March Reads and World Book Day

Currently, I’m still six books behind in my goal, but I’m still farther ahead than I would have been had it not been for my weekend reading frenzy. This month, I plan on not only reading, but putting aside any books that just aren’t cutting it. I have plenty of books, and plenty of time to catch up. For now, my selected list comprises the books I missed last month, plus a few.

March Reads are:

  • Before I say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Regulators by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
  • A Soul to Take by C.N. Bean
  • Detective by Arthur Hailey
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark

I’m hoping to narrow the gap between where I am and where I should be by two or three books this month, but even one will do.

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Image from World Book Day website’s Branding page.

Yesterday was World Book Day, which until yesterday, I’d never heard of. According to their webpage, 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.

There are many silly national/world/international days out there, but this is one I can agree with. Literacy in general is something that I believe should always be promoted, especially with children. Reading is a gateway to a new world, and helps exercise the mind. Not many people agree with me, but I find it relaxing too. I hope this ‘day’ catches on more, and becomes something big.