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, March 6, 2017

Happy Monday

Still helping Dad with Mom's stuff. MIL is home now and slowly getting better :-)

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 ~
Waiting for a children's book: Who Counts? by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Sasso

~ here are the newest books in my house ~

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
The Ravenels, 2017, mass market paperback

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Revenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out here new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman - not in English
fiction, 2016, paperback

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
fiction, 2013, paperback

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.

Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.


What I Read this Week
Shelia at Book Journey, hosted a weekly meme about what you read last week and what you were hoping to read this week. I don't believe she's still doing it but I've gotten use to letting you know what I read last week. Never was very good about knowing what I was going to read next!

still mostly doing some comfort reading of online serials or re-reads
All Cats are Gray by Andre Norton
Sweet Buns by Shea Balik (bakery)
The Collared Pup by Shea Balik (Pub)
Nice 'n' Rosy by Shea Balik (florist)
Lube Master by Shea Balik (garage)
Painful Pleasure by Shea Balik (tattoo and piercing shop)
Bound for Your Pleasure by Shea Balik (bookstore)
High and Tight by Shea Balik (hair salon)
The Dirty Hoe by Shea Balik (garden center)
Kiss of Leather by Shea Balik (handcrafted leather products)
The Pearl Necklace by Shea Balik (Jewelry shop)
Get Nailed by Shea Balik (Nail Salon)
Below the Belt by Shea Balik (clothing line/shop)
Tying the Knot by Shea Balik (nine weddings - at once)
Euphoria by Shea Balik (restaurant)
Utopia by Shea Balik (writer/security)
Bootilicious by Shea Balik (handcrafted boots/shoes)
Skin in the Game by Shea Balik (security)
A Shot of Cupid by Elizabeth Wilde

Happy Reading!


Brooke Showalter said...

Great books. :)

Sheila handed that weekly meme over to The Book Date:

Book Dragon said...

Thanks Brooke, that's great to know!


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