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With Both Feet: Readathon Hour 6-ish

I woke up at 7:55 this morning and JUMPED into the readathon. I have faced several setbacks such as trying to read before the morning coffee had kicked in (words? What are words?), a storm blew through last night that left debris all over my outdoor reading"lounge" and that all had to be cleaned, and my Kindle is currently on "gasping for life" battery-wise. I'm taking a break to recharge the device and myself mentally as I meditate mostly every day and I skipped it this morning.
So far I have finished 2 graphic novels, one novel, a short story, and am about 25% in on a Kij Johnson novella. After a break, and some lunch, I will get back up to speed.
That is my reading level check in but what I am REALLY accomplishing is spending a whole day reading! I have found my new favorite short story of 2017- The City Born Great by NK Jemisin.

Can I just take a minute here and say how grateful I am to live in a world (and a dimension) in which N.K. Jemisin not only exists, but she PUBLISHES SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS EVER WRITTEN?  I am so, so lucky.

" I just went Jersey on your ass" needs to be on a t-shirt and I need to own it. PRONTO.
That woman is a goddess. I knew her novels were awesome, but her short fiction is .......they have not yet invented the word.

Another happy discovery! There is little/no WiFi in the backyard so I am reading with almost zero distractions. That does mean I'm probably missing mini-challenges and other reader's updates, but I'll read them later. I just don't want to fall into the time suck.

That said, peace out!
I am posting hourly on Instagram, but I'm being kind to myself so if I miss an hour, I miss an hour.


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