Friday, August 29, 2008

As of this morning I'm halfway done with Hallelujah Blackout by Alex Lemon. I'm trying to decide whether to call it after five innings on account of not caring. I was just never into it from the beginning, and I really don't feel like reading any more of it. But if I stop now, do I count it as "finished" (as far as my ten-book pledge is concerned)? I want to say yes. I mean, I'm past the halfway point. If it's good enough for baseball.... There's a difference between not finishing a book because you're lazy (this is what I'm trying to defeat with the ten-book pledge), and not finishing a book because you really would rather not be reading it. Yes. There, I think I've successfully talked myself into a workable rationalization.

One down, nine to go.

If anybody in New York wants a free copy of Hallelujah Blackout by Alex Lemon, you now know where to find one.