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!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Monday

So I'm thinking about what to say and .... one of the first things is "why is it a happy Monday?" I don't have a paying job so Monday isn't my another-week-at-work day so I guess every day is a Happy day for me ;)

Most of the lettuce is still going strong. We did have to replace the cucumber plants but the new ones look good. So do the corn and squash!

I had planned on going to lunch with my Mom this last week but she had physical therapy (knee replacement) so that's been moved to this week.

M and I did go shopping....for a new refrigerator....yea, it was delivered Thursday! Silly to be so excited but it's clean and shiny and NEW. French doors on top, freezer on bottom. Very nice.

A nephew came home this week after spending two years in Russia so we drove to the airport to say welcome home! A nice crowd was there for him with ice cream after but it was already late so we didn't stay.

Exciting news on the daughter front....she's an apprentice embalmer and reached her target number (100!), now she just needs the required time (10 more months) before she is fully licensed.

Now, I have a question. I know that when you read a book of short stories, you don't count each story, just the whole binding but what if the binding has two titles that have been published separately? I'm reading The Ireta Adventure and it includes Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors. I own both titles in mmp. So, here's the question? If I only read the first of the stories, does it still count as a book?

Now, on to the good stuff!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month. June's host is The Bluestocking Guide to Books (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:

3 picture books with hide and seek flaps (too short but very fun)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Falling Home by Karen White
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
The Grey Horse by R.A. MacAvoy
New York City Ballet Workout (book of 50 stretches/exercises anyone can do)

...and too-many-to-list ebooks for my Kindle app

Yikes! There were actually 45 ebooks, all were under $3 & most were free
From 90 Minutes in Heaven to Wild Thing; Christian fiction to Young Adult; looks like I'm going to be busy for a while!

What are you Reading?

is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit, visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.

3 picture books with hide and seek flaps
Red in the Flower Bed
The Lost Shifters, books 1 - 8
The Ireta Adventure (hardcover binding of Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors)

Currently Reading:
Repairing Rainbows
Bullet Work
The Ireta Adventure (hardcover binding of Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors)
Get off the Unicorn

Started, sort of reading:
Ancient Awakenings
The Search
The Crafty Killer
Linus Pauling and the Chemistry of Life
The Haunted eBook
Drawn to the Land
What the Cat Dragged in
The Gathering Storm

Planning to start/re-read:
something from the Spring Reading Thing Challenge list
something from my "need to review" list

Red in the Flower Bed

Need to Review-keep a running total and cross off as completed:
(this list is way too long and if they've been reviewed I didn't label them correctly!)

Spin the Plate, short story (current read)
A Modern Witch (current read)
Kekula (current read)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
True North
Whiskey Gulf
A Circle of Souls
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Miracle in Sumatra
The Tallest of smalls
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night
Second Chance
Red in the Flower Bed WOO HOO!!!

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Jennifer said...

You had an excellent week and another coming up. Enjoy your books and your week. My Monday:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I liked Falling Home and I've heard good things about Just Like Heaven. Enjoy!


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