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April 23, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Put down the game controller, it's World Book Night!

World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread passion and the importance of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. We're pretty sure this festive event is supposed to spur one to read such works as Homer's The Iliad & The Odyssey or the lofty War and Peace, but reading is reading and many of us don't do enough of it.
Put down the controller, it's World Bookk Night
I find it hard to set aside time to enjoy a good book, but once I do I'm glad I did. Reading has an interesting effect on the mind. It seems to awaken dormant areas that suddenly come to life as a good story unfolds, but it also has a lasting effect that adds a wave of interest to other less literary activities.

Since It's World Book Night, I heartily encourage everyone to put down the game controllers and yank out a good book - even if only briefly. Get lost in a cool story and see if those video games don't pop a bit more once your noggin' gets a little jumpstart from a good book.

Then call your friends and tell 'em to go read a fucking book because Reading Is Fundamental! Reading Is Fundamental

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