5 Great Books as Recommended by You

At the beginning of this campaign I decided to run a survey, asking you all about the last truly great book you read. The aim of this was to demonstrate that there are so many books and genres out there, and that there is literally something for everyone, with any kind of taste – whether you’re into fantasy, romance, magic, psychology, scouting, there is always something to suit you.

A secondary aim of this was to remind the respondents why they loved these books and to hopefully inspire them to either read them again, or to go in search of similar material to experience the same sensations they’d felt whilst reading their recommended book.

To encourage those of us who do not read regularly to take up the activity on a regular basis, we need to demonstrate that it’s going to be enjoyable for them, no matter what their interests.

Here are 5 of my favourite responses from the survey:

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The A-Z Bookish Survey

This one is for all you avid readers out there! Share a little bit about your reading habits and recount your most loved books by taking this little A-Z survey. Originally posted by The Perpetual Page-Turner in 2013, the survey appears to once again be making the rounds on Twitter. It’s a bit of fun, why not give it a go?

Behold! This author’s responses!

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Finding Time to Read

One of the biggest factors contributing to a general lack of reading among all age groups is that we feel we simply do not have the time to read anymore. Finishing a novel is a massive time commitment – particularly if you are a slower reader. With assignments and internships and 9-5 jobs and a dozen television series we want to binge watch, our day calendars are full enough as it is. There are 24 hours in a day – you might spend 8 of those sleeping and another 8 of them working, 2 of them commuting, 3 of them checking social media, socialising, watching television etc, and while sometimes it may not seem like there are enough hours in the day, there are plenty of ways you can fit reading in to your regular routine and reap the benefits of doing so. Here are just a few:

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How you can get involved

Wonders of the Written Word is first and foremost a collaborative project. To get this project off the ground, to share our love of literature with the world, we need your help, and your input.

While we’re getting the nuts and bolts of this campaign sorted, you can still head over to our Facebook page and give us a like.

https://www.facebook.com/wondersofthewrittenword?fref=ts

We’re hoping we’ll be able to share a lot of your content on the Facebook page.

We’re also set up on Twitter, follow us at @wotww15. We promise not spam you!

Most importantly, we’d love for you to share this campaign with all your fellow book enthusiasts. It’s inspiring to know there are so many of us out there, and love of the written word has not been lost.

Quote of the day:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. ” – George R.R. Martin.

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