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, January 3, 2017

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon

A Winter's Respite
January 16 - January 29

hosted at Seasons of Reading

for more information or to sign up, click here
There's lots of info so check it out

Social Media: #WintersRespite

This is a midnight to midnight kind of challenge, Central Standard Time, so adjust your start/end times and we'll all be reading at the same time. Any format, and length, any genre - including children's books as long as you read some adult ones too. This is two weeks of relaxed reading or you can kick it up a notch and get some of your challenge books out of the way.

There are no mini-challenges but there will be a prize so check out the guidelines page to make sure you do what's necessary to qualify.

~ Goals ~
I'm going to use this time to make sure the books I need to read for the month get read plus one or two ARCs and maybe another for a challenge. Hopefully I don't spend all the time reading on-line serials but only because they don't count!

~ Books Read ~

~ Possibilities
Out of the Pocket
Frankenstein - started this week
Wish - already read
Sherlock Holmes (rest of Jan's stories: The Musgrave Ritual, The Speckled Band, The Yellow Face, The Red Circle)
something from  . . .
a perpetual challenge
What an Animal
Fantasy 101
new to me
Better World Books list
Island Reader list
In a Year list
Blogger Shame
1+ list
6+ list

1 comment:

Bemused Bookworm said...

Just wanted to wish you luck on your goals.

Also, i'll be host a Midway Giveaway on my blog this weekend if you are interested. The only requirement for entering is a comment about your progress so far and goals for week two.

Well have a great week!
Bemused Bookworm


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