February 27, 2012

world book night 2012

I am pleased to announce I will participate in this year's World Book Night. Today, I learned I will be handing out copies of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany in Lincoln, Neb.

I selected this book, because my mom is a longtime John Irving fan and she passed it on to me. I truly enjoy this book, and it is one that teaches valuable lessons and engages readers. I am excited to share it with the masses.

For those of you who do not know, here is the scoop on WBN:
World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.

World Book Night, through social media and traditional publicity, will also promote the value of reading, of printed books, and of bookstores and libraries to everyone year-round.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. Please join our mailing list for regular World Book Night U.S. news. And thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!

Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.
For more information, visit the website here

As a reader and aspiring novelist, I love books. I could not be more delighted to participate in this year's event.

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