Yes, it's today and it's aimed at encouraging children to read. I've loved reading books ever since I was a child. I remember reading 1-2 books a week and couldn't get enough of Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven. I've still got some of the paperbacks at home. I won't part with them!
As I got older and my interest developed in history and historical fiction, I then discovered Jean Plaidy. At school in my English Lit classes I read, amongst other things: Animal Farm, Pride and Prejudice and one of my favourites, The Picture of Dorian Gray - scary!
My tastes have become quite diverse over the years. My bookshelves are now packed with books by Alison Weir and David Starkey, as well as Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Mary Higgins Clark, Elizabeth Edmondson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Patricia Highsmith, and Kazuo Ishiguro (loved his short story compilation - Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall.)
World Book Night on 23 April also celebrates reading, but this time encouraging Adults to read. It's a chance to share books with people in our communities. In a couple of weeks, check out my News and Events Page to see what I'll be doing to celebrate WBN.