April 23rd is World Book Day according to UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Though the UK celebrates World Book Day on the first Thursday in March, I like the April 23rd date because it’s a significant, writerly date. Many famous writers have died on April 23rd, including playwright and poet William Shakespeare; author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes; and the Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Here’s a picture of my daughter and me celebrating World Book Day – though I’m pretty sure I celebrate books every day! And if you’re reading my blog, you probably celebrate books too! Yay Books!
This week, my daughter recommends Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper and Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora. As for me, I’m reading and recommending Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith, and contemplating what it would be like to have a friend win millions and millions and millions of dollars in the lottery.
What are you reading on World Book Day?