On December 3, 2009, Amanda Lanyon-LeSage said something on Facebook that could possibly change the world. She merely wished that she could take a day off and do nothing but read. Her idea was seconded–and thirded and fourthed–and then it happened for real.

The first Do Nothing But Read Day was held on Sunday, December 20, 2009.  Hundreds of people took a day off from the mad rush of holiday preparations and other things to just read.

The most recent Do Nothing But Read Day was held on Saturday, August 6, 2011.


  • You have to read. This can be whatever format you want: paperback, hardcover, eBook, newspaper, comic book, etc.
  • You have to enjoy yourself.

That’s it!


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