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, June 16, 2014

Happy Monday

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 ~

Sleigh Bells and Wedding Rings
romance, 2009, mass market paperback

This title contains three classic romances spreading the special gift of love at Christmas!
"The Silver Thaw" by Betty Neels
"The Christmas Basket" by Debbie Macomber
"Mistletoe Marriage" by Jessica Hart 

The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews
personal growth/Christian living, 2013, ebook

Perspective is a powerful thing.

Andy Andrews has spent the past five years doing a double take at every white-haired old man he sees, hoping to have just one more conversation with the person to whom he owes his life.

Through a chance encounter at a local bookstore, Andy is reunited with the man who changed everything for him – Jones, also known as “The Noticer.”

As the story unfolds, Jones uses his unique talent of noticing little things that make a big difference. And these “little things” grant the people of Fairhope, Alabama, a life-changing gift - perspective. Along the way, families will be united, financial opportunities will be created, and readers will be left with powerfully simple solutions to the everyday problems we all face.

Through the lens of a parenting class at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, Jones guides a seemingly random group to ask specific questions inspired by his curious advice that “You can’t believe everything you think.” Those questions lead to answers for which people have been searching for centuries:
  • How do we begin to change the culture in which we live?
  • What is the key to creating a life of success and value?
  • What if what we think is the end…is only the beginning?
What starts as a story of one person's everyday reality unfolds into the extraordinary principles available to anyone looking to create the life for which they were intended.

Red, White, & Blue by Jill Shalvis
Romance, 2014, ebook (reprint)

The Complete Firefighter Collection: Seeing Red, White Heat, and Blue Flame

Includes a chapter from It's In His Kiss, a Lucky Harbor novel

*Review Book*
Three Wishes by Deborah Kreiser  (twitter, blog)
YA Paranormal, 2014, ebook, ISBN: 978-1-62135-275-4

Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies—until the day she turns 17 1/2, when her body changes from Kate-Hudson-flat to Katy-Perry-curvy—and she finds out she’s a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush.

But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she’s not sure if Pete’s Master (or Mr.) Right. With help from her dead mother’s interactive diary and an imposing mentor with questionable motives, Genie uncovers the family history and genie rules she never knew. She grapples with her new powers and searches for the perfect master as she tries to make her own wishes come true.

*Review Book*
The Right Bitch by Doranna Durgin
2014, ebook (previously published)

One blue-ticked bitch, three stories, & three times the irreverent adventure.

I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several others 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!

Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
True Love by Jude Deveraux
Dark Desire by Christine Feehan

Books stacked by my reading chair:
Smitten anthology
Dragon's Teeth by Mercedees Lackey
Cats in Space and Other Places anthology
In Mint Condition anthology
The One And Only by Emily Giffin
Dark Gold by Christine Feehan
Undetected by Dee Henderson 

. . . and 5 unread library books

Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page 34/384) . . . just start over!
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page 44/384) . . . just start over!
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)
Montana Standoff by Sharon Dunn (18/280) . . . just start over!
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley (on page 18/284 + Home-Renovation and Design Tips)

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Noticer sounds very intriguing. It's new to me but it sounds like my kind of story. Thanks for sharing it.

Here's my It's Monday!

Kathy Martin said...

Three Wishes sounds cute. I liked the Dark... by Christine Feehan I read but haven't read any for a while. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox!! Happy Reading!

Here is my post.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox!! Happy Reading!

Here is my post.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The anthology (with Debbie Macomber) looks like a good one to read on a hot summer day :)

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

Ooo Christmas reads. LOVE! Nice collection this week :)

Anonymous said...

Jill Shalvis is an author I think I would like but haven't had the time to read yet. Happy reading


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