Celebrate World Book Day!

Posted by on March 26, 2016 in books, Gina Conkle, Giveaway, World Book Day | 17 comments

World Book Day (April 23rd) was started by the UN to celebrate publishing and print books. Call it a *high five* to readers worldwide.

Why do I celebrate World Book Day?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve liked sharing books, giving books away, buying books for friends. Books are precious. I believe they are society’s great equalizer. If you have access to books, you can change the world, expand your mind, grow as a person. And who doesn’t like the idea of getting smarter?

In years past I worked as a librarian (part-time in college) and volunteered as an adult literacy tutor. Later, I taught 5th and 6th grade students who were functionally illiterate. Β Can you tell I have a passion for books and reading for everyone? In fact, the only time I ever became politically active was when our local school board tried to shut down our elementary school libraries…but that’s a post for another time.Β 

Everyone deserves access to books. Libraries do that for us. So, please support your local library. Spread the love about World Book Day and curl up somewhere comfy and read.Β 

Cheers to you Reader!



The Books

An Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs, Blues Notes by Carrie Lofty, Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones, A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer, A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman, Douglas by Grace Burrowes, The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes, Lady Eve’s Indiscretion by Grace Burrowes, The Ranger by Monica McCarty, Lessons from a Scarlet Lady by Emma Wildes, Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare, A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare

*random drawing done by Rafflecopter midnight, ET 4/23. I will ship anywhere in the world as long as UPS delivers. Afterall, it is World Book Day. πŸ™‚

You can do most of the entries multiple times throughout the month long giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you, for this wonderful giveaway!

  2. You’re welcome Juanita! It’s my pleasure to spread book around.

  3. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway and for telling me about it on Facebook πŸ™‚

  4. You’re welcome!

  5. woohoo!

  6. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  7. Thank you so much for the chance Ms Gina. I myself read books from library I visited every week last year but eversince I discovered ebook s and Facebook events it reduce to once a month. I have so many books now and so little time but still I love the library.

  8. Hi Angela,
    Did you know many libraries check out ebooks? It’s a great way to access more books. I’m glad you’re having a great time with all your reading, Angela!
    Have a great day!

  9. Wonderful giveaway – lots of good reading. Thanks.

  10. Great selection of books – so glad I stumbled over your giveaway on Facebook!

  11. I wonder if World Book Day celebration has anything to do with the day The Bard’s died. And I have to admit I learned of that date just recently πŸ˜‰

  12. Gina, it was so nice to meet you at RT. It was my first time attending. Fabulous! Thank you for the great notebook and the read…I can’t wait. πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Denise,
    It was great to meet you too. It was my third RT and still a blast.
    Thanks for stopping by my website- πŸ˜€

  14. Hi Kristen,
    I’m so glad you saw the giveaway. It’s my second year doing something for ‘World Book Day.’

  15. I heard something about that too, Joanna. ANother famous writer is connected to the date as well (but who exactly escapes me right now).

  16. This is such an awesome giveaway, love the selection of books! Thank you so much for the chance to win *fingers crossed*

  17. And the winner is… Linda!

    Linda, be on the lookout for an email from me. I need your mailing address to get these books to you.


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