Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog 115 - World Book Night 2013 & GIVEAWAY!!

It's Here! It's finally here!

What is World Book Night? 
(You may be asking yourself this question)

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. In 2013, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S., the UK, and Ireland.

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 nonprofit organization. We exist because of the support of thousands of books givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in our mission. Set for April 23 each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012. Thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!

Why is World Book Night Important?

Why does World Book Night exist? Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers of all ages are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise.

Or more simply put, books are fun – and they can be life-changing.
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I am proud and excited to say that this year I will be participating in World Book Night as a Book Giver. I have been putting together bags of goodies all day (since I got off from work). I have been waiting to share this information since last week. I finally have time to announce the book that I will be giving out this year:

**Drum Roll Please**

  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I really loved reading this book and I hope that each and every person I hand it out to will love it just as much as I did (Review coming soon). Here’s a little synopsis of the book:

About the Book
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just 10 days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property  and bring peace to a warning Mount Olympus.

But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: He must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
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Now onto the fun part

Here on my blog I will be giving away 3 copies of the book to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do is answer this question:

If you could be a God or demi-god, who would be you and why? (Please limit your answers to 1-2 sentences).

Limit: One comment per person.

1.) Must be 13 years of age or older.
2.) Must live in the U.S. (No international, sorry)
3.) Contest ends May 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Good Luck to everyone who enters. Until next time, Happy Reading!


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