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, October 1, 2012

Happy Monday

Weekly report of last week's activities, reading and new books in the house....

Last week:
Monday - Finished Any Way You Want it by Kathy Love. No chores, nice nap, grocery shopping and In n Out for dinner. No gym :-(

Tuesday - Finished Nightingale Way. Last minute lunch invite. FOUR hours later and we're finally leaving. Workout with daughter.

Wednesday - Doc apt. Apparently a ENT guy must approve my ears before getting a hearing aide. The hearing is already approved, now they have to check my physical ears. shrug. Volleyball didn't happen :-( too much confusion about someone else using the court. Oh, well. Next week! Watched the movie Something Wicked This Way Comes, now to find the book!

Thursday - Lunch with my parents (at a different, better place). Nice, enjoyable time then shopping at Costco. I did NOT buy JK's new book but am #408 at the library so I might change my mind. I finished reading Run Your Butt Off! just in time to make plans to start the program on Monday. Telemarketer called just after 8 am saying I had called him yesterday, grrr, woke me up two hours early. Took a nap.

Friday - M left for work this morning, for the weekend. There is a big project happening and he needs to be closer to the site so he's staying in a hotel nearby. Daughter is coming over to help me clear out the bedroom that will be part guest room/part library. Yea! Hope I remember to take pictures. Caught my second wind after dinner so I headed to the library (pick up 1, drop off 4) and the gym. Yikes, it is 11:30 p.m. and I haven't read anything? Quick sit down and read something ;-)

Saturday - Daughter and her boyfriend came back. The wallpaper is down, most stuff has been gone through and the drywall is patched, ready to sand and paint. Too bad lots was keeper stuff and it has to go back into the middle of room for now. I've hurt my arm somehow. There was pain when I lifted my water bottle! I did have blood drawn yesterday but don't know how that would relate. Hoping it gets better for Monday's workout. Library trip (pick up two) and then took them to dinner.

Sunday - should be a regular church day. M will be home tonight. We still got stuff spread all over the living room waiting for me/Son to clean up the floor of the other room. When is M getting home? Better hurry! Cool sidenote: M was mentioned in the newspaper as part of a front page article.

This week?
Trainer Monday, chiropractor then workout with daughter Tuesday, Volleyball Wednesday. Library trip and a dinner out somewhere in there...hey, that's what last week looked like! Oh, didn't donate blood last week and am hoping to walk in this week., my weeks are starting to look alike, including the "didn't donate blood" part. Adding "walk with Kathy and Maridel" to Wednesdays

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

September's host is Kristen at BookNAround

edit: totally flaked on the date....October's host is Marcia at Mailbox Monday. Thanks Kristen!

Received for Review:


from Author:

Run Your Butt Off by Sarah Lorge Butler with Leslie Bonci and Budd Coates
Sweet Dreams by Catherine Anderson
The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens
The Runner's Rule Book by Mark Remy
Barefoot Running Step by Step by Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton and Roy M. Wallack
Get Organized! by Colette Leigh
A Book by Mordicai Gerstein

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)

...went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)

Current Library books at the house:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea by Joel Archenbach
There and Back Again by Sean Astin returned DNF
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
Nightingale Way by Emily March read and returned

50/50 by Dean Karnazes
Age is Just a Number  by Dara Torres
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

What are you Reading?

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.

Any Way You Want It by Kathy Love
Nightingale Way by Emily March
Get Organized! by Colette Leigh
Run Your Butt Off by Sarah Lorge Butler with Leslie Bonci and Budd Coates
50/50 by Dean Karnazes
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
A Killer Read by Erika Chase

Books stacked by my reading chair (some most not actively reading but I haven't given up on them, yet):
Code Blood by Kurt Kamm
Noah by Jacquelyn Frank ~ ebook
Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear ~ ebook 
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Campbell Slan ~ ebook
The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ~ ebook
Circle of Seven by Bryan Davis
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle ~ ebook
Big Kitty by Claire Donally
When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell
A Killer Read by Erika Chase
The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
Power Down by Ben Coes
Double the Heat, anthology
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Barefoot Running Step by Step by Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton and Roy M. Wallack
Age is Just a Number  by Dara Torres

Next up:
got to finish up my still reading list!
all of my library check-outs


Did Not Finish, may try again later:
There and Back Again by Sean Astin

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Kristen said...

You are brave to list the books you've purchased. I'd be afraid my husband would see the list and realize just how out of control I really am! ;-) Happy reading this week.

Book Dragon said...

LOL Kristen, I never thought of that! He hasn't said anything....I don't think he reads my blog.

Elizabeth said...

Good he doesn't read your blog. :) Mine wouldn't say anything, though. :)

Hope you can stop by my blog to read my post about the book conference I attended in New York City this past Saturday.

A giveaway is also directly below my Mailbox Monday post.


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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am finally getting around to some of the Monday posts! It has been pretty crazy with the Banned Book Week festivities and hosting all the giveaways... fun but crazy. I wanted to tell you happy reading this week :)


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