WORLD Book Day 2021 celebrates everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco , is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. When is World Book Day? This year, World Book Day falls TODAY on March 4. This is the 24th year that the event has been held. It comes around on the first Thursday of March every year, in the UK. The day is also acknowledged globally in over 100 countries across the world. Other countries celebrate World Book Day on William Shakespeare 's birthday - April, 23. What happens on the day and who takes part? The day is a celebration of everything to do with books - from the authors and illustrators to the children who read them. Children of all ages come together to celebrate reading - having the chance to dress up as their favourite literary character on the day. The aim of the event is to encourage more children to discover the pleasures of books … [Read more...] about When is World Book Day 2021 and what is this year’s theme?
Forget the ghouls of Halloween, when it comes to dressing up the most creative outfits always emerge on World Books Day. And despite schools being closed due to lockdown, today was no exception as celebs including Joe Wicks and Myleene Klass too the opportunity to have some fun. Myleene shared a photo of eight-year-old daughter Hero as a bright red crayon from Oliver Jeffers' popular children's book The Day The Crayons Quit. She wrote: "Happy #worldbookday from ‘the angry’ red crayon." Joe Wicks took things on step further, joining daughter Marley in her Disney inspired costume. The PE With Joe social media star took on the role of the circus ringmaster, while his adorable youngster was Dumbo. Always popular, Roald Dahl classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was the choice of former Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes daughter Alaia-Mai. The seven-year-old was dressed as Willy Wonka, the enigmatic sweet factory owner. Rochelle, who shares her three children with … [Read more...] about Joe Wicks does Dumbo while Myleene Klass’ girl is a crayon – celebs mark World Book Day
When TripAdvisor was launched in 2000, the Internet was scant with information on travel hotspots like hotels, restaurants and attractions. Countless review sites have sprung up since then, produced both by media powerhouses and web users. Now, of course, social media influencers are also part of the review ecosystem. This has prompted TripAdvisor to refresh its look, with features that aggregate all the new sources of information and inspiration. Meet the news feed. Once members log in to their homepage, the site or mobile app displays a personalised news feed, like Facebook. And when members search for a destination, the feed displays information that’s relevant to that locale. This information is collated from friends, family members, or experts they’ve chosen to follow. READ: Flying with the family? Here's how to handle your child's midair meltdown Among the more than 1,000 brands, publishers and social media influencers are international heavyweights like … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor revamps offerings, adds news feed, influencers and bookings
Without a doubt, the annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), which kicks off tomorrow (Nov 2), is the most anticipated event in the local literary calendar. After all, it’s the biggest gathering of authors and book-lovers we can all look forward to. And this year’s 21st edition certainly ups the ante, with a record 390 writers and speakers in attendance over the two weekends, including Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh, Booker Prize-winner Kiran Desai and bestselling humour author David Sedaris in town. READ: Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh, humourist David Sedaris at this year's Singapore Writers Festival But what if you’re not really the type “book-lover” type? That shouldn’t be an issue, said festival director Yeow Kai Chai. “At the core of it, SWF is about communication, and how we use language – verbal and non-verbal – to express our dreams, loves and desires, hopes and fears,” he said. Yeow added: “Yes, we have numerous events for literary aficionados, but in order … [Read more...] about A quick guide to the Singapore Writers Festival (for those who aren’t into books)
A new Apex Legends book has revealed that even the Apex Games themselves developed a problem with camping players when they were originally conceived. Just below, you can see a snapshot from a new Apex Legends book dedicated to the lore behind Respawn's battle royale game, called Pathfinder's Book. In the book, there's an interview with Wattson, whose father actually designed and developed the ring in which the Apex Games take place. In the interview, Wattson casually mentions that the original Apex Games used to go on for days at a time, due to the fact that players would "camp" and wait for prey to come along. Wait WHAT from r/ApexLore In fact, the Apex Games went by a very different name during their first iteration: the Thunderdome Games (no relation to Mad Max). Back in this phase, there was no ring closing in on the surviving players, meaning anyone could sit back in any location for the entirety of the game without any pressure whatsoever to move. Apparently, … [Read more...] about Apex Legends lore book reveals the original game was plagued by campers