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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

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Challenge Completed - Read Your Own Books Read-a-Thon

Read Your Own Books Read-a-Thon
hosted by Monica at The Bibliophilic Book Blog

What: Read your OWN books. Books you've bought for yourself, not review books.
Where: The Bibliophilic Book Blog
When: Runs from 9pm on Thursday the 15th (EST) until Sunday the 18th at 9pm (EST)

Twitter hashtag: #SIRYOBM

Books left unread:

Heart Search by Robin D. Owens
Cowboys & Aliens by Joan D. Vinge
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

~Challenge Completed~

Hey, I did it! My goal was to read three books and I got in four!

The Napping House is a picture book and I read it while playing games on Facebook.

Unlikely Friendships is non-fiction. 47 short stories of unlikely animal pairings, a snake and a hamster???? Fabulous book if you like animals.

100 Cupboards is a children's book (fourth grade) and while there were a lot of pages, it was a fairly fast read. Book two in the series is out and while I may read it...I haven't ordered it.

Dragongirl is a Pern book. I love Pern and was able to spend most of Saturday reading and finished before going to bed. If you want to try reading the Pern series, don't start with this one! Not only is it layered with past book references, you won't understand most of what goes on. Plus, while I liked it alot, I didn't love it. I'd start with Dragonflight then Dragonsong & Dragonsinger. Those are also my favorites.

I'm glad I joined in the Read-a-Thon, even though this was a busy weekend for me, I don't know if I would have read Dragongirl this year without it. It was in my pile but more as a if-you-have-time kind of thing. Now I can move one of the other titles into that spot :D

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