March 24

World Book Night

One of my primary reasons for wanting to share my love of books stems from my participation in World Book Night. This incredible initiative began in 2011 and I have been fortunate to have been selected as a Book Giver for each of the 4 years.

World Book Night’s webpage describes their venture as: ‘a celebration of reading and world book nightbooks, which sees passionate volunteers gift books in their communities to share their love of reading’.

A visit to their website is highly recommended and, although it is too late to register for 2014 they are looking for more people to become involved with World Book Night 2014 as Community Book Givers.

The caliber of authors signing up to be involved with World Book Night lends real weight to the underlying aim to get people reading.  Literary heavyweights such as Lee Child, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Adele Parks, Norah Roberts (to name just a few) all have supported World Book Night over the years. I am sure they also benefit from increased readership as a result of their books reaching new audiences, so this is a win/win situation for readers and the writers too.

On 23rd April be on the lookout for a World Book Night event near you – details are on numerous websites and your local library will hopefully be involved too.

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Posted March 24, 2014 by Gordon in category "Uncategorized