Ahoy there Captain!! Here I am On March 6th, 2014 World Book Day and today March 5th, 2020. Coincidentally I was a pirate on both occasions!!
I haven’t been a pirate every year and other notable mentions must go to Little Riding Hood and The Snow Queen.
World book day is always held, in the UK, on the first Thursday in March.
I have always adored books and love reading. I love to lose myself in a book and read a wide range of genres. Book day has got me thinking on which books have inspired me or affected me in some way.
When I was very young, my favourite book was Cinderella. How I loved that girl who found her handsome Prince and they all lived happily ever after! Plus she had some amazing shoes!! That’s my girl!
‘Downy Duckling’ was a story that my Nana used to read to me. I think it was this book that helped me to rhyme. My copy is very tatty and held together with sellotape. That shows a much loved book!
On a day trip with my parents to Haddon Hall I purchased ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte. A few years later I went to Haworth, Yorkshire and the house where the Brontes lived. I loved that house and felt inspired by the stories that they had told. I read other books by the Brontes but ‘Jane Eyre’ will always be my favourite. This was the first ‘grown up’ book I read!
My auntie had a large collection of books and she started me off on my next series of books ‘Anne of Green Gables’. My favourite character in ‘Little Women’ was Jo as I felt she had spark and wanted to write. The same could be said for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Both characters inspired me to write.
Another girl that wrote, was Anne Frank. Her diary throughout the war is a glimpse of the horror herself, her family and so many others had to endure. I did visit the house she hid in in Amsterdam and it is a highly emotive place.