World Book Night — I’m a giver!

Look at what arrived in my inbox this afternoon: 

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Dear World Book Night book giver,

Yes, you read that right: World Book Night book giver! Has a nice ring to it, yes? And you’re one of them, or will be on April 23! Thank you!!!!!!!

Three things for you to do right now:

1)     Smile, shout; whatever you like to do to celebrate. And accept our grateful thanks for your application. World Book Night is all about you and your passion for books and your community and fellow citizen.

2)     TELL MORE OF YOUR FRIENDS! You’re in, the deadline has been extended to Monday, Feb. 6 at midnight, and the more the merrier.

Again, tell more people and . . . THANK YOU!!

The World Book Night U.S. Team

I’m so excited!  I love the idea of this project — passing out books to encourage reading. 

The book I selected to give is The Kite Runner, one of my all-time favorite novels.  In fact I think I’m going to re-read it before April 23 and reacquaint myself with why I love this book so much. 

It’s not too late to get involved in World Book Night if you are interested.  Applications for givers are being accepted until February 6, so don’t delay!  Go to World Book Night’s website and join fellow book lovers in spreading the love of books and reading!

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9 Responses to World Book Night — I’m a giver!

  1. Cindy S says:

    me too!!! can’t wait. I chose O’Brien’s ‘The Things They Carried’.

  2. Leeswammes says:

    So nice, Sue! And that’s a great book to be giving away. Any plans yet on what you will do and where you will go, to give the books away?

    I know from the UK blogs last year that some people are rather wary about receiving something for free. :-)

    • bibliosue says:

      I’m a bit concerned about people thinking I’m a weirdo for giving them a free book, but I’ll get over it!
      I was going to go to places like dancing schools or swimming pools where parents are sitting around waiting for their kids to finish lessons. It seems that would be a good place to have a good book to read.

  3. zibilee says:

    Ok, I just signed up, and am hoping to get chosen as a giver as well! Good luck with it!

  4. Congratulations. I signed up but haven’t received the confirmation (yet?).

  5. rebeccareid says:

    I think this is an interesting idea. (Although I personally couldn’t get through THe Kite Runner!) I’m very curious though about why it’s called “WORLD” book night when the books are for the most part by Americans? What about WORLD literature?

    • bibliosue says:

      I don’t remember the entire book list, but many of the books (The Kite Runner included) are not set in the US; also The Book Thief is written by an Australian author, Markus Zusak.
      I think the name World Book Night does not relate to the types of books but to the event itself — it actually started in the U.K. I believe.

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