“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr Seuss
Today is one of my favourite days of the year (aside from Christmas and Pancake day that is). I love World Book Day because it celebrates my absolute favourite thing in the world – reading. Just to put in perspective how much I love it, in the last month I have read all 5 books in the Throne of Glass series (would highly recommend) and the first book of the Legend series. But World Book Day is a day where everyone celebrates reading, not just weirdos like me who could quite happily spend their life reading books.
I love seeing all the different characters children dress up as. My siblings are dressed as The Gruffalo, Willy Wonka and Harry Potter and honestly they could not look any cuter! They’re actually dressing up tomorrow instead of today but I made them put their costumes on early so my mum could take photos for this blog. Yes I really am that sad.
In honour of WBD, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and list some of the books I used to absolutely love when I was younger.
1.We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
We used to read this as a class, and making all the different sounds was the most exciting thing ever for some reason.
2. The Magic Key books
These stories about Biff, Chip and Kipper and their dog Floppy were my go to books at reading time. There’s now over 300 books in this series, and I probably read a good 250 of them.
And some slightly bigger books:
3. Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone
Obviously. This was the first ‘big’ book I ever read, and it’s stuck with me. Now my favourite in the series is either The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire or The Deathly Hallows. I can’t just pick one, please don’t make me!
4. Every single book by Jacqueline Wilson
The day I got too old to be waiting for her latest release was a sad one. Some of my favs included Lola Rose, The Girls series and Double Act, but I loved pretty much all of them.
5. George’s Marvellous Medicine
And basically every other Roald Dahl book. This was one of my favourites but I definitely read and loved every single one of them (except Boy and Going Solo because for some reason I didn’t want to read his autobiographical ones). Danny the Champion of the World and The Twits were two of my other favourites.
6. The Chronicles of Narnia
I used to have the most beautiful collection of these books, but I can’t find them or a picture of them anywhere (sad face). The artwork on the front was so interesting and they looked so good on a bookshelf. (They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but bookshelf aesthetics are so important you know). Voyage of The Dawn Treader was my favourite though, I read it so many times that it actually started falling apart. I was so excited when they made this one into a film even though by that time I was already like 15/16.
There are so many other books I could talk about, like The Worst Witch, The Mary-Kate and Ashley books (with hilarious titles like How to Train a Boy), all the Enid Blyton books, especially The Famous Five, and so many more but there’s just not enough time! I read so much when I was younger, and thinking about all these books is making me so nostalgic.
But anyway, I hope you enjoyed World Book Day and have fun reading every day!
Until next time,