How often do you get the chance to give away free books? Or, better yet, when has a stranger given you a book (or left it for you to find)?
It's World Book Night (April 23, 2012)! Around the world, we are celebrating books and reading. And, you may have seen the evidence around the city where you live--in the UK, Ireland, Germany and in the US. Books have been placed (or distributed) in hospitals, on benches, in coffee shops, in schools, retirement communities, malls, and probably just about anywhere and everywhere else you can imagine.
Have you seen the evidence? Perhaps you've seen one (or more) figures trudging around town with their loads of books? All the news of "sightings" and "givings" and "gettings" are feeding into the World Book Night America Twitter feed. If you've experienced any of the bookish excitement, share your stories (and pics). Connect with all those other people out there who are celebrating their passion for books and reading :)
This afternoon, I distributed a batch of World Book Night books (it was only one of the 30 titles that were given out across the US. As one of the "givers," I received a box filled with copies of Maya Angelou's famous (and controversial) classic I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
In that famous work, Angelou writes: "I didn't come to stay." And, "See, you don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
If you missed World Book Night this year, how about next year... Reading is contagious. It's catching... and it's so fun to share!
© World Book Night