Happy World Book Day!

Hi everyone! I wanted to write a quick post wishing you all a wonderful World Book Day. I was lucky enough to have the day off due to a nasty bit of winter weather hitting England, so I’ve spent almost all of the day curled up on the couch underneath a pile of blankets with my book. The goal of ultimate comfort has been successfully achieved.

And with the wind howling outside it couldn’t have been a better day to continue my descent into the madness of  Mark Z. Danielewski’s complex and claustrophobic novel House of Leaves (2000). I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you all on this incredibly unique story. I’m certainly taking my time traversing through a house whose inside is much, much larger than it appears on the outside. It’s a difficult book to read for a number of reasons that I will discuss in my review, and the story is progressing in a direction different to what I originally anticipated. All good things that have kept me hooked. Review likely to come within the next week. But as I said, I’m taking my sweet time with this one.

How have you spent your World Book Day? Anyone else affected by Storm Emma?

Stay warm and happy reading!

11 thoughts on “Happy World Book Day!

  1. auroralibrialis says:

    Happy world book day! I’m in Norway – so I can relate to the nasty winter weather. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on House of Leaves, it’s one of those books I’ve always been curious about. Not not quite enough to actually buy it. Perhaps you’ll change my mind 🙂

    • Ashley says:

      It must be much colder where you are! It’s just icy and awful where I am, but luckily I’m far away from the more chaotic areas up north and out west. Being in the hills has its perks because we seem to be relatively protected from the worst of it. I hope I can convince you to read House of Leaves I have so much to say, I can’t wait to write the review. I’m going to spend this weekend reading more so I’m hoping to have a review for it by next weekend. 🙂

  2. Paula Bardell-Hedley says:

    Sounds like you’ve had the perfect World Book Day. It’s also St David’s Day here, but sadly my daffodils are buried under several inches of snow. We’ve had pretty nasty weather in North Wales but nothing like Scotland and the east of the country. Stay safe and warm. Happy reading! 😊

    • Ashley says:

      Oh no, your poor daffodils! Hopefully they can recover next week when its supposed to be a littles warmer. This storm is so weird for this time of year, I’m sad that any sign of spring has been wiped out. But at least the snow is pretty, I suppose? Stay warm! 🙂

  3. veeshee says:

    Happy World Book day! I’m in Canada so not experiencing any storm effects here. I’m hoping to get the chance to snuggle with a book today! Excited to read your review of House of Leaves!

    • Ashley says:

      Nice to speak to a fellow Canadian! This English weather is much more reflective of Canada weather at the moment, it’s very bizarre. My parents live in Southern Ontario and woke up to a blizzard this morning. Hopefully you’re having better luck where you are! I can’t wait for you to read my review, I’m so excited that there’s some interest in it. 🙂

      • veeshee says:

        I’m on London Ontario right now so I had the deluge of snow last night! It was not fun 🙁 House of Leaves is a book I’ve always been curious about but have never had the time to read so I’m excited to hear your thoughts on it!

        • Ashley says:

          Oh no! London ON can get such vicious weather, I hope your power is alright and you can stay nice and warm. I felt the same way about House of Leaves, I’m glad I finally took the plunge and bought a copy. Very worth it!

          • veeshee says:

            Thankfully, it is not too bad right now, and I’m hoping that the weather will not get too bad! Hmm… now I’m considering getting it ….

    • Ashley says:

      I remember my mom mentioning you didn’t have the day off which really sucks. It barely snowed here and everything shut down haha, they really can’t handle a little snow in the south of England.

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