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:
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.