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Planning! Preparations! Snacks!

For those of you who don't know me IRL, I'm a planner. My greatest joy in life is planning. When I contested this, my friend who lives in Boston countered with "When you visited me, you arrived with an itinerary."

True. But! because of this itinerary, we were able to pack in seeing as many old houses as possible. Also, despite flying into Boston Logan, I spent precisely zero time in actual Boston. I made my friend go to Cambridge, Salem and Quincy. And a jolly time was had by all, if you count touring a Unitarian church a jolly time (you should).

So I'm pretty jazzed about this upcoming readathon and have started to plan accordingly. My Comparative Lit degree has slowed by reading speed down to an embarrassing degree, so I in all probability won't actually get much done. But I like to have a vast selection, so these are my current choices:

Short Stories, Henry James
The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan
Open Secrets, Alice Munro
Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee
Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Triangle Fire, Leon Stein
Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop
Gods of Manhattan, Scott Mebus

That's probs enough, right? Right. I'll most likely get through like half of Gods in Manhattan and then call it a day. So it goes. But I have super-awesome plans that I just now formulated, and they involve...ALL DAY TACOFEST! Can you imagine it? A whole day filled with tacos. I might even buy some Mexican Coke at the Italian place around the corner from me (yes, they're mixing cultures, but you're just being a negative Nelly).

So, 10 hour readathon. All day tacos. Are any of you participating in this? Because if you aren't, what better excuse for an all-day food marathon?


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