I actually read a book in New Orleans. Thank you, Mary, for mailing the fluff book. I had to fight my snobby book standards, but I've finally come to terms with the fact that my brain just cannot handle legitimate literature, along with everything else it's handling right now.
Speaking of literacy - has anybody else seen this Powerade commercial they play at the movie theater? With the Sportsblender "book"? If you haven't - it's disgusting. The add campaign might as well be: "Reading is lame! Watch tv, play sports, drink powerade! ... and then burn some books!"
Illiteracy is the downfall of democracy. Seriously. That's a full rant, but I'm in New Orleans so you just get the abridged version.