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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Terrific Tuesday

Stay at Home Dead and A Graceful Death

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

The dead man in the backseat of my minivan wore a T-shirt that read "It's not a beer belly. It's a fuel tank for a sex machine."
"Daddy, who's the man in my car?" Carly asked, leaning over in the shopping cart to get a better look through the window.

Stay at Home Dead
Jeffrey Allen

I didn't want to type out the description of the fat man or the wound but loved the 4th paragraph. :D

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,
hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
1. Grab your current read Open to a random page
2. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!~ make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
3. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“This will be our home for a while,” she said to Daisy. “You’ll love having your own garden.”

Along the pathway spring flowers bloomed. They waved in the wind beckoning Giovanna. She pictured her Aunt opening the door and welcoming her with slender arms. Those arms that hugged her, protected her, loved her. But Aunt Grace was dead.

As she removed the key from her pocket and inserted it into the door, a loud crash came from inside the house. She froze.

A Graceful Death
Lowenna Series
by Ann Summerville

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2012


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Well that intro leaves me curious for me....hope the rest is as intriguing.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Love an opening with a body :)
Wagging Tales

Book Lady said...

Oh interesting! Good one! :)

Jen Witch said...

Hmm dead body. sounds interesting.

My Teaser Tuesday

Rie said...

Woa... what an intro!
You can check out my TT here:
Love Rie x

Nise' said...

Great intro, want to know the who and the why!

collettakay said...

What was it!!!!????

This sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out.



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