'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Sunday, 24 February 2013

World Book Night 2013


I'm so excited to post that I've been selected as a volunteer for World Book Night 2013! Very happy about this and I will be distributing my first choice too!

What is World Book Night? (Taken from the website)

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading.



Each year we recruit 20,000 volunteers to hand out 20 copies of their favourite book from our list to members of their community who don’t regularly read.  By enlisting thousands of passionate book lovers around the country World Book Night reaches out to the millions of people in the UK who have yet to fall in love with reading in the hope that we can start them on their reading journey. In addition World Book Night distributes half a million books directly to the hardest to reach potential readers in prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered, supported and social housing, the homeless and through partner charities working throughout the UK. World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so.  But it is also about more than that: it’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways, through the sharing of stories. (World Book Night)
Aims
  • To raise the profile of reading through a mass engagement project which works at a grass roots level to inspire those who don’t regularly read to do so
  • To place books into the hands of those who don’t regularly read
  • To raise the profile of reading for pleasure through a series of celebratory events
  • To improve literacy in the UK and Ireland
  • To bring communities together

I can't think of any reason for a book lover not to be involved in this process, I can't wait! These are the amazing books which will be given away this year:



xxx

1 comment:

  1. OMG! this sounds like a fantastic event :)
    I hope you have a fantastic time participating... I wish I could be part of it, but I live a bit far x)
    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming
    BTW, you can check my
    Giveaway(INT) if you like

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