Yo, Srini, I sometimes read and run without clapping. I do it especially if I read while my son is about to fall asleep and I'm hiding my smartphone under the blanket, so he won't notice I just pretend to sleep next to him. I came back to read you once again. And clap. And tell you that I picture Eddie Murphy in his comedy roles when I read you.
But most importantly, to ask you: How dare she not to ask you any question about Succession?! And how could you stay next to her the next day? I really don't get it!