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!)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mailbox Monday

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 (who now posts at To Be Continued) the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to September's host Notorious Spinks Talks ~ Thanks to Bob at Beauty in Ruins for being a great back up host

Our October is . . . ME! I'm just a little excited. Bob is still back up host in case something goes wrong with my linky

Thanks so much for all the great comments last week.

~ here are the new books in my house this week ~

I have nothing? Not even shopping? Wow. I did add to my ereader, wait. . . is that the doorbell? Yes!

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer ~ publisher link - ages 12 and up. High School music critic reviews a band, meets a guy who is goth, "like maybe he was into it back before it was cool". (paranormal challenge)

Heart Fortune by Robin D. Owens ~ publisher link - another Celta/Heart Mate series
Concerned more with getting an adrenaline fix and making money to live on his own, Jace cares little for family ties or matters of the heart. On the other hand Glyssa Licorice, Jace’s former fling and true mate, is both loving and loyal. She is determined to track down her HeartMate and have him claim her.

Final Catcall by Sophie Kelley ~ publisher link - Cozy mystery, cats, a touch of paranormal. Part of a series I'm reading. A local theatre festival relocates to Mayville Heights. Now the town is buzzing with theatre folk, and many of them have their own private dramas with the director, Hugh Davis. -- When Davis is found shot to death by the marina, he leaves behind evidence of blackmail and fraud, as well as an ensemble of suspects. Now Kathleen, with a little help from her feline friends Owen and Hercules, will have to catch the real killer before another victim takes a final curtain call.

Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones ~ publisher link - ages 8 - 12. Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble—a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melstone House.

On Pins and Needles by Chloe Taylor ~ pubisher link - ages 8 - 12. Second book in a series. Zoey's blog is taking off, she's entered a sewing contest and her favorite designer is a fan of her blog! But there is friendship troubles in real life and she needs to fix things but still be totally Zoey.

Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan ~ amazon link - "An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love."

So far, I haven't received the other review book I'm waiting for, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several to my ereader, some were even free

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

Three minimalist essay books (check out their blog) . . .
The Minimalists: Essential Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
Simplicity: Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
A Day in the Life of a Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn

Big is Beautiful by Kelly Martin ~ publisher link - overweight sophomore in High School and being tutored in math by the senior quarterback with a, ahem, witchy cheerleader ex-girlfriend.

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby ~ amazon link - ages 8 and up. Unending ice, restless warriors, the Crown Prince, "terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst".

Welcome to Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong ~ amazon link - she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed after her car breaks down and she finds help in "small town America". Set in New Mexico (50 States challenge)

Sweet and Wild by Cerian Hebert ~ amazon link - Western Romance set in South Dakota (50 States challenge)

The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble ~ amazon link - Jenna and her brother Casey crash as she is being rushed to the the hospital. Casey dies but comes back as her guardian angel. They must work together to uncover the truth about her poisoning and what it has to do with their father's disappearance.

Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis ~ publisher link -Adam comes home after a stint int he National Guards and open the door to the past. Holly has learned to never depend on a man but her father is missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she needs a tracker...she needs Adam.

Happy Reading!

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2013


Shoshanah said...

On Pins and Needles looks like it's be adorable! I hope you enjoy it. And thanks for hosting this month!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Gina,

I am so glad that the doorbell rang before the end of the week for you.

You have some great titles there this week, I hope that you enjoy them.

Thanks for hosting this week.


Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I see you like reading middle-grade books too! Enjoy your reading week.

The Reading Date said...

I Kissed a Zombi and I liked it looks like a fun one! Nice deals on The Sweet Dead Life and Rescue My Heart too.
Happy spooky reading!

Toni said...

Oh my--blood clots are so frightening! Glad you're doing better and the medications are helping. Maybe a little reading on the stationary bike?

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting MM. I usually don't buy middle grade books, but did last week as a gift. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Great books! Thank you again for hosting, I love it when the post is up early for us Aussies and Kiwis :)

bermudaonion said...

I Kissed a Zombie should be a fun Halloween read!

Serena said...

looks like you got some good reads....zombies for October sounds good to me.

Elizabeth said...

Your downloads look good. ENJOY!!

I had an empty mailbox, but that is a good thing. :)

Have a great week.

THANKS for hosting.

Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Elysium said...

Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting this month, it's been great! Love the title of the zombie book.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope that you enjoy your new books Gina.


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