Oh, hey. Have you heard about World Book Night? It's only the COOLEST THING EVER, and it is premiering in the US on April 23rd!
World Book Night is an entire day (not just a night) when libraries, bookstores, and booklovers from all over unite for a common goal: to get more people to read books. They do this by giving away free copies of some of the best books of all time. And I'm going to be a volunteer!
I selected A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving as my top choice for which book to give away, so I should be receiving 20 copies of it to distribute around town to the non-reading public. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my all-time favorite books. I read it for the first time when I was an exchange student in Italy, and after the first four pages I turned to my friend and said, "I'm going to love this book." I was right.
Bring it on, WBN!