World Book Night – it’s finally here!

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Finally! I’ve got my books and my button and this afternoon I am headed downtown, to walk around and hand out my copies of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Pray for a little good weather for me, since I want to find some people on the street during the lunch hour.

The hardest thing for me has been coming up with a plan for giving out the books. My travel plans changed radically, and I have been so swamped and far away from home, that I didn’t have a chance to find someplace locally that really inspired me. So, my plan is to just hit the streets. I have a donation to take down to Kent Social Services, and I hope to hand out a couple of books there. I need to take a bag of stuff to Goodwill, and I am hoping to do the same there. I also want to walk down the newly renovated Acorn Alley, see if anyone is hanging around in the coffee shops and stores, stop at the two tattoo parlors on the main drag, see if anyone is interested in a terrific book.  Any leftovers, I plan to take to work with me on Wednesday — there are a lot of folks there who might be interested. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

2 Comments

  1. Comment by bermudaonion (Kathy):

    I asked my local grocery store if I could give out books there. They made me fill out this long form and said they’d be in touch and I haven’t heard a word. I guess I’ll just wander around and give them out wherever I happen to be.

  2. Comment by Lisa:

    Kathy, that is exactly what I did! I was originally scheduled to be in our Los Angeles office, where a lot of my colleagues are not native English speakers (Spanish and Chinese and Russian), so I knew there were a lot of folks there who would enjoy the books. I’m actually getting ready to put up a post about my book giving, but there are a lot of people in Kent, Ohio who got tattoos and a free book today!

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