To those who’d rather be reading, today is your day! Happy National Read A Book Day.
“Courtesan Reading a Book,” early to mid- 19th century (Edo Period, 1615–1868), by Kikugawa Eizan
“Untitled (Girl Reading),” c. 1860, attributed to Oscar Rejlander
“Old Woman Reading,” c. 1621–23, by Jan Lievens
Happy National Read A Book Day, Tumblr!