Drop Everything and Read Day and a message from one of my all-time favorite characters, Ramona Quimby: "April 12th will be a busy day for me since that is also Beverly Cleary’s birthday, but I always can find time to read...We can do it right at home or to make the day more special, maybe go to the library or a bookstore." I hope that you, D.E.A.R. friend, will be reading too. Everybody can do it! All you need is a book, your family and 30 minutes together.