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!