How will you celebrate World Book Day?
March 5, Saturday, is World Book Day.
Now, on principle, I abhor celebrating all those designated days that our calendars are so full with nowadays: Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day… They are nothing but marketing codswallop, and I see no reason why I should, by observing them, indicate my suggestibility to that sort of drivel.
But World Book Day is different. It may be a lot of guff. It is so that I don’t need a particular day to celebrate my love of reading. But books need all the attention we can give them. And if, by celebrating, we can accord books more prominence in our lives than we usually do, I am more than happy to go along with this one.
My plans for World Book Day include contributing to a short story forum on one of my favourite short stories; re-reading an old favourite (fiction or non-fiction, I haven’t decided yet); and buying a book by an author I have never read.
How will you celebrate? Come, join, and spread the word…