As it’s World Book Day today, I thought I would do a quick bookish post to acknowledge books and reading and, for those of you who aren’t sure what World Book Day is all about, here’s a little bit taken directly from the WORLD BOOK DAY website:
“World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.”
A celebration of books and reading!
For me, reading is a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine a life without books. I don’t want to imagine a life without books! Books are a form of education, escapism, inspiration, motivation, advice, enlightenment, amusement, entertainment … I could go on and on and on about what books are but I guess you’re getting the picture. Books can be anything you want them to be. I particularly love this Anne Lamott quote:
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die” ~ Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)
Books are our window to the world and I’m always amazed by anyone who says to me “Oh, I never read.” or “I hate reading. It’s really boring!” How can reading be boring? Are you telling me that there isn’t a single book in the entire world that you might find interesting?? If you find books boring, you’re reading the wrong ones! There are books out there on every subject and topic under the sun. They can’t all be boring – can they?
Anyway … I’m currently reading (and loving) Cathy Bramley’s ‘Ivy Lane’ – the full version, and I highly recommend it already even though I’m less than halfway through. It’s a great story and there are some incredibly funny LOL moments but I’m not going to go into too much detail at the moment as I’ll do a full review of it when I’m finished.
So, what are you currently reading and what do you think of people who find books boring?
Are you doing anything special to celebrate World Book Day?
Are you one of those people who find reading and books boring but you have good reason for thinking that?
Whatever your take on this post, as always, I would love to hear from you in the comments below.