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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 11:42 PM ET
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My December reading list:  

Finished -  

  1. "BLUE BAYOU" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #1) (A+) Danielle Dupree, daughter of a prominent judge, was the closest thing to a princess the sleepy Louisiana town of Blue Bayou ever had. Her passionate teenage love affair with Jack Callahan was cut short for reasons that were never clear to Dani - but were all too obvious to Jack, the sexy bad-boy son of Judge Dupree's housekeeper. Thirteen years later Dani, a widow with a son, comes home to start a new life and is surprised that Jack, too, has moved back to the Bayou. A former DEA agent who is now a bestselling author, Jack has bought Dani's childhood home, Beau Soleil. But even as their passion reignites, Dani and Jack know that secrets hang in the air...and that the past may ruin their second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love.
  2. "OUTLANDER" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander Series #1) (Audible book) (A++++) (I've read this series twice since the first book originally came out. But listening to it makes it that much better) This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?
  3. "RIVER ROAD" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #2) (A+) (I did quite a bit of chuckling out loud while reading this book) Julia Summers is in Blue Bayou, Louisiana, wrapping up her role on the sizzling soap opera River Road before jetting off to play the part of her dreams. But when she receives an all-too-real threat, her director saddles her with a no-nonsense FBI agent as protection. Free-spirited Julia figures she'll just use her feminine wiles to keep the handsome bodyguard out of her way. Finn Callahan has no interest in baby-sitting a spoiled starlet, but he owes his brother, Blue Bayou's mayor, a favor. When danger closes in on Julia, Finn realizes that what he feels for her is much more than physical attraction. Now he'll willingly lay his life on the line for the woman who has shown him how beautiful life can be when it's filled with laughter and love.
  4. "MAGNOLIA MOON"  by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #3) (A+) L.A. homicide detective Regan Hart's life is turned upside down with the discovery that she was adopted. Following a trail left in her birth mother's journal, she lands in Louisiana's Blue Bayou, where she's determined not to let Nate Callahan, the town's handsome, sweet-talking mayor, distract her from her search. Nate Callahan loves women - and they've always loved him right back. No-nonsense Regan couldn't be more different from his usual type, but as they spend time together, unlocking the puzzles of Regan's past, neither can deny the attraction sizzling between then - and both come to realize that family bonds are forged not through blood ties, but through choices of the heart.
  5. "THE STANISLASKIS" by Nora Roberts (Stanislaski series #5 & 6) - Waiting for Nick (A++) - Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life...waiting to grow up...waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LaBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him. Nick didn't know what had hit him. Sweet, adorable Freddie, whom he'd always loved as a kid sister, was suddenly all woman. And his feelings for her were anything but brotherly! Considering Kate (A++)  Kate Stanislaski Kimball had turned her back on glamour and fame, and she'd come home to begin a new life. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful - dilapidated - building she'd bought for her new dance school was Brody O'Connell, the frustrating and surprisingly fascinating contractor she'd hired for the renovation. But Brody was determined to resist Kate's effortless allure. She was Natasha Stanislaski's pampered, perfect daughter, after all. Still, every fiber of his being longed to make her his.
  6. "REFLECTIONS AND DREAMS" by Nora Roberts (Featuring characters from Considering Kate) - Reflections (A+) A lifetime pursuing her dreams had left Lindsay Dunne little time for romance. But seductive Seth Bannion is about to give the inexperienced beauty a crash course in the art of love. Dance of Dreams (A+) Innocent Ruth Bannion is in awe of her demanding, mercurial mento Nickolai Davidov. But when their partnership erupts into passionate desire, it's up to Ruth to teach the guarded Davidov the tender dance of love.
  7. "LOVER'S LANE" byJill Marie Landis (Audio Cassette book) (A) For six years Carly Nolan has built a life for herself and her son Christopher, never getting too close to anyone. Nobody in the sleepy little beach community suspects she is running - from the mistakes she made in her youth, the memory of her fiance Rick and his unexpected death, and the rich, powerful people who want to take away her child. She has carefully concealed her troubled past from the folks in the isolated haven of Twilight Cover. Until now. Private investigator Jack Montgomery has been looking for elusive Caroline Graham since the day she disappeared with Rick's baby. All Jake wants is answers. He finally finds her living under an assumed name, no longer a wild teenager, but a beautiful, devoted single mother who captivates him like no one ever has before. As Carly cautiously allows Jake into her life, she begins to trust another person for the first time in a long while. She never imagines that Jake, caught between his mission and his growing passion, poses a threat to her protected world. For if her secrets are revealed, she might lose the child she holds so dear - and the man who possesses the key to her heart.
  8. "TOO FAR GONE" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS #6) (A) Too much lost - Ellie Stuart's life ended the day her children were stolen from her. Driving on a Virginia backroad, Ellie was ambushed by two men who violently pulled her from her car and drove off with her three sons inside. Devastated, Ellie begs the police to bring her babies home. But the authorities wonder if this stressed-out single mom may not be telling the whole truth about what happened that day. Too much at stake - Navy SEAL Sean Harlan agrees to help Ellie find her children, but vows to keep their relationship professional. He's got no room in his life for a woman and her kids - no matter how beautiful she is, or how desperate their situation. But when a sinister organization begins pulling strings behind the scenes, the investigation suddenly targets Sean. Can he and Ellie rescue her children and save themselves? Or are they already too far gone.
  9. "ECLIPSE BAY" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #1) (A-) Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. But this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape - and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm. Their grandfathers hated each other.Their fathers hated each other. And as the next generations of the Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte - a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage - remembers the long-ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just "that disreputable Madison boy." And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah's fierce spirit was stronger than any feud - and saved him from near-certain imprisonment. Now - reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives - Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families. And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing...They don't hate each other. Not at all.
  10. "THE DARK WIND" by Tony Hillerman (C) A corpse whose palms and soles have been "scalped" is only the first in a series of disturbing clues: an airplane's mysterious crash in the nighttime desert, a bizarre attack on a windmill, a vanishing shipment of cocaine. Sgt. Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police is trapped in the deadly web of a cunningly spun plot driven by Navajo sorcery and white man's greed.
  11. "DRAGONFLY IN AMBER" by Diana Gabaldon (A++++) Outlander Series #2) (Audible book) The sequel to Outlander sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed. Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.
  12. "ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN" by Linda Howard (Audio cassette book) (A) No one can get close to John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist who works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. He is a virtual invisible man, with no friends, many enemies, and a cloud of suspicion surrounding the death of his wife. And no one knows the dangers better than Niema Burdock. A sharp, steely-nerved communications expert. Niema and her husband, Dallas, worked side by side with Medina on an explosive mission that went tragically wrong. She could hear it all play out, horribly, on the radio: Dallas set off the detonators at John Medina's command - and found himself trapped in the crossfire. In a shattering blast, Niema's hope and her love were destroyed. Now Niema has withdrawn to a quiet intelligence position, and a safe - if predictable - existence that has helped her heal her scars from five years ago. And she never planned to see Medina again. But now John Medina needs her. A French arms dealer is supplying international terrorist units, and John Medina must infiltrate is counpound and crack the deadly ring. But only Niema can plant the undetectable bugs needed to nail the dealer - a feat that begins by going undercover and winning his trust. But when their careful strategy begins to crack, Niema and John take flight - and find their partnership sparking with an erotically charged, unquenchable electricity. In a world of deception, one thing is clear: John Medina has once again set Niema on a freefall into danger and desire - and one can't exist without the other. 
  13. "MISSING IN DEATH" by J.D. Robb (Audio MP3-CD book) (In Death Series #30-1/2) (A) Investigating a woman's disappearance on a New York City ferry, Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?
  14. "BLUE MOON" by Luanne Rice (B+) Cass Keating, youngest and fiestiest of the Keating sisters, a mother of three who enjoys hot sex in semi-public locations with husband Billy Medieros, her sweetheart since high school. During a season of emotional and financial upheavals within the Keating clan, the Medieroses' marriage becomes strained in ways that make Billy wonder whether Cass is more devoted to her family than to him. Then Billy adds to the stress by leaving his father-in-law's fleet and buying his own boat. His rebellion sets up the book's unexpected final episode, an electifying disaster at sea that puts all of the characters back in touch with their deepest loyalties and passions.
  15. "SLOW BURN" by Julie Garwood (A) Living a successful life in Charleston, South Carolina, Kate MacKenna has always been able to turn her challenges into triumphs. But now the fates seem to be lining up against her...in a lethal fashion. While attending a reception at a friend's estate for a controversial artist, Kate is nearly killed by an explosion. Once home, Kate is hit with the news that the prosperous fragrance company she has nurtured from the ground up is in jeopardy. Then Kate receives a call from her best friend, Jordan Buchanan, who is hospitalized and scheduled for surgery in Boston. Kate immediately rushes to her side. Once she knows that Jordan is going to be fine, Kate abandons her calm facade and allows herself a major meltdown, doing something that is totally uncharacteristic: she has a one-night stand with Jordan's brother Dylan. Coming to her senses, Kate returns home determined to get back on track and save her business. But the mishaps keep coming. At Jordan's insistence, Dylan checks up on Kate. He's convinced that she's merely having a spell of bad luck - until he discovers how many people want Kate MacKenna dead.

Currently Reading - 

  1. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Alex Cross #14)
  2. "Annie's Ghost" Steve Luxenberg
  3. "The Kiss" by Danielle Steel
  4. "For the Twins' Sake" by Jillian Hart (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings)

Currently Listening To - 

  1. "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #3) (Audible book)
  2. "Eden Burning/Midnight in Ruby Bayou/Tell Me No Lies" by Elizabeth Lowell

To Be Read - in alphabetical order no reading order

  1. "Brought Together by Baby" by Carolyne Aarsen (Tiny Blessings, Love Inspired)
  2. "Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews
  3. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann
  4. "Stand-In Groom" by Suzanne Brockmann
  5. "Hidden Fires" by Sandra Brown
  6. "The House On Olive Street" by Robyn Carr
  7. "An Officer and a Princess" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - The Stanbury Crown) 
  8. "Keeper of the Light" by Diane Chamberlain (Keeper of the Light trilogy #1)
  9. "Kiss River" by Diane Chamberlain (Keeper of the Light trilogy #2)
  10. "Killing Floor" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #1)
  11. "Finding You/Knowing You" by Maureen Child
  12. "Loving You" by Maureen Child 
  13. "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Maureen Child
  14. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell
  15. "SEALed with a Promise" by Margret Daughtridge (SEALed #2)
  16. "Just Breathe" by Dee Davis
  17. "First, Best and Only" by Barbara Delinsky
  18. "Eternity" by Jude Deveraux
  19. "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (Audible book)
  20. "Hot Six" Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #6)
  21. "Multiple Blessings" by Jon & Kate Gosselin & Beth Carson
  22. "The Tribes" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #2)
  23. "A Week From Sunday" Dorothy Garlock
  24. "Blood of the Prodigal" by P.L. Gaus (An Ohio Amish Mystery)
  25. "Feel the Heat" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #4)
  26. "Whisper No Lies" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #3)
  27. "To the Limit" by Cindy Gerard (The Bodyguards #2)
  28. "Unhallowed Ground" by Heather Graham
  29. "Pale Moon Rising" by Ginna Gray
  30. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  31. "Hannah's Dream: A Novel"  by Diane Hammond
  32. "The Family Man" by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired - Hamilton Family)
  33. "The Hamilton Heir" by Valerie Hansen (Love Inspired - Hamilton Family)
  34. "Larger Than Life" by Kay Hooper
  35. "Mackenzie's Legacy" by Linda Howard (Mackenzie's Mountain/Mackenzies Mission)
  36. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  37. "The McCaffertys: Thorn" by Lisa Jackson
  38. "The Friday Night Knitting Club"  by Kate Jacobs (Knitting Club #1)
  39. "Butterfly Summer" by Arlene James (Love Inspired - Hamilton Family)
  40. "Dismissed With Prejudice" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #7)
  41. "Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  42. "A More Perfect Union" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #6)
  43. "Quicksand" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7)
  44. "The Face of Deception" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #1)
  45. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  46. "Dawn In Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #2)
  47. "Summer in Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Ecliple Bay Trilogy #3)
  48. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  49. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  50. "Swollen" by Melissa Lion
  51. "An Accidental Hero" by Loree Lough (Love Inspired)
  52. "Only His" by Elizabeth Lowell
  53. "92 Pacific Boulevard" by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #9)
  54. "A Gift to Last" by Debbie Macomber
  55. "Hearts Divided" by Debbie Macomber, Katherine Stone, Lois Faye Dyer
  56. "That Holiday Feeling: "Silver Bells" by Debbie Macomber/The Perfect Holiday" by Sherryl Woods/"Under the Christmas Tree" by Robyn Carr 
  57. "The Perfect Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  58. "Delicious" by Susan Mallery (The Buchanans #1)
  59. "Forget Me Not" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS #1)
  60. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jerome McCarthy
  61. "Convictions" by Maureen McKade
  62. "Under the Color of Law" by Michael McGarrity
  63. "One Last Look" by Linda Lael Miller
  64. "There and Now" by Linda Lael Miller
  65. "Chance Meeting" by Laura Moore
  66. "The Steel Remains" by Richard K. Morgan (Land Fit For Heroes #1)
  67. "Outsider" by Diana Palmer
  68. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  69. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Peltzer
  70. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  71. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  72. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  73. "Ghost Moon" by Karen Robards
  74. "Night Magic" by Karen Robards
  75. "Kindred in Death" by J.D. Robb (In Death Series #30)
  76. "Out of This World" by J.D. Robb, Laurell K. Hamilton, Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne
  77. "The Lost" by J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney & Ruth Ryan Langan
  78. "Bed of Roses" by Nora Roberts (Wedding Quartet #2)
  79. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  80. "Moon Shadows" by Nora Roberts, Jill Gregory, Ruth Ryan Langan and Marianne Willman
  81. "Windfall" by Nora Roberts
  82. "Sweet Baby" by Sharon Sala
  83. "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan
  84. "The Blacksheep Prince's Bride" by Martha Shields (Royally Wed)
  85. "A Memory of Love" by Bertrice Small
  86. "Blind Curve" by Annie Solomon
  87. "By Her Side" by Kathryn Springer
  88. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  89. "Another Man's Son" by Katherine Stone
  90. "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #1)
  91. "Enchanted Afternoon" by Susan Wiggs
  92. "Lakeshore Christmas" by Susan Wiggs (The Lakeshore Chronicles)
  93. "The You I Never Knew" by Susan Wiggs
  94. "Wednesday's Child" by Gayle Wilson
  95. "The Inn at Eagle Point" by Sherryl Woods
  96. "Christmas Homecoming" by Lenora Worth (Love Inspired - Hamilton Family)

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All That Remains by Patricia Cornwall

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Last month's completions:

Stranger at the Wedding, by Barbara Hambly. Rated three stars.
Spindle's End, by Robin McKinley. Re-read.
Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology, ed. by Ellen Datlow. Rated three stars. SF Challenge Book
Fire: Tales of the Elemental Spirits, by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson. Rated four stars.
A Civil Contract, by Georgette Heyer. Rated four stars.
Archangel, by Sharon Shinn. Re-read.
Murder in the Mews, by Agatha Christie. Re-read.
D.A., by Connie Willis. Rated four stars.
Inside Job, by Connie Willis. Rated five stars.
Farthing, by Jo Walton. Rated five stars. SF Challenge Book
The Prefect, by Alastair Reynolds. Rated three stars. SF Challenge Book


Currently reading:

Behold, Here's Poison!, by Georgette Heyer


Up next (well, unless new stuff comes from PBS or I get a hankering to reread something or I find something fabulous when I visit Portland and Powell's):

Absolution Gap, by Alastair Reynolds SF Challenge Book

All the Windwracked Stars, by Elizabeth Bear SF Challenge Book

Carnival, by Elizabeth Bear SF Challenge Book

Dumb Witness, by Agatha Christie

Dust, by Elizabeth Bear SF Challenge Book

Ha'penny, by Jo Walton SF Challenge Book

Hyperion, by Dan Simmons SF Challenge Book

In the Garden of Iden, by Kage Baker SF Challenge Book

Invader, by C.J. Cherryh SF Challenge Book

The Ladies of Mandrigyn, by Barbara Hambly

The Light Ages, by Ian R. MacLeod SF Challenge Book

Moon-Flash, by Patricia A. McKillip SF Challenge Book

Ombria in Shadow, by Patricia A. McKillip

The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner

The Rainy Season, by James P. Blaylock

The Silver Metal Lover, by Tanith Lee SF Challenge Book

Six Moon Dance, by Sheri S. Tepper SF Challenge Book

Slow River, by Nicola Griffith SF Challenge Book

Song for the Basilisk, by Patricia A. McKillip

A Song of Stone, by Iain Banks

The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon SF Challenge Book

Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler SF Challenge Book

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I'm reading Peyton Place by Grace Matalius, the original soap-opera, which is quite the page turner, and also Better Eyesight Without Glasses by W.H. Bates, because I am sick of wearing glasses and hope he has some ideas that will help!

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Currently Reading

  1. Flight of the Old Dog  by Dale Brown
  2. The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  3. Privileged Information by Stephen White
  4. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva




  1. The Guards by Ken Bruen  
  2.  In Their Blood  by Sharon Potts
  3. Already Dead  by Charlie Huston



  1.  The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
  2. Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
  3. Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman
  4. Biting the Moon by Martha Grimes
  5. Dakota by Martha Grimes
  6. Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein
  7. By Order  of the President by W.E.B Griffin
  8. Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
  9. Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale
  10. Savage Art by Danielle Girard
  11. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  12. Hard Landing by Stephen Leather
  13. Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
  14. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
  15. The Moscow Club by Joseph Finder
  16. Third Person by Steve Mosby
  17. The Dying Hour by Rick Mofina
  18. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  19. The Pardon by James Grippando
  20. The Business of Dying by Simon Kernick
  21. Pandemic by Daniel Kalla
  22.  The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
  23. Black Dog by Stephen Booth
  24. Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts
  25. The Lions Of Lucerne By Brad Thor
  26. ShoeDog by George P Pelecanos
  27. Missing Witness by Gordan Campbell
  28. Contagion  By Robin Cook
  29.  Against The Wind by J F Freedman
  30. Dead Irish by John Lescroart
  31. Rising Phoenix  by Kyle Mills 
  32. Scared and Profane by Faye Kellerman
  33. The Godwulf Manuscript  by Robert B Paker
  34. Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn
  35. Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
  36. Run Before the Wind Stuart Woods
  37. Split Second by David Baldacci
  38. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
  39. Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
  40. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  41. Until Proven Guilty  by J.A. Jance
  42. Blindsighted by  Karin Slaughter
  43. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  44. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanoich
  45. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  46. The Sister Hood by Michael Palmer
  47. Ask The Cards a Question by  Marcia Muller
  48. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer
  49. The Blue Hour by  T Jefferson Parker
  50. The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
  51. The Bourne Idenity by Robert Ludlum
  52. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy 
  53. Circle of the Dead by David Lawrence 
  54. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
  55. Under Cover Daylight by James W Hall
  56. Hell's Gate Stephen Frey
  57. Big City Bad Blood by Sean Chercover
  58. Mortal Fear  by Greg Iles
  59. Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas
  60. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  61. The Beach House by James Patterson
  62. Temple by Matthew Reilly
  63. The Big Bouce by Elmore Leonard
  64. High Season by Jon Loomis
  65. Alex's Cross Trial by James Patterson
  66. Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti
  67. The Carter Street Hangman by Anne Perry
  68. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  69. Murder At Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
  70. Suspect by Michael Robotham
  71. The Descent by Jeff Long
  72. Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka
  73. One For the Money Janet Evanovich

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Just finished up the last couple chapters of Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor this morning. Also reading Verdict Unsafe by Jill McGown, Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs and listening to The London Eye Murder by Siobhan Dowd.


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I'm reading Falling Man by Don DeLillo and All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.  So far they're both very good (but very, very different!).

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  1. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  3. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  4. Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
  5. Makers by Cory Doctorow
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
  7. Too Much Money by Dominick Dunne
  8. Moose by Stephanie Klein
  9. Night Shift by Stephen King
  10. The Integral Trees by Larry Niven


  1. Eon by Greg Bear
  2. Needful Things by Stephen King
  3. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine by Gould & Pyle
  4. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  5. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
  8. The Return of the Time Machine by Egon Friedell
  9. DAW 30th Anniversary SF Anthology
  10. 7th Son: Descent by J.C. Hutchins

Up Soon

  1. Different Seasons by Stephen King
  2. The Talisman by King & Straub
  3. Gerald's Game by Stephen King
  4. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
  5. Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
  6. Breakfast at Madeleine's by Matt Witten
  7. Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light by Tanya Huff
  8. Dracula by Bram Stoker

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I have read Hank and Chloe and the sequel, Loving Chloe by Jo-Ann Mapson.  I have enjoyed them.  They remind me of Barbara Kingsolver's books only less humor and more sexy.  About California horse life, Arizona Rez life and some strong and interesting people.  

Also,  reading The Widow's War and the sequel, Bound by Sally Gunning (which I read first not knowing it was a sequel).  Historical Fiction well written.  Very emotionally flat even though some really good and bad things happen to people.  Somehow, the books are still very good novels about women's lives in a tough time in the American Colony before the Revolutionary War. 

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  1. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  2. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  4. If Angels Burn (Darkyn)- Lynn Viehl
  5. Private Demon (Darkyn)- Lynn Viehl
  6. The Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger
  7. Ice- Sarah Beth Durst
  8. Dark Need- Lynn Viehl
  9. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon



  1. Devil in the White City- Erik Larson
  2. Covet- JR Ward



  1. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
  2. Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer
  3. Stranger in a Strange Land- Robert Heinlein
  4. Shogun-James Clavell
  5. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon
  6. Covet- JR Ward
  7. Devil in the White City- Erik Larson
  8. The Kite Runner- Kahled Hossini
  9. Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell
  10. Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand
  11. Fangs for the Memories- Kathy Love
  12. Shadowlight- Lynn Viehl
  13. Fangs but no Fangs- Kathy Love
  14. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson
  15. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  16. If Angels Burn (Darkyn)- Lynn Viehl
  17. Private Demon (Darkyn)- Lynn Viehl
  18. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  19. City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)- Cassandra Clare
  20. Dark Need- Lynn Viehl
  21. The Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger
  22. The Agony and the Ecstacy-
  23. Ice- Sarah Beth Durst
  24. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon

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Finished in December:

  • Call of the Wild
  • When We Were Orphans
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Treasure Island
  • London

Yay. I reached my goal! party0001.gif

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I hope you like Hunger Games and The Kite Runner. I thought the were both wonderful.

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Still reading Truman by David McCullough (I put it down a lot!).  Just started Mary Karr's The Liar's Club and Epiphany by Ferrol Sams. I'm listening to 1984.

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Freedom by Malika Oufkir - it's the follow-up book to Stolen Lives. 

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Currently reading Bearing the Cross by David J Garrow.


My TBR pile: (no particular order)

1.  Life of Pi - Yann Martel

2.  Defining Moments in Movies - ed. by Chris Fujiwara

3.  Eight Dogs Flying - Karen Ann Wilson

4.  Zanna's Gift - Scott Richards

5.  Merry Murder - various

6.  Prince of Frogtown - Rick Bragg

7.  Just Who Will You Be? - Maria Shriver

8.  Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster

9.  True Grit - Charles Portis

10.  The God of Animals - Aryn Kyle

11.  One Fearful Yellow Eye - John D. MacDonald

12.  Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer

13.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

14.  The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman

15.  The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

16.  Gatsby's Girl - Carolilne Preston

17.  Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

18.  Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife - Linda Berdoll

19.  Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

20.  The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry

21.  Twilight - Stephanie Meyer

22.  Magic - William Goldman

23.  A Squire's Tale - Gerald Morris

24.  Days Between Stations - Steve Erickson

25.  Rubicon Beach - Steve Erickson

26.  Tours of the Black Clock - Steve Erickson

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I hope you like Hunger Games and The Kite Runner. I thought the were both wonderful.



I'm hoping so too. I've been looking at both books on my shelf for awhile now and finally decided to get them read. :)

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Currently Reading:

  1. The Bell Jar
  2. Pillars of the Earth
  3. Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas


  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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The Amber Room by Steve Berry

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Currently reading Haven Kimmel's Something Rising, Swift and Light.   Listening to Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz.

Don't know what's next.....maybe a book for a swap I'm in.

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Sickened by Julie Gregory, about Muchausen by Proxy (now known as medical abuse).  Amazing what a person will do to their child for attention!!!!!

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"Far From The Madding Crowd" Thomas Hardy  

"Snow Flower and The Secret Fan" Lisa See

"An Unquiet Mind" , "Nothing Was The Same" Kay Redfield Jamison

"The Rising"  Time LeHaye, Jerry Jenkins

"Anne Sexton"   Diane Wood Middlebrook

"Our Mutual Friend" Charles Dickens

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1.  Last Night at Twisted River - John Irving


1.  Pursuit of Honor - Vince Flynn

Listening to:

1.   Harry Potter -- Book 5  (23 discs -- started in November!!!)



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Currently reading: Frankenstein (on Kindle)

Currently listening to: Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris