My very first Read-a-Thon went pretty well, I think.  Okay, I didn’t read the stack of books I had selected…but I did read one of them, a 453 page book, The Obsession.  (Click for my review).




A great page-turner romantic suspense that kept me glued to the pages.

But here is how my day unfolded.

7:30 a.m.- Started reading…took occasional breaks and took photos of snacks, etc.  Visited some blogs and then resumed reading.

2:00 p.m. – Tired eyes…took a nap.

3:00 p.m. – Resumed reading.

5:00 p.m. – Dinner and reading

Then my charger on Pippa went out, so I had to hook it up to my laptop.  I couldn’t figure out how to read while it was charging…so I got online to write my weekly updates, check e-mails, and order a new charger.

10:00 – Resumed reading until 11:00 p.m.

Slept until 1:30, so I read until 3:00 a.m.  Went back to sleep.

Woke up at 6:30 a.m., finished reading and checked some blog posts.  That’s a wrap!


My optimistic reading goals included these books, 2 print versions and a couple more on Pippa:


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another snack 423

It is almost Hour Four for me, and I just prepared a light snack of apples and peanut butter…with my caffeine.

I’m still reading The Obsession, avoiding the short books for this captivating read.  I’m now on P. 100.





After struggling through the aftermath of her father’s crimes, Naomi is trying to start over.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

I’m loving the main character, Naomi Carson (previously Naomi Bowes).  After a troubling time in Washington, D.C., and then in New York, Naomi has taken up residence in Sunrise Cove, Washington.  I am loving the renovations she is making on the beautiful home that faces water.  A photographer, Naomi has an artist’s eye, and the descriptions make me feel…well, as if I’m there with her.

How are you doing on this journey?



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Good morning, blogging world!  Today will be my first time participating (officially) in this Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

I am getting a late start, but here is a peek at some of the books on my stack today, which include some print books and several on Pippa, my Kindle, atop the stack.  The popcorn is an added incentive:


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I chose some books that have been on my pile for a while, but I have some newer ones to attack on Pippa.

I am blogging here from Fresno, CA, and have been part of the blogosphere for eight years this month!

My first blogging year was a wash, as I had no clue…and then, suddenly, I started finding other bloggers, joining events and memes, and connecting!

Now I’m off to read…but I will be back occasionally, and will do a wrap-up when I’m finished.

Have fun!  Here’s my reading spot….