Saturday, 5 March 2011

World Book Night 2011 Givers (Read-Release) Global Challenge

WHEN I READ THE EMAIL SENT BY Jamie Byng (Chair, WBN) on the day of the World Book Night 2011, two things lingered in my mind. First, the achievement for being part of the project and secondly, what I can do next after giving my 48 books. Jamie says that "WBN has been fuelled by a huge amount of goodwill and a profound love of books and a belief in the importance of reading." He adds that this is because of PATIENCE AND PASSION displayed by WBN givers since the application started in December 2010. As givers, our patience and passion for books could be the key to sustain this project, not only here in the UK region but hopefully around the world. This undertaking is borderless, no boundaries, and importantly it crosses cultures and encourages every one to be generous thru book sharing/giving. Having said that, I would like to invite every member and (non-member) to participate or do something that you think contribute to achieve this Givers Challenge. Generally, WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2011 GIVERS CHALLENGE is quite similar to our individual commitment to read a number of books a year. Thus, we can set a number of books to be shared or released elsewhere. Initially, for this WBN 2011 Givers Challenge we can do possible commitments: We can target 12 books to read per year, consequently, pass it on or give it to someone; OR we can target more than that, including books that we havent read! The ultimate goal is to GIVE A DOZEN OF BOOKS A YEAR. We can register these 12 books in WBN and BookCrossing and make a journal each of this book stating that this is part of your WBN 2011 Givers Challenge. You can even create your own blogsite/website as part of this challenge. Be inspired... "No reason at all not to READ and SHARE or GIVE a book..."


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

World Book Night 2011: Im one of the bookgivers

"A million reasons to read
(and share or give) a book..."

This is one of the 25 books to be distributed on the 5th March 2011 during the World Book Night celebration in United Kingdom. Im fortunate to be one of the book-givers and distributing 48 copies of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

About the Project: World Book Night is a celebration of great writing and the power of books and the pleasures of reading. This book is one of 40,000 copies printed of each of the 25 brilliant titles selected for World Book Night 2011. That's 1,000,000 books to be read and enjoyed and then shared. Be part of the reading revolution.

About the Book: London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her "family". But for the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

For additional information, click the link: World Book Night 2011

(Inside Waterstone's bookshop, Belfast)

Sunday, 27 February 2011

BookFaces in Postcard: A brilliant idea from Penguin Classics

"Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover" - Penguin Classics

THIS SMALL BOX (4"x 6") DOES NOT CONTAINS books but what inside became part of the books. I called them "bookfaces" or commonly known as bookcovers in a postcard size! A hundred postcards that bears interesting graphics and facts about front covers of classic books. If you love books, then this is worth keeping or sharing to someone who has the passion for books.

Note: I bought two boxes and the 100 postcards will be given as regular giveaways to my readers in the future's competitions. Details will be posted very soon, so watch out for that and who knows you will be one of the lucky winners to get these Penguin postcards (at least 2 pieces per competition).