Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, September 28, 2015

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 newest review books in my house ~
This is a good thing but I've got one on the way!

~ here are the newest books in my house ~
You Need More Sleep by Francesco Marciuliano
Humor, Sep 2015, hardcover (small gift size)

Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they've realized that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they've condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as "Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One" and "Never Let Anyone Dress You." Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can't get down, the cats in this book will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.


Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen
Romantic Suspense, Nov 2014, ebook

Emily Murphy isn’t afraid to swap her fancy wardrobe for a borrowed pair of barn boots. Working on the set of a Kentucky movie might be just the ticket to landing a real acting job and proving to her sister she can accomplish something worthwhile.

Dan Barrett knows a lot about hard work and even more about horses. And while he’s drawn by Emily’s beauty and pluck, he wants a stay-at-home ranch girl. But fighting their attraction is difficult, and soon they both realize that what they thought they wanted isn’t what they really need.

Unfortunately, Dan isn’t the only person watching Emily. And the other one is a ruthless killer determined to keep an old secret buried.


Organized for Murder by Ritter Ames
Organized Mysteries, Feb 2014, ebook

Kate thought she and her family were making a fresh start in her husband's hometown, but she quickly learns that small towns can hold big secrets.

When her first client is poisoned just after Kate leaves her mansion, she knows she's gotten off to a bad start. But things only get worse when the police find Kate's fingerprints on the murder weapon, suddenly putting her in the position of suspect number one. The stopwatch is ticking for Kate to prove she had nothing to do with the murder, and the odds are further stacked against her when items stolen from the Nethercutt mansion start showing up in the McKenzie home. Now, Kate must trust her methodical skills and expert eye to sort out who is trying to frame her and to find the real killer before she's organized right into a jail cell.


The Brande Legacy, by Alicia Hope
The Brande Legacy, Mar 2013, ebook  

While holidaying at Lorienne castle, Claire-Rose Brande becomes embroiled in an age-old mystery that touches her life, and her heart, in more ways than one.... Does she dare expose what lurks in the shadows? Can she really put an end to an age-old wickedness? And what does a holiday flirtation hold in store for Byron McAlister, handsome co-owner of the castle?

Mysteries swirl wraith-like within the castle’s walls, chilling all they touch. Are they imprisoned beneath the stone battlements forever, or will love triumph over the darkness, the deceit ... and the bitterness?


Island Getaway by Jenna Bennett
An Art Crime Team Romance, Oct 2012, ebook

When Annika Holst's father dies, it's up to the young librarian to carry out his last will: to take his ashes back to his hometown, medieval Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

But no sooner does the plane touch down in Stockholm, than the bag with the cremains goes missing. A young American named Nick Costa comes to Annika's aid... but can she trust the handsome stranger? And what of Curt Gardiner, another young man from “back home,” also visiting his mother’s native Sweden?

To catch a murderer, recover her father’s ashes, and find a missing Viking treasure, Annika has to put her trust in one of them. But the wrong choice could mean not only the loss of her heart... but of her life as well.
Previously published as Act of Redemption.


~*~*~*~*~

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




Finished:
Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
To Catch His Mate by J. D. Walker
{finally finished my online serial - 211 chapters and the story isn't over yet!}
Fire and Fang by Eden Cole
Riding the Rainbow by Kiernan Kelly
Interview by K. Matthew
Broken Circle by Victoria Sue
Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue


Happy Reading!


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It was a hard decision but

I need to simplify my life and get control of my of health. The first step of that is this blog.

I love reading. Period. Full stop. When I first started blogging it was just to keep track of what reading challenges I had signed up for.

I jumped in the deep end and burned out just as fast but rallied around and came back. The sad thing is that as hard as it was to take the summer off this year, it was harder to get back started again!

I'll always be joining reading challenges (failing most) but I'm a terrible host so I need to pass the baton on the reading challenges that I hosted for 2015.

I Love Library Books
I Love Picture Books
Pages Read
You Read How Many Books?

I'll be keeping Monthly Mix-up Mania.

In order to get better control of my health, I need to get off the computer and out of my reading chair! I still have unrealistic reading goals and a huge pile of books to review but I'll have much different blogging goals and some of the posts will be health/fitness related. I'll totally understand if you decide not to follow me anymore. I'll still do reviews here (plus amazon and others), tell you about the books I'm reading, and hopefully the cat posts and mileage will increase. Because of my unrealistic reading goals, I'll have a huge number of "I joined another challenge/read-a-thon" posts.

The group at The Book Nympho had a library book challenge during 2015. Please check there for 2016.

I'm not sure about the rest of them, check out the blog A Novel Challenge throughout the year to find all kinds of challenges, read-a-thons, and events.

If you'd like to host of the above challenges, let me know and I'll post about it.


edit: Bea has expressed interest in the picture book and library book challenges, watch her blog for details. I'll post about them when I hear about them.

edit: We've got a host for the other two challenges! Watch Brittany's blog for details!

~ New Challenge Links ~
Pages Read at The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf
You Read How Many Books? at The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf
I Love Picture Books at Bea's Book Nook
I Love Libraries at Bea's Book Nook




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Monday, September 14, 2015

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 newest review books in my house ~






~ here are the newest books in my house ~
Make Me by Lee Child
Jack Reacher, 2015, hardcover

“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way—right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.

Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.
~*~*~*~*~

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




Finished:
Wrapped in Leather by M.A. Church
The Foster Family by Jamie Samms
Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells
Small Wars by Lee Child


Happy Reading!


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Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Monday - Summer Edition, part 3 - Books I read

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!

Note: I don't know if Shelia is back to posting these regularly since the death of her son so I don't know if jumping over will yield a Monday meme post or not. Jump over anyways, what ever she has posted will be worth reading.






~ Finished ~
I read two picture books:
  • The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt (link to GoodReads)
  • The Prince Who Was Just Himself by Silke Schnee (link to GoodReads)

The rest were m/m romance!
Jingle Ball by Cari Quinn
Seriously! by Alice Cain
Sixth by Brenda Cothern
Orion's Circle by Victoria Sue
Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna
Needing Noel by Amber Kell
Finding the Way Home by Sean Michael
The Christmas Wager by Jamie Fessenden
Toy Run by Charley Descoteaux
Goodbye Town by T. A. Chase
Where You Lead by Mary Calmes
Foolish Me by Tinnean
Ever the Same by BA Tortuga
Trouble Comes in Three by M.A. Church
Rescued by Bailey Bradford 
3 by Jacob Z. Flores
Xavier's Xmas by Amber Kell
Cupcakes by Sean Michael

Tales from Kansas:
Dumped in Oz by Andrew Grey
Stuck in Oz by Andrew Grey
Trapped in Oz by Andrew Grey 

Amethyst Cove Mystery:
Double Deuce by KC Kendricks
Deuce of Diamonds by KC Kendricks
Ace, Deuce, Trey by KC Kendricks
Circle of Steel by KC Kendricks

Candy Man:
Candy Man by Amy Lane
Bitter Taffy by Amy Lane

Happy Reading!



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Happy Monday - Summer Edition, part 1 - The review books


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 ~
Ever After by Jude Deveraux
Nantucket Brides, June 30, 2015, ARC trade paperback

Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly’s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie’s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket.

New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie’s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell—but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there’s more to his injury than he’s letting on.


Rooville by Julie Long
fiction, Sep 2015, trade paperback

Even after thirteen years in Southern California, Owen Martin can feel the corners of his squareness still sharply evident. He’s a TV weatherman bored by the beautiful climate. He wants to coach basketball but all the kids play soccer. And he seems to be the only person who thinks a fruit smoothie is a poor substitute for a vanilla shake. When he’s fired from his job, Owen is relieved to head home to Iowa, to the town his ancestors founded and the simple life he knew before his father died. He can’t predict the atmospheric pressure he's about to encounter, which, as any meteorologist knows, is the key catalyst for change. . . .

In his absence, Martinville has become the center of the Transcendental Meditation movement and host to all things alternative. There are golden domes for mass meditations, a vegan café where the burger joint stood, and all the shop doors around Town Square now face east. But far worse than anything is the danger to the Martin family farm. In a town divided between “Regulars” and “Roos” (gurus), Owen is clear where he stands until he falls for a levitator instead of the down-to-earth girl he had in mind. With old customs and open-mindedness clashing like warm and cold fronts, Owen gets caught in a veritable tornado. Can he save the farm, get the girl, and reunite the town? Maybe . . . if he’s willing to embrace a change in the weather.


Revenge of the Chili Queens by Kylie Logan
A Chili Cook-off Mystery, Aug 2015, mass market paperback

Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy señoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity.

But someone wasn’t feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it’s up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who’s planning a chili reception for them . . .

The Prince Who Was Just Himself by Silke Schnee
picture book, 2015, hardcover

The royal couple is looking forward to their third child. “He looks a little different,” muses the king at Prince Noah’s arrival. “He is not like the others,” agrees the queen. Soon they notice what a very special person he is, even though he can’t do everything his brothers can. 






Anchored by Brigitte Quinn
fiction, 2015, trade paperback

Barbara King’s dream is to become the next Barbara Walters. But for now, she’s anchoring at the fledgling Phoenix news channel, covering car chases and interviewing drunken showbiz has-beens. If she can just out-fox the conniving anchors at her cable channel and move up to its prime-time line-up, she’ll be able to fly the coop and ascend to a real news network.

Enter Jack Stone, Barbara’s dynamic, witty—and did she mention sexy?—new co-anchor. Another potential competitor, Jack’s attitude is chilly toward Barbara at first, but it’s not long before a genuine friendship forms. Soon they find themselves finishing each other’s sentences, discovering all they have in common and, ultimately, attempting to ignore how wildly attracted they are to each other. Meanwhile, on the set, under television’s bright lights, they sit just inches apart, their chemistry even apparent to the quirky cast of characters in the gossiping newsroom.


Tastes Like Murder by Catherine Bruns
A Cookies & Chance Mystery, Sep 2015, ebook

Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles.



I also bought a truck-load (at least it feels like it) of books. I put them in another post.



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

RC: Halloween!


Halloween
Reading Challenge
October 2015

hosted at Reading Every Season

for more information and to sign up, click here

#Halloween2015RES

Some notes from the Reading Challenge page:


  • Challenge runs for the month of October
  • You may sign up anytime during the challenge.
  • There are no levels, choose your own goals, read as little or as much as you want
  • This is a low pressure challenge meant to be fun!
  • Any format
  • Books may be YA, adult, nonfiction, mystery, chick lit, romance, etc. but must be horror, thriller, mystery, supernatural, or subjects that have to with Halloween 
  • You may re-read
  • Books may count towards other reading challenges
  • You may sign up using your blog, Twitter, GoodReads, YouTuble channel, etc
Good thing books count towards other reading challenges! Julie has several that overlap.

Ready?

~ Books Read ~
Bewitched at the Pumpkin Patch by Jackie Nacht (Halloween party)
Zombie Run by Jackie Nacht (Zombie footrace, Haunted House)
Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley (Town Halloween Weekend)
Myth and Magic by Mae Clair (Halloween plays in important part in the story) 



~ List of Possible Books ~








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RC: Fall into Books plus a Read-a-Thon


Fall into Books
Reading Challenge
September, October, November

Hosted at Reading Every Season
#FallIntoBooksRES
for more information or to sign up, click here



Fall into Books
Read-a-Thon
September 23 - September 29

Hosted at Reading Every Season
#FallIntoBooksReadathon
for more information or to sign up, click here

This is a midnight to midnight kind of RaT and just because it is "Fall" related, any genre, format, and subject matter works. Just read.




Some notes from the Reading Challenge page:

Summer is about to end and autumn is about to begin. I love the colored leaves, hot chocolate, warm sweaters, wearing boots, and especially curling up with a good book. - sound good, no?

Because finding books with a autumn/fall theme has proved a bit challenging, I will be a little more lenient on which books will count for this challenge.

Ideally books should be fall/autumn themed but this will not be a rule. I found there wasn't very many books with this theme. Here is a list of books that will count for this challenge: include books with words to do with fall, autumn, leaves, going back to school, holidays including Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving, or autumn weather.  Books with things like colored leaves, hot chocolate, or a fall scene on the cover can count. I will even allow books with the word "fall" in the title.

Note books for this challenge MUST be specifically Halloween themed NOT general horror. I will be announcing a separate horror themed reading challenge for October.

  • You may sign up at anytime during the challenge
  • There are no levels, read as much or as little as you want
  • Any format
  • Any genre
  •  . . . length was not mentioned ;-(
  • Books may be re-read
  • Books may count towards other reading challenges
  • You may sign up using your blog, Twitter, GoodReads, YouTuble channel, etc
Ready?

~ Books Read ~
Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn (cover)
Steamy Cider and Apples by Jackie Nacht (fall)
Bewitched at the Pumpkin Patch by Jackie Nacht (Halloween)
Zombie Run by Jackie Nacht (fall)
Foul Play at the Fair by Shelly Freydont (October)
Cold Turkey by Shelley Freydont (November)
Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley (Halloween)
Myth and Magic by Mae Clair (Halloween)




~ List of Possible Books ~






~ Books Read for Read-a-Thon ~
Interview by K. Matthew
Broken Circle by Victoria Sue
Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue
Second Chance Bite by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
Spencer's Secret by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
The Final Addition by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
Cinnamon Dreams by Vic Winters
Grey's Hidden Fire by Draven St. James
Fire and Mistletoe by Draven St. James



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Getting Ready for the Frightfall Read-a-Thon


Frightfall Read-a-Thon
October 5 to October 11


hosted at Seasons of Reading

No sign up post yet, I'm just getting ready. I need to write it on my calendar so I don't forget!

Here's some info from last year, I'll change it up when a STARTING LINE or SIGN UP post is up . . . .

Read-a-Thon Twitter: #FrightFall
Me: @bookdragonslair

Midnight to Midnight challenge


This is a week long fest of scary reading (well, at least one scary book anyway).  All you have to do to participate is read at least one horror/scary book.  For the faint-hearted among you, it can be a spooky mystery, a scary thriller, or something classically gothic.  Children's books are also allowed. It's not so much about the quantity of our reading, but the quality, right? But...if this read-a-thon helps you to mark a bunch of books off your TBR pile, so be it! No mini-challenges but there will be a big giveaway at the end.  And we will have a few scheduled Twitter chats again.


~ Books Read ~
scary-to-me book:
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Cold Turkey by Shelley Freydont
Always a Groomsman by Cassandra Gold
Just a Bit Twisted by Alessandra Hazard
Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley


~ Possible books ~
scary-to-me book:
scary-to-me book:
scary-to-me book:




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R.I.P. X - Let the reading begin!

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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X
Reading Event
September - October

hosted at Estella Society this year

for more information and/or to sign up, click here

Image used with permission, property of Abigail Larson










It looks like the only thing that has changed is the hosting site. There are still several levels, a group read, specific genres, and two rules:

1. Have fun reading (and watching). 
2. Share that fun with others.

The genres? Well it is Halloween . . .
Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

I've got several on the lighter side that I hope to read but don't have any movies lined up.

 While I should go for Peril the First, I'm going to commit to. . .
and will be "imbibing just one R.I.P.ping read." Of "any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between."



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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Well, I'm plugged back in but . . .

I think there is a bad connection somewhere. It''s still so hot here that I don't believe much will be posted. I'll start with a looooog Happy Monday post next week and go from there. You know, just because I'm not reading doesn't mean I'm not buying! Let's see how the summer stacked up to the plans.

Poolside: 
Not near (I typed sear!) enough time spent by the pool but it was too hot for me!

Disneyland:
Oh, yeah! We've been every WEEK since we got passes. Once was just for lunch after a race.

Running shoes:
Not anywhere near enough time but I did do 3 5ks. One was pirate themed.

TWO bathroom remodels:
One is done. New towels, a shelf unit and everything. Looks really nice. The other is mostly done. There is still a part to the sink that needs to be fixed (sink stopper) but we've got new towels and stuff in here too. This is the hall bath for three bedrooms but only one person uses it and he keeps it clean.

Background stuff:
Nope. It was a blah summer and none of this got done. Well, one thing got crossed off my to-do list. I'm www.bookdragonslair.com now

Reading:
I spent most of my time reading an online (and free) serial that isn't finished yet! grrr. My book reading did pick up this last week (now that the serial isn't updating) but I'm hoping to get more pages in during September than I did this summer.

Updates:
Nope. It's like I totally forgot about my blog and my friends. I forgot about two read-a-thons too. I hope the rest of the year goes better for me.

Happy reading, I hope you had a great summer,

Gina

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RC - You Read How Many Books?/One Million Pages, page four


You Read How
Many Books?
2015

hosted by me
for more information and to sign up, click here

Basically choose a level and read to your heart's content :-) Anything with an ISBN or equivalent counts. I'm going for . . . level 4 . . . and plan on reading 250 books.




One Million Pages
Reading Challenge
Perpetual

My main page for this is here but I'll keep track of pages read here and transfer over monthly totals.




continued from page three 

~*~ September's Books Read ~*~
~ August 31, pages so far: 21,077 ~
# pages - title/author
150. 284 - Ever the Same by BA Tortuga
151. 234 - Trouble Comes in Threes by M.A. Church
152. 197 - Rescued by Bailey Bradford
153. 340 - 3 by Jacob Z. Flores
154. 17 - Xavier's Xmas by Amber Kell
155. 188 - Cupcakes by Sean Michael
156. 210 - Wrapped in Leather by M.A. Church
157. 330 - The Foster Family by Jamie Samms
158. 290 - Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells
159. 44 - Small Wars by Lee Child
160. 146 - Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
161. 169 - To Catch His Mate by J. D. Walker
162. 97 - Fire and Fang by Eden Cole
163. 26 - Riding the Rainbow by Kiernan Kelly
164. 29 - Interview by K. Matthew
165. 202 - Broken Circle by Victoria Sue
166. 143 - Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue
167. 168 - Second Chance Bite by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
168. 142 - Spencer's Secret by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
169. 142 - The Final Addition by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
170. 26 - Cinnamon Dreams by Vic Winters
171. 106 - Grey's Hidden Fire by Draven St. James
172. 104 - Fire and Mistletoe by Draven St. James
173. 50 - Scales by Sean Michael

~ September's pages read: 3,684 ~
~*~ October's Books Read ~*~
~ September 30, pages so far: 24,761 ~
174. 139 - Fused by Fire by Draven St. James
175. 85 - Crash Pad by Whitley Gray
176. 214 - Pup by SJD Peterson
177. 21 - Revving It Up by Sean Michael
178. 62 - Steamy Cider and Apples by Jackie Nacht
179. 42 - Bewitched at the Pumpkin Patch by Jackie Nacht
180. 51 - Zombie Run by Jackie Nacht
181. 298 - Foul Play at the Fair by Shelly Freydont
182. 48 - Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
183. 95 - Cold Turkey by Shelley Freydont
184. 96 - Always a Groomsman by Cassandra Gold
185. 160 - Just a Bit Twisted by Alessandra Hazard
186. 174 - Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley
187. 142 - Vet Found by Joyee Flynn
188. 244 - Myth and Magic by Mae Clair
189. 24 - Good Night, Little Dragons by Leigh Ann Tyson
190. 260 - Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley
191. 412 - Dare by Allie Juliette Mousseau
192. 301 - Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis


~ October's pages read: 2,868 ~
~*~ November's Books Read ~*~
~ October 31, pages so far: 27,629~
193. 402 - Make Me by Lee Child
194. 315 - Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly
195. 320 - Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis
196. 80 - Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

~ November's pages read: 1,117 ~
~ November 30, pages so far: 28,746~



continued on page 5 (December's books)

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RC - Outdo Yourself, page three



Outdo Yourself
Reading Challenge
2015

hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen
for more information and to sign up, click here

Basically read more books during 2015 than were read during 2014. Any format, any genre, binding must be over 100 pages. There are several levels to choose from. I'm going for . . . I'm on Fire! . . . and hope to read 16+ more books than during 2014. I'm currently at 209, final total: 211. Goal: read 227 or more books during 2015

continued from page two 

~ Books Read ~
101. Ever the Same by BA Tortuga
102. Trouble Comes in Threes by M.A. Church
103. Rescued by Bailey Bradford
104. 3 by Jacob Z. Flores
105. Cupcakes by Sean Michael
106. Wrapped in Leather by M.A. Church
107. The Foster Family by Jamie Samms
108. Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells
109. Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
110. To Catch His Mate by J. D. Walker
111. Broken Circle by Victoria Sue
112. Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue
113. Second Chance Bite by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
114. Spencer's Secret by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
 ~ halfway but only three months left! ~
Yikes, 37 books a month!
115. The Final Addition by Flynn Eire (Joyee Flynn)
116. Grey's Hidden Fire by Draven St. James
117. Fire and Mistletoe by Draven St. James
118. Fused by Fire by Draven St. James
119. Pup by SJD Peterson
120. Foul Play at the Fair by Shelly Freydont
121. Just a Bit Twisted by Alessandra Hazard
122. Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley
123. Vet Found by Joyee Flynn
124. Myth and Magic by Mae Clair
125. Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley
126. Dare by Allie Juliette Mousseau
127. Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
128. Make Me by Lee Child
129. Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly
130. Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis
~ Yikes! I'm no going to be completing this one any time soon! Better luck next year :-( ~ 
I wonder how close I'll come

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