I was lucky enough this year to be chosen as a Giver for World Book Night which takes place on 23rd April. The idea is that a group of people who love reading are assigned a set of books to give out to people who don’t often read. The aim is to introduce some really great books to a new audience, but since I’m garbling the explanation, you can read about it on the World Book Night website.
The book I opted to give is Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham, a book I read some time ago, but really loved as it’s a great introduction to Billingham’s flawed Detective, Tom Thorne and a really involving story.
So I shall toddle of to Gulliver’s Bookshop in Wimborne tomorrow to collect my box of books which, I’m sure, smell and look lovely and in honour of this I have decided that part of my Giving will be a prize in the form of two copies of this brilliant book.
This competition is now closed and the winners are Susan Bowe and Nicola White – Congratulations!
To enter, simply comment and tell me which book you would give to someone if you were given the opportunity.
For an extra, cheeky entry, simply tweet the following, then leave another comment telling me you’ve done so:
“I’ve entered to win Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead from @svmitche and @worldbooknight: http://bit.ly/JckZtX”
Important Notes: The competition will end at 10pm on Saturday 28th April and the winners will be selected at random and notified the next day. If I have not heard from the winner by Sunday 29th April, then I will select another. UK entrants only please. Good luck!