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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

World Book Day

Officially it's tomorrow, but Imogen's school had their appreciation of it today as the school will be full of pupils sitting mock exams tomorrow.




Imogen loves reading, especially loves burying herself in a saga and fell in love with The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent and The 100. Here she is dressed as Octavia from The 100.






I'm more than happy to feed this addiction, I'd hoped she'd love reading as much as I do. Both my children have been read to throughout their childhoods and both had story time as part of a bedtime ritual.





When they became older they were (and Imogen still is) encouraged to go to bed to read for a while before lights out, and sometimes we read a book as a family, though Imogen isn't as keen on that now (she used to love it) and prefers reading to herself, even if it's while she's walking around.




The library has always played an important role and both have been brought up to treat books with respect and have lived in houses with plenty of books.





Yet my son doesn't really have much interest. He will occasionally pick up a book, but probably no more than once or twice a year, even while his girlfriend is reading voraciously besides him. I don't give up, I still keep my eye out for books he may enjoy and recommend them to him to read when he has a holiday from work.

I can't imagine a life without the written word, books are magical and can transport you anywhere with a mere turn of a page, be your best friend and take you on your greatest adventure.

I celebrate World Book Day tomorrow.



Take care
xxx

14 comments:

  1. I did not know that. I should have posted today's post tomorrow as it's all about books. I too would not be able to live without my books. I am reading "The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd at the moment.

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    1. I read The Secret Lives of Bees by her a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. x

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  2. Hey Cheryl,
    I have tried to foster a love of reading with my children in much the same way as you have with yours. I am lucky that all three boys seem to enjoy reading for pleasure, although they are often swayed by the siren call of the computer and xbox. I see it as a small victory that they read at all. It can be difficult to turn boys on to read I think. Alfie has gone to school as Arthur Dent. It's the easiest fancy dress costume I could think of. A dressing gown with the numbers 43 taped to the back. If anyone asks them what they are, he can tell them that they are the answer the life, the universe and everything!
    Leanne xx

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    1. Arthur Dent, what a good idea, hope he had a great time x

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  3. Great photos, love the outfit, happy reading!

    Deb x

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  4. Your daughter is a girl after my own heart. I haven't read the books you mentioned but I love all the films that have been made from them and The 100 is one of my favourite current programmes. I always had my nose in a book as a child and my daughter is an avid reader too. x

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  5. My kids are big readers too, just like me and my husband. Long may it continue. I'm glad to see that big kids like Imogen are so enthusiast about reading. Her costume is pretty awesome!

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  6. I think boys are a bit like that. I read to my boys, we treasured books yet they don't seem to like to read, maybe it is their age and they will come back to it as they get older.
    Your daughter looks fantastic.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you, I think my son may read more as life slows more for him x

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  7. We are definitely book people in our house! I cannot imagine being without books! xx

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