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World Book Day

Today is world book day, what a fantastic day. Reading takes a quiet but very important place in my life. I read every night before bed.

Brought up to use libraries I relish visiting – even if it a quick dash to collect a variety of novels with appealing covers, and good reviews on the back cover!! The library is such a fantastic resource, the free books mean that you can enjoy exploring different styles of writing . Never mind free internet use, computer courses, knit and natter groups, toddler rhyme times, DVD’s, newspapers, ebooks … (did I mention it’s free??!)

This year I am taking part in #52books. The aim is to read 52 books in a year. So far I have read:

  • The Forrests – Emily perkins
  • Forgive Me – Lesley Pearse
  • In the spring time of the year, Susan Hill
  • The heart of the night, Judith Lennox
  • A possible Life, Sebastian Faulks
  • The Uninvited guests, Sadie Jones

As you can see I am not quite managing to remain on target, but I am enjoying the novels:) Hurray for libraries:)

World Book Day - Dorothy Wizard of Oz

Today my daughter is going to school dressed as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz (after lots of conversations that Barbie is not from a book). I have a clear memory of her, when she first learnt to crawl.  She decided I was taking too long over my cup of tea so she set off crawling across what must have felt a great expanse of floor to the children’s library – much to the delight of myself and those passing by. Norwich is blessed with a wonderful library inside the Forum.

The Forum Norwich

Image courtesy of The Forum Trust

Nowadays she is not interested in us reading to her,  her enjoyment of books is limited to her school books, and reading toddler books to the tot. She has moved on from Julia Donaldson, but we haven’t found a successful replacement. I would love some suggestions of books she may engage with, and enjoy us reading together. We have tried Roald Dahl, but it did not quite grab her. She is just seven… please, please do add some suggestions:)

Why not visit your library today for World Book Day? See what wonderful resources they have.


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Helen Neale (@KiddyCharts)

Friday 21st of March 2014

World Book Day is wonderful - a time to celebrate our love of reading....I can't recommend Dianna Wynne Jones books enough; I read them as a kid, and now my children are reading them with me. They love them. The Ogre Downstairs is, in their words, "awesome!" Try these perhaps?

Shell Louise

Saturday 15th of March 2014

That library looks amazing. We're a household of book lovers and my living room is currently being taken over by at least 25 boxes of books, all waiting for new bookshelves to be built by the husband! My 8 year old loves David Walliams and Sarah Lean books at the moment :)

Eugenia Maru

Saturday 8th of March 2014

Perdón, quise decir escritora frustrada. No he escrito ningún libro, algunos cuentos, poemas, etc.

Eugenia Maru

Saturday 8th of March 2014

A mí también me encanta leer. Soy devoradora de libros y escritora de libros. Saludos desde Chile. Maru

Kirsty - Hijacked by Twins

Thursday 6th of March 2014

I meant to say I've popped over from #ThriftyThursday x

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