Tuesday, 17 April 2012
I applied a few months ago to be a 'giver' for 'World Book Night' which is a nationwide event on 23rd April each year dedicated to spreading the word about amazing books and to encourage people to read more. If you have children at school you will probably already have experienced World Book Day which is aimed at encouraging children to read more. World Book Night has developed from this and is specifically aimed at adult reading. I was so pleased and surprised to be selected as one of only 800 givers across the country to give away one of my favourite titles from their list and my title is 'Room' by Emma Donoghue.
As part of my application I had to give a detailed plan of how I intended to give my copies of the book away. My idea was to link this with the Total Papercrafts scrapbook club nights and give the books away to crafters. I have had fun and interesting chats at my clubs about books we have recently read and there have been a few conversations about starting a book club - so why not? I thought it would be a great way to kick things off and share a great book title at the same time. Obviously WBN thought so too because they selected me.
So, I will be giving away free copies of 'Room' to club members who attend the Essex club night tomorrow night. I can only give copies to those who are actually attending and can't 'save' or post copies out to anyone. After this event I will also be giving away copies at the next Kent club night. I really hope you can make it to club tomorrow night, not only a great night of scrapbooking but a free book too!!