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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday! Catch Up Edition

That was a nice break. Joined a lot of challenges for next year, thinking about others, thought about hosting a couple more. I'm off work this week and am ready to dig deep to get the house ready to decorate. I also hope I'm ready to get back to blogging regularly. I've missed you.

I've got three tours coming up in January and February and I like to have the books read and reviews scheduled well in advance so I'm pretty happy that the January book is scheduled. Watch for the giveaway announcement :D

Blood donation Tuesday, lunch with a friend, lunch/shopping with my Mom, a baby shower, a friend needs help fixing some jewelry, dinner out with the family, shopping for a tree, ....good thing I'm off work ;)

Wow, my week/month will be busy. Hope everyone has a great week planned.

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. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

The December's host is Jenny Q at Let Them Read Books (blog link, not post link).


Received for Review:
A Place to Die by Dorothy James


Purchased:
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
books for my Secret Santa package....just need something fun to go with them - I'll post later ;)
another trip to Target with NO book purchase but there are two being released tomorrow....
Christmas Haven by Hope White
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Berenstain Bears and the Shaggy Little Pony


Giveaway:
The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas (Dewey's Read-a-Thon)
a goodie box from Wendy (Dewey's Read-a-Thon)

kindle/ebooks:
We Blazed by David Farland
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Ghost in Her Heart by Autumn Dawn
8 by Michael Mullin
The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin
The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout
Rumor Has It: In a town this small, a secret is hard to keep by Jill Mansell
Wicked By Any Other Name by Linda Wisdom
Black Diamond Death by Cheryl Bradshaw
Cat on the Money by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Pie Town by Lynne Hinton
plus way too many others to list.....they were free!




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:
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster
Lifting the Wheel of Karma
the first 24 chapters of The Christmas Wedding (free for Kindle) smart of Patterson wasn't going to buy the book but it looks like I will now.
several other ebooks
A Highlander for the Holidays
Janeology


Reading:
52 Small Changes
Janeology




Next up:
something from my "read this year" list, or
something from my review pile, or
something from my "Read but Still Need to Review" list ;)

Reviewed:
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
Lifting the Wheel of Karma (tour date: Jan 12) - Giveaway!
Janeology - goes live 12-15

Did Not Finish:
Quickstep to Murder (may try again next year)


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
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Second Chance

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2 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, you had a lot of good books in your mailbox! I love Jodi Thomas books.

Nise' said...

I just started listening to The Christmas Wedding. Have a great reading week.

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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.