By Beth Clark • December 24, 2018
Ho ho ho...where did Santa go? One night a year on Christmas Eve, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks Santa with live updates as he makes his way around the world. They also answer almost 150,000 calls to the North Pole, and they know if you're being naughty or nice. Keep reading for more on who they are and how they do it!
By Beth Clark • December 03, 2018
By Beth Clark • October 18, 2018
In choosing which National Days and holidays to promote here at ThriftBooks, the goals are usually reading, humor, learning, awareness, and/or having fun, with an undertone of acceptance and diversity, because books are for everyone. But as much as we wish we could include anything and everything, it's simply not possible, at least until quantum physics advances and we can post in alternate universes. Below are 31 (out of 114 possible) October monthly observances worthy of giving more love to, plus eight weekly ones (bonus!).
By Beth Clark • June 21, 2018
June 21 is the summer solstice, so grab your sunglasses and enjoy today!
By Bianca Smith • February 14, 2018
It’s International Book Giving Day
By Bianca Smith • December 04, 2017
Read these stories together to learn about the holidays this year.
By Eva • December 02, 2015
Holiday shopping guides are everywhere, so why should you read mine? Because I'm a college student. Which means I'm broke. Which means I'm basically a gift-giving magician. So here's your guide to the holiday season – on a very, very tight budget.
By Melina Lynne • November 13, 2015
We are fast approaching the holiday season, and while we dig through our attics, garages, and closets in search of our holiday decorations, we are also thinking about those big family meals. Maybe you have a tried and true recipe you go to every year, or maybe you are still in search of a knock-down, drag-out, fantastic dish that will go down in family history.