I started reading The Cup and the Crown over breakfast at 6:40 this morning, read aloud five minutes of Barefoot Pirate to my son while waiting for his ride to school, and then listened to Goliath for 1 hour 20 minutes while doing dishes and laundry. I’m now taking a break to give the girl her snack and try to get the cake in the oven. I think my goal is going to be reading at least 12 hours of the 48. Even though that’s the low goal, it’s still feeling wildly ambitious.
Two weaknesses in the plan so far: I can’t use streaming Netflix to distract my daughter while I post here, as the Netflix uses all the bandwidth and won’t let me post (duh!). And I’m a little nervous, too, about leaving her to her own devices while I wander around the house wearing noise-canceling headphones. Still, so far, so good!