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 30, 2013

Happy Monday

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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 Crystal for hosting in November

December's host is Gilion @ Rose City Reader
Backup host is Bob at Beauty in Ruins

The host for 2014 will be back at the blog!

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

The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress
3 Simple Steps to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Regain Your Health . . . Permanently

The breakthrough 3-step program to conquer type 2 diabetes with little to no medication.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, it’s easy to think, “How did this happen? I watched what I ate. If only I had tried harder, eaten fewer calories and burned more.”

But you’re not alone, and it’s not your fault. Many traditional diets can actually promoteinsulin resistance over time because they don’t take into account your different metabolism. You may be one of the millions who have Metabolism B (metabolic syndrome), an inherited condition that can cause your body to overreact to carbohydrate foods, release excess insulin, and gain body fat—and eventually develop type 2 diabetes. The good news is that you can take control of your diabetes, starting today.

The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows
by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
series: The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids

There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the frosty stranger in town for the Winter Carnival really be the Abominable Snowman?

~ and . . . I gave my son three of my new books to wrap for Christmas. The funny thing is that I've bought so many in the last couple of months that I forgot which ones I gave him. I could have looked them up but it was much more fun opening them. (I liked the purple blanket he bought me better)

And then You Dye by Monica Ferris Needlecraft Mystery series

Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith--so it's only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. But when Hailey is found dead in her workshop, Betsy discovers that there was a lot about Hailey she would have never guessed. Like her penchant for stealing, her use of dangerous additives to create her so-called all-natural fibers, and a scheming mind that had made her more than one enemy. Now Betsy must wring the truth from a bevy of colorful suspects. Because what she knows just might mean the difference between living—and dyeing…

Buttoned Up by Kylie Logan A Button Box Mystery

Artist Forbis Parmenter has invited Josie to the opening of his latest exhibit of voodoo-inspired works. He plans to made a show of completing the centerpiece--a button-encrusted statue--when Josie arrives with the final button. But just as the big moment comes, Forbis bolts out of the gallery in panic. Is it another of his publicity stunts, or is something more sinister afoot?

Josie gets her answer when the eccentric artist is found dead--his lifeless body in the arms of a statue and his eyes and lips sealed with buttons. Now she's using her expert eye to solve the mystery before a crafty killer slips through her fingers.

Staged to Death by Karen Rose Smith A Caprice De Luca Mystery

Caprice De Luca has successfully parlayed her skills as an interior designer into a thriving home staging business. So when her old high school friend Roz Winslow asks her to spruce up her mess of a mansion to perk up a slow buyer's market, Caprice is more than happy to share her skills. But when Roz's husband Ted is found skewered by one of his sword room's prized possessions, it appears the Winslows may have a few skeletons in their palatial closets. With the stage set for murder, Caprice will discover she can track down an antique tapestry and a cold-blooded killer with equal aplomb--as long as she's not the next victim.

I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several to my ereader, most were even free. I'm getting better at pinning my new ebooks, 2013's books.

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.) ~I find out about free/discounted ebook at amazon mostly from Pixel of Ink.

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!

Hidden Crimes by Emma Holly
Kisses, She Wrote by Katharine Ashe
Trials of Tam by Amber Kell
Lessons for Lewis by Amber Kell
How I Met Your Father by L. B. Gregg
A Wizard for Christmas by Dorothy McFalls
A Little Bite of Magic by M.J. O'Shea
Lucky Like Us by Jennifer Ryan
Chasing Morgan by Jennifer Ryan
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh 

Books stacked by my reading chair:

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey
Mischief and Mistletoe, anthology
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen
Bring It! by Tony Horton
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley
. . . and about 20 other unread library books

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Happy Reading!

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2013


gautami tripathy said...

You have a wonderful mailbox! Happy reading!!

Here is my post.

Elizabeth said...

Nice mailbox. I like the last three. They look like cozy, fun mysteries.

ENJOY your books and your week.

Happy New Year.

International giveaway on my blog on January 2. Hope you can stop by.

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