Actress and comedian Amy Poehler has been named the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night literary giveaway.
"I grew up loving books," Poehler, 42, who’s best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation, said in a statement. "People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read."
The third annual World Book Night U.S., to be held April 23, is organized by a coalition of publishers, booksellers and librarians. They will enlist 25,000 volunteers who give away a total of 500,000 books – mostly aimed at areas and groups where books are not that prevalent.
World Book Night tomorrow! Ive been chosen and am ready to pass out the books given to me. Woo!
One of my favorite flowers, the “Queen of Bulbs”, with a storied past from Tulipmania in 17th Century Holland to even further back; an emperor who lavished his subjects with parties full of thousands of tulips (and other things I can only imagine.)
I finished this for a friend tonight who kept my place together so I could visit my ailing Mother. It had sat without a background for years now.
At the Reception following the funeral I had several people come up to me I had never met saying, “oh you’re the artist son she’s talked about!” It caught me off guard in a very tender manner.
Why yes, that’s my baby rattle in the form of a stork atop my easel. He keeps me company. That’s a smirk on his face too. Thanks for saving Mom.