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, November 30, 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 ~



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I've been trying to pin all the new books I get, here, some will also be above.








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:
Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott
 

Happy Reading!


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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Purrsday












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!

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Purrsday












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!

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A little after dinner nap



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Monday, November 23, 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 ~
The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes
Pickled and Preserved mystery, 2014, ebook

After her dreams of romance are crushed, Piper Lamb decides to pursue her dream of opening her own shop of pickles and preserves, called Piper’s Picklings, in the idyllic small town of Cloverdale. But she isn’t in town long before she encounters a barrelful of trouble…

The Cloverdale fair offers Piper a sweet opportunity to promote her business. With her new assistant, Amy, she sets up a booth centered around an eye-catching display of the ever-popular dills in an old-fashioned barrel of brine.

But things soon turn sour when fairgoers witness a fight between Amy’s boyfriend, Nate, and town council blowhard—and bagpipe player—Alan Rosemont. When Rosemont is found floating in Piper’s barrel, Nate becomes the prime murder suspect. With Amy’s boyfriend in a pretty pickle, there’s no time to dillydally. But as Piper searches for the real killer, she needs to be careful to preserve her own life…or she may end up a pickled Piper herself.


Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah
fiction, 2005, ebook

Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.

In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again.

But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love—and a family—that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.


Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg
Walker Family, 2015, ebook

Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper's popular "He Says/She Says" column.

At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he's been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.

Ava doesn't know where her career will lead her next, but she's starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting...except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.

As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they'll finally be able to say the three that matter most.


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I've been trying to pin all the new books I get, here, some will also be above.








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:

 

Happy Reading!


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Purrsday












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!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christms Recipe Exchange Time!


It's time to sign up for the Christmas Recipe Exchange at Herding Cats & Burning Soup! Check out the info post and dig out your favorite recipes!

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Monday, November 16, 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 ~
Viper Game by Christine Feehan
Ghost Walkers, 2015, mass market paperback

GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead — or to whom.

The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she's desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined — where desire is the deadliest poison of all.

Tell Me No Lies by Elizabeth Lowell
romantic suspense, 2001, ebook

Lindsay Danner is an expert on Chinese bronzes who has an uncanny ability to separate fake from real. She is also a woman alone whose deeply buried memories bring her to screaming wakefulness in the small hours of the night. In the daytime, she has just one requirement of the people and objects in her life—honesty.

Jacob MacArthur Catlin was known under many names in the past, especially Dragon. Intelligent, ruthless, deadly, he became a legend in the shadow world of spies. His life was constructed of lies, deceit, and treachery. When he left that world, he never looked back. And never wanted to.

Then a man comes to Catlin bearing one half of an ancient Chinese coin. The past comes to dangerous life, a danger the sweeps up Lindsay. She is utterly unprepared for a life of lies. Catlin isn’t. Only working together can they survive layer after layer of deadly lies and shattering truths—and one of those truths is love.




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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 free ones that didn'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:
Make Me by Lee Child
Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly
Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis 


Happy Reading!


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

2016 Challenges

I've given up most of the challenges I was hosting but if no one takes them up, I'll do them another year. They've ALL found new homes! Other than that, nothing has changed in regards to joining challenges. I'm still not going to pretend to be realistic in what challenges I sign up. Maybe someone who missed the originating post will see mine and they'll be tempted to join up too :-) I'm still shaking my head over the fact that it's already November and I'm just getting around to posting this. Now to find challenges for 2016!


2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 ::  2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015




Multi-Year
101 Fantasy Project, here ~ 10 years
Monthly Mix-up Mania, here ~ 4-1-15 to 3-31-17 . . . completed
A Non-Fiction Adventure, here ~ 5 years

Perpetual
Cedar Cove - here ~
Magic Kingdom of Landover - here ~
Modern Library's 100 Best Novels - here ~
One Million Pages - here ~
PB&J - here ~
Prey - here
Read All the Books (back list) - here ~ 60 book
Redwall - here ~


Seasonal/Read-a-Thons
Bout of Books (Aug 22 to Aug 28) - here ~ 3 books . . . over
Christmas Spirit (Nov 23 to Jan 6) - here ~  . . . over
 ~ Christmas Spirit RaT (Nov 21 to Nov 27)/RC (Nov 21 to Jan 6) - here  ~
Fall in Love (Sep 22 - Dec 20) - here ~ . . . complete
Fun in the Sun (May-Aug) - here ~ . . . over
R.I.P XI (Sep-Oct) - here ~ 4 books . . . over
The Sci-Fi Experience (Dec/Jan) - here ~ . . . over
Sci-Fi Read-a-Thon (June 1-7) - here ~ at least one! . . . over
Spring into Horror (Apr 18 - 24) - here ~ at least one scary-to-me book . . . over
Take Back Your Bookshelves (Sep 2 to Sep 5) - here ~  . . . over
Vampires (Jan 15- Jan 21) - here ~ . . . over
Wacky March RaT (Mar 1 - Mar 7) - here ~ 3 books . . . over
~ Whole Latte Christmas (Nov 25 - Jan 7) - here -


~ 2016 Reading Challenges ~

Banned Books - here ~ 1-2 for now, maybe 11-14

Blogger Shame - here ~ 6+ ARC reviews 

Cloak and Dagger - here ~ 1-10 books w/reviews

Color Coded ~ here - 9 books
. . . Limitless Palette - here ~ 15 books

Cozy Mysteries - here
. . . Cruisin' thru the Cozies ~
. . . The Crafty Cozy Challenge ~

Flights of Fantasy ~ here - 6 books

Foodies Read ~ here - 9-13 books

Full House - here ~ 25 books

Gentle Subjects - here ~ 10 books

Horror - here ~ 1-5 books

Keeping Track - here ~
. . . You Read How Many Books? ~ 250 books
. . . Pages Read ~ 52,000 pages

I Love Libraries ~ here - 9 books w/reviews

I Love Picture Books ~ here - 12 books w/reviews

LGBTQIA ~ here - 5 books w/reviews

Men in Uniform - here ~ 11-20 books

New Releases - here ~ 1-15 books w/reviews

Nonfiction - here ~ 5 - 9 books

Paranormal ~ here
. . . Witches and Witchcraft - 6-10 books

Pervy Girl - here ~ 6 books w/reviews

Re-Reading - Hard Core! ~ here - 16-25 books

Reading Challenge Addict - here ~ 11-15 challenges completed

Retellings - here ~ 1-4 books

Romance Challenges
. . . Bad Boys of Romance ~ here - 5-9 books
. . . Contemporary Romance ~ here - 6-10 books
. . . Romantic Suspense ~ here - 6 books

Royal Reads ~ here - 4-6 books

To Be Read ~ here
 . . . Mount TBR - 24 books
 . . . TBR PIle - 1-10 books w/reviews
 . . . #ReadtheDamnBooksYouAlreadyOwn - 10 books
 . . . #ShelfLove - 11-20 books

What's in a Name? - here ~ 6 books . . . furniture, clothing

~ Completed, forgot about, or gave up on ~
Alphabet Soup - here ~ 26 books . . . completed 

A-Z Places (Oct 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016) ~ here - 26 locations (only Q, X, Y, Z left) . . . over
 
Nooks and Crannies (Oct 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016) ~ here - 4-24 PLUS 12 books . . . forgot about

Outdo Yourself ~ here - 181-185 books ~ page two - page three - page four - page five - page six - page seven

Paranormal ~ here
. . . Spooks, Howls, and Fangs - 5-15 books . . . completed March 15
. . . Reading Bites (Vampires) - 5 books . . . completed March 17

TBR . . . The TBR Triple Dog Dare - 3 months without reading new books (with exceptions)

What an Animal IX - here ~ 21 or more . . . completed March 15


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RC: Hard Core Re-Reading

The Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge
2016

hosted by Lois at You, Me, and a Cup of Tea, for more information or to sign up, click here

Basically, re-read your books. Only books started/finished during 2016 count. Any format, length is not specified but reviews and prizes are mentioned. There are several levels. I'm going for level 2 - I've got a re-reading BUG and hope to read 16-25 books.

~ Books Read ~
  1. The Dragon Groomer by Amber Kell
  2. Vet Found by Joyee Flynn
  3. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
  4. The 4 Phase Man by Richard Steinberg

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Classics Reading Challenge


This one is hosted by You, Me, and a Cup of Tea. While I'd like to read more classics, I'm not even going to pretend I can read 12 of them AND follow a monthly theme. I wanted you to see it in case you might be interested.

Information/sign up post, here















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RC: To Be Read

Challenge #1

The TBR Triple Dog Dare
January - March

 hosted at James Read books
for more information or to sign up, click here

Basically read the books you already own. You can still buy new books, just don't read them yet! Exceptions can be made for book clubs, ARCs, etc.

I don't think I even made it through January but I'm going for all three months and will make exceptions for ebooks, new releases, and ARCs.


Challenge #2
Mount TBR Reading Challenge
2016

hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block, for more information or to sign up, click here

Basically, read the books you already own, in the format that you primarily read from. I read print and ebooks so an audio book wouldn't count for this. Library books do not count. Re-reads are a special circumstance - check the sign up page. Books must be purchased prior to 2016, I need to ask about pre-orders. ;-)  There are several levels but I'm going for Mount Blanc and hope to read 24 books. I've got so many books on my TBR pile I'm not going to try to list any of them, I really should go for Mount Olympus (Mars) and read 150+!  All books, purchased or gifts, count. Not sure about review books but they were given to me and I do own them now. . .

Challenge #3
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 TBR Pile

hosted at Bookish Lifestyle
for more information or to sign up, click here

There are several levels, any format, any genre, any length, as long as they aren't 2016's. Reviews too! I'm going for 1-10 books and a Firm Handshake!



Challenge #4
Read My Own Damn Books

hosted at Estella's Revenge
for more information or to sign up, click here

#ReadtheDamnBooksYouAlreadyOwn

She's got 210 unread print books at her house and wants to read 100 of them. I'm not sure I want to know how many are in my TBR pile!


Challenge #5
Shelf Love Challenge
2016

hosted at Second Run Reviews, Chapter Break, and Bookworm Brandee
for more information or to sign up, click here

#ShelfLove

Read the books that are currently in your person library. Library (and textbooks) don't count unless you're getting a different format of a book on your shelf. There are several levels and I'm going for . . .
pat your shelves on the back
. . . . and hope to read 11-20 books.


I'm going to include any book, arc too, that has been on my tbr pile before January 1st. For the first week of the year, I read NONE of them. sigh I also got two new books in the mail and purchased several ebooks. This is why my TBR pile doesn't get any smaller. With so many challenges, I should be able to get one of them completed!

~ Books Read ~

  1. How to Walk Like a Man by Eli Easton 
  2. Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery
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RC: Color Coded

The Color Coded Reading Challenge
2016

hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block

for more information and to sign up, click here

Basically, read nine books this year, each with a specific color range in the title (Blue or shades of blue - Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc). Or as the dominate color on the cover!

I still have three colors to go for 2015 but two of my colors were picture books. Maybe I'll be able to complete it this time using cover colors.


Colors to read
  1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
  4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
  9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

Books Read
  1. Blue - Deck the Dire Wolves by Stephani Hecht (cover)
  2. Red - 
  3. Yellow - Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton (cover)
  4. Green - 
  5. Brown - 
  6. Black - 
  7. White - A White Pine Chipmunk Invasion by Jackie Nacht
  8. other -
  9. implies - The Colors of Romance by Ashavan Doyon


Possible Books




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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Purrsday












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!

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Why yes, there is a theme ;-) I spent the day at the courthouse and need to go back tomorrow. If I'm not picked for the trial, I'm finished for at least a year. - More info later.


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Monday, November 9, 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 ~
Visitors by Orson Scott Card
Pathfinder, 2015, trade

The riveting finale to the story of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a special power that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts.

In Pathfinder, Rigg joined forces with another teen with special talents on a quest to find Rigg’s sister and discover the true significance of their powers. Then Rigg’s story continued in Ruins as he was tasked to decipher the paths of the past before the arrival of a destructive force with deadly intentions. Now, in Visitors, Rigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the ultimate test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.


Heartsong Cottage by Emily March
Eternity Springs, 2015, mass market paperback

Haunted by the loss of his wife and son, Daniel Garrett left the police force to devote his life to finding missing children. But he still hasn't found a way to mend the wounds of his past-until he attends a wedding in the small mountain town of Eternity Springs...and meets a beautiful, intriguing woman who offers a glimpse of something Daniel thought he'd never have again.

Shannon O'Toole isn't looking for romance. Ever since her fiancé's death, she created a quiet life for herself restoring Victorian cottages. Still, she can't deny her attraction to the handsome, broad-shouldered stranger. Daniel makes her feel things she's hasn't felt in years-including the desire to share her secrets. But can Shannon trust a detective when doing so could bring danger to her cottage door? In Eternity Springs, anything-and everything-is possible...


Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
Year Round Christmas Mystery, 2015, mass market paperback

In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer…

As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry’s float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there’s a Scrooge in Christmas Town.

Merry isn’t ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph’s Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter’s body on a late night dog walk—and police suspect he was poisoned by a gingerbread cookie crafted by her best friend, Vicky—Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who’s really been grinching about town, before Vicky ends up on Santa’s naughty list…


Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts
Life in Icicle Falls, 2015, mass market paperback

Everyone's getting ready for Christmas in Icicle Falls, especially on Candy Cane Lane, where holiday decorating is taken very seriously. Tilda Morrison, town cop, is looking forward to celebrating Christmas in her first house…until she discovers that she's expected to "keep up" with the neighbors, including Maddy Donaldson, the inspiration behind the whole extravaganza. But this year, someone's destroying Maddie's precious candy canes! Thank goodness for the cop in their neighborhood.

Tilda already has her hands full trying to sort out her love life and fix up her fixer-upper. Oh, and won't it be fun to have the family over for Christmas dinner? Not really… Then there's her neighbor, Ivy Bohn. As a newly single mom, Ivy can sum up the holiday in two words: Bah, humbug. But she's determined to give her kids a perfect Christmas.

Despite family disasters, irritating ex-husbands and kitchen catastrophes, these three women are going to find out that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!



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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 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:



Happy Reading!


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

RC: Romantic Suspense


Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge
2016

hosted by Shooting Stars Reviews
for more information and to sign up, click here


The goal is to read as many romantic suspense titles as you can for 2016. Any format, 100+ pages (give or take), re-reads, cross-overs with other challenges.

You don't need to be a blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2016 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. After all, the point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.


I did horrible with my Romantic Suspense reading during 2015 so I think reading 6 will be a good goal. I'd love to read 12 or more, I've got them, I just don't believe I'll get to them.

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purrsday












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!

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When his son asked for Thor's Hammer for his birthday, this father didn't head to the toy store, he headed to his workshop!

Happy Birthday Boy! See the story with more pictures here



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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

RC: Holiday Read-a-thon!

Sixth Annual International
Holiday Read-a-Thon
December 4 - 6

NEW host, Joli of Actin' Up with Books

for more information or to sign up, click here

Twitter: Holiday #Readathon

This is a midnight to midnight kind of RaT and is a NO PRESSURE, 
READ AS MUCH AS YOU WANT
kind of read-a-thon

There will be giveaways, mini-challenges, and a Twitter party. Check out the sign up page for more information. You do not need to participate in the mini-challenges to qualify for bonuses.

To participate, SIGN UP using Mister Linky and READ.
That's It!!
You can use your blog, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts to join.

edit: any reading counts! adjusting titles
~ Books Read ~
  1. The New Boy by Sean Michael (210 pages, m/m, D/s, photographer/model)
  2. The Christmas Cat by Elise M. Stone (a sweet 16 page romance story)
  3. A Cajun Werewolf Christmas by Selena Blake (getting longer ;-) 45 page story/catch up to the series characters, also a good introduction)
  4. Christmas of White by Devon Rhodes (66 pages of m/m cowboy/vet romance)
  5. Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn (book 1, 148 pages, HOT m/m BDSM, Elf/detective, magic, and a murder )
  6. The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse (picture book about kindness, 36 pages) 
  7. Hell's Bells by Joyee Flynn (book 2, 143 pages, HOT m/m BDSM, elf/construction worker, gay bashing, elf/wolf fight, Halloween party) 
  8. The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Kevin Whitlark (picture book, the song lyrics only with cats and five goldfish ;-) 27 pages) 
  9. Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn (141 pages, elf/Navy Captain, evil witches, fight then a party with werecats, werewolves, elves, and jello wrestling) 
  10. Holy Stockings by Joyee Flynn (143 pages, elf/cowboy, m/m BDSM, father problems & another fight-but not as epic as the fight with witches)
~ Final Results ~
10 books = 975 pages
I may have been able to get another book finished but we spent a couple hours at Disneyland. I had my picture taken with Snow White :-)

~ possible Books to Read ~
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
I'll be Home for Christmas by Lori Wilde ... and other Twilight, Texas books
Snow Way Out by Christine Husom
Heartsong Cottage by Emily March
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by sheila Roberts
Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery
What Happens Under the Mistletoe, anthology


I've got lots of Christmas music to play between books including two new CDs by Straight No Chaser
I'd like to read and review Chance by Emily Moffat before the end of the year
I need to read and review Revenge of the Chili Queens by Kylie Logan a.s.a.p.


~ Joli's Mini-Challenge ~
Prize: a $20.00 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository.
To enter: GIVE
1. Pledge a penny or two or three (or any amount you want!) per page that you read. Put a minimum number that you will pledge. For example: 100 pages – $1.00. And then donate the amount to your favorite charity.
OR
2. ANY type of donation for the holiday season – a can(s) of food, book to a library, Toy for Tots, gently used books or clothes donated to a shelter, school – qualifies. OR volunteer your time at, for example, a soup kitchen or food bank. Just list it. (Feel free to come up with your own ideas!)

Then, 3. Click on comments below and share your pledge/donation. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM!
(again, you do not have to participate in this mini-challenge to participate in the readathon)

~ Pledge ~
I'm going to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (home page), I just haven't figured out how to work my pledge. . . . . still working on it but thinking $5 a book . . . yeah, should have gone with pennies a page ;-)







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