THAT’S A WRAP: READ-A-THON IS OVER!

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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).

 

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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!

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

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A READ-A-THON & MORE

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Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

**Mailbox Monday is hosted at the home site: Mailbox Monday.

And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

It has been a good week for reading, and today I’ve joined in for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  I started out fairly late this morning, around 7:30 a.m., and I’ve been going at it pretty steadily.  I’ve taken some breaks to blog and visit sites, have snacks, and even some dinner.  My original plan was to read two or three small books, but instead, I started on one with 454 pages…and kept going with it because I love it.  I should be finished soon.

I haven’t done a lot of movie watching this week, and nothing on Netflix.  Usually that’s a weekend thing, but now I’ve got the reading thing going on.  Here’s my reading with dinner.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Let’s Chase Away the Blues & Muse About Books

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “Terrible Virtue”

Reminiscing Childhood Moments:  Excerpted from “Web of Tyranny”

Bookish Hump Day: “The Beauty of the End”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Passions, Change, & the Comfort Zone

Bookish Thursdays #10:  A Potpourri of Events

Bookish Fridays:  “The Obsession”

Snow Sparks:  The Eyes, Etc.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon:  Morning Launch

Read-a-Thon:  An Engaging Story & a Snack

Review:  A Fatal Grace (e-book), by Louise Penny

Review:  Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman

Review:  Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney (Vine)

Review:  June, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Vine)

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in the mailbox!  But I bought one print book at Barnes & Noble, and downloaded an e-book.

The One & Only, by Emily Giffin

 

 

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (e-book), by Fredrik Backman

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Currently Reading:

The Obsession (e-book), by Nora Roberts

 

 

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Have No Shame (e-book), by Melissa Foster

 

 

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A Thirty-Something Girl (e-book), by Lisa M. Gott

 

 

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There are more books on my stacks, of course, and I will follow my whims to see what comes after these.

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That’s my week.  What did yours look like?  Enjoy….

 

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READ-A-THON: AN ENGAGING STORY & A SNACK

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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.

 

 

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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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