You can make the argument that every day is “Read a Book Day,” because, as writers, we need to be constantly reading both inside and outside of our chosen genre(s). But today, you can really let your freak flag fly and read books in public without shame: it’s “National Read a Book Day.”
While this may sound like a made-up holidayâ€”one of 1,500 national holidays we might choose to celebrate in any given calendar yearâ€”it’s still one worth recognizing.
So, if you need an excuse to ignore that pile of laundry, that inbox overflowing with e-mails, or your knee-high lawn, grab a book and read for as many hours as you’d like. It’s your day. Read silently to yourself; read to a child or loved one; read to your houseplants.
And if you’re so inclined, let the world know how you’re partying with book in hand by using the hashtag #NationalReadaBookDay.
Are you between books? Why not pick up the newest titles from our Master Class instructors at our upcoming Fall Conference, November 3-5, in Wrightsville Beach?
- Millenial Teeth by Dan Albergotti (poetry)
- Large Animals in Everyday Life by Wendy Brenner (fiction)
- The Last September by Nina de Gramont (fiction)
- The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (fictionâ€”Fall Conference Keynote Speaker!)
It’s a special day. Let’s celebrate.