I don’t usually do posts on Sundays, but just wanted to highlight that today (September 6) is National Read a Book Day! I don’t know who thinks these things up, but I like the idea! (Of course, for some of us, every day is “read a book day”!)
Some thoughts that came to me of how to celebrate National Read a Book Day:
- Visit the library with your family and everyone pick out a book to read.
- Check your local paper for any authors doing readings of their books–usually at a local book store.
- Find out what your friends thought was their best “summer read”. Some good wine and cheese is always a nice accompaniment. You might get an idea of something you’d like.
- If you are traveling over the Labor Day weekend, get or download a recorded book to listen to in the car.
- Or go low tech and take turns reading to each other in the car. No DWR (driving while reading)!
- Visit your “to be read” pile and pull out something that has been sitting there a while and read ten pages and decide if it should stay on the pile, get promoted, or discarded.
- Cozy up in a hammock or comfortable outdoor chair with a cold drink and enjoy a late summer afternoon read (and maybe a nap–just don’t get sunburned!).
- Pick a book that can be read at a sitting and read it. My reading of most books is broken up. Sometimes it is nice to get the sense of the whole book in one sitting.
- Pull out one of your favorite books of all time that you haven’t read in the last five years and revisit an old friend.
- And above all, READ something you can enjoy. I think that’s the idea after all.
What ideas do you have for celebrating National Read a Book Day?