This may go down as one of those infamous well, hell, I tried kinda Read-a-thons.
This ain’t good, friends. Not good at all.
First, I overslept. Then, most of the afternoon was spent taking Betty to a dress fitting for a wedding she’s in next month, and stopping at a consignment shop across the street to see how much they’d take for an entire bin of her outgrown clothes. (The answer? $10.50. I pretended to be deliriously happy about that while swearing that next time, I’d just drop them off at Goodwill and save myself the freakin’ hassle.)
Not to mention internally swearing about the TIME I WAS WASTING. I mean, didn’t they know that TODAY was the READ-A-THON and I needed to read ALL THE BOOKS???!
And then my Read-a-thon spreadsheet vanished, so I can kind of only estimate the amount of time I’ve read. (I did manage to read for a bit this morning and this afternoon.Thank GOD.)
And then Betty needed my assistance for downloading some iTunes songs.
Which is what we were doing for the past half hour.
(The Husband is usually VERY accommodating of my Read-a-Thon days, mind you. It’s just that he is recovering from a particularly nasty stomach virus and thus the food preparations and whatnot fell to me, diverting my attention from the day at hand.)
Meanwhile, at 10 p.m., IN HOUR 15 OF THE READ-A-THON, this pile of books is still SITTING here, MOCKING ME.
From top to bottom, here’s what I had on deck for this Read-a-thon:
My Kindle (on which I am currently 65% of the way through Little Women)
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Jessica Soffer
Joe Jones, by Anne Lamott
The Singer’s Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel
Not pictured is The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson, which I listened to in the car on the way to the dress fitting.
HOUR 15 UPDATE:
Total Pages Read (so far): 54 pages
Total Time Read: 3 hours
Total Audiobook Time: 1 hour
Everyone in this house is in bed now, so it’s GAME. ON. PEOPLE.
I HAVE HAD A FROZEN CHOCOLATE BANANA MOCHA.
I am ready to rock the books.
It’s Hour 15.
Let’s get this party started.
Who’s with me?
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