Tuesday, 1 February 2011

World Book Night Excitement!

A couple of months ago, I registered to be a Giver of Books on World Book Night, which is on 5th March. I thought, what a great idea - helping to give out free books to people for the sheer hell of encouraging people to read a book they might not otherwise read.

A list of 50 books had been selected by 'the people who know a good book when they read one', and potential givers registered their interest in their favourite book from the list, with a second choice 'just in case.'

I have to say that some of the books on the list I either tried reading and gave up on, or I thought, who the heck thought that was a classic book? But one of my favourite books, Mark Haddon's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' was there, so I applied to be a Giver of that book, with 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' as my second choice.

Needless to say, over the last two months, thoughts of being chosen as a Giver slipped in and out of my mind. I've never been lucky with applying for these things, but I allowed myself the occasional thought of how I would distribute the books - 48 copies - if I was chosen.

And this morning I have received an e-mail which starts 'CONGRATULATIONS! You have been chosen as a Giver for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time on World Book Night!'

And then I had to follow a link to register where I want to collect my 48 copies of the book. They will be ready for collection in about 4 weeks. I've now got 5 weeks to decide on how I am going to give away the copies I receive.

How exciting!!!!

Also, as an official Giver, I shall be eligible for other benefits, details of which will be sent at a later date. Ooooh, I wonder what they will be??

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