Wednesday, February 29, 2012
reading is awesome. pass it on.
i probably should have put the picture at the end of this post to build suspence, but guess what book i was given for World Book Night?
yes, omg, you're right! The Book Thief!
i haven't actually read this book (which was partly the reason i chose it) but judging by friend's reviews and the silver medallion on the front cover, it's terrific.
now i have to figure out who i'm giving the books to.
the goal of the project is to spread the love of reading. so i.e. give the books to people who normally wouldn't be reading them. i chose a YA book not only because i write YA, but i wanted to inflict reading on teens. mwahahaha. i have a friend from my dance class who teaches middle school in Brooklyn. i have a feeling her classroom is going to be the recipient. (and she has no idea...mwahahahah). but i'm also going to keep one book back.
want to start a The Book Thief reading chain with me? since half of the joy of reading comes from sharing a terrific book, i'm going to pass along one copy. we can mark our names in it, then share it with a friend. the only prerequisite is that you must pass it on. and maybe send me a picture of the book with the names marked in it. maybe when the list gets really long, we'll send a picture back to World Book Night. idk. we'll figure out the details when i actually get the books (april 1st).
but in the meantime, i'm taking names. who wants to read it after me?