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!)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Purrsday and I is for . . .

There are several "I" books on my shelves, they're after the cats.

Pina Colada Smoothie
I found this here and the original recipe makes 2 servings and while there isn't anything wrong with a straight pineapple coconut drink, you know I'm going to mix it up a little! The strawberry is just a garnish.

  • 1 large Banana
  • ¾ cup canned Crushed Pineapple (or 1-1/4 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks)
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (I use what I have on hand: canned, carton, or homemade)
  • 1-1/2 cups Ice
  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until thick and smooth.
  • Garnish with a pineapple slice or some more shredded coconut if you want to get all fancy.
  • Enjoy the heck out of this drink.
I'm going to add protein powder and omit the shredded coconut. Wow, I think those are the only changes I'll make.

just a place to share the cute/funny/weird pictures I find while surfing....when I should be doing a whole range of things ;) Don't forget to head over to The True Book Addict because Michele has a meme going. With links and everything!

I'd be worried if they didn't ask questions!
No crying here! Wait a minute. Is that cat pink?

I usually see something like this captioned "what! There are no recipes in here"

 Now, on the the books!

Not an "I" title but one of the ones I think of first. Still unread

Shattered Innocence by Robert Scott, publisher    
non-fiction, true crime, August 2011, mass market paperback

Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped on June 10, 1991, when she was 11 years-old and remained missing for more than 18 years until August 26, 2009, when a 29 year-old Dugard, along with her two daughters and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, to hand out religious literature. The case attracted national media attention. "Shattered Innocence" is the previously untold story of the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction. Seeking to set the record straight, it examines the case that stunned the nation first in 1991 when 11-year-old Jaycee was kidnapped, and then again nearly 20 years later, when her captors were finally arrested so she could go free. Through extensive research, interviews and investigation, Scott reveals startling new information about Phillip Garrido that has not been reported anywhere else, including 16 pages of shocking photographs never before available to the media or the public. Written by an acclaimed investigative journalist and insider who grew up in the same time and place as Phillip Garrido, this harrowing account reveals new insights and evidence about Garrido's criminal past and manipulation of the legal system. With police and psychologist testimony, this book answers the question: How could someone so evil get away with his crimes for so long?


I don't read a lot of horror but Target had this with an additional page added. The author had signed it! aaaand since I do read some horror... and it was on sale...  :-) still unread.

Innocence by Dean Koontz
horror, December 2013, hardcover

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

This is the third I think of when I think of "I" books before heading to my shelves or lists. Read and reviewed, this one has stayed with me.

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
by Don & Susie Van Ryn, Newell Colleen & Whitney Cerak with Mark Tabb

biography, March 2008, hardcover

One tragic traffic accident. Five university students killed. One survivor. A shocking case of mistaken identity that thrust two families into a bond of grief and joy beyond imagining.

This is the story of two students from Indiana's Taylor University, Lauren Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one critically injured and in a coma being cared for by the wrong family, and the heart-wrenching discovery five weeks later that they had been mistaken for one another.


This one is also on my shelves, still unread.

Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift
by Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage - publisher
biography, February 2011, hardcover

Carolyn and Sean Savage had been trying to expand their family for years. When they underwent an IVF transfer in February 2009, they knew it would be their last chance. If they became pregnant, they would celebrate the baby as an answer to their prayers. If not, they would be grateful for the family they had and leave their fertility struggles behind forever.

They never imagined a third option. The pregnancy test was positive, but the clinic had transferred the wrong embryos. Carolyn was pregnant with someone else’s baby.

That's all I got with out digging for them. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Yummy smoothie recipe! I'll have to try that some time.

Love the cat pics, as always! The one with the kitty reading is a classic. :)

How did I not know about that Koontz title? I need to see if they have it at the next library sale. You never know.


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