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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, July 18, 2011

Happy Monday

I finally got around to taking pictures of the jewelry I made.

The picture quality isn't the best, sorry.

Double strand necklace and bracelet plus double drop earrings. I've never done a double before but I love the earrings.

Here's a close-up.

Our vegetable garden is growing, ahem, like a weed ;-) I should have some pictures for you Saturday.

Next up: a review of Vengeance, moving my daughter (own apartment), getting ready for-and going to-a family reunion. Luckily I can read in the car so I'm hoping to get a couple of books read, maybe work on a blanket. I've completed a couple of challenges so I need to post about those and I've added some books to my wish list.

Hope everyone has plans for a great week.

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.

July's host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:
You Never Know by Lilian Duval

How to Moon a Cat (follows How to Wash a Cat)
Death Angel & Veil of Night by Linda Howard
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Mist by Carla Neggers
What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
Remember Me trilogy by Christopher Pike (single binding includes Remember Me, The Return and The Last Story)
The Fallen 2 by Thomas E. Sniegoski (single binding includes Aerie and Reckoning)
It's the First Day of School...Forever! by R.L. Stine
pack of six paperback Berenstain Bears books
and....a bunch of free, or near free, Kindle books

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.

Mahina's Storm
The Sword
Taking Care of Charlie
Rory's Last chance
Shooting Star
What's a Housekeeper to Do?

Currently Reading: Taking on vacation:
White Sleeper
A Cat Under the Mistletoe
Home for the Holidays
Just Like Heaven
Zamora's Ultimate Challenge
Killer Weekend
Repairing Rainbows

Started, sort of reading:
Repairing Rainbows
Bullet Work
Night's Landing
Dirty Secret
How to Wash a Cat
Ancient Awakenings
Orange as Marmalade
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 my "need to review" list


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

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Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Lovely jewelry! You are talented.

Your mailbox is great. A lot of great titles there.

Enjoy your trip. I hope you get some good car reading done. I'm going on a trip to Michigan in a couple of 25 year class reunion! Ugh! So, I'll be doing a bit of car reading myself. Not sure yet what books I'm taking. Have a safe trip!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Looks like you got some good books. Lovely necklaces!

bermudaonion said...

Your jewelry looks fabulous! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, I like your jewelry! I dabble with beads myself. How do you choose between beading and reading?!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Whiskey Gulf is one I have on my shelf too and it has been there way too long! I need to get to it :)

Sherrie said...

I read Repairing Rainbows a few months ago. Really liked it. Have a great day!

Just Books

Book Dragon said...

Thanks everyone!

Gwendolyn: in this case, I'm wear the skirt on vacation and wanted jewelry that matched better than what I had

Sheila: The worse part is not that it's still on the to-be-reviewed shelf but that I've already read it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL - get that reviewed! :) Then I can read your review - get excited about the book... and pull it off the shelf! Hee hee


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.