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.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bout of Books Update - day 5

Bout of Books
Read-a-Thon Update
Day 5

hosted at Bout of Books

for more information, click here

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

~ Goals ~
  • read, and review, an ARC - review goes live on Saturday
  • A Sherlock Holmes story
  • something for a monthly challenge 
  • something for a challenge other than print/audio/ebook

~ Books Read ~
  1. The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Alone for Christmas by Ashley John
  3. Wish by Barbara O'Connor 
  4. Lost Cat by Roger Mader
  5. Buried Passions by Aiden Bates
  6. Adrenaline Rush by Aiden Bates 
  7. Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf by Shari Tharp

~ Possiblities ~
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classic Horror)
  • Title has . . . Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep or Thousand (Monthly Keyword) - Out of the Pocket!
  • Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Monthly Keyword, Monthly Motif, and Homework Assignment)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (Sci-fi, Banned/Challenged, and What in a Name?)
  • an ARC - Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf? or see Blogger Shame
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (This Island Reader, Color Coded, Birth Year)
  • Valentine Kittens anthology (In a Year and What an Animal)
  • The Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
~ Progress Report~
Sunday (doesn't count)
finished Put a Ring on It
ordered Frankenstein 

started Out of the Pocket
started Valentine Kittens
started A Study in Scarlet (first in book, forgot it was supposed to be The Gloria Scott)
workout: 5k
joined more challenges
#insixwords: Family, Read, Run, Laugh, Read ;-), Pets

started/finished: The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
started/finished: Alone for Christmas by Ashley John
online serials
2017 in Pictures? Yikes! Books, running, weights, uncluttering, etc . . .  done! click here
started: Wish by Barbara O'Connor

finished: Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Today's assignment: Book to Movie - Anne McCaffrey's Pern series could be awesome if done right.
gym? - no, went shopping
doctor appointment
started: Buried Passion by Aiden Bates

more finished: Buried Passion
Today's assignment: Spine Poetry - I never have any luck with this one. Maybe if more of my books were accessible. Maybe if I had more of an imagination! ;-) Poetry and I just don't mesh well.
more challenges . . . need to organize the ones I've got!
find Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf or pick another ARC found
started/finished: Adrenaline Rush by Aiden Bates

car into shop
started: Suddenly One Summer by Julie James (tbr and new-to-me)
still need to organize challenges and hosting duties
shopping and gym with husband :-)
read and scheduled a review for Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf
started Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn

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