Every year I promise myself that I will do nothing, nothing but read, on the day the 24-hour Read-a-thon arrives.
And, every year, invariably something comes up. Or, something goes wrong. Last year, I accidently cheered for the cheerleaders on my team.
Not to mention the fact that we entertained my mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law, for the entire Saturday afternoon.
“This year,” I said to myself, “I’m keeping the day free.”
I have a haircut at 10:30 a.m.
I have a Mercy Me concert at 8:00 p.m.
But, between those hours? I’ll be reading, you can count on that. My plans include to finish Dewey’s Nine Lives which will be released on October 12, and to finish Madame Bovary for Frances’ October read-along.
I also hope to sneak in a bit of Japanese literature, perhaps a few short stories from the Oxford Collection which arrived this week from amazon.com
I wish us all luck.