Ruby Ramblings

Hour two
October 22, 2011, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Books, Dewey's Read-a-thon

I have to run out the door to play an hour long at a fall festival, and got woefully little reading done after responding to an e-mail for a request to play, reading through ten read-a-thoners blogs, and reheating Indian fair.

The e-mail I was a little conflicted about. People seem to think that musicians are hankering to play at every opportunity that calls. This isn’t true. I’m eager to work, as it were, but the hours of writing, practicing, rehearsing, not to mention the cost of equipment, gear, gas, and the like, mean that I expect to be compensated for my work. Regardless of the fact that the work in question is also art. “Exposure” is, largely, bullshit. It doesn’t pay my rent, or buy me groceries. To be asked by a successful national chain to play at their annual event for free, is a good exercise in asking for what I’m worth and potentially saying no and walking away.

Current Book: The Liar’s Club
Page: 26
Pages read since start of read-a-thon: 2 (go ahead laugh)

And yet another thing that is not actually reading: A Book Puzzle!

What do you think this title is?

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8 Comments so far
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Oh, one of my friends live in Eger!
How cool 🙂

Comment by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea


Comment by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

I am horrible at this type of puzzle! I’m a black & white girl. 🙂 OK, I do recognize gray area. Not laughing at your pages read. You seem to have a lot going on and especially on your mind. Maybe on the books can help you mentally get out of the present for a bit. 😉

Team CheerTrix

Comment by Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews

Thanks for visting Readspace…I know how you feel, I have a fairly busy day plus my regular errands to run that is interfering with my reading! But it is a 24 hour read-a-thon, there are still hours and hours left…

Comment by Susan

CHEERS! Fall festivals are fun. I just slipped away from the ‘thon to check out the GIANT town yard sale but it was all crap. SO now, I’m back to CHEERING. so, CHEERS!
ps Bybee/Susan is from a town I used to live in so I have fondness for her and I wish you BOTH happy Readathons!

Comment by Care

What a small world! I would have definitely ducked out for a giant yard sale. That sounds like a blast.

Comment by therubycanary

Crack at the Edge of the World? Not sure. Great puzzle though. Thanks for playing!

Comment by melissa @ 1lbr

That’s it! Simon Winchester.

Comment by therubycanary

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