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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.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Challenge - Outdo Yourself

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
January 1 to December 31
Hosted by The Book Vixen

The idea is to read more in 2011 than you did in 2011. Re-reads are okay! There are other guidelines/rules and different levels of "more" so check out the sign-up page and join us.

I've already joined a 100+ books in 2011 challenge, same as last year and 2009. The difference is that in 2009, I kept track of what books I read, on my blog. For 2010, I started to do the same thing but I've only listed 7 titles. I know I've read more than that but where did I write it down? There is no way I'm going to try to outdo myself with the numbers from 2009 (300+!) so for now I'm going to pretend I made the 100 titles and challenge myself to.....

Getting My Heart Rate Up
read 1 - 5 more books

5 more titles than 100 = 105. Wait, I think I've already done that! Dang, maybe I'd better go for....

I'm on Fire!
read 16+ more books

I'm aiming for 116 or more books for 2011, unless I can find my 2010 records. All books will be listed through my 100+ challenge post since the challenges duplicate each other.

Off to look for my paper record of books read in 2010!

I have been unable to find my written records for 2010 and have already read 125 books for 2011. That being the case. I'm changing my challenge to.....

Read 16+ more books this year
September - December

1. Anchor by Jorrie Spencer
2. Raw Need by Sean Michael
3. Fundamentals by Syd McGinley
4. Telling Lies by Cathi Stoler
5. Mind Over Murder by Allison Kingsley
6. Thread Reckoning by Amanda Lee
7. White Sleeper by David R. Fett & Stephen Langford

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