Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-thon: 9:00am post

You guys are so sweet --- I just logged on and 7 of you were kind of enough to post notes of encouragement. THANK YOU!!

Well, I decided to be efficient this morning and selected a cozy mystery as my first read so that I could also be reading for the Cozy Mystery Challenge as well as for the marathon. My "stats" are as follows:

book currently reading: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
number of pages read so far in the book: 114 out of 324
cumulative hours spent reading so far: 1.5 hours

What do I think about the book so far? This is definitely an easy going "cozy" and a good first book for the read-a-thon. I have enjoyed the setting of the story --- a cookie shop in Minneapolis in the late fall (in another life - I had a dream of owning a cookie/muffin shop and this brings back lots of vivid memories). I have found some of the writing a bit contrived (not sure that is the right word) -- the background information on the characters is too blatant for my taste -- but all in all it is a pleasant read.

After completing this book - I think my next book will something that has a bit more "meat" to it. I am thinking of reading Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier (however that is certainly subject to change according to my whim at the moment).

Well, the bowl of Grape Nuts has been consumed -- the obligatory potty break taken -- and I am off again for another 90 minutes or so of reading.


Margot said...

Way to go Molly. 114 pages is a good accomplishment. Won't it feel good to be able to say "I read X number of books in one day"?

bermudaonion said...

You're doing great! That's over a page a minute. Keep it up.

Vasilly said...

You're doing great! Keep going!

Kim said...

Just stopping by to say hi. I am and ready to get going--didn't make it up at 5 am though! Looks like you are doing great!

J.S. Peyton said...

Oooh, I've heard so many good things about "Rebecca." It's on my TBR list. I'm saving it for the RIP IV challenge.

Trish said...

I might pick up Rebecca later but it is a little long for me. ChocoChip Cookie Murder sounds like too much fun!!

JoAnn said...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder sounds like great fun! I love Rebecca, too. Just got back in from my first 'event' and am on the way out again in a few minutes...keep on reading!! See you later.

Jess said...

I'm following you on Twitter, so most of my comments will be coming from there. But I just wanted to say keep up the good work!

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