Monday, April 23, 2012

It's World Book Night, and I have 10 books to give away!

I was lucky enough to be selected as a book giver for World Book Night! What is World Book Night, you ask? Here's the scoop!

World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.

World Book Night, through social media and traditional publicity, will also promote the value of reading, of printed books, and of bookstores and libraries to everyone year-round.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. Please join our mailing list for regular World Book Night U.S. news. And thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!

Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.
 For World Book Night, I received 20 copies of Sue Grafton's Q is for Quarry to give away- I will be giving away 10 copies at my local coffee shop and 10 copies here.  World Book Night is designed to get those who don't read often interested in reading. So I'd ask that you only enter if this describes you, or if you are entering to win the book for someone else in your life who rarely reads and who would like this book. the description of the book is below:

She was a "Jane Doe," an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. Despite months of investigation by police, her case and identity remained unsolved.

That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case and they turn to Kinsey Millhone to help. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post, other than the 20 books to give away. 


Jill said...

I'd like to win this for my sister. I keep trying to get her to just pick up 1 good book and she'll be hooked.

Heather! said...

YAY!! I was a Giver, too! Tiny problem is that my books weren't delivered to my designated collection point, so I will have to give them away later this week. But I am still excited to surprise random passersby with a great book!

Hope you'll share any fun experiences you had doing this with us!