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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This Island Reader's 2017 Reading Challenge


The 2017 Reading Challenge


Hosted by Natalya at This Island Reader

For more information, click here

Natalya has given us 17 "tasks" for 2017. Also, there is possibly a prize for the person who finishes first. She doesn't say we have to do reviews.

Several of the tasks either fall in line with challenges I'm already signed up for or I've got books in my library that would work.

~ Book Requirements ~
A book from Oprah's Book Club
A historical romance by a person of color
A book published a decade after you were born
A book published the year you were born
A collection of essays
A book over 500 pages
A book that's under 100 pages
A romance series that has at least 3 books
The first book you see when you walk into a bookstore
An autobiograhpy from someone in the music industry
A book that was adapted into a TV show
A book set in the Caribbean
A book about finance
A book recommended by someone you follow on Twitter
A book that has a green cover
A book that always makes you cry
A book written by a celebrity (actors, singers, or athletes)


~ Possibilities ~
will work on this
A book from Oprah's Book Club The Lost Diary of Snow White trilogy by Boyd Brent?
A historical romance by a person of color
A book published a decade after you were born Hopscotch by Brian Garfield (also movie)
A book published the year you were born The Man with the Golden Gun
A collection of essays
A book over 500 pages Harry Potter
A book that's under 100 pages
A romance series that has at least 3 books
The first book you see when you walk into a bookstore . . . O_o
An autobiography from someone in the music industry Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield
A book that was adapted into a TV show
A book set in the Caribbean
A book about finance
A book recommended by someone you follow on Twitter
A book that has a green cover
A book that always makes you cry
A book written by a celebrity The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze


List of possibilities from Oprah's Book Club - there are 76 books to choose from!
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (amazon)
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines (amazon)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (amazon)
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen (amazon) - already read
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz (amazon)
Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell (amazon)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (amazon)
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (amazon)
 . . . gave up at 22








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