World Book Day 2011

So how did your World Book Day day go?

I received a book ‘Toast’ by Nigel Slater, the story of a boy’s hunger to read. I find it really something special that 1,000,000 books have been printed and distributed randomly with the intent of encouraging reading. What with news that we’re losing our library’s thanks to cutbacks this at least restores some faith in the countries education.

I got my book from Northern Blokes Ramblings who incidentally I have added to my blog roll so I hope you’ll pop over and have a look. I was invited to leave a comment – what was my favourite toast topping ? Well it couldn’t be anything else than Mature Cheddar could it? Melted and ready for the evenings viewing once the girls are in bed, I couldn’t have a Sunday evening without it!

What a brilliant idea to share books. In our family it’s quite the norm to pass a book around sayign ‘Oh, you’ll love this one!’ in fact I have a pile of unread books from various generous family members that I’m just waiting for time to read them as I know they’ll be brilliant but the beauty of this copy is I register it at World Book Night and once read I pass it on. that person in turn will register receiving it and passing it on after. How fabulous, like an upmarket and friendly chain mail, well maybe there aren’t any friendly chain mails but a wonderful initiaive that I am proud to be part of.

Schools across the country have been preparing and Dotterel has a writing competition going for kids, so if your child would like to try their hand at writing something why not prompt in this direction? You never know you may have the next J.K. Rowling on your hadns and not know it!

Take some time out tomorrow and treat yourself to a read, lose yourself in the web of a story and enlighten your brain to some well deserved feed.


  1. kathryn
    March 6, 2011 / 8:59 AM

    I loved this book – I loved the fact that it reminded me of so many things I had forgotten ablut being a kid in the 70’s in England!

    • marisworld
      March 8, 2011 / 9:50 AM

      I have only just started it, I need some me time to sink my teeth into it properly. Mind you just the ‘burnt toast’ beginning and the Xmas cake was enough to whet my appetite

  2. Mrs Worthington
    March 6, 2011 / 8:53 PM

    I am also a giver of books. Still giving in fact. Its a lovely feeling to give something so unexpected.

    • marisworld
      March 8, 2011 / 9:50 AM

      You’re right and a pleasure to be on the receiving end too

  3. March 6, 2011 / 9:46 PM

    I’ve got a copy too – watched it on TV last year and it had me blubbing.

    • marisworld
      March 8, 2011 / 9:50 AM

      I missed the TV show so am entering the book a newbie which is nice too

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