Books, Special Days

Happy World Book Day

It’s World Book Today so I thought I’d share this quote with you to celebrate. It’s been spread around Facebook for a while and it makes me smile everytime I read it!

Last year, we talked about our favourite books but this year, I thought it would be fun to share what we’re all currently reading. I’m currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett – I’ve heard so many good things about this book and the film that I knew I had to pick it up. It’s set in 1960’s Mississippi and tell the story of three women – two black maids and a white woman who come together in an extraordinary way and attempt to break down racial barriers. I’m about halfway through and I love the three main characters and how their stories unfold on the page. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out and then I’ll watch the film.

What are you reading at the moment?



50 thoughts on “Happy World Book Day”

  1. I’ve actually watched a movie that sounds suspiciously like that book! I can’t remember the name of it though, so it might not be but it was still good! I’m reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins again, I love it and I can’t wait for the movie!

      1. I actually just saw the preview for it on TV today…Definitely not the movie I watched! Haha. I feel like a little kid on Christmas, I’m actually getting impatient for this movie! My friend and I are actually planning on going to the midnight screening in the city :’)

  2. I LOVED “The Help”! I thought it was great. It’s hard to believe it was rejected by 60 literary agents before Susan Ramer picked her up. We all know the story after that.

    I am currently reading The Scorpio Races. I just started and it’s already proving to be a great novel.

  3. The Help is an AMAZING book. I read it so fast because I fell into the book, loved it. Doubt I’ll see the movie (your quote made me chuckle too, cause I can’t even buy books…my money situation is really rotten so library and looking at movie posters is about what I manage!).

    Currently reading “Okay For Now” by Gary D. Schmidt. What a book. I’ve fallen into this one also. Just a really really good book. Not sure if its your thing (I try to read a very wide range…unfortunately my reading and writing have an inverse relationship…as one goes up , the other goes to nonexistent…can you guess which i do and don’t do…yeah, not cool…honestly i have no inspiration or idea that sticks or draws me in…so i don’t write but i panic cause i’m not learning or practicing or refininng, etc…what a cycle).

    Just finished “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (good book…fun…I think you’d like).

  4. I still have yet to read The Help, but I saw the movie and absolutely loved the story!

    I’m reading the biography of Jim Morrison right now – I love biographies (and rock stars!).

  5. I haven’t read The Help yet. I have to get the movie out of my head first.
    I just finished The Forgotten Garden (SO good), and I’m looking for a book to get into. I tried The Thirteenth Tale last night, but really hated the writing. I got about 2 pages in before having to give up. Reading should never be a chore.
    I read the sample for Summer House by Nancy Thayer, and I got into it, so I’ll buy that soon. Sitting on my nook, waiting to be read, is The Book Thief, so that’s next!
    Sorry, I can never just talk about one book. Hahaa

  6. I’m reading ‘The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake’ by Aimee Bender. It’s going well so far. And I really want to buy The Help! That’s one for my list.

  7. I’m reading The Help next!! (My mom is finishing it up now and I’m going to borrow it when she’s done…)

    Right now, I’m reading “Out of Oz,” the fourth (and thankfully LAST) book in Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked” series. I love the musical, but cannot stand the books. (However, I suffered through books 1-3 over the past few years, so I thought I would woman-up and read the last one too… but it’s taking me forever to finish.)

  8. Happy World Book Day! I just finished School of Fear, a middle-grade book by Gitty Daneshvari. I loved it and would love to see it as a movie. It’s just full of the quirkiest characters ever.

  9. I really enjoyed The Help, also. A very enjoyable read.

    Right now, I’m reading A Good American, by British author Alex George. We’ll see how that turns out. 😉

  10. I haven’t read the Help yet! It’s on my list though. I’m currently in the middle of the Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis, it’s really good but I’ve hardly had anytime to read recently. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to finish it! 🙂

  11. I haven’t read The Help. Right now, I’m making my way through Harlan Coben’s YA book, Shelter. I loved his adult book Caught, but this one isn’t hooking me as I had expected it to. But I want to power through it and figure out why it’s like and not love for me.

  12. You know what is funny? That is the book I am reading right now too!! I am not as far along as you, but I am enjoying it sooo much. Happy Book Day! (well belated….)

  13. I haven’t read The Help, but I saw the movie. It is on my list of to-reads.

    My reading list is way behind schedule (as is my life in general, like commenting on posts 3 days late!).

    I’m reading Gregor the Overlander series which is middle grade fiction. I have a 9 year old daughter whose reading level is of a 12 year old. I feel like these days the books out there for 12 year olds are a little on the violent/scary side. Nothing like what I grew up with (Nancy Drew). So, I’ve been reading a lot of middle grade stuff to make sure it’s appropriate for my daughter.

    I’ll be happy when I can pick up an adult fiction book!

  14. Reading your blog I got to thinking about how many books I’ve read so far this year… I’m on my 19th book – that’s 2 books a week!
    Currently I am revisiting one of my old favourites David & Leigh Eddings ( purely because I can get them on Kindle now you know! ).
    So I am reading The Shining Ones, book two of the Tamuli. It’s a most excellent book and I’m really looking forward to curling up with it later.

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