Previewing The Long Walk

Previewing The Long Walk
September 15, 2011 Constant Readers

July 1st
Pat: ohshits
Long Walk is next.
Andrea: YES.
Do you have it?
Pat: I don’t think so.
It’s hard to say with all my books in boxes.
Andrea: Find it this weekend!
Pat: SHUT IT
Andrea: haha

July 20th
Andrea: Do you want me to bring you the Long Walk?
I think it is actually your copy of the Bachman Books.
Pat: You have an extra copy?
Andrea: Oh right, I didn’t read it yet.
Well, I can just get it out of the library unlike your library-flouting ass.
Pat: That can be my birthday present. Buy me the paperback. You can probably find it used for a dollar.

July 25th
Andrea: HAPPY REAL BIRTHDAY
I BOUGHT YOU THE LONG WALK AND DIDN’T GIVE IT TO YOU
I AM THE WORST

August 10th
Andrea: DO NOT let me forget to give you The Long Walk when you are here next week.

August 15th
Andrea: I am bringing your crap and The Long Walk to the show on Friday.
Pat: We discussed this! Do it when you visit!
Andrea: OH RIGHT
I get confused. Well, I am bringing The Long Walk, at least.

August 20th (via text)
Andrea: I forgot to give you The Long Walk!!!!!

September 2nd
Pat: Bored as shit, Andrea. Bored as shit.
Andrea: Download a PDF of The Long Walk!
Then we can talk about it.
Pat: Download a shut up about the eat shit.
Andrea: snort

September 6th
Pat: I am 10% done The Long Walk.
Andrea: So you don’t need me to mail it to you?
Pat: It’d be nice to not read it off an iPod. There are missing words occasionally.
Andrea: Okay. I will mail. Someday. It has been in my car since you texted me your address.
So that is a step toward mailing it.
Next step: ask Tim to mail it.
Step 3: get mad at him for not mailing it and do it myself, in three weeks.
Pat: And all this because you forgot to bring it to the show.
Andrea: YUP
And because I forgot to give it to you at your birthday party.

September 7th
Pat: Remember that time I read The Long Walk in one day?
Andrea: I DO. I am impressed with your tenacity, sir.