Monday, May 5, 2008

I haven't done THAT in awhile!

What is THAT, you ask? Read a whole book, cover to cover, IN ONE DAY. I often read a book in 2 or 3 days, but rarely in one. I could be wrong, maybe forgetting a book or two, but the last book I remember reading in one day was a non-fiction book called Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck - 406 pages. That was in June 2003, before I had the girls ('nuff said).

Even with the girls, I did manage to read Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark, yesterday. I read it on and off in the morning amidst the girls running around. Jay took them outside for awhile late morning and I read then. I read during naptime. Then I read from about 8:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. and I was DONE! Obviously I really enjoyed the book.

The first book I read by Mindy was The Trouble with Tulip, the first book in a 3 book "Smart Chick Mystery Series." I really enjoyed that one and the sequel, Blind Dates Can Be Murder. But then for some reason I could not get into the last book, Elementary My Dear Watkins. (My youngest sister, who has the same taste in books as I do, really enjoyed it so I'm not sure why I didn't.) She has one more series "The Million Dollar Mystery Series" that didn't grab me either. But I LOVED Whispers of the Bayou. I hope to read more books like this one from Mindy.

1 comment:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, that's really a great plug for "Whispers on the Bayou"! :) I recently bought, and read, the three Smart Chick ones. I liked all three too. Just last Thursday, I picked up the first two of the Million Dollar mysteries at my library. Unfortunately, they don't have the other two or three, so I'm not sure what I'll do about that - I do hate to start and not finish series books. I'll have to go add Whispers to my Amazon wish list. Sounds awesome if you were unable to put it down :)

Have a great day, and Happy Reading!