When was the last time you picked up a book? If you're a student and spend a lot of time reading or you're in a full-time job that involves reading, it can feel like a chore to read a book in your spare time. Even if your work doesn't involve a lot of reading, when you feel tired the idea of reading may not appeal as much as putting on Netflix.
Sometimes we can feel as though we ought to be reading certain type of books (like non-fiction, personal development, or classics that we find hard to read) that just don't genuinely appeal to us and end up stifling our enjoyment of reading.
Whether you're a book worm or haven't read a book since high school. World Book Night is an opportunity to join with others across the country who will be curling up with a book on the evening of Thursday 23rd of April. Perhaps with the right genre of book you could find a passion for reading that brings you a myriad of benefits!
what is World Book Night?
This event is run by The Reading Agency, a UK-wide charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. In England, 31% of adults don’t read for pleasure, rising to 46% of young people (aged 16 to 24). We know that reading for pleasure is linked to fewer feelings of stress and depression, better sleeping patterns and improved literacy.
asphaleia book club
At asphaleia we have invited staff to participate in World Book Night and will be having a virtual book club meeting after to discuss our reading. With many staff working separately at home or at our properties, it is an opportunity for us to connect during this time as well as be inspired/uplifted/entertained by a good read.
why not join in?
It's not too late to look at the selection of books on the WBN website and get one via kindle or another ebook platform. If you have a pile of books at home you want to get through then read one of those! We'd love to see who is taking part so send us a message or tag us in a post to let us know you're reading tomorrow night!