Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon End of Event Meme

Posted by Millie L at 9:23 AM 0 comments





April 28, 2013

Well its the end of another read-a-thon.  I only managed to finish one book and made it half way through another before I could no longer keep my eyes open.  So here is my end of the event meme wrap up:

Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 21.  I finally called it quits.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? No since I only managed to finish one and it took me quite a while.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No the way its being run is awesome and thank you to all the people that make it happen.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  It was fun reading every one's tweets on twitter, I think that worked really well.

How many books did you read? 1 :(

What were the names of the books you read? Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry and Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (started)

Which book did you enjoy most? Keeping the Moon.  Even though I did not finish it for the read-a-thon I really loved the story.

Which did you enjoy least?  I liked Long Spoon Lane but I do not think it was a good choice for me for the read-a-thon since it took me quite a while to finish it.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I definitely will be participating in the October Read-a-thon and will be a reader.

That's a wrap!

Millie

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Deweys 24 Hour Read a thon

Posted by Millie L at 6:54 AM 2 comments
April 27, 2013

Ok so I am a total slacker.  I am posting late, I over slept and have missed the first 2 hours of the read-a-thon!.  This is the 3rd read-a-thon I have participated in.  So here is my introduction questionnaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
 Northern California

 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen.  I have never read any of her books and this one I am looking forward to reading.

 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
My stash of skittles!

 4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Lets see, I am happily married, have 2 dogs and a cat (who shows himself on occasion).  I have lived in Northern CA all my life and grew up on a farm.  What can I say I am a total country girl!

 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Today I have nothing planned except to read!. And to make up for the fact I over slept the first 2 hours of the read-a-thon!.

Millie

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

Posted by Millie L at 11:01 AM 0 comments
 
April 7, 2013
 
 


Paperback, 361 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Berkley (first published May 3rd 2005) 
Series: Lowcountry Tales #5
Source: Purchased                  
         
Summary from Goodreads:
 
Catapulted from her home, her marriage and her children, artist Rebecca Simms has come to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. Little does she know that on this “arrogantly shabby” family playground, she’ll encounter three people who will change her life: a wise and irresistible octogenarian who will pry her secrets from her, a gallery owner who caters to interior decorators and heaven save us, tourists, and a retired attorney from Columbia who’s complacent in her fat and sassy life until Rebecca’s stormy advent.
 
My Thoughts:
 
This was the first book I read by Ms. Frank and even though this was #5 in the series, I did not miss anything or feel like I had to read the first 4 books to understand the story.  Although this story from the summary seems to  be about Rebecca Simms, I found it was more about her attorney Abigail as the story is mostly told from her point of view and she agrees to take on Rebecca's case.
 
I loved Abigail, she was strong, feisty and confident. She had some struggles in her life but as the story progresses, she overcomes them.  She needed Rebecca as much as Rebecca needed her.  Abigail's best friend is Huey.  Huey was adorable and brought humor to the story.
 
This story was about friends supporting each other to get them through tough times.  While Abigail was Rebecca's attorney, she was also her friend and I loved that.  It was about the bonds of friendship and standing with your friend through tough times.  The book was very well written and a definite beach read.  I will certainly be reading more books by Ms. Frank! 
 
Millie
 

 

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