Day to Night Reading Challenge with @HudLib

University of Huddersfield is running a really interesting reading challenge over on it's twitter (@HudLib) and instagram (@HudLib) The challenge is to see how many books you can read between #WorldBookDay and #WorldBookNight (that's 7th of March till the 23rd of April) that contain the following themes: Day Morning Midday or Lunch Afternoon Evening or … Continue reading Day to Night Reading Challenge with @HudLib

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World Book Night April 23rd 2015

For the love of Books!!

This year I attended my 3rd World Bok Night event. I love these. A chance to meet other book lovers. You get free books and there’s a giant book swap. An opportunity to share some of the books you no longer need and maybe find yourself with some new gems.

This year as with the previous ones my friends were the organisers. My job is volunteer emotional support 🙂 They put an awful lot of work into making these events successful, applying for the free books to giveaway, negotiating with venues to host the events. Not to mention marketing, advertising and which cakes to bring! I get to wander around on the night encouraging strangers to have free books.

Which in itself amuses me. We Brits are so polite that when someone is encouraging you to help yourself to freebies. Quite a few were worried about being greedy and not…

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World Book Night 2015

We're ready for you now!!!               

My 2015 World Book Night choice

Real Poems for Unreal Times #WBN has been running for four years now. This is the third year that I have been participating and the third year that I'll be handing out my first choice pick - this year it's Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy. I love poetry. Before I could read - heck, … Continue reading My 2015 World Book Night choice

World Book Night 2015

Jess Haigh

World Book Night is now in its fourth year and 2015 bring’s its possibly most eclectic collection yet. As well as some popular genre fiction such as Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect, and Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice there is some cracking YA: some of the more popular Quick Reads: one of the most famous products of NaNoWriMo, Water for Elephants: SciFi scare fest The Martian and tales of real life hardship from around the world. And much much more. This year also includes it’s first poetry collection, Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Collection, which will be a lovely way of introducing people to reading. Dissapointingly no graphic novels-as I believe having Judge Dredd on the list back in 2013 was one of WBN’s bigger successes, but a great list all the same.

This year I’ll be once again helping the Big Bookend give away books to students at Leeds…

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Calling all World Book Night book Givers

  Are you a giver this year? Then why not join Leeds book Club at The White Swan in Leeds City Centre from 6pm to share your book choice. Lets get people reading. Contact us on  leedsbookclub@gmail.com and get involved!!! Find out what happened last year here 'World Book Night is an annual celebration of … Continue reading Calling all World Book Night book Givers

Like every year at World Book Night…

We would love it if our book clubbers would bring their bakes on the night. We have had some amazing bakes brought and would love to see them again! Just bring them along, and with any books you wish to swap! See previous bakes here