I'm closer to book 50 on Cannonball Read than book 10. I've probably read past that already. I just haven't updated. Life is slowing down again and I'll have time to play catchup. To give you a representative sampling of books I'm not counting toward Cannonball Read that meet the requirements: The Waves by Virginia Woolf Ulysses by James Joyce Persuasion by Jane Austen Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Modernism: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies) James Joyce's Ulysses by Stuart Gilbert The New Negro edited by Alaine Locke Cane by Jean Toomer (Norton Critical Edition) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Norton) A sampling, I assure you. Plenty more Woolf (2 more), Joyce (2 more), Atwood (7! more), critical editions (5), massive anthologies (3), and modernist texts (lost count). That's not including plays, poetry collections, and more formal academic textbooks. On the plus side, I finally was paid for my theater work, so I purchased a Sony Reader (native PDF and ePub support? Google Books? screw Kindle) and loaded it up with some of my favorite authors in the public domain: Dickens, Austen, Radcliffe, Shelley, James, and Poe, among others. And for an indication of the rate of reading specifically for Cannonball Read, I finished the following in the past week: Talk to the Hand by Lynn Truss The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks World War Z by Max Brooks Breathers: A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. And there's still a bunch more I haven't accounted for, like A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, and The Ruins. So, not as far off as it initially seemed. Still incredibly out of sync with timing. From now on, it's whatever I remember to write about rather than an attempt to keep everything in order. Onwards.


2009 Tony Award Nominations

Zombies Are a Boy's Best Friend, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Zombie Apocalypse