A Literary Journey - Happy World Book Day

 Samuel Beckett mural by Alex Martinez | Location: Notting Hill, London | Photo by Hind Mezaina

Samuel Beckett mural by Alex Martinez | Location: Notting Hill, London | Photo by Hind Mezaina

Happy World Book Day! I have not been reading books for a long time, despite the many books stacked in my room that I bought or received as gifts from friends. I do feel bad for not reading regularly and I blame the interweb...

The last book I read was Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered by Geoff Dyer a few months ago. It was passed on to me by a friend when we were travelling. I like the idea of passing on books after you finish reading them, either by giving it to a friend or to a  stranger. It's like an ongoing gift of giving.

So I was glad to hear that the upcoming Emirates Airline Festival of Literature celebrated World Book Day today by announcing a project called the Literary Journey, a mass book sharing initiative across the globe. A wide range of books were distributed on board Emirates flights today to randomly selected passengers. Each recipient is encouraged to share the book after reading it by passing it to a friend, colleague, relative, or even leave it somewhere out of the ordinary where another person can pick it up. You can even track the book via their website.

I would like to find a book left at a random place, a good book that is, so I will keep my eyes open. But for now, I'd like you to share which book are you reading today, or which book would you like to read if you had the time. Just leave a comment under this post.