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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Read on World Book Day

Today is World Book Day.  The event is commemorated every year on April 23 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

To  mark the day, International Business Times UK had an article entitled “World Book Day 2016: Quotes that will motivate you to read more and explore the world of books” by Agamoni Ghosh which I thought I’d share:    

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking –Haruki Murakami
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him –Maya Angelou
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out –J K Rowling
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read –Gilbert K Chesterton
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it –Oscar Wilde
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book –Marcel Proust
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it –Edward P Morgan
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all –Oscar Wilde
Some books leave us free and some books make us free –Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between – C S Lewis
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself –George Bernard Shaw
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all –Abraham Lincoln
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them –Joseph Brodsky
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend –Paul Sweeney”

Here in Canada on this day we also celebrate Canada Book Day, a day to promote the reading of Canadian books.  It is a good occasion to learn more about Canadian authors and to choose a new Canadian book to read. 

Dedicate today to reading!