‘The Book Thief’ Tops Popularity List According To The Book People’s Pinterest Poll

On 23rd April – the official UNESCO international day of the book – people everywhere can receive gifted copies of one of the 25 books that have been chosen to mark World Book Night 2012 and, in a Pinterest poll organised by the Book People, the public has chosen Markus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief’ as their favourite title in the collection.

World Book Night is an annual event that works to celebrate the joy of reading and encourage those that normally shy away from this fantastic hobby to get back into it. It’s set to take place on April 23rd and a total of 25 fiction books have been whittled down from a huge selection. These books include everything from historical novels to fantasy fiction, so there’s something for everyone.

“We fully support the ethos behind World Book Night,” said Lindsay Eyers of the Book People.

“Nowadays, one in six has difficulty with reading and writing, and literacy is one of the most important skills a person can have.

“To celebrate World Book Night we asked our customers and followers on social networking sites to choose their favourite title on a special Pinterest poll and‘The Book Thief’ was the winner.”

In the week running up to 23rd April ‘givers’ that have signed up to take part in the event can pick up 24 copies of their chosen title from the top 25, all of which will be printed as special World Book Night editions. The givers will then distribute every copy to friends, family, colleagues and even strangers that wouldn’t normally visit their local bookshop to buy new books.

There will also be a number of events held to celebrate World Book Night in areas across the UK, and many other countries will be involved, including Ireland, the USA and Germany.

All of the books included in the World Book Night top 25 can be bought from the Book People now and, as per the bookseller, are available with great discounts to help in saving money when shopping.

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The Book People Sells The Hunger Games Book Trilogy For Just £4.99

Online book retailer the Book People is selling The Hunger Games book trilogy for just £4.99 in line with the release of the film adaptation, which premiered in the UK on 23 March 2012. This will give the Book People customers a saving of £18.98 on the recommended retail price (RRP).

The young adult book, written by well-known American author Suzanne Collins, is already a best-seller and is the first in a trilogy of the same name. The sci-fi and fantasy fiction book is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in the mythical country of Panem, which is located where North America once was.

In this cruel world the Capitol rules over everything and is surrounded by 12 poverty-stricken districts. The name of the book and trilogy refers to the blood-thirsty annual tradition that calls for a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to be called forth from any of the districts to fight to the death in a televised battle, with the last person standing being crowned the winner. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, both 16 years old, are chosen by lottery to compete, but things aren’t as straightforward as they seem.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “’The Hunger Games’ is one of the best young adult fiction books to be released in recent years and has already gripped many readers. It’s ideal for both teenagers and adults thanks to Suzanne Collins’ talented writing and we fully expect that, following the major film premiere on Friday, the book will become an even bigger hit.”

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland also star. ‘The Hunger Games’ film adaptation has been directed by Gary Ross, who also directed‘Pleasantville’ and ‘Sea Biscuit’, and author Suzanne Collins adapted the novel for the screen.

The Book People is dedicated to providing readers with cheap books and are selling The Hunger Games trilogy for just £4.99. The RRP for this trilogy is £23.97, meaning those who buy the book set from the Book People will save a huge £18.98!

To find out more, visit www.thebookpeople.co.uk now.

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