One of my TBR shelves

It’s definitely time for a personal Read-A-Thon! I’m setting it for Sunday, November 29th. It will begin at 7:00 a.m. CST and run until 7:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Who would like to join in?



Welcome to Powerful Women Readers. This book group/society of women is the resurrected book group of the Alvin branch of the American Association of University Women from back in the 80s. We have been active as an on-line book club group since September of 2015 and have had a few get-togethers open to all PWR members and their friends who share a love of reading, books, and literacy concerns.

We believe in life-long learning, and reading and sharing books is part of that goal. We suggest good books to read and get together irregularly and spasmodically to share book recommendations, pass along books we’ve read, and encourage others in our efforts to promote literacy locally and nationally. Some of us have been “planting” Little Free Libraries in our yards and around the Alvin area.

The PWR post is available as well at  Many of our bookish friends follow us on-line and sometimes make comments on books we present to them.

If you would like,  start a conversation with other bibliophiles by typing what you are currently reading in the reply box below.  PWR would like to hear from YOU!


Join me on Saturday, December 23rd in a twelve-hour Christmas Read-a-thon. No, you do not have to read Christmas themed books, but you may if you would like to. My goal is to finish the books I have started and to read as far as I can in books that are in my house in this order: books checked out from library /escape reading to soothe me from the hustle and bustle I will have been through by then/books that will whittle down my TBR shelves and stacks.

I plan to cook my Christmas Eve dinner and thaw my Christmas day dinner items while I am reading on Saturday.  Sunday we will go to our Christmas Church Service at 10:30 (no Bible Study/Sunday School that day), then return at 5:00 p.m. of Christmas Eve for a Communion/Celebration, so there will be scant time for cooking.  Hopefully by Saturday, everything will be wrapped and delivered and nothing but peace and goodwill will reign for the rest of the Christmas weekend and day. I am looking forward to some quiet, reflective time both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Leading up to this time with a day of reading and thawing/cooking will be a Christmas gift to myself.

Who would like to join me?  Indicate in the comment section if you’re “in.”

Happy Holiday Reading Days Ahead…