There once was a little girl who loved the beauty of words. They fascinated her, entranced her, and took her on impossible journeys. She took that unabashed love for words and used it for reading, writing, and eventually sharing the love of words to anyone she encountered. The love for words stayed with her throughout the years and oftentimes people wonder why her head was always buried in a book, looking up only when she had something important to say. What is it about reading a good book that can take you away to a far-off land ruled by fairies or frighten your socks off right underneath your bed covers late at night? If you love the feel of those grainy rough papers in between your fingers or even sliding a page on your tablet, then you’ll know that the magic of reading goes far beyond anything your mind can take you. Books are magical yes, but it’s what you take from them that makes it even more powerful.
Each year on April 23, World Book Night (http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/) helps spread the love of reading to the general public. Launched in the U.K. in 2011, the worldwide phenomenon soon became so popular and sought-after that it spread to the United States. The mission is to help those who do not have opportunities to read on a regular basis or simply those who do not understand the importance of a good book. By sponsorship with authors, booksellers, publishers, and other professionals in the literary world, WBN finds “book givers” throughout the US to distribute carefully selected books to those who need a little nudge in reading. Recipients of these books could be children, teens, and even adults who need that extra push to open up a book and start falling in love with the beauty of words. This year I was fortunate to be selected as a Book Giver and my chosen book is Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. I read Bridge to Terabithia a long time ago when it was first published and watched the movie. Although I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as the book – but really, can you blame that the original book is oftentimes hard to translate onto film – it was still a lot of fun to compare the scenes portrayed on film to the descriptions in the book. I would consider Bridge to Terabithia a good book for preteens and those who want to embark on a little adventure with a boy and a girl. Two unlikely friends bound together to triumph in the end and may even remind all of us that our minds can take us on journeys beyond the farthest stars, beyond the greatest adventures in our hearts.
Reading isn’t just meant for schools or as mandatory homework. If that was the case then there wouldn’t be artists or musicians or writers. Our civilization would be dull and uninspiring and we wouldn’t appreciate how the colors of a flower can be described in a hundred ways or what would be the safest way to bungee jump off a mountainous cliff. Words inspire us, transport us, and changes us in ways that only words can do. So take up a good book, find a comfy chair and let your mind enter the realm of words. You won’t be sorry for it.
Right now, you can download the World Book Night eBook for free ( for a limited time) at: http://eworldbooknight.org/ for brief stories of popular literature. Download and share. Read and share.
As a WBN book giver, I am also given the opportunity to give The Bridge to Terabithia to one of my lucky readers. For this particular giveaway, the winner has to share the book with someone who doesn’t have a lot of opportunities to read. For me, reading is very important – no matter the genre. So in order to qualify for future giveaways, I ask that you return to my blog and write a brief review of the book, Bridge to Terabithia. And the person you share the book with (if they are old enough to write a review) must share their thoughts as well on my blog. I will email the details to the winner after one has been selected.
So how do you win this wonderful book: Bridge to Terabithia? The entry is easy. Simply “Like” World Book Night on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/worldbooknightusa). Then tell me in the comments section what your favorite book is and commit that you would write a review of the book you won within 3 weeks of receiving the book. Please also share the book with someone and who you are planning on sharing it with.
*You can enter by providing the above comments in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.
Contest Start Date: April 23, 2014
Contest End Date: May 8, 2014
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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