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Forget Valentine's Day, how about we read in the bathtub?

Sweet Love this Valentine's Day
Sweet Love this Valentine's Day

FORGET Valentine's Day.

The "day" that has earned my support this week is Read in the Bathtub Day.

Yes, apparently that's a thing and it's happening today. Strictly speaking it seems to be an American event, and I've no idea how or why it came about, but I'm more than happy to adopt it.

Anything that gets people reading works for me, even if the bathtub is not my novel-devouring location of choice.

These days, it seems like every date on the calendar has significance for one cause or another.

Sometimes it starts to feel overwhelming, because so many of them - the legitimate ones, not Read in the Bathtub Day, obviously - are extremely worthy and they deserve our support.

International Asperger's Day on February 18, Teal Ribbon Day for ovarian cancer on February 25, Clean Up Australia Day on March 1 and Children's Vision Day on March 9 are just some of the dates coming up on Australia's calendar during the next couple of weeks.

We don't have a never-ending supply of time or money so it can be hard to draw the line on which causes to really get behind.

I guess that's why it's important to break up some of the serious topics with more light-hearted celebratory days, and maybe America has the right idea.

Once you've read in the bathtub today, you might like to take advantage of Make a Friend Day on Wednesday.

If it doesn't work out for you, try to stay optimistic: February 11 is also Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

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