BOOKS REMAINING: 49
CURRENT BOOK: None
I breezed through the remainder of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret while on the treadmill at the gym on Thursday after work. I started thinking this project is going to be easy-peasy! I’m going to finish way before my birthday! Right?
So, after getting home, fixing beef quesadillas with a side of corn for dinner, posting my first entry in this blog, and giving myself a much-overdue pedicure, I turned my e-reader back on to return Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and check out the second book on the list, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. It was available through the 3M Cloud Library! Everything was still swell! But…it was checked out so I had to put a hold on it.
Was I REALLY going to be forced already to skip from the second book on the list to the third?
I had no choice but to move on and search for Ain’t I a Woman by Bell Hooks. No luck on the 3M Cloud Library. So I pulled up the catalog for the regular library and there was a copy available. My library closes at 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. I checked the clock on the cable box in the TV console. It was only 8:30 p.m. The library is ten minutes away from the house, giving me time to spare. I noted the Dewey Decimal number for the book. My husband was perfectly happy to pause “Project Runway All Stars” and watch the NFL draft while I ran to the library. (Don’t misjudge us; I’m also a football fan and he also likes “Runway”). At the library, I made my way to the unfamiliar nonfiction section and located the appropriate shelf and then the book. With no offense intended, and given that I’m not much of a nonfiction reader, I sensed great potential for the book to be a snooze fest, and I was glad to see it was short. I was on my way home in a flash (hooray for self-check!)
The moral of the story: Nothing gets in the way of a redhead on a mission.