It’s my favorite day of the year… it’s World Book Day!
For the past 20 years, April 23rd has been identified as World Book Day by UNESCO to celebrate books, authorship, and copyright. This day was chosen because it is recognized as the anniversary of the death of both Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes (although Cervantes actually died on the 22nd).
Because Janelle and I are authors, avid readers, and book collectors, World Book Day has become a holiday of great celebration at our house — more than any other (traditional holiday) of the year.
This year, I’m taking the day off of work and spending the day reading — at home, at the library, and at Chapters.
(And, truth be told, I also like that it’s sort of quirky to make a big deal out of it. After all, many organizations and governments establish specific celebrations/commemorations/observances for each day of the year.)
So while you’re reading this post, I’m probably in my living room reading a great book, drinking coffee, and talking about books with Janelle.
Happy World Book Day everyone!