So how are you spending World Book Day? Are you at Primary School still and dressing up as your favourite book character? Is an author coming to your school to do a reading?
Are you a book loving adult and don’t know how to celebrate the day? Well, here are my suggestions:
- If you are at work/uni/college/somewhere else, find a nook at lunch time, get out your book and read.
- Start up a book club with friends or workmates.
- Have an early evening or late night bath, with bubbles and your book.
- On public transport, shut out the world by reading your book.
- At home, have a book themed dinner (for instance, if you are reading a novel by Arvind Adiga, go for Indian; for someone like Jorge Luis Borges go for Argentinian food; or Ali Smith, opt for a Scottish meal).
- Don’t have time to read a whole book today, but still like to take part? Why not watch a film or television adaptation of your favourite book?
- Visit a book shop today and buy a new book. I normally avoid this like the plague because I CANNOT go into a book shop and not buy at least three books. It costs me a fortune every time, but I get so much pleasure from it. My favourite bookshop is Waterstone’s in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, but I also love second-hand book shops such as the Oxfam shop in Byres Road, Glasgow.
- Support your local library: visit it today (if it’s open) and borrow some books.
- Aim to try a new genre or author today. Buy a book you wouldn’t normally buy and see if you like it.
- Make a list of books you want to read before now and next year’s World Book Day and challenge yourself to read them.
Today, I will be reading at lunchtime, probably reading in the bath later and making my list of books for the year ahead.
Right, that’s me for now. Til next time! Dawn xx