Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge, April


Outdo Yourself
Reading Challenge
2017

Hosted by Corinne

For more information or to sign up, click here

Challenge yourself to read more this year than last year. Any format, any genre. Re-reads and challenge cross-overs allowed. Books that are 100 pages (give or take) count.

There are several levels. You can go up but not down.




Number of Books Read out of My Goal for the Year
2013: 168 out of 200 (Didn't keep track of 100+ pages for 2012)
2014: 211 out of 174-178 (then moved up a level!)
2015: 170 out of 227 :-(
2016: 214 (as of 12-30) out of 181-185

I've got real life plans for this year that might interfere with my reading so I'm going for
. . . Out of Breath  . . . 
and hope to read 6-10 more books than my 2016 goal.
Because, really, I read 30 books in December and I've got one more day!


~ April ~
 I've read 71 books so far, only 110-114 left for the year. That's about 13 a month.
  1. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
  2. Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
  3. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
  4. Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
  5. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  6. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
  7. Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
  8. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
  9. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
  10. Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh 
  11. Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh 
  12. Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey 
  13. Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey 
  14. Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey 
  15. Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn



~ Books Read this Month: ~
~ Books Read this Year: ~
~ Books Left to Read: ~


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon

Spring into Horror
Read-a-Thon
April  18 - 24

hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading

for more information and to sign up, click here

#SpringHorror

Seasons of Reading Facebook group here

This is a midnight to midnight RaT and it's CDT so adjust your start/end times accordingly. I'll be starting/ending my reading at 10 p.m.

There is a whole page of guidelines so check that out but the main one for this read-a-thon is to read at least one scary-to-you book. I joined a yearly horror reading challenge so I've got to get at least one book read this year!

Monday, April 10, 2017

ebook Reading Challenge, April


eBooks
Reading Challenge
2017 

For more information or to sign up, click here


I've read over 250 books this year (yes, some were short) and only a handful were print. I'm going for . . . empty the cloud . . . with plans to read 101+ ebooks during 2017.

32 in January. 21 in February. 27 in March. 21 left to go.



~ April ~
  1. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
  2. Green the Whole Year 'Round by Rowan McAllister
  3. Treasure Trail by Nicole Dennis
  4. Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
  5. Dragon in Distress by Mercedes Lackey, Elisabeth Waters
  6. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
  7. Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
  8. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  9. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
  10. Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
  11. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
  12. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
  13. Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
  14. Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey 
  15. Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey
  16. Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey 
  17. Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn

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 ~
nothing this week



~ here are the newest books in my house ~




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What I Read this Week
Shelia has passed this to Kathryn at The Book Date! There are a couple of blogs doing the meme with a kid lit bent so you may want to check them out too.

Jump on over to The Book Date and see what everyone has read recently.

Finished:
still mostly doing some comfort reading of online serials or re-reads

Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey


Happy Reading!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April's Books Read


Main page

~ April ~
    1. 320 - Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
    2. 77 - Green the Whole Year 'Round by Rowan McAllister 
    3. 77 - Treasure Trail by Nicole Dennis 
    4. 320 - Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey 
    5. 18 - Dragon in Distress by Mercedes Lackey, Elisabeth Waters 
    6. 320 - Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey 
    7. 142 - Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn 
    8. 352 - Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh 
    9. 352 - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh 
    10. 370 - Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh 
    11. 352 - Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh 
    12. 352 - Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh 
    13. 368 - Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh 
    14. 478 - Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh 
    15. 349 - Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
    16. 322 - Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey 
    17. 351 - Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey 
    18. 142 - Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn

    ~ Books read in April: ~
    ~ Pages read in Jan-Apr: ~

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    Happy Monday

    Still going through Mom's stuff. MIL is home but isn't getting better anymore


    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 ~
    nothing this week



    ~ here are the newest books in my house ~
    Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
    Dark series, 2011-extended edition, ebook

    A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.

    Mikhail Dubrinksy is the Prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness. Until the day a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

    From the moment they meet, Raven and Dubrinksy are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers – Carpathian and human – build a future together? And how can Dubrinksy bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?


    Hex on the Beach by Gina LaManna
    Magic and Mixology, 2016, ebook

    Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires—especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she’s a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she’s next in line for a huge promotion.

    All that changes when Lily’s assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she’s never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she’s destined to fulfill.

    But first, Lily must admit she’s a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business…at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she’ll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.


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    What I Read this Week
    Shelia has passed this to Kathryn at The Book Date! There are a couple of blogs doing the meme with a kid lit bent so you may want to check them out too.

    Jump on over to The Book Date and see what everyone has read recently.

    Finished:
    Finding My Forever by Michele Nataro
    A Little Bit Broken by Michele Nataro
    Left Behind by Michele Nataro


    Happy Reading!

    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.