Logos Hope :: Logos Hope crewmembers share their opinions on the value of reading on World Book Day.
Famous author Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”
Logos Hope, known for being the world’s largest floating bookfair, is proud to offer over 5,000 titles across a wide range of genres including novels, lifestyle, leadership, children’s books and much more. Sailing from port to port, Logos Hope sells quality literature at accessible prices in countries around the world. Book donations are also common in places where literature is harder to access. She is soon to be joined by her sister ship, Doulos Hope, who will focus on the South-East Asian region.
But why is reading so important? Here are some reasons from Logos Hope crewmembers:
Kalyan (India) said, “Reading helps you exercise your own thinking and imagination.”
Tina (Romania) said, “Reading opens your view and give you different perspectives, especially when reading about others’ lives or experiences. A story may also relate to your past or help you see the world. So, books can touch your heart or speak to you.”
Chakrin (Thailand) said, “You can gain more knowledge and information from reading. You need to pay attention to understand what you read.”
Abigail (Zimbabwe) said, “Reading books engages your mind and I think readers live more than one life because they’re always living the lives they read about.”
João (Brazil) said, “Through reading books you become more creative, learn more, improve your vocabulary and have the opportunity to know great people from history. When you read you can see what passed through the author’s mind.”
Sveta (Russian Federation) said, “I think reading is good for your soul.”
Tina (Germany) said, “Reading turns on your creativity and [is great for] language acquisition.”
However, many people around the world don’t have access to the joy of reading. Logos Hope has distributed 10,309,142 books to date through her onboard bookfair. Please donate at www.gbaships.org/en/donate to help her crew continue to ‘share knowledge, help and hope’ around the world.
If you have access to good books, we encourage you on this World Book Day to rediscover the joy of reading and learning – you never know where it might take you!