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Happy World Book Day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy World Book Day! According to Wikipedia, “World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.” So as a self-confessed bibliophile, I couldn’t let the day go by without publishing a post to mark its importance.

I’ve always been a voracious reader. My love for books and reading started at a very young age. During my school days, English was one of my favourite subjects and those textbooks were the only books that I read from cover to cover! (and “revised” numerous times ๐Ÿ˜€ ) I don’t know if this sounds incredibly clichรฉd but Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was one of the very first books that occupied a place in my library. I was about 7 years old when I read that book and I’ve been a fan ever since. It made me realize that reading was fun and also that there were books that I could actually read and understand! Ever year, during my summer vacations I used to re-read all the books in the series. (read: the ones that had been published till date) That should explain why I’m so obsessed with Harry Potter even today. ๐Ÿ˜€ It wasn’t the first book that I read but it was the first to occupy a place in my heart. And that’s why my love of reading and books will be incomplete without mentioning Harry Potter.

I feel such tremendous joy and excitement whenever I step into a library or a bookstore. Reading transports me to another world and helps me experience several worlds (and lives) quite different from the one I live in within the comfort of my own home. The times have changed and I may have shifted to Kindle, but nothing can beat the charm of a book. The feel of the pages, the smell of a book, turning the pages, bringing back memories (battered copies that have stood the test of time and scribbling would be impossible with a Kindle), and filling up your non-virtual library are some luxuries that only a book can provide. No Kindle can come close to that…

ยฉ 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved.

โ€œTo acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.โ€ โ€” W. Somerset Maugham

and then, there’s this quote

โ€œThere is no friend as loyal as a book.โ€
โ€• Ernest Hemingway

Do feel free to use the comments section to share your love of reading and your favourite books. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you also happen to be a bibliophile, do read If onlyโ€ฆ (tiny tale #16). You might find that it’s quite relatable! ๐Ÿ™‚

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37 thoughts on “Happy World Book Day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  1. The Hindu (newspaper) is organising a book fair today in Chennai. I already have plans or I would have gone. Many authors will be coming for a talk or something.
    I read “prisoner of azkaban” a gazillion times. I think I had a bookish crush on Sirius ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have read a lot more books since I moved to kindle three years ago, may be 400 or so ๐Ÿ˜‚ I tend to read all books by one author before moving to the next author. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks for the heads-up, R. This ended up in the spam folder. :/ Ohh! Chennai is a bit too far from home for me!
      Haha, I loved Sirius too! There were so many lovable characters but his death was/is the reason why I haven’t read Order of Phoenix as many times as the others. It’s just too sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ever since I have switched to ebooks and Kindle, I have also managed to read more books but in some ways, it isn’t as satisfying as a real book. But then again, I love reading so I can’t hold that again my Kindle for long. Haven’t you seen this post, R? Love of her life!

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      1. You don’t like Potter anymore! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Whoa, R! I’ll never grow tired of it. I love mystery and crime fiction too but Harry Potter books will have a special place in my heart. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I was also book addict when I was child ๐Ÿ˜€even I did read a lot till 10th after that I kept distance ๐Ÿ˜‚
    As you know now days Google and wikipedia rule over academic content .
    By the way I haven’t read any Nobel since last 4years ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    You are lucky because still you are book addict
    Keep this spirit
    Keep writing

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    1. Ohhh that’s sad. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      But I’d taken a break from books after my 10th too. I resumed it during my college days. So maybe, one day you’ll start reading again! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!

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    1. Ahh, I’m normally like that too but yesterday reading the newspaper reminded me before it was too late! But then again they say it’s better late than never. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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