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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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for

Blogging from A to Z
April Challenge

hosted here

R is for Read, Review, Repeat
This is a book blog, so of course you would expect to see read. You did, right? I don't do the review part often enough but I do have a stack of books that others have sent me for the sole purpose of reading them and then telling you what I thought of them. Cool, huh?

The last book I was sent: Pumpkinflower (my post) is part military history, part memoir and I'm looking forward to reading it . . . after I read a bunch of other books in my "review this" pile. I do try to get an about type post up when the book shows up.

I do keep track of what I read and how much I read, not in terms of hours (too many) but page count and number of books. I sign up for reading challenges and read-a-thons. I'm currently trying to read a scary-to-me book for Spring into Horror. Except, I'm hooked on an online serial that is cutting into my "this counts" reading time.

Reading Challenges usually have a time frame and there are requirements. Like, reading a set number of cozy mysteries that are craft related over the year. Some aren't as specific ;-) or are only for the season.

Read-a-Thons are usually only a week long and most are of the read-as-much-as-you-can variety and happen year after year.

Don't ask my favorite book or author, I have several of each, same with genres.

Before I started blogging I thought I read a little of everything. I've since found sub-genres that I don't like to read. *gasp* I know, I was shocked too. Writer'sDigest has a great list of genre's along with their sub-genres and definitions. (click here). While I'm willing to put mystery and crime together, I wish that science fiction and fantasy were not. sigh, I'm just glad horror is all by itself so I can just avoid most of that that section. I will read a little bit of each of the main genres, quiet horror may be okay but certainly not creepy kids. Same with paranormal romance but maybe not glitzy/glamor romance.

These are the main genres they have listed:
science fiction/fantasy

I will read a little bit of each of the main genres, quiet horror may be okay but certainly not creepy kids. Same with paranormal romance but maybe not glitzy/glamor romance. I love some historical romance but it more of an author who happens to write historical romance.

Reading almost rules my life. I like to call it a socially acceptable addiction. It cuts into my family time, housekeeping, and social life. To make matters worse, I like to re-read my books! I can't even get rid of the ones I've read or I end up buying them again.

Now, I did say almost. I am getting back control and I took up running for more than just exercise. I wanted to be about to talk about something besides running (which will show up again as V) ;-) It's also another reason to be very grateful we had annual passes to Disneyland. It is hard to keep your nose in a book when you're there.

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