#FlashReadathon: No Rules, Just Read!June 19, 2015
Before my post today, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the shooting in Charleston on Wednesday night. The victims and their families are in my thoughts, but I want to do more than think about it, even if what I do is small and can in no way erase the atrocity of their murders. In case any of you are interested in contributing, a donation page for the families of the victims is supposed to go live today at noon.
It's finally Friday, and guess what? I have a ridiculous stack of books to read this weekend! My book bingo plans, desire to tackle some chunksters and a buttload of holds all coming in at once conspired against (or for?) me. Shannon and I plan to combine forces and build a book fort. Come join us! I bake awesome cookies.
Uh, guys? I think we're gonna need another #flashreadathon. My stack is taller than my cat. pic.twitter.com/H9LU2nbm6x— Shaina (@shainareads) June 17, 2015
The only set plans I have for this weekend are to go see a (free!) talk by Claudia Rankine at our local art gallery about her use of mixed media to take on race relations. It couldn't be coming at a better time, since I just finished Citizen and have been struggling with how to talk about it. I'll be taking notes to share with you all and picking up my own copy of Citizen today, in case she's in a signing mood.
Other than that, it'll be all reading, all the time. Can you only join in for fifteen minutes? Do it, and hop on Twitter using #flashreadathon. I'd love to see what you're reading this weekend.