JulzReads

Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Readathon Hour 1

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Time Stamp: 10:31-11:31

Currently Reading: Reel Sisters by Jackie Townsend

Pages Read This Hour: 44 (I feel the first hour is always hardest, but I think I’m in the groove now)

Pages Read Thus Far: 44

First of all, how lovely are all my pretty pillows, ideal for reclining in comfort:

Here’s the view from my perch:

Thoughts so far:  Reel Life is a book I never would have considered if the author hadn’t contacted me.  But I figured since it was a story about sisters from a dysfunctional family, I could relate.  What makes this unique is that each chapter corresponds with a movie from their lives, or as the book blurb says, “With iconic moments of contemporary cinema driving the narrative thread…  Real Life illuminates how, sometimes, escaping reality can be the clearest path to emotional truth.”

SNACK TIME! (Goodies will be featured in the hour 2 post, so stay tuned!)

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

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