Yesterday and today, I’m participating in the 24in48 Readathon. Yesterday, I finished Charcoal Joe, the 14th Easy Rawlins mystery, by Walter Mosley and then I began a re-read of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I plan on finishing that here later this morning, and after that, we’ll see. So far, I’ve read 6 1/2 hours and while I won’t get 24 hours in 48, if I’m lucky, I might get to 12 hours, and even if I don’t, I’m happy with what I’ve gotten read.
I’ll be honest that I’m not remembering Invisible Man. I think that for some reason, I had it mixed up with Native Son by Richard Wright. That doesn’t mean that I’m not liking it; it’s just not the book I remember.
So far here are my favorite sections…
…first from Charcoal Joe:
…and then from Invisible Man:
To be honest, I love the entire prologue, but it’s a bit long to quote in its entirety here.
As you can see in the featured image above (if you’re in a feed reader, you might have to go to the blog to see), I probably could have read more if my wife and I hadn’t started watching Stranger Things on Netflix on Friday night and then we had to finish it last night. If you have Netflix, I encourage you to see it, especially if you are a fan of Stephen King and of the 1980s. It was amazing, and now we can’t wait for Season 2.
Here’s the first eight minutes shared by Netflix on YouTube, if you’re not sure:
Are you participating in the readathon this weekend? If so, how have you done? If not, what are you reading anyway? Either way, anything good worth mentioning? If you’ve seen Stranger Things, what did you think?