Books are magnificent things. You can travel the world, travel to new worlds, find out things you never knew, learn how to do things you’ve never done, all from the comfort of your own front room. Sadly, it appears that more and more of us are choosing technology over the written word, but books can help stimulate imagination in a way that watching a video never can.
If you haven’t read anything for a while, schedule 7 – 8 pm in your diary on Friday 23 April, grab yourself a book and have a good read for an hour.
Because 23 April is World Book Night.
It was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland on 5 March 2011. In 2012 it was moved to 23 April, the UNESCO International Day of the Book. World Book Night came out of a discussion at the Book Industry Conference in May 2010, the purpose of which was, quite simply, to imagine a way to encourage more adults to read.
If you fancy taking part, you could make it a family affair. If you have little ones, let them choose the story then create costumes for everyone to wear based around the theme of the book.
If you don’t want to go that far, settle down on the settee with cups of hot chocolate for everyone and nominate a family member to read a story, or you could all take turns. Remember this should be fun though.
Or, if you want to go it alone, find a quiet corner and spend an hour on your own with a good book.
You can find out more about World Book Night HERE