World Book Night is back again. It's the day when I get to play Book Santa and give away 20 copies of a fantastic book to light and non-readers to promote reading and literacy. It's such a fun project, and I hope that if you are in a participating country you will consider applying to be a donor next year (sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Facebook to get alerts about applications). If you missed it, you can read a bit more about World Book Night and how I participated last year on this post.
This year, Smallgood Co-worker decided to participate again. Joining the fun was Bigbad Momma. Smallgood Marmie missed the application deadline, but the bookstore where we pick up had an extra box of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency that she was able to nab for giving.
I'm so excited because we all got our first choices this year. And they are terrific choices for good content and in many cases short reads. I am giving Glaciers (which I reviewed here), Bigbad Momma is giving Good Omens, Smallgood Co-worker is giving The Alchemist (which she's never read. I love her bold risk-taking), and Bigbad is giving away Fahrenheit 451. Can't you tell? (I bought him that t-shirt from the Library of Congress).
I love that we'll be giving in such different places: downtown streets, thrift shops, parks, and corrections facilities. I was able to give extra copies of Ender's Game last year out to our students in the detention facility. I hope the boys enjoyed the story; I know they get desperate for reading material and something to distract them.
Go out today and see if you spot any over zealous book givers in your community. I think most of the readers here are fellow book lovers and bibliophiles too. Y'all recognize the amazing qualities of books. Books are our friends and great comforts. And yes, books are ermahgerd so exciting. Giving away books is exciting too. I can't teach the world to sing, but I can pass out books. That's my small part in world harmony.
|Bigbad doing his best ermahgerd berks face. I promise I won't let him make this frightening face when giving out the books. (Meme from memegenerator.com)|
If you are a giver, leave me a comment letting me know how the day went.
And if you aren't a giver, please leave a suggestion for what book you would be ermahgerd over the moon to give away. Last year they asked for suggestions, and I can tell World Book Night considered them strongly in creating the list of titles this year. What book would spark the interest of a non-reader? It can be classic or contemporary, fiction or non-fiction. Anything.
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