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, February 3, 2014

Happy Monday

Started by Marcia, Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Stop by the blog to see who else has posted. Just be prepared for the side effect of a growing TBR list/pile!

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

Home to Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods 
series, published Jan 2014

Falling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby's definitely not looking for love.

For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart…eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future.

Neither Abby nor Seth is looking for forever, but powerful love has its own timetable. And taking a chance on the future will test their courage in ways neither of them could possibly have anticipated.

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
published 2005

One winter night, Peter Lake - master mechanic and second-story man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie
October 2012

Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of New Delhi and transported to a life she could have never imagined. In a beautiful sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she begins her new life as the Dalai Lama's cat.

Warmhearted, irreverent, and wise, this cat of many names opens a window to the inner sanctum of life in Dharamsala. A tiny spy observing the constant flow of private meetings between His Holiness and everyone from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama's cat provides us with insights on how to find happiness and meaning in a busy, materialistic world. Her story will put a smile on the face of anyone who has been blessed the the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.

Willowleaf Lane by RaeAnne Thayne
Hope's Crossing #5, ebook

Candy shop owner Charlotte Caine knows temptation. To reboot her life, shed weight and gain perspective, she's passing up sweet enticements left and right. But willpower doesn't come so easily when hell-raiser Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope's Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises and teen angst. A retired pro baseball player on the mend from injury—and a damaging scandal—he's interested in his own brand of reinvention.

Now everything about Spencer's new-and-improved lifestyle, from his mission to build a rehab facility for injured veterans to his clear devotion to his preteen daughter, Peyton, touches Charlotte's heart. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for him—again. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she's always wanted?

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.

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.) ~ I find out about free/discounted ebooks at amazon mostly from Pixel of Ink. I do go through the Top 100 at amazon once in a while. I'm getting better at pinning my new ebooks, 2014's books

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 others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!

Splash and Elegance by Gabrielle Evans
Myth and Mischief by Gabrielle Evans
Whiskers, Mane, and a Biter by Joyee Flynn
Sparkle and Purr by Stormy Glenn
The Agent and the Model by RJ Scott
Howl and Harmony by Gabrielle Evans
Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Fangs and a Wet Nose by Joyee Flynn
Fur and Flightless by Joyee Flynn
Leader and the Writer by Joyee Flynn
Spells and Bananas by Joyee Flynn
Officer and a Gardener by Joyee Flynn
Dragon Mine by Joyee Flynn
Dragon Ours by Joyee Flynn
Their Dragon by Joyee Flynn 

Books stacked by my reading chair:

My Familiar Dragon by Daniel Hood
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell
. . . and about 20 unread library books

Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page . . .)
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page . . .)
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (on page . . .)
Mischief and Mistletoe, anthology (on page 312/402)
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen (ebook - 21% read in 2013)
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley (on page . . .)
A Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens (ebook - 42% read in 2013)

Latest Review Books:


Did Not Finish, may try again later:

Happy Reading!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I remember hearing about Winter's Tale when it first came out. I'll be curious to see what you think.

Here's my It's Monday!

Serena said...

Winter's Tale sounds familiar. Enjoy your books.

gautami tripathy said...

I see some great books here in your mailbox! Have a wonderful reading ahead!

Here is my post.

bermudaonion said...

I've never read Sherryl Woods but I know she has lots of fans. I hope you love your new books!

Vicki said...

The blurb of Winter's Tale caught my attention, but then I checked it out on Amazon and the page count threw me off. Yikes, it's got 768 pages. I'm not a chunckster lover. Still, I may give it a try sometime in the future.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Nice! Woods and Thayne are ones I'd really like to try some day.

Melissa Wiebe said...

I hope you enjoy reading Winter's Tale.

Greg said...

I think the Dalai Lama's Cat sounds like a great read!

Book of Secrets said...

I love the cover of The Dalai Lama's Cat. Happy reading!


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