7 March marks World Book Day and if ever there was a day to promote the joy of reading to the young, old and even those who have never read a book before then this is it.
Locally events will be taking place in Schools and in bookstores. Waterstones in Bournemouth (Castlepoint) have an event on 9 March where you can meet Maz Evans who will be signing books and also celebrate the last book in her series of bestselling “Against all Gods”
In Poole Waterstones they have an event also on the 9 March aimed primarily at Children age 3 – 5 called “Ten Little Bookworms” where they will be reading from the book followed by the making of your own bookmarks. Libraries in Bournemouth and Poole also have a number of events during March and these can be found at your local Library.
Personally I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the book that helped me rediscover the joy of reading back in the early 1990’s, “Between Two Poles” by Amyr Klink, it follows the true story of his solo exploration and the scenes he encountered from many months spent frozen in the ice of Dorian Bay in Antarctica. Following his voluntary frozen encampment we become immersed in his winter he spent with the Penguins and Seals before the spring came and released him and his boat for a further adventure north.
Do you have a favourite book you would like to share with us? Maybe you would like to submit a book review on your own favourite read to our ‘Book Worms’ Club? If your review is published, you’ll receive a £10 book token as a thank you. Email the Club Membership editor on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about World Book Day by visiting their website here
Between two Poles – Amyr Klink 1992
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (27 July 1995)
Hardback 240 pages