I handed out my last book at 4:40 at Walgreens. World Book Night was a success :) I chose The Glass Castle and Jason reminded me last night about how I came to read The Glass Castle. Jason is not a big reader, but in the break room at his office there is always a pile of 20 or so books for people to take/exchange and one day he brought home a random book for me to be sweet. I had seen the book on a few blogs but, not being a memoir reader, never thought I’d read it. But you all told me I had to and when I did I was blown away and it ended up being one of my favorites of the year. So, we’ve come full circle. Someone put the book out there to be found and read, I did, and today I got to put the same books out there to inspire 20 more people to read.
I handed out books at the dermatologist, wine store, dry cleaners, and Walgreens. Everyone was so excited. I will say it was hard to really differentiate the reader from the non reader when giving them away. I tried my best. And it was weird to say World Book Night when I was handing them out at 1 pm!