For those of you that didn't know, April 12th is national Drop Everything and Read Day!
HarperCollins Childrens books started this and even has a website dedicated to all things D.E.A.R. Check it out here.
HarperCollins has stated this on said website: "You may remember that Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday. We figured, why not “drop” the “day” and celebrate our beloved author, her timeless stories, and the joy of reading for the full month. So, “drop” by this website all month long in April and anytime you want to make reading a priority".
So for all of those who usually do too much cleaning, or cooking and not enough reading, DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!