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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, December 10, 2012

Book Ban, Dusty and/or Chunky Books

52 in 52 Mini
Reading Challenges

Hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings
at 52 Books in 52 Weeks,

more info here
I dare you not to buy any new books until you've cleared a few of those dusty or chunky or dusty and chunky books from your TBR pile. You know, those ones that have been calling your name but you've been ignoring them in favor of that brightly polished, got to read it now, new book. The siren song of new books. They sing so sweetly but if you stop and listen, the clear bell tones of an old friend sitting lonely on the shelf is crooning your name.

The dusty books are the ones that have been sitting on your shelves for a while - you know which ones.

The chunky books are those that are more than 500 pages long and will take a bit more time, but oh so worth it.

There are several levels for each challenge, The level I'm going for is in bold type.

I dare you not to buy any new books

One for the money - 1 month
Two for the show - 2 months
Three to get ready - 3 months
Four to go - 4 months

Dusty Books - Croon for me

Bing Crosby - 4 books
Dean Martin - 6 books
Frank Sinatra - 8 books
Nat King Cole - 10 Books
Bobby Darin - 12 Books or more

Chunky Books - Let's rock and roll

Short Fat Fannie - 2 books
Lawdy Ms. Clawdy - 4 books
Long Tall Sally - 6 books
Good Golly Miss Molly - 8 books
Blueberry Hill - 10 books
Have Mercy Baby - 12 books or more

Mix and match any way you like

9: so far so good, only free kindle books have been "purchased"
12: purchased a criminal YA for another challenge. It was a bargain paperback "only 1 left in stock"

~Challenge Completed FAILED~
January 12

Dusty Books ~ 12

~Challenge Completed~

Chunky Books ~ 4
1. Killing Floor by Lee Child (524 pages)
2. Running Blind by Lee Child (519 pages)
3. Echo Burning by Lee Child (557 pages)

~Challenge Completed~

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