Today is Read a Book Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    The first celebration of Read a Book Day was around the end of the first decade of the 2000’s and was almost certainly the idea of a librarian, probably one who was encouraging youngsters to read a book.

    On Read a Book Day, it’s not compulsory to read a whole book but the day serves as inspiration to people to read a section of a book they particularly enjoyed, to read with children, to donate a book to a children’s school library, or to host a book reading party.

    Although the day was probably thought of with print books in mind, e-books are equally suitable for celebrating Read a Book Day. The main goal is to encourage reading, as both fiction and non-fiction books open up huge unknown vistas to enquiring minds.

    Taking the opportunity to enjoy some time out of the day to relax and read is good for the soul and the mind.

  2. Do Haynes manuals count?
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  3. Am reading The Spy And The Traitor, about double agent Oleg Gordievsky at the moment....fascinating stuff :thumbsup:
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  4. Currently half way through Stephen King's "IT" and Jeff Hibbard's "Baja Bugs and Buggies."
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  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I've just started
    "The Birth of Loud"
    "Leo Fender & Led Paul and the guitar pioneering rivalry that shaped Rock and Roll"
    I may have to buy another guitar after I finish it. :rolleyes:
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  6. :confused::confused:Betty is reading a book to me at the moment called!! The Stinky Cheese man and other fairly stupid tales :eek: she’s just had it come through the letter box ,bought for one of her grandsons :D
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  7. You called:thumbsup:
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  8. Oh pray lord can I read it when you've finished Don:eek:
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  9. I'm back on the list ain't I?:p
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  10. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Not yet ........ be patient Grasshopper.
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  11. Have you read Oleg’s own book? Bit rambly, but still good.
  12. No, will look out for it. I find that kind of thing really intrigues me. Reading it I also wonder if Vlad has had any thoughts of trying to get rid of him? :thinking:
  13. I've read all the books by Mabel O'Donnell they are brilliant:thumbsup:
  14. It is pleasing to say that a lot of students still want a physical copy of a book to read, instead of an ebook/e-version - though books do have a enviromental impact, its probably the only time I get hypocritical!

    I'm usually on a different book every few weeks or month but I just haven't felt like reading much recently (other things to sort, being constantly knackered and not focused)- I also think my short sightedness is getting worse :( Currently struggling to get through Harry Lesle Smith's 'Harrys Last Stand'

    Bit sick of books too as our Learning Resource Team are trying to get through catalouging 26 boxes of books that came in on Monday!:eek:
  15. I daresay Vlad wouldn’t be too upset if Oleg had “an accident”. They bear a grudge, these KGB types.
  16. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    After a fortnight in the sun in France I have been re reading Peter Mayle’s superb, year in Provence.
  17. Most days I don’t have time to have a crap let alone read a book
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  18. Do both at the same time:thumbsup:
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  19. We wondered why you were banned from the public library :eek:
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  20. Awww. You’ve made me buy it now...
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