‘World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books.
It is run by The Reading Agency – the charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader. Because everything changes when we read.
In the UK 35% of people don’t regularly read despite reading for pleasure being a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph until they too have discovered the power of reading and the opportunities in life that reading can open the door to’
It also led me to Leeds book club and a continued lasting relationship with the love of books and realising just because I read books I’m not boring or a nerd. Actually its quite cool to read books, be a bookworm because I’m part of a club!!!!
So a few years ago finding myself single and living on my own, it was suggested I find a bookclub. I heard about free books being given away at the White Swan at this event called World Book Night. At the time it was run by Kirsty @gazpachodragon on Twitter and saw a poster behind the bar promoting LBC, well you know the rest.
So this year when I found out Kirsty wasn’t going to be here I just couldn’t let a year go by without an event. I was nervous, I felt unplanned but it went without a hitch, lots of cake and books and an amazing time had by all.
So thank you to everyone who helped out, Niamh, the two Kirsty’s, the staff at the White Swan , to Amy @ http://www.tiger-tea.co.uk/ for adapting the poster and letting me use the logo for stickers!!!
and of course to everyone who turned up. I can’t thank you enough and I love you all.
And as a last note get reading everyone, it practically costs nothing and can make a world of difference to your life oh and here’s some photos from the night to see what you missed 😀 .