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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, February 24, 2014

Love for Books Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

I was actively reading four books when the RaT started plus an online serial story that may have had more than 600 pages.

I did finish one of my partial books (go me) and the online serial story (plus part two) but instead of grabbing one of the other partially read books, I started another online serial AND a book not on the list.


~ What I was thinking of reading ~
finish: Zero Day by Mark Russinovich - print, 144/328
finish: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber - print, 33/330
finish: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - ebook, 96/516 
finish: Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne, ebook, 128/376

maybe read: What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
maybe read: Mint Condition 2013 edited by Shannon John

then again, I'm reading an online serial and part one has 50 chapters! (yikes, I copied and pasted one chapter, looks like the story may be over 500 pages!) 

~ What I actually read ~
  1. Algeria Here I Come by E Walk (online serial)
  2. Taking Texas by Storm by E Walk (online serial)
  3. Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne (finished 248 pages)
  4. The Affair by Lee Child (start/finish 528 pages) 
  5. 82 pages of Zero Day
  6. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (finished 420 pages)
  7. 18+ chapters of the online serial That's Okay 

Not too bad, 1,278 pages. Three books finished, lots of online reading, three dinner out nights, one party, and lots of television/movies! I'm sure I'll get more read before midnight but just in case, I'm scheduling this early am on Sunday.

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