[Auntie Obvious]: Hey, Book Sailors! The Reading Regatta Fall Flight ends today!
[Brady]: Did you finish your four books?
[Auntie Obvious]: Yes! I finished six. Well, allllllmost. How many did you read?
[Brady]: I read six! I read Jurassic Park, and I re-read all five Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. And Kendall (my Kindle) tells me that I’m 54% finished with The Hobbit. What did you read?
[Auntie Obvious]: I read “Rebel Rising”, which is about Jyn Erso, “The Reading List”, which was my book club book, “The Wives of Henry the VIII” which was a history book, plus Rick Riordan’s “Throne of Fire” and also Jurassic Park. Plus, I will finish The Silmarillion TONIGHT if it kills me. (Update 10/31/21 – Auntie Obvious did, in fact, finish The Silmarillion, and luckily, it did NOT kill her.
[Brady]: And how many pages is the Index in The Silmarillion?
[Auntie Obvious]: The Appendix starts on page 379 and goes to page 458 – so 79 pages total. This was a hard book for me, because I have a challenge remembering names and places, and this book is FULL of them. So in this book, they will be all, “This famous elf was named Steve, but the other elves called him Bob, but some other people called him Jim, but then after a rabid bunny gnawed off his big toe, he was thereafter known as Walter.” ::slowly bangs head on desk::
[Brady]: I was struggling with Trials of Apollo, and I just realized today that the Appendix is there for a reason.
[Auntie Obvious]: Dude, I think you will really like the conclusion of that series if you get back into it. So how come we haven’t seen any new stories from you lately?
[Brady]: I have been working on something big in the Power Monkey industry, and I’ve got this project with Dadat, which has a possibility of being published, but I don’t know for sure yet. Under both of our names, as we agreed!
[Auntie Obvious]: That sounds awesome! I can’t wait to hear more! Any final thoughts as we wrap up the Fall Flight?
[Brady]: Okay, never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you…
[Auntie Obvious]: Oh nice (***sarcasm***), a Rickroll. Anything else to say?
[Brady]: Coke is better than Pepsi.
[Auntie Obvious]: Anything else related to reading, since this isn’t a soft drink website?
[Brady]: Keep Reading…Sail On! Stay tuned for our special winter reading challenge!