Yay!!! So how awesome is this? We have a whole day dedicated to book and reading. Those beautiful bundles of paper, or software codes if you use an eReader, that can contain anything from a simple recipe for soup to the understanding of the universe. Nothing excites me more then opening up a novel and getting lost in the authors imaginary world that comes alive from the page.
If you cant tell i love book, they are one of the most important assets any civilised society has. From the local library down the road to the colossus that once resided in Alexandria, they give the ability to access knowledge to the masses, an even playing field when it comes to learning. In these days of austerity and spending cuts, quite a lot of local libraries seem to be under threat and facing closure. Days like today show the people in charge how much the world of books mean to us. There are many grass root campaigns out there to help save the libraries that are under threat, here are a few:
So i thought i would share some pictures of the books that live in my house. This is only about 1/3 of the book we have, with a large proportion being owned by my toddler. From when he was born we have always read to him, trying to impart the importance of reading. He loves everything from Beatrix Potter to Dora the Explora, although his all time favourites are about space. And as he wants to grow up to be a scientist and a teacher then i think we are succeeding.
Here are some of our books, please ignore the 70’s wallpaper in the cupboard, i cant bring myself to get rid of it:
I would love to see pics of your shelves or even pics of you guys celebrating World Book Day!