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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Friday, May 29, 2015

So I'm going on vacation . . .

I'm leaving the family at home and heading to sister-in-law's house to play with their dog for a week. I guess you could say I'm house sitting or dog sitting but I consider it getting to play with their dog for the week.

I'm planning what I'm taking and while I have a list of stuff I usually take on vacation, the most important things this trip are my running shoes (walking the dog), my laptop/ereader, and a pile of books. So far I've got 10 print books. I seem to looking forward to reading Sabrina Jeffries ;-) Some of these are review books so look for a review post or two sometime this summer.



The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries (spotlight)
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (series)
When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries
How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
99 Essential Weight Loss Blogposts by Kenneth Schwarz Ph.D. (LibraryThing)
A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake
Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff (spotlight)
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones (GoodReads)
Closer to Home by Mercedes Lackey

I'm not leaving until Sunday afternoon so I've still got time to change my mind or add to my stack. I'll let you know what my final count is.

edit:  I added three more print books to my stack:


Snow Way Out by Christine Husom
Twisted Threads by Lea Wait
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein


 Finishing up an ebook I started before leaving home.




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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spotlight On . . . Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde


Worthy
Catherine Ryan Hyde

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 978-1477830130 
Published: June 2015
genre: fiction
321 pages

format available:

author's website | Twitter | facebook

About the book:
They might’ve been a family.

Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancé set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he’s bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.




Internal use:
First contact: April 21
Janay/BookSparks

format: print
arrived: May 27
review due: July 30 
Notified Janay that review is live:


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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 fiancé 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...



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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 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!




Finished:
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!

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Thursday, May 21, 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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Cute bookmark!!

 There is a horse in this one too ;-)


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RC - Reading Bites . . . Vampires!


Reading Bites
Reading Challenge
2015

hosted at Hippie Book Reviews

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

Basically, read vampire books. Set your own goals.



I've read a couple already so I need to add those to the list then I hope to read 5 more.






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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spotlight On . . . Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred grapes
Laura Dave

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476789255
Published: June 2015
genre: fiction
272 pages

format available: ebook, audio, hardcover

author's website| Twitter

About the book:
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 fiancé is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets…


Internal use:
First contact: April 21
Janay/BookSparks

format: print
arrived: May 19
review due: June 25
Notified Janay that review is live:


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Terrific Tuesday


Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

No one woke up in the morning and thought to themselves, Today I'm going to get lost in the woods. But even without a plan, it happened.

Maybe it was simply that innate human need to explore. Maybe it was bad luck, or maybe it was just people being idiots. Grandma NEll had always loved to say, "Beauty in skin deep, but stupid goes clear down to the bone." Not that Destiny Mills was going to be judgmental either way. People got lost, and her job was to make sure they got found. It was kind of like being a superhero. Only instead of laser vision or invisibility, she had a brilliant computer software program and a finely honed search and rescue team.

Well, technically the team wasn't hers. It belonged to whatever town or county had hired her company. Her firm had created the software program, and she was one of three facilitators who helped those wanting to use it. She showed up, trained the search and rescue group and then moved on to the next assignment.
Hold Me by Susan Mallery





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,
hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
1. Grab your current read Open to a random page
2. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!~ make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
3. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"He was in great shape, she thought, admitting that he was just charming enough to make her wonder if there was any potential there.

Nope... She wanted ordinary. Regular. The kind of man who understood that life was best lived quietly... He was a thrill seeker at heart, which meant not for her.

She would simply keep looking. Because the man of her very own calm, rational dreams was out there, and one day she would find him."
Hold Me by Susan Mallery

Guess who the main characters are? ;-)



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Monday, May 18, 2015

Spotlight On . . . Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff

Wishful Thinking
Kamy Wicoff


Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 978-1631529764
Published: April 2015
genre: fiction
356 pages

format available: trade paperback, ebook

author's website | facebook

About the book:
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?



Internal use:
First contact: April 21
Janay/BookSparks

format: print
arrived: May 18
review due: June 4
Notified Janay that review is live:


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Bout of Books 13 Wrap-Up

Bout of Books
Bout of Books 13
Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up
May 11 to May 17

Hosted at it's own blog, here

for more information, click here

Twitter: @boutofbooks



This Time:
My goal was to get 800 pages read and I did that.
I did two of the challenges (late) and didn't visit anyone.
I forgot about the Twitter chats but did update when I met my goal.
I read four books, only one of which was a new read.

Next time:
VISIT people. I really like talking with other people when we're doing read-a-thons.
Read more new books and get a review in.
Up pages read to 1,000 pages
Challenges! They're fun, get involved! (on time next time!)




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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 ~
The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan
Creepy Hallow, 2015, ebook

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

Actually, I got the boxed set, Violet's story. It includes The Faerie Guardian, The Faerie Prince and The Faerie War



The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jefferies
Sinful Suitors, Aug 2015, mass market paperback

American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?



~ here are the newest books in my house ~
Weight Watchers by Julianna Sweeney
365 Days of Weight Watchers Recipes to Lose Weight, Boost Metabolism & Eat Clean
cookbook, 2015, ebook

Whether you have just started your Weight Watchers Program or have been on it for a little while, you have no doubt taken the necessary steps toward achieving a healthier version of yourself. Although the first few days and weeks on Weight Watchers can be difficult for some, the payoff for going on the program and sticking to it are tremendous. Yet the challenges that people face when beginning any type of dietary regimen is what to cook. Fortunately for you, either new to or familiar with Weight Watchers, this book was especially designed to walk you through 365 Weight Watcher meals that you can prepare effortlessly.

This book will supply you with hundreds of your favorite recipes, totally guilt-free. You can satisfy your food cravings, feel full after each dish, and take comfort in the fact that you are still sticking to the parameters of Weight Watchers without having to deprive yourself of flavor and fullness. Throughout this book, you might find some creative takes on your favorite classic recipes, or perhaps some new dishes that you never thought were possible to make on a diet. Whatever your tastes or cravings, there is something for everyone to enjoy!





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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 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!




Finished:
What Matters Most by Bailey Bradford
First Time Checkup by Mathew Rodrick
By Chance by Cat Grant
Ex's and O's by Bailey Bradford
A Bit of Me by Bailey Bradford
Hold Me by Susan Mallery
Christmas Tree Magic by Amber Kell
Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn 



Happy Reading!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spotlight On . . . The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning
Sabrina Jeffries

Series: Sinful Suitors, book 1
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 978-1472232137
Published: July 21, 2015
genre: historical romance
416 pages

format available: mass market paperback, ebook

author's website

About the book:
American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?





Internal use:
First contact: May 8
Kim Miller/Nancy Berland Public Relations

format: print
arrived: May 15
started review:
Notified Kim that review is live:


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Thursday, May 14, 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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Monday, May 11, 2015

RC - Outdo Yourself, page two



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 one

~ Books Read ~
51. My Spotted Dream by Joyee Flynn
52. Avoiding Hell's Gate by Flynn Eire
53. Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn
54. Hell's Bells by Joyee Flynn
55. Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn
56. Holy Stockings by Joyee Flynn
57. Down with the Tunes by Joyee Flynn
58. Frosty Melt by Joyee Flynn
59. Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
60. Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn
61. Bite My Cookies by Joyee Flynn
62. Flush the Twinkles by Joyee Flynn
63. Hanging Antlers by Joyee Flynn
64. Wrap it Up by Joyee Flynn
65. Liam's Unexpected Alpha by Alice Cain
66. Aiden's Accidental Beta by Alice Cain
67. Rory's Last Chance by Bailey Bradford
68. Miles to Go by Bailey Bradford
69. Bend by Bailey Bradford
70. What Matters Most by Bailey Bradford
71. By Chance by Cat Grant
72. Ex's and O's by Bailey Bradford
73. A Bit of Me by Bailey Bradford
74. Hold Me by Susan Mallery
75. Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
76. Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
77. Bad Boyfriend by K.A. Mitchell
78. Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan
79. Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan
80. Yogi and the Bear by Nix Knox
81. Bound By Honor by SE Jakes
82. Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T. A. Chase
83. Snow Angel by Sharon Maria Bidwell
84. Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe
85. Fire and Water by Andrew Grey
86. Pick Up the Pieces by Tinnean
87. Sixth by Brenda Cothern
88. Orion's Circle by Victoria Sue 
89. Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna
90. Dumped in Oz by Andrew Grey
91. The Christmas Wager by Jamie Fessenden
92. Stuck in Oz by Andrew Grey
93. Candy Man by Amy Lane
94. Double Deuce by KC Kendricks
95. Deuce of Diamonds by KC Kendricks
96. Ace, Deuce, Trey by KC Kendricks
97. Circle of Steel by KC Kendricks
98. Bitter Taffy by Amy Lane
99. Trapped in Oz by Andrew Grey
100. Foolish Me by Tinnean


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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books
Bout of Book 13
Read-a-Thon
May 11 to May 17

Hosted at it's own blog, here

for more information, click here

Twitter: @boutofbooks

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I've got lots of off-line stuff happening this week but I still hope to read 800 pages.

Monday - 
finished What Matters Most before bed, doesn't count :-(
started: Ex's & O's by Bailey Bradford (60% finished)

Tuesday -
still reading Ex's & O's at midnight . . . finished before going to bed
started A Bit of Me by Bailey Bradford . . . all part of the same series ;-) (57% finished)

Wednesday -
still reading A Bit of Me at midnight . . . finished
started Hold Me by Susan Mallery (page 29)
started A Bit of You by Bailey Bradford (17%)

Thursday -
still reading Hold Me (page 277) and A Bit of You (25%)
nothing finished, real life (and FB) is interfering with my reading ;-)

Friday -
still reading Hold Me at midnight . . . finished before going to bed
still reading A Bit of You
started/finished Christmas Tree Magic by Amber Kell
started Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn (60%?)

Saturday -
still reading Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn at midnight . . . finished before going to bed
still reading A Bit of You by Bailey Bradford (32%)
spent way too much time online plus we went shopping! (we got new furniture)

Sunday -
still reading A Bit of You  . . . wow, I really must not be into this one! :-(
started Amethyst by Lauren Royal

started Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

and at Midnight . . .
a Bit of You by Bailey Bradford ~ 33%
Amethyst by Lauren Royal ~ page 152
Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti ~ page 17

The Billboard Music Awards show was nice, should have been reading but I just couldn't get comfortable. I really hope the new furniture will be as comfortable to read in at home as it was at the store.


~ Goal: 800 pages ~
finished books: 205+333+377+21+149= 1,085 pages read

~ Books Read ~
1. Ex's and O's by Bailey Bradford - book info
2. A Bit of Me by Bailey Bradford - book info
3. Hold Me by Susan Mallery - chapter one
4. Christmas Tree Magic by Amber Kell - book info
5. Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn - book info


Monday's Challenge (late)
Bookish Survey at Writing My Own Fairy Tale

The Questions:

1. How do you organize your shelves?
 . . . Right now they're a mess and a lot are boxed up in storage. Eventually I'll get the two bedrooms redone and I'll be able to separate them by reading level then genre, except for some authors (for example, all of Anne/Todd McCaffrey's books will be together). I'd like to have a spot just for Christmas books.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?
 . . . a favorite book? Not sure I can narrow it down to just one. 

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
 . . . Red by Michael Hall was an awesome picture book that has a deep meaning for everyone but I'm going to have to go with A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi. This one scared the heck out of me even reading it again a year later!

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
 . . . I don't have a set list of books to read, wait a minute, Hold Me by Susan Mallery or Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti are both sitting by my reading chair. Still not sure if I'll get to them this week.
 
5. What book do you recommend the most?
. . . there are a couple. Mistaken Identity by Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak with Mark Tabb (review) and There's No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent (review) which is a picture book with a great message.


Saturday's Challenge (late)
Favorite Read Photo at Once Upon a Chapter

I'm going to go with Hold Me for two reasons. It's Susan Mallery and Fool's Gold!

There are two more books coming soon in this series, Kiss Me in June and Thrill Me in July ~ happy dance~
















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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, right?



~ here are the newest books in my house ~
Nothing? Wow, what have I been doing all week?


~*~*~*~*~

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:
My Feisty Kitten by Joyee Flynn
My Spotted Dream by Joyee Flynn
Avoiding Hell's Gate by Flynn Eire
Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn
Hell's Bells by Joyee Flynn
Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn
Holy Stockings by Joyee Flynn
Down with the Tunes by Joyee Flynn
Frosty Melt by Joyee Flynn
Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn
Bite My Cookies by Joyee Flynn
Flush the Twinkles by Joyee Flynn
Hanging Antlers by Joyee Flynn
Wrap it Up by Joyee Flynn
His Guarded Heart by Lia Davis
Liam's Unexpected Alpha by Alice Cain
Aiden's Accidental Beta by Alice Cain
Cody's Eternal Sheriff by Alice Cain
Rory's Last Chance by Bailey Bradford
Miles to Go by Bailey Bradford 
Bend by Bailey Bradford



Happy Reading!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

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


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 1

~*~ Books Read ~*~
~ May 7, pages so far: 13,120 ~
# pages - title/author
101. 132 - Aiden's Accidental Beta by Alice Cain
102. 142 - Cody's Eternal Sheriff by Alice Cain
103. 180 - Rory's Last Chance by Bailey Bradford
104. 207 - Miles to Go by Bailey Bradford
105. 209 - Bend by Bailey Bradford
106. 301 - What Matters Most by Bailey Bradford
107. 33 - First Time Checkup by Matthew Rodrick
108. 121 - By Chance by Cat Grant
109. 205 - Ex's and O's by Bailey Bradford
110. 333 - A Bit of Me by Bailey Bradford
~ pages so far: 14,983 ~
111. 377 - Hold Me by Susan Mallery
112. 21 - Christmas Tree Magic by Amber Kell 
113. 149 - Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
114. 224 - Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
115. 235 - Bad Boyfriend by K.A. Mitchell
116. 165 - Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan
117. 285 - Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan
118. 256 - Yogi and the Bear by Nix Knox
119. 144 - Bound By Honor by SE Jakes
120. 144 - Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T. A. Chase
~ pages so far: 16,983 ~ 
121. 253 - Snow Angel by Sharon Maria Bidwell
122. 83 - Angel Heart by Sharon Maria Bidwell
123. 63 - The Kissing Bough by Madelynne Ellis
124. 203 - Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe
~ pages read Jan-May: 17,585 ~


continued on page three (June)

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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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except I liked The Blind Side movie better than the  book

Way too cute!


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Monday, May 4, 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, right?



~ here are the newest books in my house ~
Hold Me by Susan Mallery
Fool's Gold, 2015, mass market paperback

Destiny Mills believes passion has its place—like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that's calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn't. Her temporary assignment with the Fool's Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once…the rest is terrified what'll happen if she does.

Though an accident ended his career, Kipling still lives for thrills—and a hot fling with a gorgeous redhead like Destiny would be a welcome diversion. Yet beneath his new coworker's cool facade is a woman who needs more than he's ever given. With her, he's ready to take the risk. But love, like skiing, is all about trust—and before you soar, you have to be willing to fall.

The Devil's Waters by David L. Robbins (GoodReads)
USAF Pararescue, 2012, ebook and audio

A giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.

Only one combat group is close enough to respond before the hijacked freighter reaches Somali waters: the elite US Air Force pararescue unit—the PJs—stationed in Djibouti. Though their mission is to save lives, and their oath is “That Others May Live,” the PJs are battle-tested. The team doesn’t hesitate because one of their own, Sgt. LB DiNardo, is already onboard the hijacked ship.

LB has three tasks: provide intel on the pirates, stay alive until the team arrives, and withstand the humiliation of breaking the PJs’ cardinal rule: Never be the one who needs rescuing.

At the head of the pirates is the shrewd and ruthless Yusuf Raage, a clan leader who will sacrifice anything and anyone to keep his captured ship. The PJs have a mere hour to take down the ship before the Air Force blows it up. Even if they survive the wrath of Yusuf Raage, more secrets and danger await them.

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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:
Too Smart for Bullies by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn and Sharon Chandler
Too Safe for Strangers by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn
Fire and Ash by Gabrielle Evans
Myth and Mischief by Gabrielle Evans
Fang and Fur by Stormy Glenn
Fantasy, Legend, and The Guardian by Gabrielle Evans
White Paws and a Dream by Stormy Glenn
Spells and Bananas by Joyee Flynn
Howl and Harmony by Gabrielle Evans
Fur and Flightless by Joyee Flynn
Hot and Cold by Gabrielle Evans
Two Wiggles and Some Fur by Joyee Flynn 
Leader and the Writer by Joyee Flynn
Officer and a Gardener by Joyee Flynn 
Fangs and a Wet Nose by Joyee Flynn 
Whiskers, Mane, and a Biter by Joyee Flynn 
Trunk and a Skunk by Joyee Flynn
White Knight and Black Fur by Joyee Flynn
Rumble and Churr by Joyee Flynn
Suck and Lick by Joyee Flynn
Spits and Bellows by Joyee Flynn
Evergreen, a Christmas Tale by Richard Taylor
Kitty in the Middle by Joyee Flynn
Cheetah in Charge by Joyee Flynn



Happy Reading!

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Disclaimer

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.