World Book Night, April 23rd 2014

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I was ecstatic to find out I had been selected as an official giver for World Book Night this year, but for those of you who are not aware of this event or are unsure of what it actually is, I thought I would share with you all.

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a non-profit organization that exists because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in their mission. It was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011; World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012. Thank you to all the U.K. bibliophiles for such a wonderful idea!

I will be giving away the following book:

ruins of gorlanTitle:  Ruins of Gorlan
Author:  John Flanagan
ISBN:  9780142406632
Publisher:  Puffin Books
Release Date:  June 8th 2006 (first published November 1st 2004)

Description ~ They have always scared him in the past — the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied….

Comment ~ I will be reviewing this book shortly.

Below is a list of all the books that are being distributed this year.

Books_wbn2014I am hoping that there may something in the above list that as established readers you may what to recommend to either a new or inexperienced reader.

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