World Book Day is trending on Twitter today but we don’t actually celebrate World Book Day in Canada until April 23rd, which just so happens to be William Shakespeare’s birthday. But in the UK and Ireland, the day is celebrated on the first Thursday of March…which is today!
I have loved books since I was a child. Growing up, Dr. Seuss and Robert Munsch were my favourite authors. I also loved pop-up books of any kind and Where’s Waldo?
As a tween, I read every Babysitters Club book ever written, turned the pages of R.L. Stine for my horror fix and was glued to the pages of V.C. Andrew’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ when I was WAY TOO young for that kind of thing.
As a teen, I read S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ about 12 times. Shakespeare was required reading in class but I would have read it either way, I loved it!. I still have ‘The Bard’s’ complete works on my bookshelf.
I’ll always remember certain books I read when I was young because they opened my mind: books like 1984, Brave New World, Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five, Skinny Legs and All…the list could go on and on.
(If you are still reading this long blog, you must love books as much as I do!)
I don’t read online, mostly because I stare at a screen most of the day at work, but also because I love the way a books feels in my hands, and the smell……………..oh the smell!
Yesterday on the Awesome 80’s Lunch, it was “What Was I Thinking Wednesday”, where we tell stories about the crazy shenanigans we were involved in back in the day. Curtis called in with a story about books that made my heart sink! Have a listen.
Do you have a favourite book?