Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Monday!

Finally made it to the chiropractor. Adjustment and hour massage, nice!

Our bunny has a new home! Mr. Squeakers originally belonged to my daughters friend but when she went to university her parents were going to release the bunny "into the wild". Yeah, black domesticated bunny into brown wild vegetation...you do the math. The bunny came to live with us. Now that daughter has a place outside for the hutch....new home.

Family birthday party....three birthdays and 20 people. BBQ Shredded Beef sandwiches, green salad and a fabulous fruit salad plus cake and singing.

This week is Book Monster's Pick Your Thon (read, review, or both) so I'll be busy with that. My initial post is here and there will be updates posted throughout the week plus a mini challenge Tuesday.

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 Anna at Diary of an Eccentric for hosting in March.... April's host is Cindy's Love of Books (blog link, not post link).


Received for Review:

Giveaway:

from Author:
The Grey Tier (A Dead Celeb Mystery) by Michele Scott (newsletter notification that the book was free at amazon)

Purchased/delivered:
Storm of Shadows by Christina Dodd
Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd
28 day boot camp exercise video (which will do a good job only if they are used! wish me luck)
headed to Target, Walmart AND Costco later.... ;-)
And She Was by Alison Gaylin
The Scoop by Fern Michaels
(dang, Target didn't have The Long Stitch Good Night)



kindle/ebooks (some titles we free or almost free):
Joy of the Season by TA Chase
Love's Baggage by TA Chase
The Christmas Proposition by K.A. Mitchell
After Burn (Military Brats) by Sherry D. Ficklin
Frame-Up by John F. Dobbyn
Heart Divided, A (Heart of the Rockies) by Kathleen Morgan
Danger in Deer Ridge (Blackthorne, Inc.) by Terry Odell (for a challenge)
How To Decorate A Cake by Christine Matthews
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla (for a challenge)
plus 24+ others....dang, when am I going to get all these read?





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.



Finished:
Redwood Bend (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr
Joy of the Season by TA Chase
Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla
Pieces of a Rainbow by Maria Savva
Stripes and Twin Horns by Joyee Flynn
Home Ice by Kate Sherwood
Magician's Chains by Michelle Polaris
The Dragon and His Houseboy by Crymsyn Hart
Fire & Fang by Eden Cole
Welcome Home Cowboy by Eden Cole




Reading:
Possibility of Murder by Ada Madison
A Sheetcake Named Desire




Started, not actively reading:
The Priest and the Peaches
Fairytale by Maggie Shayne
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley
A Place to Die by Dorothy James
Before I Fall
52 Small Changes
Redwall
Always
The Eighty Dollar Champion
Murder on Monday

Next up:
TWO spring time challenges AND a read/review-a-thon!

Reviewed:
The Unlikely Wife
Liver Let Die goes live Wednesday
Pieces of a Rainbow goes live Thursday (for RaT)


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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11 comments:

Mardel said...

Very cool of you to take in the black rabbit. I don't know why people think domesticated animals are going to revert so easily to the wild. Hell if they were that easy to revert, why would you want them in your house to begin with? LOL - at least one bunny is safe, though.

Love the huge amount of books you're currently reading. I'm usually in the middle or somewhere of at least 10 books, though I don't always list them all - if I listed all the books I've started...there would be quite a long list, LOL.

Happy Reading!

my Monday post is up at http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2012/04/monday-monday-monday.html

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow ...lot's of new books. How did you enjoy the Robyn Carr book? I enjoyed the 2 I read a few years back and own a few more.

Have a good week.

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad you saved the bunny from the wild.

Those kindle books should keep you busy for a few days.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a fun birthday party! Glad the bunny is safe and sound in a new home :) Enjoy your new books!

Cindy said...

Yea for saving the bunny. I had a bunny growing up and now my son wants one although we are holding off.

YOu got some great books. Enjoy

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great reading week! Enjoy the upcoming one...

Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

Pocketful of Books said...

Aww glad it was a happy ending for the bunny...no offence but her parents sound kind of mean!

Great books TBR this week- I'll keep an eye out for your reviews1

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Tribute Books Mama said...

Looks like a lot of reading ahead.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/mailbox-monday_09.html

Kristin said...

I'm slowly making my way through Robyn Carr's Virgin River series - I just finished reading book 7. My goal is to be caught up by the end of the year!

Hope you have a great week and you enjoy all your new reads!
Kristin @ Always With a Book

Mystica said...

A full week ahead of you - books wise. Enjoy them all.

BookJunkieMom said...

I recently reviewed the Priest and the Peaches. I honestly had a hard time putting it down. I liked it. I hope you enjoy it.

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