Last January, I was reading a book blog (sorry, can't remember which one) and it mentioned something called World Book Night. I'd never heard of it, but went to their website to read more. It's a way to spread the love of reading, person to person. They were looking for people to be givers - that would go out in their community on World Book Night - April 23rd - to give away books to people who were nonreaders.
I decided to apply. My community is a tiny rural community, filled mostly with farmers and retired folks, and I thought it would be nice to spread some reading joy. The World Book Night site offered 30 different books to choose from, many of which I had read. I chose the book Peace Like A River because I felt like it would appeal to the folks where I live.
If you are an avid reader who would like to spread the love of reading in your community, you might check out the website and apply next year!
Disclaimer: I was not required to blog about this in exchange for being part of this program (and I did not receive anything for doing so) - I just wanted to share the information to help World Book Night get the information out for next year. I think it's a wonderful thing that they are doing.
On a side note, a special thanks to those of you who entered The Tissue Box Challenge! First place was Nouveau Soccer Mom and second place was Teach Beside Me. Congrats!