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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Next Year's Great Book Give Away

A million books were given away on World Book Night on March 5 and a million more will be given away next year. (In 2012 the date will fall on St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday - April 23rd)

Do you have strong views on what books should in the next free-for-all? If so, you can vote for  from now until the end of August. Click on the title of this post to go to the website.
At the moment, more than 1,500 people have nominated 3,000 titles. Once the ballot has ended a panel will select 25 books out of the top 100.

So far the most popular include:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Lord of Rings by J R R Tolkien 

Do you have strong views about the great give-away? Does it make non-readers connect with books....?

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