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[World Book Day] is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.
A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Here's what we're going to do: Everyone will "share" one book here. Fiction, non-fiction, children's, romance, sci-fi - even historical textbooks; they all count. Just one book that you treasure, one book that you enjoyed so much you would like to share that joy with others.
All you need to write is the title and author, a brief synopsis of the book (which can be copied and pasted from somewhere else, as long as you credit it) and, in 25 words or less essay, why you want to share this book with the world.
I'll keep this open for 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hours, I'll choose the ten most persuasive and/or compelling essays; the ones that made me want to go out and purchase the book immediately. Then I'll put up a poll of those essays. You will choose your favorite, and the winner will get a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
Sure, it's a contest. But it's also a way to introduce others to authors, titles and genres they might not have otherwise read.
Use the comments here to place your entry. Make sure you leave a proper email address.
You can choose a book that has already been posted - just make your essay better!
Now go over to SQotD and enter!