Reading Ruminations

[Saturday Reads] GatheringBooks is Hosting a Book Giveaway for International Book Giving Day 2016


Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.


For the past several years now, GatheringBooks has been involved with the International Book Giving Day (Here are some of our posts from 2013 and 2014). Definitely one of my favourite events of the year.

This year, we are glad to announce that we are doing a give-away courtesy of Pansing Books for IBGD. This book giveaway is open to our followers from Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. We are choosing lucky book-lovers from Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog/Website. Just share with us in the Comments Section of this blogpost (or on Twitter and on Facebook) how you plan on celebrating International Book Giving Day this year. Easy-peasy!

We are randomly choosing three winners for each of these Enid Blyton books.

For those who are unfamiliar with International Book Giving Day, here are three simple ways you can celebrate with us:

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.
3. Donate a Book.
 Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.

The winners will be announced on 15 February 2016. Do join us! Share your IBGD plans in the Comments Section.

3 comments on “[Saturday Reads] GatheringBooks is Hosting a Book Giveaway for International Book Giving Day 2016

  1. Jacelyn Chua

    I will donate my children’s used books to the poor on this year International Book Giving Day.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I always donate my books to my school’s library or our traveling library – both places don’t have a lot of money to buy books. I love the idea of a book giving day! It should be every day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ariadne Cordero

    I will donate my books to a local library nearby. Spreading the love of books

    Liked by 1 person

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