World Book Night. Just in case you're new to this bandwagon, here's a short recap: It started in the UK last year as a means of increasing awareness and enthusiasm for literature. This year it hit our American shores and a big ol' committee chose 30 titles with widespread appeal for teens and adults and then printed up a bazillion of them for readers to give away FOR FREE.
Yes, you read that correctly. Free books to give away to people who do not identify themselves as readers. Some book givers went to non-profits, prisons, or after school programs, while others selected a street corner in their hometown and let the people come to them. It all happened on Monday, 23 April, which happens to be the birthday of Cervantes and the birthday and deathday of Shakespeare!
|Here I am , next to Carlene, our wonderful caterer/customer
|Carlene's amazing treats!