World Book Night Is Coming!!! World Book Night Is Coming!!!
This coming Monday April 23rd is the first World Book Night in the US and I AM SO EXCITED to be a part of it! Successfully launched in the UK last year, World Books Night will take place on the 23rd in the USA, UK , and Ireland.
It will be like the books heard around the world! :D
I am thinking most of you have heard about this but in the event that you are scratching your head and saying “What is world book night, Sheila?” I am all too happy to share with you!
World Book Night is a day when a half a million free books will be given away around the world! Those who signed up had a chance to pick from 30 wonderful titles in which if selected, you would be given 20 copies of that book to give away on World Book Night to hopefully non readers to encourage them to READ! I chose Hunger Games because I feel this is a book that speaks to a multitude of ages and with the recent movie release may be a great book to encourage non or light readers to pick it up and READ.
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.
I will be picking up my books at Barnes and Noble this coming Friday. My friend and I will road trip our way to St Cloud, about an hour drive from here, but worth it for a trip to B & N, possibly lunch at one of my favorite lunch spots (Hello Mongo’s!) and perhaps a little shopping.
I know a lot of book bloggers all over the world are also participating in this incredible event and I would like to do two things here.
On Sunday afternoon I am going to set up a sticky post and a linky for all who participated in World Book Night to share their stories in a post. What I am saying is if you write about your world book night experience – I would love it if you would link your posts up here on Monday or Tuesday, when ever you write them so we can all check out your experience.
Secondly, I encourage you to send a picture in of your World Book Day experience to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to put together a post of the pictures that come in of you and the books and where in the world you are located. I think it would be awesome to see the books, the people handing them out… etc.
IF you are not participating in World Book Night but stumble across someone in your area who is, you can send in a picture of that as well… cool if you can get in on the pic, but if not, a picture of the books being handed out and where in the world you are would be just fine.
This post here, is just to chat with you all about World Book Night. The linky post will go up later on Sunday so on Monday, World Book Night, you can start linking up. And I hope you do as this is going to be an incredible world-wide experience that I am proud to be a part of.