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.


  1. 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"?

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

  3. You're doing great! Keep going!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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