Tonight I was given a gift. A copy of 'the girl with the pearl earring' by Tracey Chevalier to celebrate world book night 2013.
What is World Book Night?
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printeddor books in their communities to share their love of reading. World Book Night is celebrated on April 23. In 2013 it is being celebrated in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
What are World Book Night’s 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
I love to read & feel honoured to have been given a book tonight by World Book Night Ambassador Catherine Rossabum. Words are my safe place. My magical place.
I hope next year to become an ambassador for World Book Night because it is something I truly believe in - sharing words & reading for pleasure. It is sad to think 1/3 of UK households don't own a single book. I hope tonight people who are given books discover a world of writing filled with pleasure and story they will fall in love with & then they will want to read forevermore.
How do you share books?
That's it for now ...
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