Holy crap on toast, people, can't we all just try to get along? It has been a long week, what with surly Internet emoticons flying about Vice Presidential candidates (#TeamBiden) and sports teams (Go Yankees!). My Facebook stream has seen uteruses compared to houses and perfectly respectable people compared to H*tler (and this was all just yesterday afternoon). Methinks it is time to step back, take a breath, and CHILL OUT for a weekend.
That said, what better time for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, right? THE WHOLE COUNTRY could use a Read-a-thon about now, amiright? (With assigned reading material for some, I might add. Oh, sorry, I'm slipping back into political punditry mode. It happens.)
I'm going to be less of a Read-a-Thon participant this time around because we have friends from Philly arriving mid-afternoon to (as per Betty and Boo) "hang out with Daddy and help his cancer feel better." Hence, I don't have my usual stack of books lined up (so, no photos to show you) and I probably won't be participating in too many mini-challenges. When I can, I'll be reading and trying to fulfill my cheerleading obligations. (I think I only signed up for 2-3 hours, so that should still be doable.)
As we head into Hour 4, I spent some time on Twitter this morning chatting with various Read-a-Thoners and I set up a spreadsheet to keep myself somewhat on track. I tried turning off my word verification and all that other crap that I use to try to keep the nonsense out of the blog, but I was deluged with spam immediately and I'm sorry, guys, but I don't have the time or patience for that shit, so I had to turn it back on. If that prevents you from leaving me a comment, I understand. No biggie.
OK. Time to read. I'm kicking this Read-a-thon off with my current read, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I'm on page 123.
Let's do this, kids. Happy Read-a-Thon Day!
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