Hi, I was chosen to give books out yesterday for World Book Night, the book I chose from a list of about 20 was The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
It made me feel really good about myself and it only took about 15 minutes. Wonder if anyone on this site was a giver or got given a book, 500,000 were given out.
I gave The Secret Scripture out in my local sport centre at lunch time when people were coming out of exercise classes. In my application I said the gym exercises your body and a book exercises your mind. I covered a table with the St Georges flag and set up a display with the posters from the website. I gave my books mainly women and girls, age range teens to eighties. I asked them if they often read books and got a variety of answers - ‘I read magazines’, ‘used to read a lot until I had children’, ‘a friend used to give me books to read, she doesn’t any more and I’ve got out of the habit’. All gratefully accepted the book with the promise that they would start reading it. One lady said it would kick start her into reading again. Inside each book I put a slip of paper explaining about World Book Night and saying I hope they enjoy the book and when they had finished either keep the book, pass it on to someone else or give it to a charity shop. Thank you for choosing me to be a giver it gave me a big thrill. I have MS and can’t walk around like I used to but I can read and share my reading passion with others.