National Get Caught Reading Month

Raise your hand if you…

  • read everywhere, including places considered inappropriate
  • can’t rest until you identify the book someone else is reading in public

May is National Get Caught Reading Month, which, even though it always reminds me of #ireadeverywhere, is actually about inspiring children to read.

I love that it’s celebrated in May, right before kids head into summertime — where reading can help prevent the summer slide.

(Public library kudos: those summer reading programs are key. And free!)

And meanwhile, we all — even us grown-ups — can get caught reading.

So, in honor of Get Caught Reading Month, here are some suggested goals for May:

What are your plans for Get Caught Reading Month?

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  1. I love this! I’ve always read in public. When I was younger, my parents would take me to dinner at restaurants in town. I was an only child and this was often boring for me, so I’d bring a book- sometimes I’d bring two and come close to finishing them both. These days, I take at LEAST one book with me everywhere I go, usually more than one because I’m a fast reader, and the horror of being without something to read terrifies me. I read at the park, in the car, in waiting rooms, basically any time I don’t have to pay direct attention (like if I’m driving), I’m reading. 🙂

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