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, May 25, 2015

Happy Monday

It's Memorial Day for all my USA friends.... remember those who have paid for our freedom. And the families they have left behind. (please see this post, at Runner 12, for the distinction that Memorial Day holds)

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 newest review books in my house ~
Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff
fiction, 2015, trade paperback

Jennifer Sharpe is a single mom of two struggling to balance her work and home life. One fateful day, a brilliant physicist decides to play fairy godmother and install a time-travelling app on Jennifer’s phone: Wishful Thinking. Jennifer is finally able to devote herself fully to every aspect of her life, but why does Jennifer feel more busy than ever?

  Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
fiction, 2015, hardcover

There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide…

Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.

But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.

Georgia does what she’s always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancĂ© is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets…

~ here are the newest books in my house ~

The Care and Feeding of Dragons by Brenda Seabrooke
children's book, 1998, hardcover  (GoodReads)

Things had changed a lot in Alastair's life since he found the little blue dragon he named Spike. Now it was time to start back to school and Alastair was faced with entering the fourth grade with the dreaded Ms. Cassowary as his teacher. all his lucky clothes on the first day didn't help and things got worse as the weeks went on.

On top of his school troubles, his pet dragon was depressed because Alastair was gone all day. Then there was the mysterious face peering in the window. And why was Alastair being followed when he took Spike for a walk?

He seeks help from his best friend, Josh, and his Uncle George, a research scientist. They all have a struggle to keep the dragonnappers away.

To Iraq and Back by Jessica Scott
non-fiction, 2013, ebook 

My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a wife. I am a mother. There are many stories from the Iraq war. This one is mine.

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. It was a year of many firsts.

This is the first person journey through a combat tour in Iraq, through being a woman in the army and learning to be an officer in the unforgiving environment of a brigade combat team. This is the journey of a writer, learning to find her voice. This is the journey of a mother, confronting the emotions of leaving her children. This is the story of an inexperienced lieutenant, growing into a leader. This is the journey as it happened, without commentary.

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
historical romance, 2004-reprint, mass market paperback

She gave him her innocence…

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class.

Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father’s estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable — John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside…an exile from London society.

…and he took her love.

Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned — more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before.

His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love. But the magic between them burns as bright as ever. And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll…or risk everything for his first, and only, love.

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Discworld, 2009-reprint, ebook . . . kindle match :-)

Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot.

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers.

But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea...


I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several a bunch of free ones that don't make this list, I've pinned some of them here.

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!

Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
Bad Boyfriend by K.A. Mitchell 
Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan 
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan 

Happy Reading!

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2015


Elizabeth said...

Eight Hundred Grapes seems to be popular.

ENJOY all of your books.

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My Mailbox Monday

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I see a couple that I want to read. enjoy!


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.