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Ready, Set, Read!

Getting ready to begin a read-a-thon Saturday!

I've arrived at my friend Laura's - the coffee is brewed, there are blankets and pillows aplenty and the cats have sniffed over my bags and shoes. I have a stack of books set aside and there is beautiful instrumental music playing in the background. As I type, Laura is on the couch reading a book about the Thames River in England and I'm looking longingly at the overstuffed red La-Z-Boy chair that's waiting for me to curl up and crack open the first book on the pile.

Speaking of the first book, I'm beginning by continuing my reading of Diana Gabaldon's "Voyager." I'm sure I'll need a break from it at some point during the day and afternoon, so I have others at the ready. I'll also be checking in periodically here to update and blog about my second-ever read-a-thon. (And because Laura has a Mac book and it's just fun to type on - I like the way the keys click and clack as I type. I'm a nerd, I know. Don't act so surprised!)

A quick side note before I take my leave to begin: over 30 responses to my political post the other day! I'm blown away. I want to say a general thank you for the comments and opinions, all of which have thus far been very respectfully given and I am very thankful for that. I will be reviewing more of the comments tomorrow and respond. I just wanted to say thanks for the comments, thanks for reading and Happy Saturday!

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Randy1949 October 16, 2012 at 05:40 PM
@Jenna -- I like science fiction and fantasy, and i have friends who are fans of the HBO series (which I haven't seen).We'll see if I like this series. Previously, I'd worked my way through Terry Pratchett's Discworld. I must have read over twenty of them. But too much Pratchett gets to be too much. LOL
Greg October 16, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Many times I read much later than I should. My dog comes over, with sad and sleepy eyes, to remind me it's bed time. I can't wait to get my new Kindle Paperwhite, it is back lit and will allow me to read even longer. I really like the Kindle product and I just saw something that said that the books were getting cheaper.
James R Hoffa October 16, 2012 at 05:54 PM
@Randy1949 - Ever see the film 'Nightflyers' (1987), based on the George R. R. Martin novel? You can watch the whole film on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gby4_NPuR0
Greg October 16, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Jenna, This post is much better than your political post. Not that your post was bad, just the political posts are rehashed rehash. Thank you for something more refreshing and fun. Is there a way to post it to more patch locations?
Jenna Czaplewski October 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Well thank you. :) As for posting to more Patches, I'm not sure. That's a question for my trusty editor! But I do primarily blog about books and other entertainment items. The political post was a rarity. Thanks for reading!

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