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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 3:02 PM ET
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Just finished: Water for Elephants-loved it!

Trying to finish: The Time Traveler's Wife-I'm finding this one a little slow going for some reason.

Next to read: When the Wind Blows (James Patterson)

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 3:04 PM ET
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Just finished Blindsighted and Kisscut, both by Karin Slaughter.

Starting Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown.

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 7:43 AM ET
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Finished in August:

  • Death of a Travelling Man by M.C. Beaton
  • Death of a Musketeer by Sarah D'Almeida
  • A Harvest of Bones by Yasmine Galenorn
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (it's staying on my Keeper shelf, sorry!)
  • Dressed For Death by Donna Leon
  • Curse of the Pharaoh by Elizabeth Peters (audio download)
  • Bangkok Tattoo by John Burdett
  • The Joys of Engrish by Steve Caires
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Face Down Below the Banqueting House by Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin
  • Murder Shoots the Bull by Anne George
  • Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein (ARC for review)
  • Aromatherapy for Women by Maggie Tisserand
  • The Nicholas Feast by Pat McIntosh
  • Shadows at the Fair by Lea Wait
  • Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines

And that's it for August! What a great reading month it was!!


Date Posted: 8/31/2007 7:48 PM ET
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August reads:

  • Middlesex
  • Jesus Land
  • You Remind Me of Me
  • The Glass Castle
  • The History of Love
  • The GIrl in the Green Glass Mirror
  • Daniel Isn't Talking

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Date Posted: 8/31/2007 8:43 PM ET
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I just finished No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel.  This was a very, very good book!  I shed quite a few tears as I was finishing it this evening, and that's something I seldom do when reading.  It's a great story about love.  Love for friends, family and  lovers.  I loved Samuel's way of writing!

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 8:48 PM ET
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Finished in August:

1. Paula Dean:It Ain't All About the Cooking by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen

2. The Rapture:Before They Were Left Behind by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

3. Dark Genesis:The Birth of the Psi Corps (Babylon 5) by J. Gregory Keyes

4. In the Dark of the Night by John Saul

5. The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

6. The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

7. The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz

8. Punish the Sinners by John Saul

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 8:51 PM ET
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Tally for August:

Eye Contact - Cammie McGovern

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Lean Mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich

A Good Man - Judith Henry Wall

Mary Mary - James Patterson

Water Witches - Chris Bohjalian

Shop Till You Drop - Elaine Viets

One False Move - Alex Kava

Lost and Found - Carolyn Parkhurst

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 11:03 AM ET
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  1. Cupid Inc - Michele Bardsley - 4/5
  2. Bitten - Sherri L King - 3.5/5
  3. Firestorm - Rachel Caine - 4/5
  4. Eternally His - Ann Jacobs - 2/5 (ebook)
  5. Eternal Surrender - Ann Jacobs - 3/5 (ebook)
  6. Beyond Seduction -  Emma  Holly - 3/5
  7. Blood Drive - Jeanne C Stein - 4.5/5
  8. Bad Boys - Sally Apple - 3.5/5 (ebook)
  9. Cooking Up a Storm - Emma Holly - 4/5
  10. Devil May Cry - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 3.5/5
  11. Tell No One - Harlan Coben - 3.5/5
  12. Take Me - Bella Andre - 4/5
  13. Aiden's Charity - Lora Leigh - 3.5/5 (ebook)
  14. Thin Air - Rachel Caine - 4/5
  15. Hunters: The Beginning - Shiloh Walker - 4/5
  16. I'll Be Hunting You - Shiloh Walker - 4/5 (ebook)
  17. The Big Bad Wolf - James Patterson - 4/5
  18. Dark Desire - Lacey Savage - 4/5 (ebook)
  19. Summoning Darkness - Lacey Savage - 4/5 (ebook)
  20. Darkness Becomes Her - Lacey Savage - 4/5 (ebook)
  21. Seduced by Darkness - Lacey Savage - 3.5/5 (ebook)
  22. Secrets: Volume 1 - Anthology - 2/5
  23. The Demon's Daughter - Emma Holly - 4/5
Date Posted: 9/2/2007 7:46 PM ET
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Finished in August:

Wit'ch Fire, James Clemens

Sick as a Parrot, Liz Evans

Dogged Pursuit, Lee Charles Kelley

Too Easy (Flap Tucker Mysteries), Phillip DePoy

The Sensational Music Club Mystery, Graham Landrum

Cat Spitting Mad, A Joe Grey Mystery, Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Crimson Snow, A Hilda Johansson Mystery, Jeanne Dams

Without a Word, Carol Lea Benjamin

The Famous Flower of Serving Men, Deborah Grabien

Easy as One, Two, Three, Phillip DePoy

Dead Cold, Louise Penny

Bum Steer, Nancy Pickard

Hot and Sweaty Rex, Eric Garcia

The Tale of Holly How, Susan Wittig Albert (dnf)

Currently reading:

Crime on My Hands, George Sanders (ghost-written by Craig Rice)

Matty Groves, Deborah Grabien

Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead, Cassandra Danz

The Brightonomicon, Robert Rankin


Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:51 AM ET
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Here's my reads for August:

  1. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton
  2. The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith
  3. Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson
  4. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
  5. The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy by Elizabeth Aston
  6. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya