Monday, June 23, 2008

Read-A-Thon fast approaching

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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!

3 comments:

Tricia said...

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

SFP said...

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

Bybee said...

See you at the Readathon!