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#24in48: The Preparening

#24in48 approaches once more, and as always, my main delight in it is making book stacks.


I mean, how many of these will I in all likelihood read? Probably three. But piles of books are mine (everybody's?) favorite, so here it is.

I'm especially excited for this #24in48, as I've rented a hotel room downtown, so I will be holed up and upping my reading stats on a couch I've paid to sit on for a few hours.

Readathons are particularly great because they give you license to ignore the other things going on in life because of their organized nature. "What? I'm not just 'reading all day,' I am participating in a READATHON. With these other good people. It is a group activity that we all do separately in our own spaces and with our own snacks that we do not need to share because they are ours."

This year, readathons are vibing as more important to me than ever, as my girlfriend and I might be moving in, and a lot of my books are already at her place, but I have so many left at my apartment. Where will we put them? I have zero idea. When I moved to said apartment, I got rid of 200 books, as I was going from a 2 bedroom to a studio, but my assumption is I'll have to get rid of approximately 200 more before the move. This fall. In about seven months. So reading things is feeling rather urgent.

Hopefully me until August

In the meantime, if I can combine a Marie Kondo approach with "I can get this at the library and don't need to own it," then things might be okay. Maybe. Possibly. We'll see.

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