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 31, 2012

Happy Monday

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

Last week:
For those who are LDS, M is no longer on the High Council. He didn't last a year before being called to the Bishopric. I've been asked to be Stake Primary Secretary but don't think it will be official until Stake conference in January.

Monday - Dinner with the parents was great. My brother and his wife were in town so they joined us. M cooked a roast ... yum, yum, yum. SIL brought over a 2 pound box of Sees Candies, oh boy, sharing that with in-laws! Talk was lively, food was delicious. Worried about my Dad. Seven of us spent several minutes talking about my nephew and when we were finished my Dad jumped in with the same story. He did add a little extra but we were already finished talking about it before he started. Sigh. Hearing? Hope that's all it is.

Tuesday was Christmas for us. We slept in, talked on the phone with daughter who is out of town then headed downstairs for breakfast. Opened gifts while watching Mr. Mom.

Dinner was at my SIL's house. Food, fun and family! Some of us went off to see the lights, some of us stayed in the warm house.

Wednesday - sigh, back to the grindstone! M took the rest of the See's to the office for me. All except a couple of Christmas things I bought this year are put away.

Thursday - Picking up daughter from the airport. Also on my list is donating blood (check) before the end of the year, going to bank and post office (check). M will be working from home so I don't know how much of my list will get done.

Friday - Late night last night, sleeping in! M working from home again (yea) hoping to call it an early day. Maybe we'll make it to The Hobbit. Daughter called this morning, we're going to lunch then shopping :-D ...made it to the bank and Library but not to the movies.

Saturday -

Sunday - So, this is what a normal Sunday will be for the next several years.... M has early morning meetings and a couple of responsibilities after church. We'll be taking two cars because there's no way I'm going three hours early!

I hope you have a fabulous and safe New Year's!

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:
The Holder's Dominion by Genese Davis


from Author:

Discovering the Magic of Christmas by Heather Holm
The Fork in the Road by Matthew S. Holland
A Christmas Thief by Carol Lynn Pearson
Bloodborne by Gregg Luke
Garden Plot by Kristen McKendry
The Carpenter's Miracle by Judd Parkin
The Apology by Janet & Michael Weaver
The Fourth Gift by J. Tucker Davis
The Heaven Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The Legend of the Star by Stacy Gooch-Anderson
This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
Playing with Poison by Cindy Blackburn

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:
Women's Complete Guide to Running by Jeff Galloway
Knee High by the Fourth of July by Jess Lourey
The Runaway Shopping Cart by Kathy Long
To Distraction by Stephanie Laurens
The South Beach Diet
The Blue Zone
The Good Carbohydrate Revolution

and, am currently #46 on the waiting list for The Casual Vacancy, #508 for Gone Girl, #117 for Shadow Woman, and #15 for Dark Storm.

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.

A Fine Passion by Stephanie Laurens
Hide by Lisa Gardner
To Distraction by Stephanie Laurens
Wallflowers by Sean Michael
Just Between Us by Aislinn Kerry 

Books stacked by my reading chair (some most not actively reading but I haven't given up on them, yet):
Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens
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 
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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Anonymous said...

Wow, you managed to get a lot of reading done last week - well done! Have a lovely 2013 :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a week! I barely managed a minimal amount; however, my mailbox/Kindle had five books.

Enjoy your New Year!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

You had a busy week! Enjoy your new books - Happy New Year!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're in for some good reading! Happy New Year!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow Gina, lots of new books to start off 2013 with. Happy New Year.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Great book week! I don't know if I should offer my congratulations or condolences on the bishopric calling. :) My husband is in the EQ presidency and that takes him away enough. I can't imagine if it was bishopric. Have a happy and blessed New Year!
2 Kids and Tired Books MM

Suko said...

Your "mailbox" is terrific! Continue to enjoy your reading in the new year!


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