Published: Monday, 06 March 2017 22:38
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss
On Thursday 2nd of March, the Áras was transformed into a 'Literature Lapland' for World Book Day. Almost 100 students enjoyed the opportunity to sit down, relax and read for pleasure. To add to the romance of reading, our little bookworms took part in 'Blind Date with a Book' and 'Speed Booking'. Now, although Cilla Black wasn't there to participate in 'Blind Date with a Book', the students used this an opportunity to choose a book covered in wrapping paper. Only the title and keywords about the book were written on the front of the wrapped cover. This way, students avoided the temptation to judge a book by its cover, instead opting to choose reading material based on its title and content.
You've all heard of 'Speed Dating', right? Well, 'Speed Booking' is pretty much the same. However, instead of talking about your hobbies and the dreaded awkward silence... students discussed the book they had been reading for the first 20 minutes of the session. Each student regaled about their book for two minutes before a buzzer alerted them to move seats! Whilst students enjoyed a much earned refreshment and biscuit, the 'Speed Book Review' revealed that love was certainly in the air for the books on the day. 72% of students said they would like to read the books they had discussed. Oh and don't forget, "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader".