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!)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Shelf-ies, Quotes and Cozy Mysteries

Happy Saturday! 

I was excited to see a Cozy Mystery Saturday but her site isn't active. I still love the idea so I'll be telling you about a cozy on my shelf.

The Shelf-ies idea came from Kimberlyfaye Reads. I'll spotlight one book from my TBR pile.

Quotes should be self-explanatory. If I find a good one, it will get posted. It used to be Quote it Sat at Freda's Voice but I didn't find recent ones so I don't know if she's still doing it. Found Quote-tastic at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

~ Quote ~ 
“The gods will not give you a burden that you cannot carry.”

“And if they do?” Orinakin asked, simply wanting to hear what Selorin’s answer would be.

Selorin smiled. “Then they will also provide you with a wheelbarrow in which to bear it."
In This Land by Matthew Haldeman-Time
an on-line serial

~ Cozy ~ This was so long ago I don't remember when I bought it!
Kill One, Knit Two by Maggie Sefton
Kelly Flynn Mysteries, 2005, mass market paperback
(1st of 14 books in the knitting books - own 11)

Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked—until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder.

Kelly Flynn would be the first to admit her life in Washington, D.C. is a little on the dull side. But coming back to Colorado for her beloved aunt's funeral wasn't the kind of excitement she was seeking. The police are convinced that her Aunt Helen's death was the result of a burglary gone bad, but for the accountant in Kelly, things just aren't adding up. After all, why would her sensible, sixty-eight-year-old aunt borrow $20,000 just days before her death? With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly gets a few lessons in turning out a sumptuously colored scarf and in luring a killer out of hiding.

~ Shelf-ies ~ a Nov 2015 purchase of a Mar 2016 release ;-)
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
historical romance (Regency period), 2016, mass market paperback

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...

Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...

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1 comment:

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I love that quote, Gina! I'll have to remember that next time life feels overwhelming!


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