It's a day to celebrate authors and their books, and you don't have to be in the U.S. to share who your favorite authors are and which of their books are your favorites.

I have so many favorite authors and books. It's true. And short stories—yeah, those as well.

I mentioned Ursula K. Le Guin a couple of times lately and I probably should start this off with someone else. Not gonna, though. Her books and short story collections are entertaining and meaningful, you can enjoy them for either or both as you wish and as the mood strikes you. Her two-volume collection of short stories The Unreal and The Real, Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin comes up for re-reading a couple of times a year for both and each of those reasons. The first volume, subtitled Where on Earth is supposed to contain "mundane" stories, but are they really? The same applies to the second volume Outer Space, Inner Lands, or Ms Le Guin put it:

Some people will identify the first volume as "mundane" and the second as "science fiction", but they will be wrong. All the science-fiction stories are in the second volume, but not all the stories in the second volume are science fiction by any definition.
I love how her mind worked; I just wish mine was half as agile.