Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017



Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Monday on Sunday



Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Don't forget to link up your list



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

The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
Pride stories, mass market paperback (hardcover 2007)

Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That’s what runs through NYPD cop Desiree “Dez” MacDermot’s mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn’t just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes-as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn’t even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It’s more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her…and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her-in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they’d always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel…

Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He’s been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn’t think he’d survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl-even one who runs with a Pack-can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again…


Nine Words Max by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by David Huyck
picture book, 2014, hardcover

Maximilian is a prince who loves to talk: No topic is too small, no story too boring. Max's brothers are the opposite--the less said the better.

When the king and queen go on a trip and leave the brothers alone, the 3 princes put a spell on Max that limits him to speaking only 9 words at a time. The brothers are delighted: peace and quiet at last!

But when a fearsome dignitary arrives, they realize the true value of their brother's insatiable need for information.

Noodle's Knitting by Sheryl Webster, illustrated by Caroline Pedler
picture book, 2010, hardcover

Noodle loves the snuggly softness of soft balls of pretty wool. She even knows all the special words knitting requires: Knit one, purl one, knit two together!

So when Noodle finds a ball of wool, she knits and knits and knits ... until Noodle knits herself into a whole lot of trouble!




Cats in Space anthology
Science fiction, 1992, mass market paperback

Authors include Robert A. Heinlein, David Drake, Anne McCaffrey, C. J. Cherryh, Ursula K. LeGuin, Fritz Leiber, and A. E. van Vogt.








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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!




Finished:
A Bit of You by Bailey Bradford
In My Arms Tonight by Bailey Bradford
Where There's a Will by Bailey Bradford
Chaps and Hope by Bailey Bradford
Ropes and Dreams by Bailey Bradford
Saddles and Memories by Bailey Bradford
Spot the Difference by Sean Michael
Fences and Freedom by Bailey Bradford
Three's Company by N. R. Walker


Books stacked by my reading chair:
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber returned to library, unfinished
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
. . . and about 6 unread library books



Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page 34/384)
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page 44/384)
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (on page 42/271)
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 18/284 + Home-Renovation and Design Tips)




Happy Reading!

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2014

8 comments:

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh I love Shelly's books. She's got an interesting since of humor :)

Book Dragon said...

You're the reason I got it!

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Eek! Fingers crossed you enjoy them too :)

Kathy Martin said...

I thought The Mane Event was fun. Too often paranormal books are so serious. This series is a nice change. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Vicki said...

All your books look good!

I need to read Nine Words Max to see if they tell how to do the spell, LOL!
My husband is a talker like Max!

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY!!

Noodle's Knitting looks cute.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Diana Leigh said...

I've enjoyed Laurenston's PNRs too. Have fun with your new book haul! Here’s my MAILBOX this week.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Noodle's Knitting looks adorable.

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