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, January 9, 2012

Happy Monday!

Would you believe I stressed about "the first book of the year" and then finished one without realizing it was "the first book"? silly girl. The really funny thing is that my listing of books read for 2011 shows "A Christmas Clock" as the first book of the year, "Christmas Haven" is the first book for 2012!

Went to Walmart....why yes, several books did jump into my cart ;) I also went to Barnes & Noble and it will be difficult for me not to start any of these before Feb 1....when my TBR Double Dare challenge ends.

Found a link on Facebook that I want to share with you. The author may be talking about the high price of professional photography but that's not all she paid a high price for. Grab a couple of tissues then check it out, here

Time to get back into the swing of things, reading, blogging, crochet, gym, cooking, cleaning, ....
reading? check.
blogging? check.
crochet? Gym? the rest? not so much. Hey, I got started on two! That's not bad ;)

Hope everyone has a great week planned. I'm off to see if the gym remembers me.

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:

Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr (oh, man, I hope this isn't a duplicate!)
On Lavender Lane by JoAnn Ross
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
Secretariat by William Nack
Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard
Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan
Holiday Hideout by Lynette Eason
Season of Danger by Hannah Alexander (Silent Night, Deadly Night) and Jill Elizabeth Nelson (Mistletoe Mayhem)
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
The View from the Bridge by Nicholas Meyer
Purrles of Feline Wisdom by Bob Lovka


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.

Christmas Haven by Hope White

Deep Disclosure
The Ladybug Jinx (kindle)
The Hawk and His Boy (kindle)
A Cookie Before Dying
The Eighty Dollar Champion

Still Reading Unread from 2011:
Nitt Witt Hill
Before I Fall

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

Christmas Haven

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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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You got some great new books. Hope they are all fun reads. enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Nice haul, enjoy! all of them.

RAnn said...

Hidden Summit was good.

pussreboots said...

Happy New Year! My post reflects two weeks of reading. Please come see what I'm reading now.

I have such a long list of reviews to either post or write and post that it's not even funny. Sigh.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

All your new books look good. I have a hard time going into a store where there are books and walk out empty handed!

Alyce said...

Looks like you had lots of fun book shopping! I loved Beat the Reaper!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You got a lot last week.

Here is mine


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