5 ways to enjoy #BookWeekScot online

5 ways to enjoy Book Week Scotland online including the Literary Love Match app
Category: Reading

Christmas for booklovers comes early each year. It's called Book Week Scotland!

It's that time of year when you can read guilt-free any time you want to. Start reading midway through a conversation, read in the shower, tell your smartphone you don't care that you've received three emails lock it in a drawer and READ!

There are hundreds of incredible events to enjoy up and down Scotland as well with authors, poets and storytellers travelling across this literary nation. However, if you can't make it to one of them, or suffer the misfortune of not living in Scotland, then here are five ways to go all #BookWeekScot online. Also, don't forget to enter our fantastic competitions with VisitScotland, Canongate and more. 


1. Find out who your Literary Love Match is in our personality quiz

Finding true love has never been easier. Simply answer 12 straighforward questions to reveal your perfect love match from literature. Dating them is simple too - just buy or borrow the book. 

2. Take a Reading Pledge

Do you struggle to find time for reading? Have you always wanted to have a reading hour each week with your family? Or, perhaps, you've always like the idea of colour coding your bookshelves? For #BookWeekScot we're asking you to make a Reading Pledge so now is the time to live your daydreams and commit to books and reading. 

3. Vote for your favourite character from a Scottish book!

Are you more a Hit Girl or Hermione sort of person? Would you rather play billiards with Begbie or Sherlock? We're searching for the world's favourite character from a Scottish book for Book Week Scotland 2014. Vote before our 26 November deadline and tune into BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 28 November to hear the results. 

4. Write a Love Letter (email) to your library

We've teamed up with the Guardian to get the nation to show their libraries just how much they love them. Either write a love email to your library online or contribute your love letter to Guardian Witness. If you feel as if you need inspiration read Jackie Kay's tear-jerking Dear Library or AL Kennedy's incredibly touching library love letter.

5. Send us a Storytime Selfie

Bookbug is offering an incredible prize to one lucky family. For #BookWeekScot they are offering the chance to win an illustrated family portrait from top illustrator Cate James. Simply send bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com your Storytime Selfies to enter. The winner will be chosen at random. 


Of course, you might just want to read for Book Week Scotland. If so, check out our many Scottish book lists and dive on in. 

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