World Book Night taking off

Posted by Guy Pringle, 11th February 2011

newbooks subscriber Judy Gillespie in Fife wrote recently to let me know she was successful in the World Book Night lottery. For her book to distribute on 5th March she chose All Quiet on the Western Front. Her plan is to provide a set for history students at our local school and hand out others in Pizza Express. Judy's choice, she tells me, 'was obviously influenced by the reading week in Normandy!'

To which I can only add two things: firstly, that reading group 1 - or was it 2? - voted All Quiet as our best book of 2010. And secondly, that subscribers Sarah Akhtar (Half of a Yellow Sun) and Margaret Paterson (Fingersmith) have also been signed up for World Book Night and have ambitions plans to convert new readers in their areas!

Do let me know if you are a similar ambassador and what you plan to do with the book you're allocated.


Marjorie Neilson said...

Count me in too. I will be distributing "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", in my local library, and possibly givng some to the local college as a tool to teach TESOL students - if the college will let me, Have to contact them on this. As this is a cross-over book, I thought it would be a light-hearted introduction to literature, amusing and yet touching as it is in its story. The rest I will distribute as and when I can.

Posted on Fri 11 Feb 2011 @ 18:53

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