The day started by giving a copy to one of the ladies in the local Sure Start Centre for all the sterling work she does with the children at my son’s nursery. Then three copies to the local Cafe Nero, to grateful and lapsed readers. If I wasn’t working today I;d have set up camp there to give away my remaining copies.
Then a whole load to various work colleagues who either don’t read much or at all plus a couple of avid readers who have never sampled the delights of Mark Billingham’s books.
Another brilliant day handing out books by an author you enjoy and for me it is a real confidence booster as I am very shy. But armed with a good book I am happy to talk to people I wouldn’t normally and share my love of books. If you only read one book this year make it one of the World Book Night ones as you won’t be disappointed.
PS I still have a copy to send to one lucky person who comments on either this post or the other WBN post. Go on don’t be shy!