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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for



Blogging from A to Z
April Challenge
2016

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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:
romance
horror
thriller/suspense
science fiction/fantasy
mystery/crime

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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In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.