Read-a-Thon: Book 4 selected

For Book 4 —

Finally settled on Deadlines Past: Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter’s Story by Walter R. Mears
Other books were either not looking interesting enough to read straight through. And yet other books looked too interesting to read straight through. (I tend not to read this way on normal days! I’ve usually got 5-7 books in progress, and I savor them.)
So– I’m about 1/3 of the way through Deadlines Past, and it’s quite entertaining. Educational, too, because I’m not that familiar with the campaigns of those who didn’t win. And there are some crazy-good anecdotes. Take this, for example:
“In Milwaukee, a woman threw a glass of whiskey in Kennedy’s face as he rode in the motorcade. Then she tossed the glass into his car. Kennedy wiped his face off and picked the tumbler up. ‘Here’s your glass,’ he said, and handed it to her.” (p. 10)

This is one of the reasons I adore JFK: the man had a certain grace, and besides that, he was quick with a comeback.
Here are the numbers: Books read: 3
Hours read: 10
Pages read: 818

Where I’ve read since the last update: kitchen table, ugly recliner

What I’ve consumed since the last update: red pepper pasta, carrots, 2 glasses of water, pita, baba ghanoush

What else I’ve done: eaten dinner; done 2 mini-challenges; watched an episode of Community

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