It's Drop Everything and Read Day!
Put all your responsibilities aside, because it’s D.E.A.R. Day—Drop Everything and Read! Every year, on April 12th, we celebrate reading by getting away from distractions and picking up a book. The date comes from beloved Beezus and Ramona author Beverly Cleary, who was born on this day in 1916. Whether you prefer a familiar story with a well-worn spine or a digital novel you just loaded onto your e-reader, reading alone in a quiet spot with your favorite beverage or reading with your family, take some time to peruse a book or two and appreciate the joys of reading. And if you’re in need of a good book, we have you covered—here are a few of our favorites from the mental_floss store!