Wednesday, April 23, 2014

World Book Night!

My World Book Night (morning) experience was a lot of fun!   A friend of mine from work and I had decided to do it together (which makes it a lot less intimidating), and went to our local train station this morning to give away books to commuters.   She had copies of  The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I had copies of Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.    Most people were happy to receive a book, although a few seemed a little weirded out by us.   I think it's because people just aren't used to someone handing them a free book.   With a smile.

I was happy that I was able to persuade a few people who said "no" --- especially the guy who then took a copy of my book, telling me that he hadn't read a "paper book" in about 3 years.   Of course, I told him that he was in for a good read (which is true --- I've read this book and enjoyed it).   So, I hope he enjoyed his commute into Chicago with his free book this morning.

So, overall, we had a great experience -- and I hope we're able to participate again in 2015!    Hopefully, the commuters who got our books will enjoy them (and be the envy of all their co-workers, who may have passed up a chance for a free book).     :)

Happy World Book Night, everyone!!


Jenni Elyse said...

I'm glad you had a fun time and that you changed a few people's minds.

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