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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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Keep! tagged books

I started listing my books at LibraryThing, Goodreads and Shelfari but it didn't work. :( Once I sort of figured out what went wrong, I didn't want to use what I already had! So I'm working at LibraryThing as ....

The tags are weird and incomplete but I bought file storage boxes and am boxing up, or marking, the books as I list them. I'm up to 22 boxes and not only does it not look like I've put a dent in the shelves, I haven't gotten to the ones that are stored in the garage! Most of the ones that are listed but not "filed" are some of my review books. I'm listing them but putting them back on the shelf so I can SEE them.

I'm dusting and removing bookmarks as I go along as well as weeding out those I don't want and trying to tag the ones I can give away once I read them again.

I'm hoping to redo one of our bedrooms as a library/office and another as a guest room/library. With the shelves downstairs, I just might have enough room to shelf everything. Of course, I purchased 6 books yesterday :D

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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.