It’s time once again for one of our favourite contests!

Family Literacy Day was established to raise awareness about how important reading and literacy-related activities are for children’s development, and how one of the best ways to get that extra education in is to participate as a family.

While that’s no less important than ever before, we also want to bring a little attention to how great reading is for us grown-ups too. Did you know that as little as six minutes of reading every day can produce noticeable improvements to our sleep quality and stress reduction? Reading allows us time to slow down a little. It reduces both heart rate and blood pressure—unless you’re reading a good thriller!

Books and stories also allow us to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to teach us more about empathy and connection, and it doesn’t matter if that someone is real or fictitious! They can be fun, exciting, heart wrenching, and entertaining all while building new and stronger connections and pathways in our brains.

To the good stuff, the contest: This year, we want to know your thoughts on book-to-screen adaptations. What book are you longing to see on the big (or small) screen? What movie or TV series didn’t do the book justice and Hollywood never should have tried?

To enter, send your picks (and pictures!) to [email protected] before January 27, 2022 to let us know. We’ll be sharing your thoughts and more bookish content on our Facebook page throughout the month. All participants will be entered to win one of five gift cards to either Cineplex or Indigo. Winner's choice! 

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