Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.
The Sharjah International Book Fair this year was from 30 October to 09 November. While I was not able to physically check out the place, my teenage daughter (thankfully) had the privilege of going there as part of her international school’s day trip.
Here are some of the photos that she managed to take while going around the booths:
Since they were only there for not even half a day – they needed to be mindful of their travel time which is around 2 hours and 15 minutes, one way – they didn’t really have a chance to witness some of the activities the book fair had to offer, such as the Children’s Programme and the Cultural Programme. Hopefully, next year, my family and I will be able to make a trip to Sharjah for the Book Fair.
My daughter did manage to purchase one book – a title which, as it turns out, we already have in our library at home. Good job, right?