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, December 17, 2012

Happy Monday

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

Last week:
My brother was in town so we had dinner with him and the parents. A nephew and his family has moved near by and them came too. Afterwards we made Christmas trees out of ice cream cones. At 3 and 5, the parents didn't want the hassle of a gingerbread house. Son made one too and they left it for him to bring home.

Dear Author's site had a Rake Name generator, I'm The Unsuitable Worldly Well-Read Miss Francis. What are you?

No gym with Daughter, she's still making gifts and I'm still working on the bracelets.

Took time out for lunch with parents and friends.

No volleyball because of the holidays.

Living room is ready to decorate. . .I'm so far behind this year!

Great Christmas party at church. I brought a stew (beans and barley) with Moroccan seasonings.

Guest room progress. . .  (I think I'm going to like the paint son picked out. Okay, I brought home several color samples, M narrowed them down, son said which he liked and I did too.)


I hope you have 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.

December's host: Suko's Notebook

Received for Review:


from Author:

Quilt or Innocence by Elizabeth Craig
Secrets of the Crown by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Deadly trilogy boxed set by Alexa Grace
Deadly Holiday by Alexa Grace
What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen (a Jack the Ripper novel)
Hammered, Nailed and Screwed by Kathleen Hering
The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare
Master of Love by Catherine LaRoche
Hemlock Lake by Carolyn J. Rose

Also 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:
2-week total Body Turnaround by Chris Freyta
Fit2Fat2Fit by Drew Manning
Women's Complete Guide to Running by Jeff Galloway  

and, am currently #83 on the waiting list for The Casual Vacancy and #604 for Gone Girl

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.

Texas Branded by Sara York
In Time of Need by Sean Michael 
Whiskers, Mane, and a Biter by Joyee Flynn
Just Ask by Mia Downing
Sealing the Deal by Kim Dare

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
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
The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
Power Down by Ben Coes
Double the Heat, anthology
Dial C for For Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard
Enchanted by Starlight by Tina L. Hook 
Finding Ultra by Rick Roll ~ returned to library unfinished
The Paternity Test by Michael Lowenthal 

Next up:
got to finish up my still reading list!
all of my library check-outs
more review books
finish Enchanted and Paternity and update reviews


Did Not Finish, may try again later:

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

Enjoy all your new eBooks!

Girl Who Reads said...

Sounds like you are very busy right before Christmas. Good Luck on your reading list.

Girl Who Reads

Petrea Burchard said...

I like your Monday updates!

West Virginia Red said...

You are not going to read ALL this this week? Is so I am amazed and in awe.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Love the comprehensive update. Have a great week!
2 Kids and Tired Books MM


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