Celebrating World Book Day

What is World Book Day?  According to worldbookday.com World Book Day (6th March 2014) is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Who knew? Apparently WBD has been going for 17 years and the aim is to encourage children to ‘explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.’ To find out more go to www.worldbookday.com But why should the kids have all the fun? This is the first year when WBD has been celebrated by Godminster . It was impossible to resist the opportunity to shamelessly piggyback the celebration with a celebration of our own cheese themed book titles – many of them centred on brie (apologies) – probably because it was the easiest to shoehorn into a book title whereas Yarg, Pecorino, Roquefort, Parmigiano Regiano and Pont L’Eveque were a bit harder – lack of effort you may say, and you’d probably be right. So here are our top ten. 1.    Fifty Shades of Whey – Pure genius 2.    Catcher in the Brie 3.    Harry Potter and the Camembert of Secrets 4.    The Brie-F-G. 5.    The Tiger Who came [for] Brie 6.    The Story of Tracy Brie-ker 7.    Charolais of Fire 8.    War Horse by Michael Manchego 9.    Hemingway - The Old Man and the Brie 10.    Edam Busters If you’ve got any better ideas, and we’re sure you have, tweet us @godminster or post something for us on Facebook. Yours cheesily, The Great Gats-brie