It’s finally here!
As previously mentioned, I’m one of the 20,000 givers. More info can be found below or by clicking the link to the original post
For the first time this year, there will be a World Book Night to follow a few days after World Book Day. Notice of this inaugural event found its way into my email just before Christmas, as they were looking for volunteers to give away one million books on March 5th. Naturally I applied to be a volunteer and I just found out that I’ve been successful! Hooray!
The book I selected to give away 48 copies of is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. Many reasons for this but particularly because it is set in Scotland and written by a Scottish author, plus we did plan to read this book with the book group a year or two ago and it got cancelled, not to mention that it’s a very short book (approx 150 pages) so lugging 48 of those around would be a lot easier!
I’ve designed some little labels to put inside each copy with the ID number written on it, and then the giver and location details will be written in pencil (I hate writing in books especially in ink!) then from later today I will be giving them all away. BBC2 Culture Show is running a World Book Night special evening tonight so don’t forget to tune in and watch (or catch up on the iplayer later if you are out giving away your books)
Happy World Book Night everyone!