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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Plan for the weekend: Bring a book to bed!

I've always been one of those people who loves to read in bed. It's part of my nighttime winding-down routine, a signal to my body that the day is done - which is why if I want to stretch out and read at any other time of day, I try to stay on the couch instead so I don't doze off. Some nights I don't get through too many pages before my eyes start to close, but if I don't read my way into sleep, something just doesn't feel right. Fortunately, I do have plenty of other places and times for reading, though...I'd never finish anything if I only read at bedtime!

Thanks to BlogHer Books CE Sassymonkey, I've learned that this Saturday, February 23, is a day for all bed-and-book people to call their own - it's the First Annual Bring a Book to Bed Day! Here's the plan:
My holiday is called BRING A BOOK TO BED DAY and it will be celebrated on the last Saturday in February every year. This year, BRING A BOOK TO BED DAY will take place on February 23rd. How do you celebrate? First thing to do is stay in your pjs the entire day. Next, pick a good book and then, go to bed. Unplug, relax, and curl up with a good book. You can celebrate alone, with your loved one, or your entire family. All you have to do is to take time to read and let your imagination take off.
Realistically, I won't be able to observe the full day - I'm already committed to doing certain things on Saturday that will require me to leave the house and, therefore, be out of my pajamas. But this certainly sounds like my kind of holiday, and I'm going to do my best to celebrate it, even if just for an hour or two (or however long I can stay awake!). Will you be joining the fun too?

7 comments:

  1. If I could work my tail off between now and Saturday, I might actually be able to do this! Any I need to get my book club book read (Grapes of Wrath) so maybe this would be a good kick in the pants!

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  2. Sunshine - Oh yeah, Book Club - I have to read Atonement in the next two weeks, but I hate to put aside what I'm currently reading to get started on it. Hey, if you do work your tail off between now and Saturday, you'll certainly be ready to take to your bed with a book! :-)

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  3. I actually do this quite frequently (although not ALL day) and so I'm not sure how special it would be. I often stretch out on my bed to read. It's so comfy. Sometimes I do end up falling asleep, but that can happen if I'm on the couch too.

    Saturday isn't a good day for me this weekend. Maybe Sunday . . .

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  4. Can't do it. Not because my Saturday is so filled with stuff do to (though we do have family visitin in the afternoon), and not because I don't routinely fill an entire day with a book. No, it's the pajamas thing.

    I hate staying in my pajamas all day. It's not relaxing for me, it's not comfort, it's just depressing. Not sure why. The association between day-time pajamas and being sick?

    But, even the thought of being in pajamas at 2 in the afternoon depresses me. Bleah.

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  5. Literary Feline - Since it's a "made-up" holiday anyway, I doubt it would be a problem if you observe it on Sunday. :-)

    MaryP - I feel pretty similar about the pajamas, to be honest. Even if I am sick, I'll usually still want to shower and put on some comfortable clothes to lounge around in. And we have the kids this weekend, so I doubt I'll even get to bed with a book all that early...

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  6. I love this idea! My kids and husband would never change out of their pjs, they love 'em. I'm one who has to change clothes.

    I plan on spending a lot of today cuddling with the family and reading books. Whoo-hoo!

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  7. Mamacita Tina - Sounds like this was a day made for you and your family - enjoy!

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