National Book Giveaway

Modeled on a British program that distributed over 1 million books, World Book Night in the United States recently gave away 500,000 free paperbacks to potential readers who may not otherwise be able to own a book – no e-books; all physical books in hand.

A list of 30 titles for the giveaway, compiled by librarians, bookseller, and publishers, included:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Zeitoun  by Dave Eggers
  • A Reliable Wife  by Robert Goolrick
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The History of Love  by Nicole Krauss
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

For the full list, go to “World Book Night List of Books” – here

How many have you read?

Are you picky?

Do you prefer peanut butter or frogs’ legs?  Everything tastes better with peanut butter to one person I know, so maybe it’s peanut butter on frogs’ legs?

Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love and The Great House, the latter nominated for the National Book Award, recently told how her youth as a picky eater led to a love of reading, and subsequently, a life of writing.

Nicole Krauss

Go for the peanut butter…

Below are my reviews for The History of Love and Great House – great reads – try tasting them…