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Romance Reading Day

26 January 2012

To help celebrate the National Year of Reading in 2012, ARRA are organising a Romance Reading Day, which will involve everyone doing what they love best—reading a romance book!

On 12 February (the day after the Australian Romance Readers Awards), at 11.00 am on Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney, we are inviting readers and authors to participate in a flash mob romance reading event for one hour—the first of its kind. What do you need to do? Just turn up with a romance and read it—it’s that simple!

Join us for this historic event—you get to:

  •  read!
  • share your love of reading, and of romance fiction
  • engage with a reading community
  • meet authors
  • promote literacy
  • create a positive atmosphere for reading romance.

The romance reading hour will be followed by an optional lunch in Pyrmont, at a venue to be announced. All participants are welcome to join us for lunch.

If you won’t be in Sydney on 12 February, we are also encouraging authors and readers to organise their own RRD event locally.

This is truly a unique occasion—it has never been done before, so please bring your book and join us in creating something special.

Please contact us at if you are interested in participating, or connect with us on Twitter (@ARRAinc) or Facebook (

  1. Kathleen permalink
    10 February 2012 7:02 am

    I’ll be supporting you by reading a romance at the same time in the USA!

  2. 10 February 2012 12:43 am

    Please do so! Would be a shame to miss out and it sounds like such a fantastic idea 🙂

  3. 10 February 2012 12:01 am

    Has anyone planned a reading event in Melbourne?

    Myself and several other members were planning on meeting up at Federation Square around 11:00am. Do some reading, engage in some discussion and such.

    But if anyone has already planned an event for Melbourne please contact via this thread or if they wish to join in this small event, feel free to contact me (via this thread) for more information 🙂

    • arrawebmaster permalink*
      10 February 2012 12:29 am

      Hi Emmily That sounds like a great idea. We will spread the word. The Melbourne ladies who would normally organise something in Melbourne will actually be in Sydney for our awards dinner, so they will be coming along to Pyrmont.

    • 10 February 2012 7:04 am

      Fab idea Emmily! If it wasn’t for kids sport I would totally be there!

  4. Anonymous permalink
    8 February 2012 6:32 pm

    Would love to participate but I live in Melbourne Vic


  5. Barbara permalink
    3 February 2012 8:50 pm

    will see you all there…looking forward to a great weekend


  6. aimskye permalink
    29 January 2012 4:50 pm

    Mei, Pamela, Sarah and I will be there (since we won’t get back to Melbourne in time to hold one!).

    See you all on Sunday 12 February.


  7. Laine permalink
    27 January 2012 5:36 pm

    Can I read a romance on my Sony or Kindle or does it have to be a paper book?

    • arrawebmaster permalink*
      27 January 2012 5:45 pm

      Hi Laine – Of course you can – assuming it works in sunlight!

  8. Natalie Moress permalink
    26 January 2012 4:47 pm

    I’m in Toowoomba, but I’ll sit somewhere public and read a romance at 11:00. No one will probably notice, but it’s the thought that counts!

    • arrawebmaster permalink*
      27 January 2012 9:31 am

      Great idea Natalie! And if you tell us where you will be perhaps some others will come along and sit and read too

  9. 26 January 2012 1:17 pm

    Ahh that sounds like such fun!!! Wish I was lived near Sydney for this one….

    Can’t wait to see the photo’s and press coverage!

  10. 26 January 2012 12:43 pm

    Oh wow, this is something I’d love to do, but unfortunately I can’t make it. I hope it is a success, it sounds wonderful.

  11. 26 January 2012 12:28 pm

    I wish I could be there, but I’ll be on an early morning flight home from Sydney to start work in the afternoon…

  12. 26 January 2012 12:03 pm

    Oh how I would love to participate. However, living in the USA doesn’t allow it but wishing you all every success. Happy Australian Day!

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