Weekend reads, or it's that time of year...

This weekend I won't be reading since my family will be attending the New Bedford Whaling Museum's annual Moby Dick Marathon, a weekend event where passionate fans read Moby Dick aloud.

Moby Dick is my wife's all time favorite book so when we discovered this event, it immediately became an annual affair for us. This is our fifth year going, and my wife is an official reader for her second year in a row. She's very excited.

I'm not a Moby Dick fan but I do love geeks, and it's impossible not to enjoy this when surrounded by passionate fans. The read happens at the museum, which only enhances the story, and there are all kinds of fun nods to the story -- there's a celebrity Ishmael to open the reading every year, the mayor reads the section of Ishmael walking thru Bedford, and the worship scene happens at the Seaman's Bethel, etc.

So, it's not my preferred read, but it'll do. What are you reading this weekend?

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  1. I'm sure your wife's excitement makes it fun.

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    1. I love geeks and for that reason alone, I love the marathon!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is charming. Your wife sounds like a delight, and I'm thrilled for her that she's an official reader even though I don't necessarily understand the distinction between that and a regular reader. :p

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    1. She's on the formal schedule as opposed to being a backup reader, who reads if the designated reader doesn't show up. It's just fun for her b/c she's in the program and has a goal, etc.

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  3. When I hosted my Moby Dick read along it ended up being just me and one other person because everyone else dropped out! But, I stuck with it. I was surprised by how humorous the book was in places. That event sounds like fun.

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    1. Someday I am going to try to read it b/c there are surprisingly funny spots, like you said. I do enjoy being with the crowd on Sun, for the last handful of chapters -- everyone is hushed and on the edge of their seats!

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