Thursday, 3 March 2011

World Book Night Giver

On 5th March I will be heading out in the dark with my 48 books * geez what was I thinking when I signed up for this. (I think I have some kind of disorder that makes me want to complete forms all the time, does it have a name this disorder like formaholic?) My title of which I have 48, yes 48, copies of to give away, having to choose from what was on offer there could only be one for me at the time. One Day by David Nicholls. A lovely story that made me want to cry at the end, so sad.
Firstly I have to collect the f*ckers I mean books. I had not thought this through logistically. 48 books are going to weigh a lot. I shall have to see if I can persuade He-man to give me a bit of his muscle. I predict a lot of eye rolling at this point. She-ra will want one but will probably never read it. I have actually forgotten who I said I wanted to give my books to - I think the hospice where mum died was one intended recipient. Each book has to be identified so its' journey can be tracked which I rather like the idea of. Who knows where it will end up? I always love the inscriptions in second books and now I'm taking part - kind of. No doubt I shall probably twitter my night should you wish to find out how I get on.


  1. I used to do book crossings, you leave a book in a public place and hope someone logs into the website and says where they found it.

    I loved that book but was massively disappointed at the ending ( no on else I know was, just me, it's ok, I know I'm weird!)

  2. Laura - AWNTYM - aw thanks sis
    Auntie - Book crossings? Is that what I am doing? get back to your linen stroking

  3. Fabulous book so anyone getting a copy will be all the better for it.

  4. trish - that's what i thought. Can't wait to see what they do with the film.

  5. Glad you got your books. I have been 'hating' all at world book night this week, as they messed me very much about. Even asking me if I would pick up books from a library in Glasgow (300 miles away). In the end, they said I applied too late - at which point I lunged at the computer screen - shaking my fist.
    Not read this book, enjoy the process - am very envious.

  6. I was a World Book Night giver too! I gave away Half of a Yellow Sun. I was really lucky and didn't have any problems getting my books but I know others weren't so lucky.