National Year of Reading
I'm duty bound to give this public announcement. But it's also very cool.
It's the National Year of Reading in Australia in 2012. Why? The Australian Library Association told us so. Well, it's actually because research shows that 47% of Australians don't have the literacy level required to fill in a basic form properly. This is a push to get Australians reading. The base line goal is to get people reading an hour a week. Seems sooo low to me, but obviously I like reading a lot.
So get reading and check out what your public library is doing for it. Might be (vaguely) fun (in a library kind of a way).