Tuesday, 17 April 2012

World Book Night 2012

Have you heard of World Book Night? I'm sure you've heard of World Book Day, but this is something slightly different! World Book Night is an initiative where tens of thousands of people are GIVEN books to hand out for FREE to people at events, groups, in public, anywhere at all! The aim is to get people reading, especially those who wouldn't usually read. When you apply to be a 'book giver' you get put down your book preference from a list of choices and this year I chose 'The Time Traveller's Wife' as my first choice - and I was lucky enough to get this book!

So this afternoon I popped to my local library to collect the 24 books I'll be giving away...

World Book Night is on 23rd April and this is when I'll start distributing the books. It's better than that though - every book inside it has this:

I'll fill this in in every one of the 24 books so that the books can be tracked online - that way the people who I give the books to can pass them on and they can pass them on and on and on it will go (hopefully) with lots of people getting to read each book and each book's journey being tracked online.

I was lucky enough to be a giver last year too - in the first ever World Book Night when I distributed 'Rachel's Holiday'. If you want any more information about World Book Night and events in your area then please visit their website.

As for this book? I can't give you my opinion yet as I've not actually read it - it's been on my 'to-read' list for a while now so I'll get stuck into it this evening I think. With a big mug of tea. And maybe a biscuit or two. Or three...

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