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B.’s reading marathon

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Holy cats, I’m going to be reading up a storm.

When I decide to read a book, I look the title up at The Seattle Public Library’s website.

I determine how many people are ahead of me, and then I must make a decision whether to put my name on the hold list or not.

How many people are ahead of me?

Can I wait?

If I really want to read the book, I will put my name on the hold list, then will do the following:

  • Check eBay
  • Stop by amazon.com
  • If I really want the book, I may even decide to buy it locally, checking the used book stores first.
  • But if I’m really anxious to read a book, then I will just buy the dang thing full price and take my name off the library hold list.

Sometimes my library hold list gets long, especially when I’m trying to save money.

Like now.

Right now, I’m reading Run, as I’ve shared with everyone.

I’ve got 92 pages to go.

When Run is finished, then I need to read Palace Council, Stephen L. Carter’s latest book (510 pages).

I just got an email, and The Lace Reader by Bruonia Barry is ready for me to pick up.

Can I read all of these books and retain what I’ve read?

And get the books back to the library on time?

And write a coherent review for Goodreads?

Stick with me, and I’ll keep you informed.


If you think this endeavor (i.e., reading about some crazy old broad’s reading habits) is about as interesting as watching a buttocks boil being lanced, feel free to check back in a month or so.

Agatha Christie Recordings Discovered : NPR

Agatha Christie Recordings Discovered : NPR: “E-mail this Page”

Agatha Christie’s grandson was cleaning out a closet and found 13 tapes that Christie recorded when she was working on her autobiography.

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More reading

I’m reading, reading, reading.

And tomorrow is Thursday.


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