Wednesday, January 4, 2012
World Book Night 2012
To All Fellow Bloggers,and followers of my Book Blog of Seaside Book Corner. Y'all need to check out this awesome event.
The first World Book Night was held last year in the United Kingdom. There was such enthusiasm, that the hosts of this event decided to hold it again, and include the United States.
The World Book Night, is a response to promote reading in your community, that would not other wise have a book in their hand.
This is such a great idea, the idea is to get non-readers and light readers, and people in our communities that are less fortunate. To give them a book. It is geared to teens as well as adults.
It is also to promote people, that would not normally enter a library or a book store.
There are 30 books on the list that have been chosen to give a way. They have been donated by authors, publishers, other people in the book industry. The books will be specially made for this event. For more information, and how to participate go to World Book Night sight here.
The books I picked are:
Namesake by Jhumpa Lahita
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The day was picked on April 23rd is International Day of the Book, chosen in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes who both died on this day. It is also Shakespeare's birthday.
I am so excited about this event, this is a awesome way I can promote, my passion and love of reading to others that would not otherwise have a book in their hand. This could be busy mothers that don't have time to go to the library, to the busy executive, or the poor homeless person that doesn't have transportation to the library.
As far back as I can remember, I always had my nose glued to a book. That has not changed. Even if I am not picked as a giver, I still think this is a awesome event. Y'all who have the same passion of reading, check out the World Book Night sight, and check out the awesome list of books they are giving away.