I didn’t learn how to read until the second grade. Before that, whenever we’d have get up in front of the class and read a book, I would have my mother read it to me over and over again the night before and I’d memorize it. Then one day, while presenting to the class, I accidentally skipped two pages instead of one and recited the wrong sentence. That’s when the teacher found out I couldn’t read at all.
Once I learned, though, you couldn’t stop me from reading. I’d keep books in my desks and gobble up stories during Math and Science and History periods. I was obsessed with reading above my grade-level because I had been held back for so long.
A book needs to be really special to get me to dust it off and I spend most of my time reading and writing plays in the little spare time I have. But that doesn’t mean I don’t acknowledge just how magical literacy can be. And these tweets about National Literacy Day should make any bookwarm feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
1. Some are inspiring.
— UNICEF Education (@UNICEFEducation) September 8, 2016
2. Like hella inspiring, you know?
3. LIBRARIES REPRESENT!
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
— Tunde Okewale MBE (@UrbnLawyer) September 8, 2016
4. That’s a good way to celebrate the day.
5. Like, for real.
6. Open your mind, yo.
— Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) September 8, 2016
8. Mad true.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 8, 2016
9. Even animals love books.
10. Books: better than high fructose corn syrup.
— Tanvir Hussain (@TanvirH) September 14, 2015
11. “Again! Again!”
12. Knowledge is power…and protection against murder by cat.
— Karl Showbiz (@KarlShowbiz) September 12, 2015
13. He wrote Game of Thrones. ‘Nuff said.
14. DONKEY LIBRARY.
Creative and unusual libraries that are bound to intrigue your inner bookworm https://t.co/RvjMH3aFy6
— Quartz (@qz) September 5, 2016
15. We all know the struggle.
And sometimes, the whole reading this is just hilarious when you really think about it.
We get it poets: things are like other things
— shut up, mike (@shutupmikeginn) September 8, 2014
[first day as a masseuse]
Me: [closing book] “…& they all lived happily ever after”
Customer: “That’s not what I meant by ‘happy ending'”
— Ollie Garch (@ojedge) August 30, 2015
“I just tried to make reservations at the library”
You don’t need a res-
“Couldn’t get one though”
Don’t do this
“They were fully booked”
— dan mentos (@DanMentos) May 4, 2015
Starting a cover band called “A Book” so no one can judge us.
— Terry F (@daemonic3) June 21, 2014
[sees girl reading The Catcher in the Rye] “Ah I love that book. The way he just [clenches fist] catches all that frickin rye.”
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) June 1, 2014
Ever realised how fucking surreal reading a book actually is? You stare at marked slices of tree for hours on end, hallucinating vividly
— grumplestiltskin (@KatieOldham) December 9, 2014