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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

Monday, February 29, 2016

GoodReads Read-a-Thon

GoodReads Group. . .
Wacky Reading Challenge
Read-a-Thon

March 1-7

Sign up here, you must be 18+ and a Goodreads member

For the read-a-thon, you set your own personal goal. It can be a certain number of pages, or specific books. It can even be a reading challenge you need to get caught up on. So set your goal, and come back here to update your progress as you read.

While jumpstarting your March, be on the lookout for:
(1) Book titles that begin with 'M'
(2) Books published in March
(3) ....this is a hard one.... A four-leaf clover on the cover :)
(just a little something to spice things up!)

Goal:
Set a personal goal, or just log what you read.

My Goal:
Read something not an online serial!

Chloe the Kitten by Lily Small - Mar 3
Caught Up in Raine by LG O'Connor

plus one:
The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor by Anna J. Stewart . . . started!
Mermen by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Rock Her by Inglath Cooper
. . . or something from the stack on the table



Bonus - Review what I read!







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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


~ The newest review book in my house ~



~ The newest books in my house ~
Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon
A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, 2016, mass market paperback

As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.When a glass-making competition turns deadly, class shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…

But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $50,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far.

 Don't Speak by J. L. Brown
A Jade Harrington novel, 2016, ebook

The nursery rhyme was wrong. Words can hurt you.

Ambitious, twenty-something FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington cuts her vacation short to investigate the murder of a conservative radio personality only to discover that he may be the victim of a serial killer. Whitney Fairchild, the elegant and charismatic Democratic senator from Missouri, campaigns in a cutthroat race for president of the United States. Cole Brennan, the most popular conservative talk-show host in the nation, battles nightly to save his country and help the incumbent Republican president maintain his ‘inner conservative’ to win re-election.


Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster
An Ultimate Novel, 2016, mass market paperback

With the life he’s led and the muscles he’s gained, Armie Jacobson isn’t afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter’s effect on him. It’s not just that she’s his best friend’s little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that’s all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.

Good girl meets bad boy. It’s a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable, and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they’re both about to learn what’s truly worth fighting for…

Chloe the Kitten by Lily Small
Fairy Animals of Misty Wood, 2013, paperback

Chloe the Kitten's wings sparkle as she flutters through Misty Wood decorating the cobwebs with shining dewdrops. Along the way, she meets a little mouse who is lost and afraid.

Can Chloe help him find his way home?





edit: received yesterday but forgot to update!
Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands
An Argeneau novel, 2016, mass market paperback

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger.

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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!




Finished:
Warlock's Cove, part 1 by Jade Astor


Happy Reading!


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Monday, February 22, 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 ~



~ The newest books in my house ~
The Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell
romantic suspense, 2016, mass market paperback

An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sara Medina travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family’s dairy farm, and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn’t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.

Jay Vermilion recently inherited his family’s ranch near Wyoming’s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay is determined to restore Vermilion Sky, but first he’s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. The last thing on his mind is finding a wife and creating a seventh generation of Vermilions.

When Jay hires Sara to handle his father’s artwork, it’s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sara and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sara. And suddenly Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he’s once again willing to die for…


But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
picture book, 1982, board book

"A hog and a frog cavort in the bog. But not the hippopotamus." And so the story goes with the shy hippo watching his friends have fun.







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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!




Finished:
Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery 
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton 
The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch
By Any Other Name by Tia Fielding
Falling into Place by Tia Fielding


Happy Reading!


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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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I don't know where my cat file went but here are a couple of funnies . . . .

The picture just doesn't do it justice
These are the tops of the buildings in ToonTown at Disneyland but the sky is real.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

List of Books Read: February


You Read How Many Books?

Pages Read
One Million Pages Read 
Main page, here
I'll list pages and title/author for my books read.


~ Books Read: February ~ 
Pages read to Jan 31: 3,753 
    1. 32 - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! by Lucille Colandro
    2. 36 - Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal 
    3. 36 - The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond  
    4. 14 - But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton 
    5. 43 - The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch 
    6. 200 - By Any Other Name by Tia Fielding 
    7. 214 - Falling into Place by Tia Fielding 
    8. 39 - Warlock's Cove by Jade Astor

     ~ Pages Read - February: 614 ~ 

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    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    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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    considering how much time I've been spending there ;-)

    This use to be a vase but a curious cat, well . . . at least they got the vase broken

    Or maybe leave a note next time with an idea, you know, like "horses please, thanks"












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    Monday, February 1, 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 ~
    Caught Up in Raine by LG O'Connor
    adult romance, 2016, trade paperback

    Forty-two and widowed, romance writer Jillian Grant believes hospitals equal death. Plagued by loss and convinced more is imminent when her aunt ends up in critical condition after heart surgery; she has come to equate the absence of pain with happiness. When she spots a hot, young landscaper working on the hospital grounds with an eerie resemblance to the male lead in her next novel, she convinces him to pose as her cover model.

    Working multiple jobs to put himself through college, twenty-four-year-old Raine MacDonald is no stranger to loss. Behind his handsome face and rockin’ body lies family tragedy and agonizing secrets. When circumstances put him back in the path of his abusive father, fate delivers Jillian as his unwitting savior. Thing is, when he thinks of her, his thoughts are far from platonic.

    Despite their age difference, Jillian and Raine discover they’re more alike than they could ever imagine. But torn between facing her own fears and grasping a chance at happiness, Jillian makes a soul-shattering decision that threatens to blow their world apart.


    ~ The newest books in my house ~
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared D. Lee
    picture book, 2012, paperback

    Our favorite lady is back and hungry for Valentine's Day treats!

    That lovely old lady has returned just in time for Valentine's Day. Now she's swallowing items to make a very special gift for her valentine!

    With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this wacky version of the classic song will appeal to young readers as they follow the Old Lady on a wild Valentine's Day adventure.



    Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    picture book, 2015, board book . . . illustrated by Peter H. Reynold

    Little Miss planted a kiss. . . .

    One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

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    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!

    Finished:
    Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! by Lucille Colandro



    Have a Great Week!


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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.