So, this is it: World Book Night (Day).
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23. Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.
I will be giving away twenty copies of the book Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. If you’ve not read it, I highly recommend it. Here’s my review of Peace Like a River.
I have some questions for you, my readers, on this lovely day of celebration of reading and writing and creativity and story:
If you could give away one book to all the people in your life who “don’t read much”, what book would you give away?
If you were going to give away your one title to strangers, where would you go to give it away?
How will you celebrate World Book Day/Shakespeare’s (Possible) Birthday?
What is your favorite Shakespeare comedy? Tragedy? Other play?
If you were going to teach a class to high school students on Shakespeare, an entire year-long celebration of Shakespeare’s plays, what is one activity you would use to engage the students and communicate a love for the works of The Bard? What plays would you include in your curriculum for the year?
Happy World Book Day to you all!