So it was World Book Night last night...what a wonderful idea!
I remember being in primary school and being ever so excited when World Book Day came around, cos it meant a £1 voucher off any book. I've always been slightly literature obsessed, even when I was a lot younger, so that was literally a highlight of any year! We always had book themed activities around the day, but I'm not sure if it's done so much now in schools, which is a shame.
I celebrated World Book Night by attending a literature themed quiz at my local library! Our team were the Write Stuff (as we were all writers - ace name, no?) and we actually came second, fantastic :) It was loads of fun though, and awesome as there was such a big range of age groups - a really nice thing to see.
People nominated to be World Book Night givers were there and I managed to get free copies of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood - both of which I'm looking forward to reading! The shortlist of books that were sent to applicants to give away was SO good. I regret not applying myself! (Which book would I have given out? Life of Pi, I reckon.)
Hopefully, the success of World Book Night this year means that it'll become a regular celebrated event. As an English Literatue student, I would obviously be a little biased in how important I feel it is, but events celebrating books are so thin on the ground and books are such an important thing to celebrate! I absolutely loved celebrating the event this year and I'm definitely repeating it next year :)