Longtime readers of my blog will know that October is an insane month for me. October is our major fundraising month on the job, so my ordinarily cushy job becomes decidedly not-so-cushy. It also marks the beginning of my volunteer gig as a coach in a children's athletic program which roughly coincides with the school year. As is typical, I try to compose posts when I have free time and schedule them to post automatically. I also tend to post more videos than usual this time of year.
I managed to pick up a copy of Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October to read in the downtime. From what I've heard, it's a fun read, perhaps best described as fan-fiction written by an industry giant on a bet, which he won. The book has thirty-two chapters, an introduction and one chapter for each day of the month. I had been toying with the idea of reading a chapter a day, but the early chapters are very short compared to the later ones. I think I'll read the book in conventional fashion. The book is a love-letter to the turn-of-the-20th-century pulp fiction, so I think I'll relish every page. I sure hope I do!