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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bout of Books Wrap-Up

Bout of Books
Bout of Books
Read-a-Thon
May 2017 Wrap up

For more information or to sign up, click here

Link up to any social media as long as a direct link is possible.

#boutofbooks


I had a list of 22 books to choose from and I read none of them. That's not to say I didn't get any reading done, just not the books I was thinking about reading before I started. The fun thing is that I read all new books this time and only one wasn't an adult level book :-D

edit: 1,100 pages seems to be about what I read for a read-a-thon so I think I did pretty good considering everything.


~ Books Read ~
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian
Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin
Stowaway in a Sleigh by C. Roger Mader
Zac's Mulligan by Ann Lister



Number of books read: 4
Number of pages read: 1,140


Friday, May 5, 2017

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books
Bout of Books
Read-a-Thon
May 8 - May 14

For more information or to sign up, click here

Link up to any social media as long as a direct link is possible.

#boutofbooks

This is a midnight to midnight challenge, in what ever time zone you're in. It's very low key, just push yourself to read more than you might on another week.

There will be Twitter chats. Use the sign up links to visit others. Or don't ;-)

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


I've got a huge tbr pile and a backlog of books I need to review. I'm also hosting a party at the end of the month and my house (as usual) isn't ready. What's not usual, I'm still got a lot of my Mom's stuff in our family room so I've got to find a place for it (storage/family/donate) :-(

edit: to add books read

~ Books Read ~
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian
Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin
Stowaway in a Sleigh by C. Roger Mader
Zac's Mulligan by Ann Lister


Possibilities

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

one of these
  • Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper 
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Star Fox by Poul Anderson 
  • All Flesh is Grass by Clifford D. Simak 
  • The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
one of these
  • Lessons from Zachary
  • A Dog Like Sam 
  • Disaster Falls
  • I Have a Voice
  • Pumpkinflowers
  • Caught Up in Raine
  • The Study of Seduction
  • The Fairy Tale Girl
  • What Happens Under the Mistletoe
  • Revenge of the Chili Queens 
  • Ever After
  • The Art of Sinning
  • Before I Fall
  • Tastes Like Murder
  • The Right Bitch Trio


I'll come back if I think of others

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge, May


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
2012: didn't keep track of 100+ pages
2013: 168 out of 200
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!
181-185 plus 6-10 = 187-195


~ May ~
It's only been four months and I've read 92 books.
That's about 100 books left to read ;-) and 12/13 a month
  1. Wrap It Up by Joyee Flynn
  2. Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey 
  3. The Coelura by Anne McCaffrey 
  4. No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey 
  5. Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey
  6. His Alpha's Alpha by Casey Cameron
  7. I Do, or Dye Trying by Aimee Nicole Walker 
  8. The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian 
  9. Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin 
  10. Zac's Mulligan by Ann Lister 
  11. Rescued by Felice Stevens 
  12. Skin in the Game by Shea Balik 
  13. Chiseled Wood by Shea Balik 
  14. Here Kitty, Kitty by Joyee Flynn
  15.  


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


eBooks Reading Challenge, #103 . . .


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. And 22 in April makes 102.




~ May ~
  1. Wrap It Up by Joyee Flynn
  2. His Alpha's Alpha by Casey Cameron
  3. I Do, or Dye Trying by Aimee Nicole Walker 
  4. The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian 
  5. Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin 
  6. Zac's Mulligan by Ann Lister 
  7. Rescued by Felice Stevens 
  8. Skin in the Game by Shea Balik 
  9. Chiseled Wood by Shea Balik 
  10. Here Kitty, Kitty by Joyee Flynn
  11.  


May's Books Read


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~ May ~
    1. 153 - Wrap It Up by Joyee Flynn
    2. 433 - Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey 
    3. 156 - The Coelura by Anne McCaffrey 
    4. 124 - No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey 
    5. 402 - Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey 
    6. 174 - His Alpha's Alpha by Casey Cameron 
    7. 242 - I Do, or Dye Trying by Aimee Nicole Walker 
    8. 336 - The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian 
    9. 393 - Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin 
    10. 32 - Stowaway in a Sleigh by C. Roger Mader 
    11. 379 - Zac's Mulligan by Ann Lister 
    12. 256 - Rescued by Felice Stevens 
    13. 159 - Skin in the Game by Shea Balik 
    14. 173 - Chiseled Wood by Shea Balik 
    15. 136 - Here Kitty, Kitty by Joyee Flynn (updated page count)

    ~ Books read in May: ~
    ~ Pages read in Jan-May: ~
    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.