I’ve been selected to be ‘a giver’ on World Book Night, which is today. If you’d like a copy – I’ve got 48 to give away. As I’m solo-dad this weekend, I’m beached at DragonDrop Centraal (near the back of ASDA, Harrogate) – gotta pop out a couple of times, but only to drop off / pick my Sophie Pi up from a party. Contact me with a way I can contact you if you’re in town today / this evening / fancy grabbing a freebee.. I may even throw in a cup of tea/coffee/glass of wine into the mix!
The book I’m giving is a gem of a read : “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistery. A Booker Prize shortlistee in 1996, this book shows true mastery of wordsmithery. It transported me to a different time and place and left me thinking about it for weeks after – it’s still fairly fresh in my mind after nearly 2 years since I read it. See the bottom paragraph of my original review blog here, written just after I’d read it.
Each book has a unique number. Readers can become members of the World Book Night website and track the journey of their book and take part in a conversation with subsequent readers.
“World Book Night is a celebration of great writing and the power of books and the pleaure of reading…. be part of the reading revolution” (taken from the back jacket)