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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Better late! Dewey's Read-a-thon

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon
My official start time was 5 a.m. and if I had remembered which weekend I would have stayed up for another hour to get done toward the challenge. sigh

Let's see what kind of trouble I can get in starting 8 1/2 hours late.  I'm just glad that was sleep time and not movie time ;-)

blog - twitter:

~*~ My GOALS ~*~
Read an I, Q or X book? no.
Read at least one library book? no.
Visit at least five other blogs?. yes
Do 2-5 challenges? no
read 800 pages? no

~*~ Books to pick from ~*~
Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton
In Mint Condition - 2013 (short stories)
Quilt or Innocence by Elizabeth Craig 
one of 12 fiction library books
Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke
Furies of Calderon by Jim Burcher
Nightmares Can be Murder by Mary Kennedy

~*~  Books Reading ~*~

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery - starting on page 226
What's His Passion? anthology - need to read one more story
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn - start on page 218 
All I Want for Christmas... anthology - start at beginning

~*~  Books Read ~*~
The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery
What's His Passion? anthology
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

~*~  Pages Read: 337  ~*~ 
The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery . . . 105 (partially read but finished)
What's His Passion? anthology . . . 56 (partially read but finished)
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn . . . 156 (partially read but finished)
All I Want for Christmas... anthology . . . 20 (partially read, unfinished)

~*~  Visited, but did I comment? ~*~
everything distils into reading, yes
Jenn's Bookshelves, no
The Relentless Reader, no
We Be Reading, no
Borough of Books, yes
Must Read Faster, yes

~*~  Challenges? ~*~

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Toni said...

5:00 AM?????? Wow, I am impressed! I'm a morning person, but I'm still not sure I could coherently read anything before 6:00 AM.........

Elle G said...

I like your layout for the updates. I may have to steal a couple of ideas for next time. ;)


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