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Telegraph Avenue: The Patriotic Readalong (or something)

Ok, People About to Celebrate the Kind of Birth of Our Country (and others). Tuesdays for this month are going to be me posting about the Michael Chabon Readalong hosted by Emily at As the Crowe Flies and Reads. She's an awesome actual bookseller lady, so she got ARCs of his new book out in September, Telegraph Avenue.

Today's the intro post.

I decided to do this because ARCs make me feel special (TREMBLE, PUNY POPULACE AS I READ THINGS BEFORE YOU) and I haven't read Chabon before BUT he's all respected and such. As opposed to, like, the ARC of that YA author who writes about how a teen girl is really into this guy BUT THEN HE LIKES SOMEONE ELSE FOR A WHILE NO (you totally know which author I mean).

The cover's fairly awesome, as you can see below:

Look how red it is!
 So that's a +1 from me.

The first sentence makes me think it might be about race relations. Because a white kid and a black kid are mentioned. IN THE FIRST SENTENCE. So we shall see.

For the rest of you, since readalongs you're not a part of can be boring, I will always have something special for you. Think of me like a dad going on a business trip, and that part sucks, 'cause business = boring and then your dad's not there to drive you places, BUT THEN HE BRINGS YOU BACK SOMETHING, and that part's awesome.

So here y'go, kids:


*ruffles your hair, then goes to drink a vodka gimlet and read the paper*

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