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, August 1, 2011

Happy Monday!

If you stopped by last Tuesday for an intro or teaser you know the BIG news of the week. Just in case, and because I'm so excited.....the family was in Las Vegas for lunch and joined a loyalty club. Our first reward was a discount on lunch and a $5 credit on the slots. By the time we waited in a huge line for lunch (there was a promotion going on) I just wanted to go home. I planned on playing my credit with max bet and pushing the button a couple of times so we could leave. I missed a zero the first time I saw how much I won, 332,000. That's right, the one who didn't want to stay and play just won $332! Plus I still had credit to use which got me another $8. I let my Mom have the rest of the credits and cashed out! (I never did ask her how she did)

My Mom asked how many books I was going to buy!

I didn't read as much in the car as I had hoped but did finish two baby blankets. Discovered that I like crocheting "in the round" and in the car. I worked on one blanket at the reunion and boy was that a conversation starter!

"What are you working on?"

"A baby blanket." That always got a surprised/hopeful look. "No news, just crocheting" which lead to general conversation.

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.

A big Thank You to Gwen for hosting in July, the August host is Staci at Life in the Thumb (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:

Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
Dragon's Time by Anne McCaffrey & Todd
Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis
Heart Change by Robin D. Owens
Heart Journey by Robin D. Owens

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.

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women
One Summer by JoAnn Ross

Currently Reading:
One Summer
All I Want for Christmas
Repairing Rainbows
Murder on Monday

Next up:
A Cat Under the Mistletoe (challenge)
Murder on Monday (challenge)
He Stopped Loving Her Today (review)
Telling Lies (review)
and a novella for The Art of the Novella Challenge ~ you can still sign up!

Killer Weekend

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

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2011


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you enjoy your new books!

bermudaonion said...

I would have cashed out as soon as I won too! Enjoy all of your new books!

Unknown said...

I hope you will enjoy the books you have yet to read!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy! all of your reads.

Staci said...

That is too cool winning!!! I like that you just love to crochet. This is one thing that I keep telling myself I want to learn!!! Enjoy your new books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I would have taken the money and ran too. I have never tried to crochet in the round. Maybe I should give it a try. Have a good reading week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

AHHHHH!!!! FUN! Congrats on the win and the books!

Shirley said...

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - love the title!! Congrats on the win. You have a lot of good looking books here!

Come by to see what I'm reading and check out my contests at My Bookshelf.

Unknown said...

Enjoy your books this week :)

Wendi said...

Looks like you got some wonderful new books. :) Happy Reading

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi


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