Tuesday, 23 April 2013

World Book Night 2013 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I first mentioned here that I'd been picked to be a World Book Night giver.  I was so lucky to receive my first choice of book - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. An absolutely amazing book - my book of the year in 2012!  It has 2,240 5* reviews on Amazon.  My mini review is here.

Here's how I've distributed them:-

I gave one to Lucy who collects every Christmas for a homelessness shelter in Dundee - for the last two years I've donated beauty items.  She's going  personally to donate my book.

Two went to friends on Facebook, Lauren and Kim - Lauren reads books but just not this type and Kim starts reading a book but doesn't finish it.  I sent my aunt a copy too.

I gave the rest to random people on my way to work - it felt good to raise a smile or two!  Some people thought I was expecting money for it and two didn't want to take it and said a resounding NO!  Some were really made up and said I'd made their day - which is just so nice!  I also gave three to work colleagues who were pleased to receive them.

I even got a book myself from a fellow giver - this totally made my day!  I got Damage by Josephine Hart.

When I got home from work I distributed a few more locally and raised a few smiles and lots of thanks.

Totally recommend being a World Book Night giver!

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  1. This is such a great idea. I'd love it if someone gave me a book!xx

    1. :) I was thrilled to get one too! Definitely a feel-good thing to do x

  2. This sounds a great way to make people smile. I'm reading one of last year's world book day books at the moment. I've heard lots of good things about jojo moyles. M xx

    1. I loved it! Would recommend jojo moyes books x