So incredibly angry right now. Fury itself is raging through my veins. Granted, I know in the long run, it's no big deal because it's just a shitty local newspaper that is run by simpletons that find tractor pulls entertaining and are equipped with a completely antediluvian sense of grammar. Yet, the fact that my article, my beautifully hastily written article was so unceremoniously butchered just makes my blood boil. I was told to write a half-page article. I did. I was told to make it sound fun, this was to be an advertisment. I did. In fact... this is what I wrote.
By (my name)
If you enjoy reading, are tired of summer television, are a library enthusiast, or are simply looking for a fun way to interact with your child and/or others, then this new community event could be just the thing you've been waiting for. The Daily Grind in downtown Cambridge will be hosting a group reading of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 9th; so grab a copy of the book and bring it down to the Grind!
An audio recording of the second book in the Harry Potter series, recorded by the Listening Library, will be played through the sound system and you are invited to come and read along with this enchanting tale. Parents are encouraged to bring their children; however, as the book can be very scary for smaller children - especially the voices in the recording - the recommended age group is for children 5-years-old and up. This read-along will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights starting the 9th. The audio recording is complied on 8 discs and one disc will be played per evening, totaling approximately an hour a night. So come on in, sip a hot chocolate or root beer float, and take part in this wonderful event to help out the Cambridge Library. Donations will be gladly taken at each of these meetings to show support for the community library. So feel free to bring along a copy of the book or just come in to listen to this delightful story, coupled with the satisfaction of helping and strengthening our community. From all of us down at the Grind, we hope to see you there!
Daily Grind to host library benefit[sic]
Hey! Where'd my name go?
Those who enjoy reading, are tired of summer television, are library enthusiasts, or looking for a way to interact with their children are invited to the Daily Grind in Cambridge for a group reading of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,starting[sic] at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. Those attending are encouraged to bring a copy of the book.
An audio recording of the second book in the Harry Potter series by the Listening Library will be played through the sound system and people are invited to reading[sic] along.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children. However, since the book can be scary for smaller children, the recommended age group is for children 5 and older.
The read-along will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights.
The audio recording is compiled on 8 compact discs and one will be played per evening for approximately an hour each night.
Hot chocolate or root beer floats will be served. Donations will be taken at each meeting to support the Cambridge Community Library.