It’s National Literacy Day.
Go read something.
Oh wait, you are reading, aren’t you?
That was easy…
I hereby grant you permission to celebrate this day all month long.
Now that you’ve got more time, here are some things you can do to celebrate:
- Read to a child.
- Go to a hospital or nursing home and read to someone there.
- Donate some books.
- Have a book swap with some friends – each of you brings all the books you’re done with, and everyone picks what they want to read. Any leftovers get donated.
- Have a donate-books get-together.
- Create a book drop at work, so your coworkers can donate books easily.
- Join or start a book club. My office has one that meets once a month at lunchtime. We talk about the book we read, vote on suggestions for the next one, and then just talk about books.
- Go to the library. Fill up your book bag with goodies.
- Check this out: ways to help improve literacy.
- Thank a teacher for teaching reading.
- Thank your parents for encouraging you to read.
- Get a head-start on your holiday shopping. This year, give books.
- Write your own book. Or a story. Or a poem. Or lyrics. Don’t tell me you can’t write. Anyone can write really bad county song lyrics – which would be a fun drunken-knitting-night activity, come to think of it.
Reminds me, I need to find some drunk knitters to hang out with.
But I digress.
Got to go. It’s time to read to the Zombie Army.
They like a nice story before they lurch off into the night…