Saturday, December 23rd, I began my Readathon at 7:00 a.m., and spent the first hour reading my “grandson’s” dissertation, “If You Do Not Like the Past, Change It”: The Reel Civil Rights Revolution, Historical Memory, and the Making of Utopian Pasts. He is a cultural historian and an expert on how films depict history, but even though his dissertation is a very scholarly work, it is surprisingly readable. Throughout the day, I would return to this huge red book, and covered the end of chapter two and all of chapter three, a total of 130 pages.
By 8:00, I wanted a break and some breakfast, so while I had my coffee and muffin, I read the morning edition of The Houston Chronicle, skimming most, but closely reading two feature articles and all of the comics.
At 8:45, I read on the novel, Manhattan Beach, and over the course of…
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Join me on Saturday, December 23rd in a twelve-hour Christmas Read-a-thon. No, you do not have to read Christmas themed books, but you may if you would like to. My goal is to finish the books I have started and to read as far as I can in books that are in my house in this order: books checked out from library /escape reading to soothe me from the hustle and bustle I will have been through by then/books that will whittle down my TBR shelves and stacks.
I plan to cook my Christmas Eve dinner and thaw my Christmas day dinner items while I am reading on Saturday. Sunday we will go to our Christmas Church Service at 10:30 (no Bible Study/Sunday School that day), then return at 5:00 p.m. of Christmas Eve for a Communion/Celebration, so there will be scant time for cooking. Hopefully by Saturday, everything will…
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