Today is going to be amazing! There will be people giving out some of their favorite books all over the USA (and the UK and Germany). I'll be in the South End this afternoon and at the Back Bay/South End station looking for people that look like non-readers and light readers to offer them a special copy of The Book Thief.
If you love reading and want to show your support, like World Book Night America on Facebook, change your Facebook status to name your favorite book (this had me stymied and I'm still trying to figure out my absolute favorite book), maybe talk to a librarian or bookseller and get a recommendation for something new to read. Perhaps even buy a book or two. : )
Here's an excerpt from today's Shelf Awareness - the quote of the day comes from Judy Blume on how to get kids to read a book:
"First, invest in one with a new cover. Even if you like the old, original covers. Second, don't give it to them. Just leave the books strategically placed around the house and then occasionally say: 'Oh no, you're not reading that - you're not ready for that yet.'"
-Judy Blume, speaking at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
How do you want to celebrate World Book Night?