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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Monday!

If you stopped by last Tuesday for an intro or teaser you know the BIG news of the week. Just in case, and because I'm so excited.....the family was in Las Vegas for lunch and joined a loyalty club. Our first reward was a discount on lunch and a $5 credit on the slots. By the time we waited in a huge line for lunch (there was a promotion going on) I just wanted to go home. I planned on playing my credit with max bet and pushing the button a couple of times so we could leave. I missed a zero the first time I saw how much I won, 332,000. That's right, the one who didn't want to stay and play just won $332! Plus I still had credit to use which got me another $8. I let my Mom have the rest of the credits and cashed out! (I never did ask her how she did)

My Mom asked how many books I was going to buy!

I didn't read as much in the car as I had hoped but did finish two baby blankets. Discovered that I like crocheting "in the round" and in the car. I worked on one blanket at the reunion and boy was that a conversation starter!

"What are you working on?"

"A baby blanket." That always got a surprised/hopeful look. "No news, just crocheting" which lead to general conversation.

Hope everyone has plans for a great week.

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

A big Thank You to Gwen for hosting in July, the August host is Staci at Life in the Thumb (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:


Purchased:
Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
Dragon's Time by Anne McCaffrey & Todd
Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis
Heart Change by Robin D. Owens
Heart Journey by Robin D. Owens




What are you Reading?

is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit, visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women
One Summer by JoAnn Ross



Currently Reading:
One Summer
All I Want for Christmas
Repairing Rainbows
Murder on Monday


Next up:
A Cat Under the Mistletoe (challenge)
Murder on Monday (challenge)
He Stopped Loving Her Today (review)
Telling Lies (review)
and a novella for The Art of the Novella Challenge ~ you can still sign up!

Reviewed:
Killer Weekend


Need to Review-keep a running total and cross off as completed:
(this list is way too long and if they've been reviewed I didn't label them correctly!)

Spin the Plate, short story (current read)
A Modern Witch (current read)
Kekula (current read)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
True North
Whiskey Gulf
A Circle of Souls
P.A.C.E.
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Miracle in Sumatra
The Tallest of smalls
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night
Second Chance
Red in the Flower Bed


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10 comments:

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy your new books!

bermudaonion said...

I would have cashed out as soon as I won too! Enjoy all of your new books!

Cecilia said...

I hope you will enjoy the books you have yet to read! http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-today.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! all of your reads.

Staci said...

That is too cool winning!!! I like that you just love to crochet. This is one thing that I keep telling myself I want to learn!!! Enjoy your new books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I would have taken the money and ran too. I have never tried to crochet in the round. Maybe I should give it a try. Have a good reading week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

AHHHHH!!!! FUN! Congrats on the win and the books!

Shirley said...

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - love the title!! Congrats on the win. You have a lot of good looking books here!

Come by to see what I'm reading and check out my contests at My Bookshelf.

Angelica Joy said...

Enjoy your books this week :)

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Looks like you got some wonderful new books. :) Happy Reading

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.