Once again, I’m lucky enough to be a World Book Night giver, it’s my 5th year and I’m just as excited as I have been for the previous events!
My love of books started when I was 7. I’d had a real mental block when it came to reading... basically I couldn’t read at all until then, but one day it just clicked and I’ve had nose in a book ever since.
I love getting lost in a fictional world, being nosy reading biographies and learning about the history of our world in factual texts.
I’ve recently had to give in and buy a tablet with the Amazon kindle app on it. We live in a one bedroom 525 sq ft flat but I have 9 shelves of books and 4 huge boxes of book in storage – we simply run out of space – sob! There is nothing like the smell of an actual book, I love the fresh smell of a brand new novel - woody and clean, and the second hand ones have a scent of must and history, I also love cracking the spines – so satisfying. I.just.love.books!
So every year, when World Book Night comes around, I’m given 18 copies of a chosen book to give out to whom or how I wish. A lot go to friends, but I take a few out to surprise strangers and every year I give away one on my blog!
This year I’ve been given Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – I’ve not read it myself so I’m doubly excited this year!
Synopsis borrowed from the World Book Night website:
“When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits. The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, makes one-night stands in town after endless town.
Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.”
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