Or rather, last night was World Book Night, but I've just today received my book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I've never heard of this novel before, nor its author, but I think that's kind of the point. It'll inspire me to read something I otherwise might not have come across.
Twenty thousand volunteers have each been given 24 books to distribute, to friends, family, or strangers on the train. And in fact, the idea of giving out all these books is that they should be passed on to other readers when you've finished. There's even a tracking code in the front so you can register and watch its onward progress through worldbooknight.org (this is done through BookCrossing, if you've heard of that project). There are twenty-five different books being distributed, only five of which I've already read, so I wonder if I'll manage to "catch" any of the others as they're passed along.
As well as getting me to read something new, it'll also be very strange reading from paper. I've got so accustomed to my Kindle! (And paper books are much harder work, since I can't adjust the fonts without a magnifier.)
Of course, as soon as I've read The Book Thief, I'll post a review over at my book review site, so look out for that if you're interested.