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BookLizard's 75 in 2017 Challenge

75 Books Challenge for 2017

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1BookLizard
Edited: Feb 21, 2017, 7:12pm Top

Hi, everyone. I'm usually a big reader, but this past year was rough - too much time spent playing games on the cellphone instead of reading. Such a waste. So I'm hoping I can read 75 books this year. In the past, that wouldn't have been a challenge, but that was then and this is now. I'm also hoping I can mostly keep up on my thread and others in this group. Wish me luck!

About me: I like Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Young Adult Fiction, and some Science Fiction, Fantasy, Juvenile Fiction, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, Nonfiction, and plain old Fiction.

Edited: My little girl cat passed away on January 7. She was 18 1/2 years old. Here's a picture of her from September:



Welcome to my thread! I hope you find something you like.

2drneutron
Jan 3, 2017, 10:49pm Top

Welcome back! Glad you're joining us again.

3FAMeulstee
Jan 4, 2017, 6:26am Top

Wishing luck, and happy reading in 2017!

4PaulCranswick
Jan 4, 2017, 8:37am Top



I am part of the group.
I love being part of the group.
I love the friendships bestowed upon my by dint of my membership of this wonderful fellowship.
I love that race and creed and gender and age and sexuality and nationality make absolutely no difference to our being a valued member of the group.

Thank you for also being part of the group.

5luvamystery65
Jan 4, 2017, 6:07pm Top

BL I found you! Happy New Year!

I know this last year was really hard on you. I hope this year is better. Sending my best for your sweet cat. Take care of yourself.

When oh when will Peace Talks be released?!

6michigantrumpet
Jan 4, 2017, 7:38pm Top

Hello there BL! Saw that you are another Boston local from Bostonian71's thread. thought I'd stop by and say howdy! Wishing you a very wonderful 2017, full of reading and happiness.

7thornton37814
Jan 7, 2017, 8:39pm Top

Sorry to read about your aging cat's health issues. Those same types of issues are what took Brumley from me at age 18.

8lkernagh
Jan 8, 2017, 3:21pm Top

I have finally found your thread! Love your thread keeper. What a sweet picture!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!

9BookLizard
Jan 8, 2017, 8:24pm Top

My little girl is with the angels.

We thought she had a urinary tract infection, but on Wednesday the symptoms came back worse. An ultrasound on Thursday showed a tumor in her bladder - cancer. Friday she became blocked and they couldn't insert a catheter to empty her bladder, so Saturday morning our vet told me it was time. The animal hospital has a nice room with couches where families can spend some time saying goodbye. I held her by the window so she could watch the falling snow as the vet gave her the injection. It was very peaceful. I miss her so much.

10luvamystery65
Jan 8, 2017, 9:29pm Top

I'm so sorry she is gone.

11FAMeulstee
Jan 9, 2017, 7:34am Top

I am very sorry you lost your little girl.
(((hugs)))

12scaifea
Jan 9, 2017, 10:25am Top

Oh, I'm so sorry. It's so difficult and sad to let them go. I'll be thinking of you.

13harrygbutler
Jan 9, 2017, 11:25am Top

I'm sorry for the loss of your dear cat, and I wish you comfort in your sorrow.

14thornton37814
Jan 11, 2017, 7:52am Top

>9 BookLizard: I'm so sorry! It's so difficult to say goodbye to our furry children.

15lkernagh
Jan 15, 2017, 8:17pm Top

Oh no.... I am so sorry you have lost your sweet cat. Glad to see see that she was able to enjoy watching the falling snow with you. Furry kids always have a special place in one's heart.

16cammykitty
Jan 18, 2017, 11:13pm Top

so sorry about your cat. It's so hard to lose such a beautiful companion.

17BookLizard
Feb 21, 2017, 8:23pm Top

Thank you, everyone. It's been 6 weeks and I'm starting to get used to not having her with me.

I've been doing some reading, but not posting. Maybe I'll get to it this week.

18luvamystery65
Feb 23, 2017, 10:40am Top

>17 BookLizard: Take your time. We will be here whenever you are ready. Take care of yourself and honor your girls memory.

19luvamystery65
Jun 20, 2017, 5:54pm Top

Thinking of you

20BookLizard
Jul 3, 2017, 10:36pm Top

19> Thanks. I'm doing well - just not much time for reading and even less time online. How are you?

21BookLizard
Jul 14, 2017, 5:22pm Top

I decided I needed a new thread for a fresh start.

https://www.librarything.com/topic/265213

22luvamystery65
Jul 14, 2017, 5:25pm Top

>21 BookLizard: Yay! I've had RL drama with my aunt almost died, but she is doing well now. I'm glad you started a new thread.

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