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In case you didn’t already know, today is World Book Night 2012!

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night 2012

I do hope you are participating in events tonight, but if not maybe one of the free titles will make its way to you!

The Book List:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Take by Martina Cole
Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell
Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Misery by Stephen King
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
The Damned Utd by David Peace
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I have actually read only 4 of these – Pride and Prejudice, Let The Right One In, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and I Capture The Castle!

Today is also William Shakespeare’s birthday (and deathday, most unfortunately)!

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616

Happy Birthday old Shakes!

In honour of Shakespeare, 23rd April was chosen for World Book Night, and each of the free books being distributed tonight have one of his sonnets inside them!

If you want to know more about World Book Night, then click through to www.worldbooknight.org