WORLD BOOK DAY... "Share a story".

"I am a part of everything that I have read".
 Theodore Roosevelt

Today is World Book Day!

March 4th of every year has been dedicated to celebrating literature and reading, encouraging children to develop their interest and love for books.

This celebration is usually made fun for kids by encouraging them to dress up as their favorite literary character.

Before you begin to say "this isn't for me but kids". No, reading is not meant for children alone. In short, it is an adult who will teach a child to read in the first place and it is in reading you get information to share and to teach others.  But how can you teach when you have nothing inside of you.

Now the question is, are you reading? 

I find this very funny, but almost everyone is guilty of this, myself inclusive. People have just chosen to become lazy in getting informed. Rather than reading to get information about a particular thing we would rather just follow whatever anyone is saying. Especially with the advent of social media.

As a child, my father always chorused the phrase "readers are leaders" so I wanted to read everything my hands could reach to become one (a leader). Those days you will always find me with a book because once I'm done with one, my curious mind wouldn't let me rest until I get hold of another. That was how I ended up reading a medical book "where there is no doctor at the age of 11 and all my father's books on botany and animal husbandry. Lol.

As I grew older into adulthood and motherhood, with all the cares that come with it, I'm now like "who book epp ? Why am I reading like I have a life exam to write?' The only book I want to read now is "how to make money in my sleep" lol.

It could be tempting to get carried away with all the life hassle but it is worthy to note that I mind that is constantly growing is one that stays informed and information comes from reading. That is why I started the "12 books a year" challenge last year and I must say it was worth it. I ended up reading ten books. (That's a pass mark please!) This year I am still going to repeat the challenge and guess what? This is the third month and I am still in my first book for the year *covers face*. I promise not to give up.

I need to finish this book now


I better wrap this up quick and pick up my next book  THE SECRET KILLER, authored by one of our Own Tribe member FAITH OZIOMA.

THE SECRET KILLER book is a revenge story against the powerful, the greedy, and the society. 

The story covers modern-day slavery in Africa today. You will find this book entertaining, intriguing, and educative. 

Click here to order an e copy of the book THE SECRET KILLER


The theme for world book day this year says "Share a story"

While we are all geared and hyped up about reading, may I remind you that there are children out there who do not have access to any form of education not to talk of reading at all and might never be able to share their story?

That is why The TINABEN FOUNDATION, a nonprofit organization is out to create a change, especially in the rural communities enabling children to gain success. You can follow all their activities to find ways to support in helping provide a book for a child today. Follow TINABEN FOUNDATION

The day is really about our children. 

 Help them tell a story


I am all about finding love and fun this year *side-eye at you ". Dear Seme Tribe, which book/books would you recommend for this? I will be reading from you in the comments section. Remember to share your book journey with us too.

Share a story.

#worldbookday 

#shareastory

#readabook



Xoxo
©Rachel Jesuseme


Comments

  1. Thanks for always inspiring us sist. It's not our culture to read as adult. But we have to learn how to read, we need to be informed and that's what reading does. Parents have to start making it a deliberate effort to read, so their children can read too.

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    1. That is very true. If we want to raise a generation of readers, we must be readers ourselves.

      Thank you for being here and thanks for all your good work with the TinaBen Foundation.

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  2. Thanks sisi❤️ your words are so profound.
    Reading should be a culture because you cannot give what you don't have.
    The truth is, knowledge is potential power. And what you know keeps you ahead of others.

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    1. And you are one of the crusaders to this.

      Your book is everything. Thanks for being here.

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    2. You are so on point this! Reading takes us places we've never been.

      I myself I'm on the #onebookamonthchallenge even though I'm still on my second one in the third month...lol, but I'm not giving up!.

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    3. Lol, I know the struggle, we will keep moving no matter what.
      Well done girl.

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  3. I haven't been able to finish a book in months but I binge on blogs. I'm guessing that's a pass mark too 😉

    The Secret Killer sounds like a must read.

    Well done, mammy. ♥️✨

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    1. Ah! At least you are reading 😁

      Oh yes it is.
      Thanks for being here.

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  4. Thanks for this post dear Seme.
    Some of us prefer hardcopy books than soft copy but then, what can we do? We have no choice than to read it anyway.

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    1. Reading the old school way😂😂😂
      I am also learning the new style now.

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  5. I also started a 1 month reading challenge I think a few months back. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm still on page 98 out of 256 pages. I should be done a long time but I don't know what's going on with me. :D

    I've realized that I read a lot of blogs compared to books, because it takes only 3 mins to finish. I'll try my best to read more books :D

    Thanks for this post.

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    1. Lol, in the whole of February, I almost forgot I was meant to be reading a book 😂

      Yes, blog reading is becoming a thing now, and good business for us I must say.

      Welcome to SemesNooks Yuri, Happy to have you here

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  6. The idea of one book a month is good, hope to start in April

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    1. You are welcome on board, and it is sure going to be a great experience.

      Thanks for stopping by

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