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, March 2, 2009

Challenge update

Nely at all about {n} had a great post yesterday. Just a list of her challenges, progress, and how much time she had left.

TBR Challenge
(3 out of 12) Dec 31, 2009


Books into Movies
(0 out of 2) Dec 31, 2009


2009 eBook Reading Challenge
Mainstream titles
(3 out of 10) Dec 31, 2009


999 Challenge
(32 out of 81) Dec 31, 2009


20 Books in 2009
(I added a rule for me: no re-reads)
(20 out of 20) Dec 31, 2009 (COMPLETED)


Romance Challenge
(5 out of 5) Dec 31, 2009 (COMPLETED 3-23 with no rereads)


Ride the Reading Wave (YA)
( out of 12) Dec 31, 2009


What's in a Name?
(4 out of 6) Dec 31, 2009


2009 Pub Challenge
( out of 9) Dec 31, 2009


100+ Reading Challenge
(78 out of 100) Dec 31, 2009


Support Your Local Library
(2 out of 12) Dec 31, 2009


Be Inspired (self-help)
( out of 1 then do part 2) Dec 31, 2009


Book Buddy
( out of 5) Dec 31, 2009


In Their Shoes
(2 out of 4) Dec 31, 2009


Reading Through the Seasons
(2 out of 4 or 16) Dec 31, 2009


Rescue Challenge
(0 out of 3-6) Dec 31, 2009


Prey Challenge
(0 out of ...) perpetual challenge


NaJuReMoNoMo
(goal: 10+, read: 14) Jan 31, 2009 (COMPLETED)


Reading My Name
(0 out of 2+) Dec 31, 2009


A-Z Reading Challenge (titles)
(16 out of 26) Dec 31, 2009 edited 3-24: COMPLETED with creative letter placement ;)


New to You Authors
(14 out of 20) Dec 31, 2009


Pages Read
(19,326 out of 50,000 pages) Dec 31, 2009


Christian Books
(2 out of 5) April 30, 2009


Banned Book Challenge
( out of 4) Feb 22 - June 30


Young Readers (children's books)
(2 out of 12) Dec 31, 2009


2009 Military Challenge
( out of 2+) Dec 31, 2009


2009 Serial Readers Challenge
( out of ??) Dec 31, 2009


Worthwhile Reading Challenge
( out of 12) Dec 31, 2009


Read Your Own Books
( out of ??) Dec 31, 2009




Now I need to update the pages so I can update this post!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Books Read in February

Total titles/bindings: 48
Total pages read: 11,863
average read per day: 423.7 :-O


Wow, January's average was 240 pages a day and I wondered if I should be worried. Yes, I should be worried that I'm reading too much (NEVER!) because I'll never get them all reviewed!

New-to-me (print) fiction: The Summer of Cotton Candy, Bookends, The Friday Night Knitting Club


New non-fiction: Mistaken Identity


Re-reads: Mage Winds (Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, Winds of Fury), The Last Herald-Mage (Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, Magic's Price), Mage Storms (Storm Warning, Storm Rising, Storm Breaking), Wild Magic, Circle of Magic (Sandry's Book, Tris's Book, Daja's Book, Briar's Book), Song of the Lioness (Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides like a Man, Lioness Rampant), Protector of the Small (First Test, Page, Squire, Lady Knight), The Circle Opens (Magic Steps, Street Magic, Cold Fire, Shatterglass)


electronic titles (new & re-reads): Positive Possibilities, Harvest Heat, In His Mind, A Hidden Beauty, High Line, Hangin' With My Window Man, Father of Dragons, What We May Be, The Other Side, Don't Let Go, Making Waves, While We Wait, A Taste of Honey, Verdant, Key of Light, Key of Knowledge

Books/Pages Read information for February

Total titles/bindings: 48 (some were very short but still a single binding)
Total pages read: 11,863
average read per day: 423.7 :-O

Pages Title

464 Winds of Fate
480 Winds of Change
432 Winds of Fury
352 Magic's Pawn
320 Magic's Promise
352 Magic's Price
432 Storm Warning
416 Storm Rising
464 Storm Breaking
224 The Summer of Cotton Candy
288 Mistaken Identity
368 Bookends
299 Wild Magic
272 Sandry's Book
272 Tris's Book
240 Daja's Book
272 Briar's Book
216 Alanna
209 In the Hand of the Goddess
228 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
308 Lioness Rampant
228 First Test
253 Page
380 Squire
409 Lady Knight
262 Magic Steps
293 Street Magic
355 Cold Fire
357 Shatterglass
249 A Hidden Beauty
171 High Line
_65 Hangin' With My Window Man
216 Father of Dragons
_78 What We May Be
_77 The Other Side
_11 Don't Let Go
_85 Making Waves
_38 While We Wait
_47 A Taste of Honey
_13 Verdant
_25 Definitely Christmas
_26 Strictly Halloween
_41 In His Mind
111 Harvest Heat
_77 Positive Possibilities
352 Key of Light
352 Key of Knowledge
384 The Friday Night Knitting Club

Books/Pages Read information for January

Yes, this should have been posted Feb. 1 and I did list the titles, it's just that I put them on my "Pages Read" post. When I finished listing February's titles, I discovered that my "Pages Read" post was going to become way too long and you'd never be able to find individual months so I'm going to separate them. I’ll leave the Pages Read link in the sidebar and have month links in the original post.


Total titles/bindings: 29
Total pages read: 7,463
average read per day: 240.7


Pages Title

384 Married in Seattle
220 The Spy Who Came for Christmas
288 Dewey The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
320 Arrows of the Queen
320 Arrow's Flight
320 Arrow's Fall
127 Beautiful Disaster
278 Falling
_75 Quarterback Sneak
_71 At Long Last
240 Dashing Through the Snow
448 The Warrior Heir
480 The Wizard Heir
___ The Dragon Heir (3rd book, being shipped rec'd, not read)
_54 Lost for Christmas
400 People of the Book
104 Corporate Passion
100 Gone Surfin'
_32 and Tango makes Three
304 Eye Contact
224 The Perks of being a Wallflower
400 Endymion Spring
_79 The Prince Who Never Smiled
139 The Elf and Shoemaker (L. Shoemaker, not a shoemaker)
224 Familiar Vows
448 Exile's Honor
416 Exile's Valor
_32 The Different Dragon
448 Take a Thief
496 By the Sword
Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.