I gave out A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. From a Starbucks to the Department of Labor to a worship center, I tried my best to get a plethora of readers with the help of my family. There were tons of smiles, despite the terrible weather. Yeah, there were some people who didn’t accept my offerings, but at least they were thinking about the crazy girl who wanted to give them a free book, so they’ll think about reading! YAY!
Fun times. Fun people. Great books. An even greater purpose. A fantastic job to everyone at WBN Headquarters! It doesn’t have to be World Book Night to spread the love of reading. ;)
Thank you for being such a wonderful book giver! <3
World Book Night was an amazing night. I am incredibly grateful that was able to take part in such an event. I spent the evening carting around copies of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian in my little red wagon. I met some fabulous people and some horrible people. However, the award for best book recipient goes to a fantastically charismatic guy who I stopped while he was jogging. He was quite intrigued by my wagon of books, but didn’t want to carry one whilst jogging. He felt bad, so I told him I would go to great lengths to make sure he could get this book. He responded by saying he always goes to great lengths to get free things from people wearing Star Wars shirts. I told him I would tuck the book behind an ashtray in front of the hotel he was staying in and he agreed to the plan. When I eventually looped back around to the ashtray the book was gone and in its place was a note that read “got it.” All in all, it was a successful and wildly fun night.
World Book Night Aims to Spread Love of Books, Reading
Monday, April 23 is World Book Night (WBN), a day when thousands of people around the world will give away free books in an attempt to spark interest in the written word and ultimately create a better society.