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, January 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

oh my gosh, it's 2012! What happened to 2011?

I started my new year as I ended it, FarmVille, hardly noticed when the day ticked over. lol School is starting tomorrow so back to work for me.

Super excited about the challenges I joined and sad about some I just couldn't. There are still a couple I'm thinking about and a new one found on Novel Challenges that I have to join, Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

I started the new year with a couple of books unfinished: Redwall, Before I Fall, and Nitt Witt Hill. these will be finished (two are review books), they just don't count for most of my challenges unless I start over. ;-)

Time to get back into the swing of things, reading, blogging, crochet, gym, cooking, cleaning, .... Hope everyone has a great week planned.

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. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

A big thank you to Jenny Q at Let Them Read Books for hosting in December. January's host is Alyce at At Home with Books(blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:


from Author:

The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul
Dewey's Christmas at the Library by Vikki Myron and Bret Witter (picture book)

The Fisherman's Son by Marilyn Peake
Carrots by Colleen Helme
Desperate Housedogs by Sparkle Abbey
...and a bunch of others, went shopping through the free section again ;-)

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.

Dewey's Christmas at the Library
The More the Terrier
and a huge on-line serial that doesn't count ;)

Haven't picked my "first book of the year" yet....reading online stories and they don't count, even if they are loooong ;-)

Unread from 2011:
Nitt Witt Hill
Before I Fall

Next up:
Time Slice (Feb blog tour)
A Place to Die (Feb blog tour)


Did Not Finish:

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
Second Chance

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

It's fun to shop in the freebie section, isn't it?

Alyce said...

I've been meaning to host an Anne McCaffrey challenge for years, but then I just fizzled out of energy to host things like that this year. I'm glad to see that someone else thought of it too! She's one of my favorite authors of all time though, and I love the Pern series.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said... addicting! I'll just warn you right off not to try Angry Birds either. I lost a day playing that! Those free books are fun to get aren't they? I hope they are all good reads!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Take time to read Before I Fall - fantastic read!


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.