Sharing the book love: International Book Giving Day & Blind Date with a Book
Valentine's day has always been a too commercial for my taste. I never brought into the idea of showing someone you love them on one specific day of the year. However, this year, I'm definitely going to be celebrating on the 14th February, as it's International Book Giving Day, too!
Giving someone a book on the 14th is the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's day presents. Who wants a boring box of chocolates when you can have a book? (or both!) Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I had actually already planned to just buy each other a book this year before I'd heard of International Book Giving Day. We even picked the books we wanted out together, which made a nice change from secret present buying.
A second way I'm involved with IBGD is through participating in my first blind date with a book, thanks to LeeLeeLoves. A group of book bloggers have all decided to anonymously send a secret book to someone. I sent mine off at the beginning of last week, and hopefully my own secret book should be arriving before the 14th. (Another little love/book day treat for me!)
So, if you want to get involved, the instructions are simple: buy a book, and give it to someone. The person you choose is entirely up to you. It could be a friend, a family member, a stranger or you could even leave it in a waiting room for someone to find. Get creative!
I'd love to know if anyone else is getting involved with IBGD.