World Book Night U.S.: April 23, 2014, went extremely well. I passed out 20 copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, at a local senior center. The recipients were quite grateful to receive their copies. Most of them do not have transportation to a library during the week, and their only trip out of the house is to the senior center.
Their expressions upon receiving the book were priceless. They could not believe they were actually a recipient of a free book, no strings attached. Most of them told me that when they were finished reading the book, they would pass it on to another senior citizen. That was a pleasant surprise to hear. Paying it forward in books, they will feel so rewarded!
Here is the 2014 Orwell Prize Shortlists.
Check out today’s New York Times Books section. There is a lot to consider in the realm of reading. The genres are varied, and the books all seem to be fascinating reads.
NPR Books has several books to consider, this week.
If you like adult picture books, then this link is for you.
Poet and Playwright Tadeusz Różewicz has died at the age of 92.
Here is an interesting interview with author Patricia Florio
Read about Keith Yatsuhashi’s first novel, “Kojiki”
Here is a link to Simon & Schuster’s New Releases.
I am sorry for the update…I had to make a necessary correction.