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.


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