Happy World Book Day 2015!

wbdHere at Leeds Book Club, we find that every day is World Book Day… but isn’t it lovely to have a special day set aside just to remind us all about the wonderful marvellous magical and fantastic world of books!

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From the WBD website

WHAT IS WORLD BOOK DAY?

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.

This is the 18th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2015 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.

WBD2015From our twitter feed we can see that tons of people are dressing up as their favourite literary characters (or ones that make for less stressful costumes!); playing book based quizzes and games; discussing their favourite books and books that have changed lives as well as holding Book Shows and generally celebrating the stories and tales told in – you guessed it – BOOKS!

Are you celebrating books and reading? Let us know what you get up to via twitter, our facebook page or by leaving a comment below!

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As for me, I have some brand new book shelves that need to be organising just so – I will try and get a few of them filled and looking good!

Also, I will be starting Canada by Richard Ford for our #LBCWSwan White Swan based book club to be held on Sunday.

Perhaps I will even post a blog on something literary!

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About Drneevil

Blogger, podcaster, reader, knitter. Founder of Leeds Book Club; host of Culturally Fixated; co-host of Conversations with Geek People; tech support for Leeds Browncoats.

Posted on March 5, 2015, in All Posts, Avid Reader, Books, Literacy, World Book Day and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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