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Daily Sapphic Book Recommendations

There are 365 days in a year, which gives us 365 opportunities to recommend sapphic books for you to read! Each day we share a new holiday and recommend three sapphic books that tie into the day’s theme. Will it be lesbian sci-fi for National Science Fiction Day? Or maybe a sapphic office romance for Write a Business Plan month? Check back every day, because every day is special in its own way!

Today is National Ashley Day

February 6 is National Ashley Day Graphic

Ashley is an Old English name that means “ash tree,” and began as a surname for people who lived near a clearing of ash trees in the forest. Although it can be used for men (for example, Scarlett O’Hara’s beloved Ashley in Gone with the Wind), Ashley is most commonly used for girls these days. […]

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Today is Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

February 5 is Dump Your Significant Jerk Day Graphic

Let’s be honest. We chose today’s holiday entirely because of the awesome name. We’re not quite sure when “significant other” became a thing people called each other, but we do know that sometimes, a person who started as the love of your life can become a significant pain in the buttocks instead. Relationships are complicated, […]

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Today is Yukon Quest

February 4 is Yukon Quest Day Graphic

The Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile sled dog race that follows the historical route of the Klondike Goldrush in Alaska. The first race was held in 1984 when 26 teams left Fairbanks. Over the next 16 days, 20 teams arrived in Whitehorse, with 6 teams having to drop out along the grueling course. Temperatures […]

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Today is Doggie Date Night

February 3 is Doggie Date Night

Valentine’s Day may be the day to show love for your human companion, but today is the day to let your canine best friends know you care! What could be better than snuggling on the couch tonight with your dog to have dinner and watch a movie? Maybe it’s time to rewatch the classic Lady […]

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Today is Optimist Day

February 2 is Optimist Day Graphic

Originally, Optimist Day was intended to replace April Fool’s Day. Focusing on looking at the bright side and remaining hopeful might be a better way to spend the day than falling for stupid pranks, but sadly, April Fool’s Day wouldn’t budge, so in 2013, February 2 was proposed as the permanent celebration to mark the […]

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Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 1 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day Graphic

This day was first celebrated in 1987 as a way to honor the memory of Flo Hyman, an Olympic volleyball player who was considered to be the best female player of her time. In 1972, legislation known as Title IV was enacted in the United States that required equitable participation in sports for federally funded […]

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Today is National Plan for a Vacation Day

The first use of the word vacation was in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” in the 14th century. It stands to reason that the dark, cold days of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere) make us yearn for a getaway. Today is the day to look at your calendar and visit a few travel websites. […]

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Today is National Croissant Day

Today is National Croissant Day

The famous Parisian croissant was first born when Marie Antoinette, of “Let them eat cake” fame, introduced a pastry called kipferls from her Austrian homeland to France after her marriage to King Louis XVI. Today, we enjoy buttery, flaky croissants in so many ways. Whether plain, with scrumptious fillings, or as the base for a […]

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Today is Curmudgeons Day

January 29 is Curmudgeons Day

On this day in 1880, W.C. Fields, the ultimate curmudgeon, was born in Darby, Pennsylvania. Born William Claude Dunkenfield, W.C. Fields would spend over four decades as a writer, actor, comedian, (and Vaudeville juggler!). His name became synonymous with a cranky curmudgeon. He played numerous antisocial characters on the silver screen, all with a love […]

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Today is Christa McAuliffe Day

On this day in 1986, Christa McAuliffe, a social studies teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, was set to become the first civilian educator to go to space. McAuliffe was chosen from over 11,000 applicants for the Teacher in Space Project. She had a lifelong passion for space, and believed in the importance of ordinary people […]

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