Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, January 18, 2016

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

~ The newest review book in my house ~

~ Gifts/Contest Win! ~
Thank you to Stacy's Books
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
suspense, 2005, trade paperback

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may hve the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets-an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

~ The newest books in my house ~
Rejar by Dara Joy
Matrix of Destiny, 2014-reissue, ebook

This cat will get your tongue.

And then some.

When Lilac Devere discovers a beautiful cat with dual-colored eyes sprawled across her carriage, the proper regency miss decides to take the handsome fellow home to be her pet. Boy howdy, is she in for it now.

Poor Lilac has no idea that her new cat is a feline shapeshifter. Soon, she is cuddling up to the kitty all night and telling the silken creature her darkest secrets.

Lilac may think that Rejar is only her mischievous pet– but this cat knows who is his own…

The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor by Anna J. Stewart
romance, 2015, ebook

Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn't need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who's back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away. The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff. She can't trust him, even if Luke's ideas for the town's upcoming anniversary seem to show he's trying to give back to their community. Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on...and love?

The Martian by Andy Weir (twitter)
science fiction, 2015-movie tie-in edition, mass market paperback

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

The Wind's Twelve Quarters  by Ursula K. Le Guin
short story collection, 2014, trade paperback

The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future.

Including an insightful foreword by Le Guin, describing her experience, her inspirations, and her approach to writing, this stunning collection explores human values, relationships, and survival, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.

Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
Matrix of Destiny, 1997, mass market paperback

It has been a horrible day for Deanna Jones. She’s fired from her job– and that turns out to be the high point of her day.

Good thing she found the weird-looking necklace in a junk shop by the parking lot…or is it?

When she finally gets home, a six foot four inch knight is sitting in her living room! The hunk looks like every woman’s fantasy of the perfect hero, but what is he doing in her cottage?

Well, he’s on a very important quest, of course. But she’ll find that out soon enough.

Poor Deanna Jones is about to be swept into an amazing, epic journey across time and space… leading straight to the heart.

I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. 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!

How to Walk Like a Man by Eli Easton 
Home and Away by Samantha Wayland 
Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan 
 . . . not a long list this week but still 912 pages! 
Pre-Game by Sean Michael 

Happy Reading!

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bermudaonion said...

Everyone loves The Martian but I decided not to read it after I saw the movie. My sister adored The Shadow of the Wind. Happy reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I loved the audiobook of The Martian and liked The Shadow of the Wind (print). Have a good week!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE Shadow of The Wind. It is one of may all-time favorite books.

I had to go to Barcelona after I read the book. We found all of the places in the book...such fun.

I hope you enjoy Shadow of The Wind and your reading week.

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