Today, at the Barbicon Theatre in London, his name will be spoken.
"A man is not dead while his name is still spoken."
Going Postal -- Terry Pratchett
Seriously, Ruth, October??? October?!?!?!?!!! I could have sworn.... Oh let me just give it up now and say I am very, very sorry. You can get out the wet noodles and give me heck. A pox on me... well, not really, because if I'm poxed it will cut down on my typing abilities even more.
I am so embarrassed.
And I am also humored because among the reasons I was motivated to post today was to advertise for the Dewey's 24-hour Readathon next weekend (the 23rd to be precise). And what was I doing in October when last I posted?--- advertising for the fall Dewey's Readathon. lol At least you know I haven't changed.
Dewey's is a fun, personal, and yet group adventure of readers around the world taking a day (or whatever of the day they can) to read, promote reading, and in general enjoy themselves. There's no police force checking your progress or commitment -- want a nap, go for it. Need a break for something silly like lunch? -- Fine. Can't do Saturday, fine, try for Sunday. Can only read for an hour-- sure! Want to read graphic novels, short stories, poetry, Neil Gaiman, the encyclopedia? Just enjoy yourself and your books. They have a facebook group this year so you can see people planning -- their books, their snacks (seriously, there's a lot of care that goes in to some people's snacking plans), their schemes. Come on over -- make some new friends, find a new author, show publishers we still care (and possibly that we're pretty peeved at recent wholesale cancellations at certain publishing houses)! There's a Goodreads group too who is already all a-flutter with planning.
So, please, join the Dewey's Readathon fun. It is a nice feeling to find out that a solitary pursuit like reading can be a giant community hug too.
The short version of life? I've been busy. I've been grumpy. I hate my corporation. I had a birthday (let's not go there). I've read lots. I've been on typical adventures. I still haven't won the lottery. Despite all (work) provocations, I have not needed bail money.
All things considered, I guess I'm ok.
I have stitched a lot recently... mostly needlepoint -- mostly because I've been doing small things -- I like that finishing buzz you get. Some samples--
I wont wait months... I PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!!!
GNU Terry Pratchett