Thursday, March 3, 2011

World Book Day

Today is  World Book Day.  I never actually realized there was a World Book Day until this year.  I knew there was a Read Across America, which was yesterday and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  We are celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday tomorrow at school, with the studnets wearing their pj's and doing special activities in the classroom.  I will be dressed as the Cat in the Hat.  I hope to plan ahead and have an entire week of celebrations next year to cover both World Book Day and Read Across America Day.  At school I will be reading Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books.  The kids have a great time making all of the noises with me.  I have been branching out in my at home reading.  I usually don't read biographies or authbiographies but my friend Becky, recommended The Glass Castle, a memoir by Jeannette Walls.  I just finished it today and have to say it was wonderful.  It is one of those books that really makes you think, and makes you thankful for everything that you have.  I know that after finishing this I will think twice before I complain about something in my house or not having something.  For purely entertainment purposes, I have just started The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverinni, this book is set during the Civil War and relates the story of how the women of Pennsylvania manged without their loved ones.   I enjoy  most of her books, some are better than others (in my opinion)  and so far this one is a winner. Celebrate World Book day by reading a book!!!


Elisa Black said...

I did not know about World Book Day either-- just Read Across America this week and Dr. Seuss's birthday. I did a post on his b-day, and have read several other quilting bloggers posts about how they or their school celebrated-- lots and lots of fun!! (I went to "Quilter Blogs: What are quilters blogging about today?) The entire office staff at my kids' school-- including the principal-- had those big red-and -white Cat-in-the-Hats on. And they served Green Eggs & Ham for lunch!
I will check out your recommendation for The Glass Castle-- it sounds good, especially since I am working on gratitude in my life. Thanks for the suggestion!
Have a wonderful Seuss/Book celebration!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love to read! I'll have to remember to get Jennifer C's latest from the library. Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great weekend!

Gretchen said...

I just bought a board-book version of "Mr. Brown" for my niece Mackenzie's first b-day. I bet she will like the noises too. She can already say doggie arf arf! LOL!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Hi Brenda, I too enjoyed Glass Castles; it was required reading for an education course I was taking. I am looking forward to reading her follow up "Half Broke Horses." Enjoy your weekend. Karmen