So being the avid reader that I am and knowing how important it can be to have that place to go in a book, I love to share my books too. That is why it is so fantastic that I get to do book reviews now. I can not think of anything that would give me the sense of achievement it does to be chosen for a book review. Now that I get to do it on a regular basis my days are pretty awesome in my opinion. Add in sharing the books in giveaways makes it all the better.
The other item that has me so thrilled is that I have been part of World Book Night this year. It is great to be able to share my book choice of Friday Night Lights with the community here. I thought it was the perfect book for small town Texas to give out. World Book Night has the goal of sharing books all across America in one night, April 23rd this year. There are 25,000 volunteer book lovers like myself who are giving away 500,000 books. We have a new lil eatery opening up on our town square. They are providing free WiFi (hey we are small and do not have the big city ways) to everyone too. So it is giving a great place not only to hang out and enjoy time with friends. But for students in our area to go and do their homework. With a back room that is quiet and no pressure to purchase while your there, it is perfect for so many here who do not have internet services at home. I thought this was the place to share these books at. Not only is it right in the middle of our lil burg, but is also a gathering place for so many students.
A few more ways I have been lucky to share lately is by giving a signed copy of How David Met Sarah to our local high school. It went to the special education teacher to be able to use with her class room. And I gave a copy of Tomey and the Caterpillar with our head start program to help them understand more about bullying. It is always great to be able to lend out a book, share a story and to give the gift of reading. I have to agree that books a way of getting away from the worries of everyday life and living new dreams.