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Of Read-a-Thons and Leotards

April 8, 2011

Here is the pile of books I am trying to bring for the read-a-thon.

The stack of books I'm about to cram into my bag.

Not even I, who read inhumanly fast, can read 10 books in 24 hours.

And yet, I’m trying to stuff a giant stack of books in my bag, before Dad picks me up and we head to the ancestral home.

I’m having all sort of panicky feelings- “what if I want to read YA at 3AM? What if I want a mystery! I need to bring it ALL!” This is the downside of having my book binge away from home. Yes, I realize an e-reader could solve this. Hush.


And then it dawnBallerina @ Tulane Universityed on me that I’m doing the same thing my friend Lisa talked about with ballet classes. She took ballet throughout her childhood and young adulthood. She explained the perplexing phenomenon of these tiny, wiry ballerinas toting giant bags full of leotards and leg warmers. A half dozen of them– for one class! This is apparently A Thing, that every ballerina or ballet student does, she says “because you might want to wear the GREEN one, at the last minute!”

So… apparently the prospect of the Read-A-Thon being away from home has turned me into a great big prima donna.

I’m even looking at my jammed bag and starting to fantasize idly… about an e-reader!


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  1. November 4, 2011 5:09 pm

    Personally, I think it’s a great idea to have a few different leotards to choose from. I think that you should have a few outfits for every occasion, so why not apply that philosophy to everything?

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