Today all over the world we are celebrating World Book Day so pick up a book and get reading!
It also marks 25 years since the start of World Book Day.
As a mad reader and total book worm it is great to celebrate all the wonderful books that have filled my heart and mind and life since I was a kid and all the great new ones too!
It doesn’t matter if you are 9 months, 9 years or 99 years old, there is always time for finding a good book and opening that first page and beginning a new adventure in reading.
In schools, bookshops and libraries all kinds of brilliant events are happening over the coming days so whether you are dressing up as your favourite book character, designing a new book jacket, acing it in a big book quiz , testing out mad scientists experiments, or taking part in a sponsored read, enjoy World Book Day!
There are lots of special euro 1.50 book tokens which you can use in your bookshop to buy one of the great special World Book Day books!
I am involved doing lots of lovely events , talking to schools in Sligo and Newry and a fun filled online event on the day itself with Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin, Gerry Daly and John Farrelly organised by the Halfway up the Stairs bookshop in Greystones and O’Brien Press.