
- Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
- Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
- Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small
- So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
- Stranger In My Arms by Lisa Kleypas
- Captive Angel by Deana James
- A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey
- The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsey
Around the Web
Enough about us at Sweet Savage Flame. What about other places around the internet that are cool (yes, I said cool) to visit, romance-related, or otherwise?
Romance Book Related Blogs, Sites, or Podcasts
Historical Romances, Reviewed: There are lots of fantastic reviews for historical romances on this site, most of them are old-school and many of them are bodice rippers.
Readasaurus Blog: Author Nenia Campbell not only writes romances, but she also reviews them! From New Young Adult to vintage reads, she covers the entire span of the genre. Check out her books, too!
Vintage Romance Book Lists: Rob Imes continues to do an amazing job documenting romance history. This site lists books from Dell, Fawcett, and Harlequin in the 20th century before the 1990s, with numbered editions, titles, authors, and images.
The Bodice Tipplers: I’ve mentioned this podcast before, but I can’t recommend it enough. They read and review all sorts of romance novels, categories, contemporaries, old school, and new.
Plot Trysts: Meg and Laine Talk About Books: Another great podcast where two romance fans discuss books.
Fun Book-Related Links
The Pen and the Pad: Everything you ever wanted to know (or didn’t know existed) about writing and books is at this site!
Search a Book to See How Long It Takes to Read It! Type in the name of any book and it estimates how many hours it will take for you to read it. (Example: You read 105 words in 15.09 seconds. Your recorded speed for this passage was 417 words per minute. It will take you 3 hours and 54 minutes to read Gentle Rogue.)
Wordery: Best-Selling Books By Year What was the best-selling book in the USA for the year you were born? This fun site lets you know what was hot when you were a tot!
Happy Reading on World book Day 2022!
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