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So many books. So little time.
I’ll bet you’ve heard that phrase before…or maybe uttered it yourself. If you’re like me, your TBR List is always greater than the hours available to read. This new year provides a solution – an extra 24 hours called Leap Day. Here are some interesting facts about leap years.
· The extra day is added to the Gregorian calendar every four years to synchronize the solar year to balance out the 365.25 days it takes to orbit the sun.
· The practice of adding an extra day began in 46 BC when the Julian calendar (decreed by Julius Caesar) was created.
· In the U.S., leap years coincide with presidential election years.
· Couples in Greece avoid getting married in leap years to avoid bad luck. Russians also believe leap years herald trouble such as freak weather patterns.
· People born on February 29 (leap day) are called “leaplings” or “leapers” and there is a special group for them: The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.
· Notable events — not all bad — that occurred during leap years: George Armstrong Custer fought the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876), the Titanic sank (1912), Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity (1752) and gold was discovered in California (1848).
If you’d like to squeeze in a little extra reading on Leap Day, you need a plan to optimize the hours. I’m here to help with a few suggestions:
· No need to call in sick to work. Leap Day, February 29, falls on a Saturday.
· Make a date with yourself. Block out time on the calendar so other events and activities don’t conflict.
· Create a cozy reading corner.
· Organize your TBR list. Is there a series you want to binge read? Make sure you have all the books in the series and know what order to read them in. Check out new releases from your favorite authors you might have missed. Box sets, such as the Impossible Mission Collection 1-3, is a super convenient way to binge read.
· Pick a reading marathon theme such as rom-coms, billionaires, small town or romantic suspense. Stack your TBR list accordingly.
· Stock up on your favorite reading nibbles and beverages.
· Indulge in a truly bookish experience. Visit your favorite indie bookstore with plenty of time to browse. Stop off at the neighborhood coffee shop for a latte and scone, along with a few chapters. Nod to the other readers lingering there.
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About Jacki Delecki
Jacki Delecki is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense writer. Delecki’s Grayce Walters Series, which chronicles the adventures of a Seattle animal acupuncturist, was an editor’s selection by USA Today. Delecki’s Romantic Regency The Code Breaker Series hit number one on Amazon. For more information, visit http://www.JackiDelecki.com.
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