October is National Reading Group Month. Its goal is to celebrate the joy of sharing books and inspire individuals who do not belong to a reading group to join one or stare one of their own. For more information, visit www.wnba-books.org. Here are a few book facts to impress your friends with:
- According to the Association of Professional Book Club Facilitators, there are 750,000 books clubs in the United States; a half million increase since 1994.
- This year's Banned Books Week is Sept. 27 through Oct. 4. Last year's most challenged book was the award-winning And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, based on the true story about two male penguins in a zoo who adopted and raise a baby penguin.
- Three thousand books are published daily in the United States, according to the Publishers Weekly Web site.
October 2008 newsletter