This happens today! World Book Night 2014. We celebrate our love of reading by giving books to folks who might have a hard time accessing them. Authors waive their royalties for books given away this day, and publishers make it happen. I don't think it's a coincidence that World Book Night happens so close to … Continue reading World Book Night 2014
World Book Night 2013 is over, and it was sheer joy from start to finish. Here are some reflections on the day in Ellensburg, meeting people and giving away books at the senior center and food bank. Volunteers gave away something close to 200 books in our town yesterday. An old man plays "You Are … Continue reading Because of books.
In a couple of hours I'll meet up with a group of other book lovers from my town to give away free books as part of the World Book Night event. Thanks to our wonderful organizer, we have several locations around this community to visit today: our senior center, food bank, student union building at … Continue reading It’s World Book Night!
Thank you World Book Night for this photo-quote from Norton Juster's beautiful masterpiece, The Phantom Tollbooth. This is what An Alien's Guide is really about.
World Book Night takes place on April 23; that night I’ll be giving away sixteen copies of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. As I’ve become reacquainted with Bradbury’s work over the last year, it never fails to speak to me in new and provocative ways. Preparing for World Book Night I needed to re-read Fahrenheit 451. … Continue reading That’s magic.