Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading Month - May 2024

Hobbies & Activities Reading & Writing

We know how it is, there’s something special about getting lost in a book, but everyone around you intimates that you’re secluding yourself, or that you’re a bookish nerd. But how could you not want to lose yourself in another world, to go on great adventures and think deep thoughts with the greatest storytellers and thinkers of the ages. Hide your obsession no more! Get Caught Reading Month is your chance to come out of your bookish nook, and get caught reading!

History of Get Caught Reading Month

History has provided us with writers of every type, and books ranging from simple poetry to philosophy and complex scientific concepts. With so much exciting content in the world to read, it’s amazing there aren’t more people getting caught reading every day. In 1999 it was decided that there needed to be a celebration of reading and the authors that produce the works we love to lose ourselves in. So it was that the Association of American Publishers, the AAP, supported in dedicating an entire month to being caught with your nose in a book.

Even more exciting, there are lots of celebrities and organizations that have joined in the cause! Mary-Louise Parker from the Big Bang Theory made a point of getting caught reading, and the Jim Hensen Company has used its puppets to encourage children and adults everywhere to read! Get Caught Reading Month is an important celebration for people everywhere!

Reading has helped to expand the minds of people everywhere sharing morals and spirituality, and even teaching people new skills and how to survive in situations they might not otherwise. Not to mention the ever growing library of fantasy worlds and stories to fuel our own personal mythologies and cultures. Without books, where would fandoms be?

How to celebrate Get Caught Reading Month

Well, it’s quite simple actually. You just need to dig your nose into a book and forget about the concerns of other peoples’ opinions. Take out your favorite book and read on your lunch break, take some time to read while you’re enjoying a quiet pre-work breakfast, and keep that book by your side on the bus. Who knows, you may run into other enthusiastic readers who share your passion, love your favorite authors, or may even direct you to new authors that you may love! Get Caught Reading Month is a great chance to meet other bibliophiles, so go out there and Get Caught Reading!

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