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Subject: December - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 7:56 AM ET
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I'm actually reading two - "The Norton Cat Trilogy" but because it's 800+ pages, I can't carry it around, so that's night-stand only. The other is "White Bikini Panties."

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 12:42 PM ET
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I'm working on Waking Beauty...STILL! lol

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 10:50 PM ET
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In My Sister's Shoes by Sinead Moriarty

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 11:28 PM ET
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I just started Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 8:38 AM ET
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How is "Over the Holidays"? I am about to get out my little pile of holiday books too. I'm still reading the 800+ trilogy with "The Cat Who Came for Christmas" in it, but that's too big to lug around, so I just started the 2nd Cate Padgett trilogy by Whitney Lyles, "Here Comes the Bride."

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 9:20 AM ET
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I won Over the Holidays on Library Thing. It looks good! Let us know how it is...

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 1:35 PM ET
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Unfortunately, Over the Holidays was just okay for me..I didn't really connect with any of the characters and there was too much going on with different "plots" being rushed.  But other people seemed to like it, so maybe its just me



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Date Posted: 12/5/2009 2:27 PM ET
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I just started Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughling and Nicola Kraus

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 2:29 PM ET
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I am reading Rites of Spring Break.

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 2:33 PM ET
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i reviewed Over the Holidays on my blog. wasn't a big fan of it.

currently reading The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman and The Frog Prince by Jane Porter

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 9:44 AM ET
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Wait a minute!

Virginia M. - How do you win something on "Library thing"????

I have belonged to LT for a long time and haven't seen where you can win books.

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 10:18 AM ET
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on Library thing, there are 2 kinds of "giveaways" one is the Early Reviewer's program http://www.librarything.com/er/list, where you have to review the book. the other is the member giveaways http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 10:20 AM ET
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I'm reading my first Laurie Notaro book - The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club.

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 10:23 AM ET
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Oh and I haven't had the best luck with the LT giveaways. One book (supposedly a cozy mystery) came and the cover was correct but inside was a romance novel. Um yeah. Then I have been waiting close to 2 months for a A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents.

I've had much better luck on GoodReads. The books come within 2 weeks, and only 2 out of the actual 5 I've won have been ARCs. The others have been the actual book.

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 12:42 PM ET
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 I can't seem to win anything on LT or Goodreads :(

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 8:06 AM ET
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Me either, but then, I've never entered. :-) I do enter the Free Book Friday on occasion when it's something I would read (I don't enter if I don't want the book).

Now I've started "First Comes Marriage" - the 3rd Cate Padgett book. This series is really sweet!

Subject: LT giveaways
Date Posted: 12/7/2009 1:35 PM ET
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Deborah K. -
Thanks for the info! I knew about the early reviewers, but didn't know about member giveaways.

 

Do you guys know about this site - The Booktrib Giveaway  they give away books every week.

You choose one of five different books each week, sometimes there is a real good book, sometimes nothing good.

But I check every week.



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Date Posted: 12/7/2009 1:54 PM ET
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just finished the Christmas Cookie Club - quite good, but not very Christmas-y

also Five Things I can't Live Without by holly shumas - ok...not great

and The Frog Prince by Jane Porter - love her books!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 2:23 PM ET
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Deborah, have you read Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter? I loved that book!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 2:49 PM ET
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it's in my TBR pile!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 7:38 PM ET
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Oh, I loved Odd Mom Out. 

 

I am reading the Bobbie Faye books now. 

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:03 PM ET
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I read Mrs. Perfect before Odd Mom Out by accident.  I loved them both and just got word from the library that Easy on the Eyes is there for me.  I can't wait!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:17 PM ET
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I love Jane Porter! Easy on the Eyes is en route to me now! :)

As for Goodreads...I think you have to be fairly active there to win books. I just keep up with my TBR list and books I've read there and rate books (just give them stars). Once I win a book, I read it as soon as it comes and then write a review (they look to see if you write reviews), and I think that has contributed to me winning several. I had an ARC show up today. I have no clue where it's from.

I'm reading Mommy By Mistake by Rowan Coleman. It's more serious than most chick lit, so it might fit into contemporary fiction genre better. I'm enjoying it so far :)

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:26 PM ET
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Virginia--I am pretty active there---I put every book I get in the mail on my bookshelf and I post a review and rating of every book I read there too....

 

oh well :)

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:58 PM ET
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I'm reading Flirting with forty now...i would get Mrs. Perfect or Odd Mom Out but they are literally at the bottom of my TBR pile and that would have involved heavy removal and shifting lol.

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