Monday, June 23, 2008

Read-A-Thon fast approaching


Not that I've informed the family yet, but I intend to participate in Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon this weekend.

I will probably get in lots of warm-up practice tomorrow since North Carolina is having a primary run-off for commissioner of labor--whoever wins gets to run in the fall against the woman with the rhyming name whose picture is displayed in every elevator in the state. No one is predicting a large turn-out; we'll have only two voting panels at our precinct and we did such a smashingly fine job at the primary in May that we don't have to get lectures and/or training from the regional supervisor. That means I should have plenty of time to devote to The Glimpses of the Moon.

I'm not sure what I'll indulge in during the read-a-thon other than Julie Hecht's Was This Man a Genius? and lots of short stories--Byatt, O'Connor, Chekhov, maybe a story or two from The Interpreter of Maladies. Perhaps I'll start the book still waiting for me to swing by the public library to check it out (mid-week, I promise!): Gin Phillips's The Well and the Mine.

See everyone on Wednesday!


  1. The woman with the rhyming name in elevators. You are going to have me giggling over that one all night.

  2. You've seen her name many a time, haven't you, Tricia?

  3. See you at the Readathon!


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