World Book Night at 10

Today is World Book Night, an annual celebration of books and reading on that occurs on April 23, presented by The Reading Agency. This event brings people from all backgrounds together for one important reason – to inspire others to read more. 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of this celebration with a special “Books That Make You Smile” theme. There is also a specially produced book “Stories That Make You Smile” that is free to download. It includes bestselling authors such as Katie Fforde, Dorothy Koomson, Vaseem Khan and many more.

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Happy World Book Night!

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Quote of the Day – April 23, 2020

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World Book Night



It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

No, it’s not Christmas. Today is UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Book and Copyright Day! Today, the world recognizes what we book lovers already knew…the great effect that books have on our lives and the continued support we can give them. UNESCO couldn’t even say it better myself:

Books are invaluable platforms for freedom of expression and the free flow of information – these are essential for all societies today. The future of the book as a cultural object is inseparable from the role of culture in promoting more inclusive and sustainable pathways to development.”

Now don’t confuse this with the UK’s and Ireland’s World Book Day that occurred in March. The sentiments are the same and March’s book day is geared more towards kids, this day has a particular literary reference. On this day in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died while prominent authors Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo were all born on April 23. Continue reading “World Book Night”

World Book Day: Best Quotes

LogoIn honor of World Book Day, here are some great quotes explaining the importance of books and the great joys of reading:

  1. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  2. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”-Oscar Wilde
  3. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  4. “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” – Samuel Johnson
  5. “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” – Neil Gaiman
  6. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich
  7. “So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa
  8. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman
  9. “My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.”– Thomas Helm
  10. “I was born with a reading list I will never finish.” – Maud Casey

Which one is your favorite? Do you know of any other quotes that capture the true joy of reading? Add you favorite in the comments below!

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