Author Book Reading at Waterstones Cork
I am doing an author book reading visit to one of the iconic book stores in Cork City – Waterstones on Patrick Street on World Book Day.
I am doing a reading of my new book The Turtle’s Shell (Mama’s Tales of Kanji) in the Waterstones bookshop, Cork City as part of the World Book Day Celebration on Thursday 6 March 2014 at 10am. We will be reading, singing and dancing with all the invited kids. I will also be available to sign my book for my fans. So if you are around do pop in to say hello and join us. It’s going to be fun!
World Book Day
Did you know that the World Book Day for both Ireland & UK falls on Thursday 6 March 2014? Well, yes it does. Now you know. The World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the day is instead recognised on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.
World Book Day is a celebration of all things books! The main aim of the World Book Day in Ireland and the United Kingdom is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. It’s a unique time to throw the spotlight on and celebrate the awesome work done by those who bring us our favourite thing: authors, illustrators and publishers. Other persons to celebrate are the readers and book buyers. For without the enthusiasm and support of readers there would be no books, authors would keep all their wonderful stories within themselves and not want to put them down on paper and most importantly not share them. The creative spirit of man will die unrecorded for posterity. There would be no words of wisdom to edify us or challenging thoughts to help us grow and neither would there be any attempt to make us laugh with joy. Can you imagine what our world would be like without books? Books are arguably one of the most important means to store, preserve and retrieve information or knowledge. Books are containers of knowledge, wisdom and you can arguably add truth.
Our children should be encouraged to read books more than play games with their mobile cell phones. Our leaders should be spending more of our resources feeding our mind with truthful and positive information instead of spending billions producing and selling mass destruction weapons. Teach, inform, feed, clothe and shelter the world’s citizens and see how rapidly we would change this world.
When I come to think of it I certainly would not want to live in a world where there are no books to read. Even with the advancement in information technology changing the way we consume information today I still believe that the written word on paper would remain with us for a very long time to come.
What are your thoughts on the importance of books? Do you think we should put the same amount of emphasis on celebrating World Book Day the same way we promote social activities like sport?
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