Spring has finally arrived. As the leaves turn green, it's time you dusted off the cobwebs from the books on your shelf and start leafing your way through a new book. And there's no better time to start than today, as we celebrate World Book Day, the biggest celebration marked in over 100 countries across the globe, of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, reading.
What book are you reading at the moment? It certainly doesn't feel like a year since writing a post about my favourite childhood book for World Book Day in 2014. I concluded the post with a claim to turn off all digital media and get stuck into D-Day to brush up on my history knowledge; to that claim, I'm ashamed to say I still haven't finished the book. I may come back to it, but have sinced opened several more, Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas to follow up on his much-acclaimed hit and book I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Slap'. Before finishing that though, I've now moved onto Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" a number #1 New York Times bestseller and recommended to me by a loved one who has been somewhat transformed by his teachings. The book is of a spiritual nature and teaches one to try and live in the present moment and avoid thoughts of the past or future.
Will I finish this book? I hope I so. I can't quite work out if it's the book's fault or mine? Why can I never finish one before I feel the need to open another- surely because it's simply not a page turner? I asked around the office to find out what others were reading .. sadly there were only two of us, others reverting to magazines and newspapers, and no doubt succummed to the pull of digital world.
Whilst schools across the UK are dressing up in wonderful book characters, on this day, we continue to make beautiful bound books for students and individuals in our Bindery. Happy World Book Day everyone! And if you've any recommendations for a good book you've read lately do tell!