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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, November 6, 2014

Ready . . . Set . . . READ!




HO-HO-HO 
Holiday Read-a-Thon

November 6 - 11

Hosted by Kimba from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer from BookShelfery

for more information and to sign up, click here



List of Possible Books to Choose From
  1. Our First Christmas anthology (already read one of the four stories)
  2. 'Tis the Season by Robyn Carr - three reprints
  3. The Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason
  4. Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak - a Whiskey Creek novel
  5. Christmas at Twilight by Lori Wilde - a Twilight, Texas novel
  6. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
  7. Twin Threat Christmas by Rachelle McCalla - two connected novellas
  8. All I Want for Christmas... anthology
  9. Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke - a Dragonfire novel (winter setting?)
  10. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson
  11. Innocence by Dean Koontz (winter setting)
  12. By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens (is it here?, yes, started it right away)
Twelve? No way! I'm not going to be able to read all of these even if I didn't have vacations!


Progress
  • Nov 6: I'm still on vacation and don't have plans to do any reading that counts ;-) . . . I was wrong! I started Twin Threat Christmas by Rachelle McCalla yesterday but was able to finish today! Also read some of Plaid Tidings by Mia Watts but started it earlier - it isn't on the list. :-(
  • Nov 7: traveling home but it will be a short trip from pier to house . . . wow, I'm so sleepy! Serves me right for staying up to finish my book when I knew how early I needed to be awake. Short nap, dinner out, a stop at the grocery store and other things needed to do after a return then, finally, reading! Started 'Tis the Season and finished one of the short stories.
  • Nov 8: Read the next story in 'Tis the Season, only one more to go but Personal by Lee Child and household chores had a stronger pull.
  • Nov 9: Finished 'Tis the Season, started The Christmas Cat
  • Nov 10: Finished The Christmas Cat, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - season 1 :-)
  • Nov 11: read more Personal by Lee Child and started another short story in Our First Christmas
Final Report
Twin Threat Christmas by Rachelle McCalla
'Tis the Season by Robyn Carr
The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson


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1 comment:

KateKat said...

Good luck! Now I want to read something Christmasy lol.

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