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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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Once a Upon a read-a-thon!

Once Upon aOnce Upon a Read-a-Thon
Read-a-Thon

12:01 am on July 9th 
to
 11:59 pm on July 11th.

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My List of Possibilities

Scandal Wears Satin (Dressmakers) by Loretta Chase
Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods
Code Blood by Kurt Kamm
Noah by Jacquelyn Frank
Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack
Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Campbell Slan
The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn
Magical Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst
Circle of Seven by Bryan Davis

Scandal is the only new read.
I just started Where Azaleas Bloom and it's the only one I need to read (and review) this week.
The others are on my Monday post's Still Reading list. Crossing my fingers I get a couple of them finished also.

Currently Reading
A Slice of Heaven by Sherryl Woods ~ started for this RaT, currently at Chapter 10
Feels like Family by Sherryl Woods ~ started for this RaT, on chapter 1
Welcome to Serenity by Sherryl Woods ~ started for this RaT, on chapter 19
Going Organic Can Kill You by Staci McLaughlin ~ just started
Books Read
Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods ~ finished with a review scheduled
A Slice of Heaven by Sherryl Woods  ~ you're right, this one wasn't on the list (400 pages)
Feels like Family by Sherryl Woods  ~ another Sweet Magnolia novel (400 pages)
Welcome to Serenity by Sherryl Woods ~ another Sweet Magnolia novel that wasn't on the list ;-) (384 pages)


Mini-Challenges

Monday #1: Character Questions at Between the Pages
Monday #2: Cover Challenge at IB Book Blogging
question 1: What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why?
answer 1: Brownies and Broomsticks comes to mind right away. It's a cozy at a bakery with a cat on the cover. Pink and sparkly,  what's not to like? ;-)
question 2: Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
answer 2: Covers encourage me to pick up a book to read the back but sometimes the cover isn't enough to buy the book. Once in a while I'll rely solely on the cover but I don't remember when I did that last.
dang, I don't know if this was a summer release. checking... it was May. That's close enough to summer, right?

Tuesday #1: Bookish Fight at Kindle Fever
Tuesday #2: favorite foreign author at Stiletto Storytime (non-USA for me)
Four authors sprang to mind when I say the word "favorite" but I'm not sure all of them count.
Lilian Jackson Braun doesn't count, for this anyways, but she is a favorite. So is Elizabeth Lowell, Anne McCaffrey was an American living in Scotland, and ... {shakes head} ...moving on...
Dick Francis. He's so much a favorite that I got teased that I only married Michael because of his last name. Mr. Francis is the "winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother". Since I'm in the US, I don't think I could get any more foreign than that. He writes mysteries that have some kind of horse/related basis. That's way over simplifying his stories. As for a favorite? Whiphand and Shattered.

Stephanie Laurens lives outside Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two feline princes. She has 30 novels in print and I'm not sure I could pick a favorite...so I'll pick two series, The Cynsters and The Bastion Club

Wednesday #1: What is your most anticipated book for 2012? at The Reader Bee
this requires some thinking, and checking a couple of lists ;-) . . .
I'm not going to be able to narrow this down, so I'm going with:
Mischief and Mistletoe by Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice and Nicola Cornick,
The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens,
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas, and
Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey and Dick Hill
that's enough, right?


Wednesday #2: Fictional Best Friends at Magnet 4 Books
I only knew one of the pairs. Hermione and Harry



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1 comment:

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Good luck with the read-a-thon. Looks like you already tackled one book. Great job!

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