(Yes, I’m still awake. No, I shouldn’t be.)
There are 130 people signed up officially! Representative states and countries include: Texas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Wyoming, Washington, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Canada, England, and many more!
There’s still time to sign up for Do Nothing But Read Day. I’m only publishing the comments that do not contain personal info.
Have fun tomorrow! I’ll be reading Rumors by Anna Godbersen to start out.
Amanda Lanyon-LeSage, a graduate student in the UW-Madison Library Sciences program and creator of Do Nothing But Read Day will be on the Friday’s Joy Cardin show on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio.
You can listen here and download Amanda’s List of Young Adult Fiction for Adults.
Here’s an interesting reading study that I’ll be referring to tomorrow on the Joy Cardin show.
This study is fascinating. It’s all about why reading is important, and especially why reading for fun is vital to academic and civic achievement. Just read the Executive Summary (PDF) if you don’t want to wade through pages and pages of statistics.
More book suggestions for Do Nothing But Read Day from the Vancouver Book Examiner.
My book list, Young Adult Fiction for All Adults, has now been posted on Joy Cardin’s site.
Google blog search for “Do Nothing But Read Day”
Wow. Just… wow. This is awesome.
Lake Arrowhead, California, is home to a great theatre company. They put on plays like A Christmas Carol, Little Women, and The Odd Couple in a gorgeous woodland, mountain setting. They are also committed to education. Their mission statement reads:
“The Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Company’s (LARTC) mission is to establish and cultivate an ‘arts village’ that provides outstanding professional entertainment, cultural experiences and opportunities that entertain, enrich, inspire and educate.”
Bravo! Chuck Marra, LARTC’s artistic director, recently contacted me to let me know that he will post a link to Do Nothing But Read Day on LARTC’s site, in addition to spreading the word verbally. Thanks, Chuck! It’s people like Chuck who really touch my heart. (My cold, snowy heart. Silly Midwest.) Organizations such as LARTC remind me that the arts are alive and thriving, and that we need to support them in any way we can.
I am now inspired to listen to showtunes.