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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, December 13, 2012

Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge



Let Me Count The Ways
Reading Challenge
2013


hosted by Sarah at Workaday Reads

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I know there are many of us out there with goals to read 1 million pages in our lifetime, and some people with lesser goals. I decided to create a challenge for those of us with a page count goal and for others to start one. I'm excited about this! The challenge goes from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 There are levels for you to choose from. You can always move up a level but you can't go down.

The levels are:
  • Living with the parents: 0 - 2000 pages 
  • College Dorm: 2,001 - 4,000 pages 
  • Off Campus Apartment: 4,001 - 6,000 pages 
  • My First Place: 6,001 - 8,000 pages 
  • Condominium: 8,001 - 10,000 pages 
  • Mansion: 10,001 + pages

If you've seen the number of books I've read then you can guess which level I'm going for . . .
Mansion
 . . . and plan on reading more than 10,001 pages during 2013.

:-) added ~ private island: 20,000+ pages


Pages Read
(#. pages - Title by author, date)
1. 121 - Wicked Gift by Sean Michael, Jan 1
2. 224 - The Missing Monarch by Rachelle McCalla
3. 128 - Moosed-Up by Tiffinie Helmer
4.  30 - The Reluctant Vampire by Carla Krae
5. 320 - A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
6. 116 - To Tame a Dragon by Megan Bryce
7. 260 - Frozen Prospects by Dean Murray
8. 462 - The Edge of Desire by Stephanie Laurens
9. 434 - Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens
10. 467 - A Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens
~*~ 2,562 ~*~
11. 92 - It's a Good Life by Carol Lynne
12. 32 - The Runaway Shopping Cart by Kathy Long
13. 32 - With Love by Kim Dare
14. 42 - What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
15. 284 - Worth the Weight by Mara Jacobs
16. 172 - They Walk Among Us by T. A. Chase
17. 224 - A Soldier's Choice by D. L. Warner
18. 86 - Santa Wore Combat Boots by Barbara Witek
19. 448 - When You Dare by Lori Foster
20. 110 - Spits and Bellows by Joyee Flynn
~*~ 4,084 ~*~ 
21. 110 - Trunk and a Skunk by Joyee Flynn
22. 197 - The Best by Tinnean
23. 110 - Whiskers, Mane and a Biter by Joyee Flynn
24. 400 - Trace the Fever by Lori Foster
25. 197 - It's Not Easy Being Green by Jim Henson
26. 134 - Chaps and Hope by Bailey Bradford
27.  104 -  Lock and Key by Sasha Devlin
28.  60 - Working it Out by Sean Michael
29.  92 - Getting Real by Christiane France
30. 157 - Leaving Home by T. A. Chase
~*~ 5,615 ~*~ 
31. 377 - The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
32. 411 - Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
33. 353 - The Heart of a Hero by Janet Chapman
34. 118 - White Knight and Black Fur by Joyee Flynn
35. 143 - Rumble and Churr by Joyee Flynn
36. 160 - Elder and the Youngest by Joyee Flynn
37. 324 - The Extra-Ordinary Princess by Carolyn Q. Ebbitt
38. 137 - Home Sweet Home by T. A. Chase
39. 47 - Halfway There by Susan Mallery
40. 30 - With This Kiss, part one by Eloisa James
~*~ 7,715 ~*~ 
41. 374 - The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
42. 352 - Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney
43. 352 - Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney
44. 384 - The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway 
45. 62 - With This Kiss, part two by Eloisa James
46. 87 - The Carpenter and the Actor by RJ Scott
47. 78 - The Fireman and the Cop by RJ Scott 
48. 45 - Going Down by Cassandra Gold
49. 186 - Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta
50. 87 - The Teacher and the Soldier by RJ Scott
~*~ 9,722 ~*~
51. 144 - Back Home by RJ Scott
52.  87 - With This Kiss, part three by Eloisa James
53. 83 - William's House by Amber Kell
~*~ 10,036 ~*~

~ Challenge Complete ~
May 24

Let's keep going!
54. 384 - Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods (May 25)
55. 111 - Temporary Mark by Kim Dare (May 25)
56. 155 - A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes (May 26)
57. 105 - Needing Seth by Shawn Lane (May 26)
58. 224 - Defending the Duchess by Rachelle McCalla (May 29)
59.  44 - Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn by Cynthia Rylant (May 30)
60. 393 - Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods (Jun 2)
~*~ 11,452 ~*~
61. 40 - Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
62. 84 - Watch Me by Carol Lynne
63. 144 - Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T. A. Chase
64. 224 - Son of Death by Nikki McCoy
65. 236 - Master of Wrath by Nikki McCoy
66. 43 - Blue Christmas by Lorraine Bartlett
67. 62 - The ABC's of Freezer Cooking by K.M. Logan
68. 196 - The Gift of Running by Dr. P. Mark Taylor
69. 471 - Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
70. 140 - Chasing the King of the Mountains by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
~*~ 13,092 ~*~
71. 32 - A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson
72. 52 - Gordon the Giraffe by Bruce Brown
73. 376 - Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery
74. 303 - One Day in Apple Grove by C. H. Admirand
75. 443 - Black List by Brad Thor
76. 136 - Ropes and Dreams by Bailey Bradford
77. 127 - Breaking the Devil by Bailey Bradford 
78. 24 - Thankful by Lissa Matthews
79. 378 - Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods
80. 340 - Fatal Error by Colleen Thompson
~*~ 18,761 ~*~
81. 297 - That Old Flame of Mine by J. J. Cook
82. 422 - Subterranean by James Rollins
83. 379 - Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery
84. 432 - The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens
85. 524 - Killing Floor by Lee Child
86. 292 - A Timely Vision by Joyce and Jim Lavene
87. 336 - Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly
88. 81 - Modelling Death by Amber Kell
89. 43 - Sorry, Bro by Genevieve Bergeron
90. 146 - Point of No Return by N. R. Walker
~*~ 21,713 ~*~
91. 422 - Die Trying by Lee Child
92. 102 - En Prise by Sean Michael
93. 81 - Magically His by Amber Kell
94. 116 - The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye
95. 86 - The Doctor and the Bad Boy by RJ Scott
96. 83 - Finding Absolution by Carol Lynne
97. 168 - Stockholm Syndrome by Sage Marlowe
98. 357 - The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick
99. 400 - A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
100. 270 - Blood Knot by Tracy Cooper-Posey
~*~ 23,798 ~*~



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