Thursday, 4 March 2010

Read all about it

To celebrate World Book Day Minxy decided to dress up as Cinderella.

No surprise there as the world she inhabits is one full of princesses, fairies, weddings and anything that where everyone lives happily ever after.

And why not? If you can't have a rosy view of the world when you're five, when can you?

I love reading books. Don't do enough of it, but still love it. I remember reading in my bedroom, long after 'lights out' and squinting in the dim light as my mind was led on an adventure.

Currently, my own reading ranges wildy from the practical (How To Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons
) to the inspirational (The Audacity of Hope), to the downright random (Lillian Too's Little Book of Feng Shui).

Pah! I couldn't even tell you who is top of the bestsellers list, but I'm sure it's none of the above.

Sadly, reading leisurely for pleasure means harking back to the days B.C (Before Children).

Although World Book Day might be a bit gimmicky (wouldn't it be great if adults dressed up too?), it reminds us all how important it is to escape from the daily grind and disappear into a good book.

What will you be reading today?


  1. Ah! Honestly, its the In The Night garden magazine! I keep popping into the local library desperately trying to find a book to read on the tube to work, but have come out either empty handed or with something that i know I won't get into. I can't wait to see what people recommend...

  2. I'm reading Sam Baker's, Stepmother's Support Group. At three pages a night if I'm lucky I might be finished by Christmas.

    The last really good book I read was Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

  3. My bedroom is slowly being taken over by the pile of books on the bedside table waiting to be read. Think I need a 6 week holiday to get through them all at this stage! All I managed to read for World Book Day was a chapter of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (to my 4 yr old - not for myself!)