09 June 2006
Counting the days
Consider this a literary SOS.
Word Nerd's got almost 300 more pages to go in "The Count of Monte Cristo" to finish the classic novel by June 15, as promised. At this point in the game, Word Nerd should have been around page 500.
What happened? Well, a few days off where Word Nerd was doing things like clambering through caves and gaping at Mt. Rushmore and two mystery novels by Susan McBride.
Oh. Right. And Everfree.
All, however, is not lost. Word Nerd isn't reading anything else until Monte Cristo is done, despite the stack of books to be read on her living room floor and the few that she just put on hold at the library.
But this is where you come in. Word Nerd's not having any fun getting to the end. The last chapter, kid you not, was about about selling stocks. Yep. Finances.
Word Nerd needs some cheerleaders. After all, y'all voted for this and it's taking an awful lot of will power (will power akin to not eating the whole pint of Ben and Jerry's) to not pick up Kelley Armstrong's "Bitten," or Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" or Alison Pace's, "If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend."
Word Nerd's got five days.