Monday, December 17, 2012

Sign up for World Book Night 2013

It's been a long time since I've written in.  So much has happened that it's best to skip over Hurricane Sandy and two weeks in France.

I did want to spread the word about World Book Night for 2013.  Not only have books been selected but they are accepting applications for givers.  The deadline for giver applications is Jan 25, 2013. Head to WBN USA website to apply. 

Here's the list of the 2013 World Book Night books:
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
David Benioff's  City of Thieves
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Willa Cather's My Antonia
Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring
Pablo Coelho's The Alchemist (in English and Spanish)
Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers
Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time
John Green's Looking for Alaska
John Grisham's Playing for Pizza
Hillary Jordan's Mudbound
Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth
Michael Lewis' Moneyball
J.R. Moehringer's The Tender Bar
Walter Mosley's Devil in a Blue Dress
James Patterson's Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Michael Perry's Population:485
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman's Good Omens
Alexis M. Smith's Glaciers 
Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 
Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 
Favorite American Poems in Large Print edited by Paul Negri

I've read a few of the books on the list and plan to read as many of them as I can this 2013.  If these books were chosen to introduce nonreaders to an appreciation and love of reading,  every one of the books must be pretty amazing.  

In the weeks that I haven't been writing, I've been read David Benioff's City of Thieves and Lisa Scottoline's Look Again.  Reviews to follow!