Bookish Reasons to be Happy: March

It's February. It's cold. It's dark. There is snow. Life seems pretty rubbish. But don't panic! After all, it's March tomorrow (Easter! Chocolate! Sunshine!) and it turns out there are also lots of book-related reasons to be happy this month.
This is a feature I used to do on my old blog & one I thought I would move over to the new Bookaholic Confessions, mainly because writing these posts makes me feel a whole lot better about life. So here I am, trying to spread the bookish positivity for March. Let me know what you're excited about this month...

World Book Day

What better way to kick off March than by having a day dedicated to a world-wide celebration of books? I LOVE World Book Day - any excuse to dress up as a book character and I'm happy. World Book Day also gives me the excuse to decorate my library in brightly coloured bunting and go display-crazy promoting all of my favourite authors.
World Book Day is one of the two days during the year that I wish I was still at school (the other one is the last day before the six weeks holiday, FYI) because it is literally a day devoted to books AND you get given a £1 book token. Dream day or what!?
One of the themes of this years World Book Day is to 'Share a Story' which encourages everyone, children and adults alike (why should kids get all the fun!?) to spend just ten minutes a day reading. There are loads of cool ideas for how you can go about spending these ten minutes (including reading in your pyjamas and reading to a pet...put me down for both) over on the World Book Day website. Or you could just call into my library where the ideas are displayed all over the wall. Promo: done.

International Women's Day

As soon as we have enjoyed a day devoted to books, we then get to celebrate a day to dedicated to women on the 8th March. This got my me thinking of all of my favourite kick-ass inspiring female authors (of which there are many). I am particualrly excited about reading How to Be Famous by the wonderful Caitlin Moran (eyeliner goals), Almost Love by Louise O'Neill and How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell.
Some of my all-time favourite female authors have already released books this year too, including Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell and Katie Fforde. So why not follow my lead and spend this International Women's Day reading a book by a female who I inspires you.

Library Hauls

Ok, so working in a library may make me bias, but hear me out! There have been SO MANY books released this year that I want to read (and it's only almost-March *gulp*) I think I'm getting worse at wanting to read everything...
Being a blogger means I get sent some amazing books to review, but naturally there have been books that I want to read which I won't necessarily be reviewing. In an ideal work (aka when I'm a millionaire) I would just one-click these books on Amazon, job done. However, sadly I am not rich, but I do have a library card *insert cheesy quote about a library card making you rich in knowledge etc etc.*
Having a library cards makes the fact that I am not a multi-millionaire slightly less painful, because of the facility to request all of the books I want to read. And when I request, I request BIG STYLE.
My library gives me access to all of the zillions of books I want to read, for free, and I love it for that very reason.

Book-Related Clothing

I love books. I also love clothes. But book-related clothing just surpasses all of my expectations in life. The amount of clothes I own which fall under this category is gradually increasing, but my current favourite is this 'Avid Readers Club' jumper from Joanie clothing. You can also get it as a t-shirt which will be perfect for when the weather finally decides to let-up and venture above -40 degrees...

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