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.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Winter's Respite Wrap-Up

A Winter's Respite

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I had great plan for this read-a-thon. I have a couple "must read this month" books plus Sherlock Holmes short stories that I was going to make sure I read. I also want to get one or two ARCs read and reviewed.

Except life got in the way. My Mom, after years of declining health, said good-bye at the beginning of the year. Then my MIL went into the hospital on a Sunday complaining of being tired and chest pains. They scheduled her for surgery the next morning!

I figured I'd be spending more time in the real world then I'd be able to spend reading. I'm helping my Dad go through all my Mom's stuff.We can't just donate/toss it all, my Mom likes to hide money! We've got to check every pocket, purse, envelope, book, folded fabric, box of trinkets, . . .

So. How did I do?
I read 3 Sherlock Holmes stories
I read 15 other books (one was short)
 ~ I read 2,484 pages ~
I started four other books

I posted the list of books read on my update post, here, if you're interested.

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