[Brady]: This winter, we’re giving the gift of reading! With thousands of intricate rules that I’ve specified sitting at my desk at 3:00 a.m..
[Auntie Obvious]: Dude. What have we talked about? KISS. Keep It Simple Sailor.
[Brady]: So we’re not doing point breaks?
[Auntie Obvious]: It’s Christmas. Not the Reading Olympics.
[Brady]: Do you have any ideas about how this Reading Regatta could go?
[Auntie Obvious]: How about we give the gift of reading? You partner up with a reading buddy and you recommend a book for your buddy to read?
[Brady]: That’s cool, but let’s call it Carol of the Books or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reader or something like that.
[Auntie Obvious]: Those are both great, but let’s do Carol of the Books! Everybody try to finish their book by the end of 2022, which is 10 days away.
[Brady]: My book for you that I’ve selected is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
[Auntie Obvious]: Cool! My book for you is Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It’s a really quick read!
[Brady]: Dude, it’s 451 pages. When we were discussing having another Reading Regatta, you said the limit should be 400 pages. Keep it Simple, Sailor.
[Auntie Obvious]: Fine. My selection is the first 400 pages of Peter and the Starcatchers. If you don’t want to find out how it ends, that’s on you.
[Brady]: If I finish it, can we do weekly updates and point breaks?
[Auntie Obvious]: But it’s only one book and…you know what? Knock yourself out. Sure, if you finish it, we’ll do unlimited hot chocolate and point breaks.
[Brady]: Fine. What if somebody reading this doesn’t have a Book Buddy, though?
[Auntie Obvious]: We’ll be their book buddy! They can choose from one of our selections below! ::whispers:: pick mine, pick mine, pick mine…
|A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning||Peter and the Starcatchers|
|A Christmas Carol||The Hobbit|
|8-Bit Christmas||Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief|
[Auntie Obvious]: Dude, I’m totally going to read 8-Bit Christmas! That movie was awesome! Except for the puking.
[Brady]: I really liked The Lightning Thief. That was a solid choice!
[Auntie Obvious]: Time to say the thing!
[Brady]: Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Regatta! And also…Keep Reading…Sled on!
[Auntie Obvious]: Dude.