The books are ready to be in someone else’s hands! World Book Night is here! The date was chosen because it is the date of William Shakespeare’s birth, and what better way to celebrate by putting good books into the hands of light or non-readers. I chose to give “The Book Thief,” because it is a novel written for young adult readers which tells a meaningful and important story.
In a few minutes I am going to venture out and approach strangers and ask them about their reading habits. It’s such a great thing, putting great books into the hands of people who may not be drawn to books, but it is also feeling daunting right now. I’m an extrovert but approaching strangers is a little out of my comfort zone.
Maybe it’ll be a life changing experience for me, the giver, as well as for the receiver.
I read about it on another book blog and when I looked into it further, I thought it was a worthy and great thing! The goal is to get copies (20 per giver) of a great book in the hands of non-readers or light readers on April 23 (UNESCO’s International Day of the Book – the date Shakespeare and Cervantes died). There was a list of books to choose from and it is important to choose a book that you are passionate about sharing with others – which was pretty easy for me! I could have easily picked 6 or 7 on the list that I have loved and have recommended to others already.
I chose “The Book Thief” as my first choice, because I think that, although there are endless stories about the Holocaust, they are all worthy of hearing so we never forget. I chose “Bel Canto” and “Little Bee” as my second and third choices, because they are just wonderful books that really touched me emotionally. Just so great.
The deadline to sign up is February 1 and they will be notifying people mid-February if they are chosen to be givers of books and more details on where to pick up the books. Click below if you’re interested!