Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Finds

A Weekly Event hosted by mizb at Should be Reading
The idea is to share, every Friday, about books that you’ve recently discovered (never heard of before) that sound really good!

Every Friday, those who have blogs will write a post at their own blog, and then come back and leave others a link to follow on that week’s “Friday Finds” post here at Should Be Reading. For those who don’t blog, you can just tell us about your “Friday Finds” in a comment on that week’s post. )

Let’s try to keep this clean… that’s all I ask, okay?
found at Pickle Me This

The Incident Report
Martha Baillie

Pedlar Press
April 22, 2009
195 pages
paperback ( 8.4 x 5.8 inches)

The Incident Report, both mystery and love story, daringly explores the fragility of our individual identities. Strikingly original in its structure, comprised of 140 highly distilled, lyric reports, the novel depicts the tensions between private and public storytelling, the subtle dynamics of a socially exposed workplace. The Incident Report is a novel of gestures, one that invites the reader to be astonished by the circumstances its characters confront. Reports on bizarre public behaviour intertwine with reports on the private life of the novels narrator. Shifting constantly between harmony and dissonance, elegant in its restraint and excitingly contemporary, The Incident Report takes the pulse of our fragmented urban existence with detachment and wit, while a quiet tragedy unfolds.

Found on amazon after I went to check out a Friday Finds I found on Should be Reading

The Librarian's Book of Quotes
Compiled by Tatyana Eckstrand

American Library Association
May 30, 2009
paperback (6.3 x 5.4 inches)
117 pages

Celebrate librarianship and the love of libraries with this charming collection of quotes! Tatyana Eckstrand has compiled nearly three hundred of the most insightful, thought-provoking, and inspiring aphorisms about the library profession. Writers from Shakespeare to Ray Bradbury and librarians from John Cotton Dana to Nancy Pearl are gathered together to sing the praises of librarians' skills, values, and the amazing institutions they support. Citations are provided to the original source material, and a handy biographical dictionary provides background on individuals who may not be household names. With its broad selection of sayings that pay honor to their work and commitment, "The Librarian's Book of Quotes" is a perfect gift for information professionals and lovers of libraries.

found at Barnes & Noble - Author signing!

Fight Like a Girl...and Win
Lori Hartman Gervasi

St. Martin's Griffin
August 21, 2007
304 pages
paperback (8 x 5.6 inches)

It’s an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves—with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and—if and when the time comes—using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make…along with Defense Do’s And Don’ts, inspiring “Power Points,” and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and Fight Like a Girl...and Win.


gautami tripathy said...

I am interested in the first two books!

Friday Find: Maps For Lost Lovers

Anonymous said...

It was great meeting you at the Book Signing, Gina. Your blog site is fantastic. Thanks for featuring Fight Like a Girl...and Win. It's so important for women to be reminded to stop and focus on their personal security. Keep up the good work and all the reading! Lori Hartman Gervasi -


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