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!