Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

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

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I have a plan!

I realized I needed help when I had two blog tours and three challenges with deadlines during the same two months. I came up with a plan and then the girls over at The Book Monsters messed it up. Sorta.

Reviewing was part of my plan but not as-many-as-you-can that week. I really need the kick start with the reviewing so I joined in ;-)

The good news is that I'm still excited about "The Plan", the great news is that I've already crossed four books off the list. The bad news is that I've already deviated from the plan. Oh well, such is life.

My reading plan for
the rest of the year

1. Repairing Rainbows (post review on 8-25)
2. Art of the Novella challenge book
3. read and review: He Stopped Loving Her Today
4. cozy by 9-30 Chapter & Hearse
5. winter setting by 9-22 Secrets of a Christmas Box
6. Telling Lies (post review on 9-29)
7. summer setting by 9-22 One Summer
8. another cozy by 9-30
9. winter word by 9-22 All I Want for Christmas
10. read and review: White Sleeper (Color Challenge)
11. read and review: Yellow Moon (Color Challenge)
12. 'Q' title (Quicker than the Eye?)
13. 'X' title (Xenocide?)
14. Linus Pauling and the Chemistry of Life (non-fiction challenge)
15. re-read and review: Second Chance
16. re-read and review: The Tallest of the Smalls
17. re-read and review: Miracle in Sumatra
18. re-read and review: Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night
19. read and review: The Lake
20. read and review: Bridge to Happiness

Plans subject to change with a few exceptions: Telling Lies must have a review posted on September 29. One book (winter setting) must be read by 9-22 to complete the challenge I'm hosting.

Do you make plans? Do they work?

update: the plan is still viable but I don't know for how long....I've read several books not on the list even though I have been able to cross some off. I've read one of the two of the books that must be read and I'm a little relieved.

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Alexia561 said...

Looks like a good plan! I tend to wing it more, as every time I have a Plan, I go off track for one reason or another. Maybe if I bribed myself with chocolate.... ;)

Book Dragon said...

I usually wing it too then end the year with a ton of challenges with only one or two books unread.

chocolate is always a good bribe!


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