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Subject: It's February - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 1:55 AM ET
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My February reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "Every Day" by Elizabeth Richards (C) In the rare moments when Leigh Adelman has time to consider her chaotic life, it takes her breath away: there's her fourteen-year-old son Isaac, fierce and vulnerable; eight-year-old Jane, wise, tart-tongued and practical; baby Daisy, her joyful last child; and reasonable, patient Simon, a devoted husband and father. Leigh's suburban New York life is fourteen years distant from her first love. It had been electric, an adventure that produced the divine gift of Isaac - and taught her that even all-consuming passion doesn't mean happily ever after. But that intense, hopeful time had slowly receded to a distant corner of her heart...until the summer morning when Fowler popped back into her life. Cautiously, Leigh walks into a Manhattan hotel bar, unfinished business compelling her to see the brilliant, uncompromising Fowler. And as soon as she hears his voice she understands that she has always loved him. But this rendezvous turns out to be less about first love than it is about a last chance. For it is clear that Fowler is dying. Honest, moving and utterly authentic, Every Day is about testing the boundaries of love, and living with the often messy consequences. For anyone who has ever daydreamed about the past, or silently wondered what if, this unforgettable novel rings with one essential truth: the toughest choices yield the most unexpected rewards.
  2. "Not Without Risk" by Suzanne Brockmann (A) It began as nothing more than a day's pleasure cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But then Emily Marshall stumbled into a deadly maze of drug smuggling and murder - and discovered that the only person who could help her was the man who had once torn her heart to shreds. Jim Keegan was sure he was over this woman - until a passionate interlude at an isolated beach house showed him the truth he'd been hiding from for so long. Now he knew exactly what he had lost when he walked away from her - and what he would lose forever if he couldn't save her.
  3. "Cry No More" by Linda Howard (A++) Count your blessings; they can be snatched away in an instant. It is a sentiment Milla Edge knows too well. With an atonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children. When all seems helpless, desperate souls from across the country come to her for hope and results. Driven by an obsessive desire to fill the void in other people's lives, Milla throws herself into every case - all the while trying to outrun the brutal emotions stemming from a horrific tragedy in her past. Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared over the years in the labyrinth of a sinister baby-smuggling ring. The key to nailing down the organization may rest with an elusive one-eyed man. To find him, Milla joins forces with James Diaz, a suspicious stranger known as the Tracker who conceals his own sinister agenda. As the search intensifies, the mission becomes more treacherous. For the ring is part of something far larger and more dangerous, reaching the highest echelons of power and influence. Caught between growing passion and imminent peril, Milla suddenly finds herself the hunted - in the crosshairs of an invisible, lethal assassin who aims to silence her permanently.
  4. "Heartbreaker" by Julie Garwood (A) In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, for I will sin... Tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past - how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage - and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he reveals the name of his next intended victim. I'm a heartbreaker. And I do so love a challenge... Agent Nick Buchanan has come face-to-face with society's worst monsters in his work for the FBI. Nick can't refuse this case - for the threat hits close to home. The intended victim is his best friend's sister Laurant. Soon he is caught up in an intricate chase with one of the most devious psychopaths of his career. As an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
  5. "Hide and Seek" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #3) (C) Posing as the spoiled girlfriend of an international crime lord, Delanie Eastman braves a remote mountain in South America to find her missing sister. The last person she expects to see is Kyle Wright, the man she had a torrid affair with four years ago. What is he doing so far from home? Though frightened and suspicious of this man who is not what he seems, Delanie cannot resist the dangerous attraction that draws her ever closer to him like a moth to flame. Kyle is in the middle of his own secret mission and he's not about to let the gorgeous, unpredictable Delanie ruin his carefully laid plans. He will guide Delanie out of the jungle by any means necessary - including seduction. But just one touch is all it takes to rekindle the intoxicating flame that still burns between them, igniting an arsenal of desire that could cost them their lives.
  6. "Hermit's Peak" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #4) (C+) When an old family friend unexpectedly leaves Kevin Kerney 6400 acres of high country land outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, the last thing Kerney wants to think about is police work. Taking a rare weekend off from his job as deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, Kerney sets out to explore the land, a rugged mesa in the shadow of Hermit's Peak. Before Kerney can get every far, he comes upon an ailing stray dog with a woman's running shoe in it's mouth. The dog leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim, and Kerney finds he's inherited a homicide along with a ranch. Determined not to see his weekend ruined, Kerney turns the investigation over to the state police district office and continues his survey of his windfall inheritance, only to find that timber thieves have clear-cut a great swath of woodland in a remote canyon. Unsure of whether he can pay the inheritance taxes, hold on to the land and realize his dream to ranch again, Kerney returns to Santa Fe. There, he finds that Sara Brannon - a woman he cares deeply about - has arrived to visit him. As Kerney and Sara begin trying to sort out a relationship that means more to both of them then either is willing to admit, Kerney is called back to Hermit's Peak. Another murder victim has been found at a remote cabin next to Kerney's property, and he is soon engaged in a race against time to solve two murders and avert another.
  7. "Last Kiss" by Luanne Rice (B-) A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicable tragedy. A promising young man goes out one warm summer evening and is found dead - murdered - less than twenty-four hours later. No motive. No clues. No answers. Most people reflect briefly on the disturbing headlines, perhaps say a silent prayer of safely removed sympathy, and go on with their lives. But what if the young man was your son? Or your true love? Nearly a year after the death of eighteen-year-old Charlie, singer-songwriter Sheridan Rosslare still hasn't played a note of the music that was once her life's passion. Tucked away in the beach house where she raised her only child, she lives with her memories of him and a grief too big to share even with her beloved sisters or her dear friend Stevie Moore. Nor can Stevie comfort Charlie's heartbroken girlfriend, Nell Kilvert, whom she regards as a daughter. Nell won't rest until she finds out what really happened to the boy she loved. Out of the past she summons a man she believes cares enough, and is tough enough, to uncover the truth - Sheridan's long-ago soul mate, Gavin Dawson. Now Gavin's boat, the Squire Toby, sits anchored in the harbor within sight of the window of the woman he once loved, still loves, and will always love. Sheridan, too, had once fervently believed in the miraculous power of love and healing, forgiveness, connection, and reunion. But that faith died along with her son. 
  8. "Thunderhead" by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (A+) On an abandoned Santa Fe ranch a young archaeologist finds a letter written sixteen years ag yet, mysteriously, mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a lost city of gold that will make him famous - and rich. Now Nora Kelly is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his discovery. Nora begins to unravel one of archaeology's greatest mysteries. A thousand years ago a thriving civilization suddenly and mysteriously vanished. For Nora Kelly and her strife-ridden team of explorers, the answer is at their fingertips. Then the terror explodes.
  9. "The Secret" by Jane Porter (another Coopers Corner's book) (B) Widowed Nevada rancher Zane Dumas wanted no part in his twin brother's search for their biological father. The news that they'd been switched at birth was no more welcome to him than Hollywood director Eve Caffrey and her crew arriving to shoot a blockbuster movie on his land. Even though Zane was distant and remote, Eve sensed the growing attraction between them. So when one of Eve's crew members had a hunch that Zane's birth father might live in Cooper's Corner, Massachusetts, Eve was determined to get Zane on a flight out East. If Zane was ever going to be free of the past, he needed this reunion.
  10. "Home Before Dark" by Susan Wiggs (A+) In her career as a photojournalist, free-spirited Jessie Ryder has seen the world through her camera lens. But she's never traveled far enough to escape a painful moment that has haunted her for the past sixteen years: the day she gave her baby daughter away. Now, facing a life-altering crisis, she's decided to fix the broken pieces of her heart and seek out Lila, even if it means she has to upset the world of Lila's adoptive mother...her very own sister, Luz. Like a technicolor tornado bursting into Luz's picture-perfect life, Jessie returns to her Texas hometown with a shattering request. She wants to tell Lila the truth. As Luz and her husband struggle with what Jessie's return may mean to rebellious Lila, their seemingly solid marriage falters. Old secrets are exposed. Then, just as Jessie comes to terms with the past, life's bittersweet irony plays its hand. She meets Dustin Matlock, a young father who has survived a devastating loss. And Jessie begins to see the hopeful possibilities that lie buried in the most wrenching tragedies. Though she aches to reach out to those she loves, Jessie stands at the crossroads. She is leaving behind the only life she knows and blindly leaping into the unknown. Now the choice she makes will affect the life of her daughter and challenge the meaning of sisterhood. As Jessie and Luz examine the true meaning of love, loyalty and family, they are drawn into an emotional tug-of-war filled with moments of unexpected humor, surprising sweetness and unbearable sadness. But as the pain, regrets and mistakes of the past slowly rise to the surface, a new picture emerges - a picture filled with hope, promise and the redeeming power of the human heart.
  11. "Serpent Gate" by Michael McGarrity (A) Mountainair, New Mexico. The very name conjures up the clean air, the foothills, the gorgeous mountains of the Southwest. Some would say this is God's country. It is also Kevin Kerney's, especially when chrimes like rape and cop murder intrude on the outwardly idyllic natural setting. It was opening night of the annuall town rodeo six months ago when Patrolman Paul Gillespie left the calf-roping finals, headed toward the police station, and was killed by person or persons unknown. Nobody much is talking, at least not to Kerney, but Kerney suspects that one man, Robert Cordova, a schizophrenic, saw something that memorable night. Murder and its aftermat, which are reflected on a small scale in Mountainair, play themselves out against a much glitzier backdrop in Santa Fe, where priceless art disappears from the governor's offices. While monitoring Mountainair, Kerney, now deputy chief of the State Police, returns to Santa Fe to take on an old nemesis.

 Currently Reading - 

  1. "Into The Fire" by Suzanne Brockmann (Troubleshooters #13)
  2. "In Too Deep" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #4)
  3. "Dead Irish" by John Lescroart
  4. "A Royal Masquerade"  by Arlene James (Royally Wed #6)

 To Be Read - In alphabetical order by author not reading order

  1. "Hot Ice" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #7)
  2. "Out of Sight" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #5)
  3. "White Heat" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #11)
  4. "Twilight Child" by Warren Adler 
  5. "What We Keep" by Elizabeth Berg
  6. "Embraced by Love" by Suzanne Brockmann
  7. "Dark of Night" by Suzanne Brockmann (Troubleshooters #14)
  8. "The Kissing Game" by Suzanne Brockmann
  9. "Deep In the Valley" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #1)
  10. "Down by the River" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #3)
  11. "Just Over the Mountain" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #2)
  12. "Shelter Mountain" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River #2)
  13. "Virgin River" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River #1)
  14. "A Virgin River Christmas" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River Series #4)
  15. "Her Mother's Shadow" by Diane Chamberlain
  16. "Turn My World Upside Down - Jo's Story" by Maureen Child
  17. "Owl Island" by Randy Sue Coburn
  18. "The Third Wife" by Jasmine Cresswell
  19. "Heart of the Family" by Margaret Daley (Fostered by Love #2)
  20. "Family Ever After" by Margaret Daley (Fostered by Love #3)
  21. "Prodigal Daughter" by Patricia Davids
  22. "People of the Plains" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier)
  23. "Show No Mercy" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #1)
  24. "House Calls and Hitching Posts" as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover
  25. "Damage Control" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady Series #13)
  26. "Until Proven Guilty" by J.A. Jance ( J.P. Beaumont Series #1)
  27. "Body of Lies" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #3)
  28. "Blind Alley" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #5)
  29. "Countdown" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #6)
  30. "Final Target" by Iris Johansen
  31. "Quicksand" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7)
  32. "Hannah's Dream"  by Diane Hammond
  33. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  34. "Double Homicide - Santa Fe/Boston" by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
  35. "The Betrayal" by Beverly Lewis (Abrahams Daughters #2)
  36. "The Covenant" by Beverly Lewis (Abrahams Daughters #1)
  37. "A Cedar Cove Christmas" by Debbie Macomber  (Cedar Cove #9)
  38. "Christmas Letters" by Debbie Macomber (Shop on Blossom Street #4)
  39. "8 Sandpiper Way"  by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #8))
  40. "Small Town Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  41. "Chasing Stanley"  by Deirdre Martin
  42. "Dancing in the Dark" by Sandra Marton (Cooper's Corner) 
  43. "Tularosa" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #1)
  44. "Perfect" by Judith McNaught
  45. "A McKettrick Christmas" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettrick #10)
  46. "Logan" by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #1)
  47. "A Stone Creek Christmas" by Linda Lael Miller
  48. "Springwater"  by Linda Lael Miller (Springwater #1)
  49. "Springwater Seasons - Rachel" by Linda Lael Miller (Springwater #2)
  50. "The Last Chance Cafe" by Linda Lael Miller
  51. "The Widow" by Carla Neggers
  52. "You've Been Warned" by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
  53. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  54. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Petzer
  55. "Blood Canticle" Anne Rice  (Vampire Chronicles #10)
  56. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  57. "Blue Moon" by Luanne Rice
  58. "Firefly Beach" by Luanne Rice
  59. "Light Of The Moon" by Luanne Rice
  60. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  61. "Summer Light"  by Luanne Rice
  62. "His Winter Rose" Lois Richter
  63. "Salvation In Death" by J.D. Robb (In Death Series #26)
  64. "Suite 606" by J.D. Robb (In Death Series #27)
  65. "Falling For Rachel & Convincing Alex" Nora Roberts (Stanislaski Series #3 & #4)
  66. "First Impressions" by Nora Roberts
  67. "From The Heart" Nora Roberts
  68. "The Pagan Stone" Nora Roberts (Sign of Seven Series #3)
  69. "Taming Natasha & Luring A Lady"  Nora Roberts (Stanislaski Series #1 & #2)
  70. "The Stanislaski Brothers" by Nora Roberts (Mikhail and Alex) (Stanislaski Series #7)
  71. "Winner Takes All" by Nora Roberts
  72. "A Wedding at Cooper's Corner" by Kristine Rolofson, Muriel Jensen, Bobby Hutchinson 
    (another Cooper's Corners book)
  73. "Afterlove" by Robert Rosenblum
  74. "For Her Son's Love" by Kathryn Springer
  75. "The Kiss" by Danielle Steel
  76. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  77. "The Other Twin" by Katherine Stone
  78. "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks
  79. "Black Ice" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #1)
  80. "Cold As Ice " by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #2)
  81. "Ice Blue" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #3)
  82. "Ice Storm" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #4)
  83. "Sleeping at the Starlite Motel" by Bailey White
  84. "Fireside" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #5)
  85. "Lakeside Cottage" by Susan Wiggs
  86. "Summer by the Sea" by Susan Wiggs

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I just started reading The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell.  Not far enough along to tell you what I think of it.  It is a retelling of the King Arthur legend.  The books I have finished so far in 2009: 

Cross Country - James Patterson 1-1-09
The Private Patient - P.D. James 1-4-09
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb 1-8-09
The Dragon Reborn - Robt Jordan 1-16-09
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiel Hammett 1-19-09
The Amber Room - Steve Berry 1-24-09
Fluke - Christopher Moore 1-29-09

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  1. Shockball by S.L. Viehl (Stardoc #4)
  2. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #2)
  3. Software by Rudy Rucker (Ware #1)
  4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  5. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #5)
  6. Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (Weather Warden #2) 
  7. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey (Valdemar)
  8. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire #1)
  9. Blade Dancer by S.L. Viehl
  10. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire #2) 


  1. Ecce and Old Earth by Jack Vance (Cadwal Chronicles #2) 
  2. Valor's Trial by Tanya Huff (Confederation #4)    
  3. The Kiling Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #6) 
  4. No Kill No Thrill by Darcy Henton and Greg Owens
  5. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (anthology) 
  6. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #3)
  7. Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (Weather Warden #3)
  8. Irresistible Impulse by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Karp/Ciampi #9) 

Up Soon

  1. The Second Summoning by Tanya Huff (Keeper's Chrinicles #2)
  2. Smoke and Ashes by Tanya Huff (Smoke #3) 
  3. Eternity Row by S.L. Viehl (Stardoc #5)
  4. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #4)
  5. Wetware by Rudy Rucker (Ware #2) 
  6. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (Pern #1)
  7. Count Zero by William Gibson (Sprawl #2)
  8. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #7)
  9. The Stone Prince by Fiona Patton (Branion #1)
  10. Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lacey (Valdemar)


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Just started Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas and I plan on finishing it today.  It's a short and hysterical read.  Then I'll probably finish off The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.  I started it a couple months ago but never finished.  It on several WL so I figured it was time to finish it and pass it along.  :)

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Hidden Empire by Keven J. Anderson

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I'm reading Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr. It's the 5th in the Virgin River series and I'm enjoying it though only about 80-90 pages into it thanks being tired and cranky and having a very needy lab doggy bugging me when I was trying to read!

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1.  Have Tux, Will Travel by Bob Hope

Currently Reading:

Silent Prey by John Sandford

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Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah

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  1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris(ipod book)
  2. A Season for the Dead by David Hewson
  3. The Black Echo By  Michael Connelly (ipod book)
  4. Killer Hair by Ellen Byerrum
  5. Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
  6. Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child( ipod book)
  7. Crocdile in Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters(Ipod book)
  8. Killing Floor by  Lee Child(ipod book)
  9. The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury(ipod Book)

 Currently Reading

  1. Immoral By Brian Freeman
  2. The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury (ipod book)


  1. Plea of Insanity  by Jillane Hoffman
  2.  Cat Nap by Carole Nelson Douglas
  3. Anything Goes by Jill Churchill
  4. The American by Andrew Britton
  5. Murder on A Girls Night Out by Anne George
  6. Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott
  7.  Edwin of the Iron Shoes My Marcia Muller
  8. Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  9. Reliquary by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  10. The Monkeys Rain Coat by Robert Crais (ipod book)
  11. The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman(ipod book)
  12. Killer Heels by Sheryl J Anderson
  13. Death  at La Fenice  by Donna Leon
  14. 7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly
  15. The Villia of Mysteries by  David Hewson
  16.  One for the Money  by  Janet Evanoich
  17. Stripped by Brian Freeman
  18. Middlesex  by Jeffrey Eugenides
  19. Run for you Life James Patterson
  20. First Avenue by Lowen Closen


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February lists:

Books I have read:

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive--Alexander McCall Smith

Collateral Damage Fern Michaels

The Chisellers  Brendan O'Carroll

Sail  James Patterson

The Summer of Ordinary Ways  Nicole Lee Helget

Currently reading:

Mrs. Mike   Benedict & Nancy Friedman


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I just finished Turning Tables today.  It is a story of an out-of-work Marketing professional who is set up with a job waitressing at a "hot" NY restaurant.  I love to watch Top Chef - so thought this look inside the kitchen was good. 

Also read, The Mark (a thriller - very good) and The Quickie (Patterson).

I am reading the Essential 55 by Rob Clark right now. 

2-6  Finished "The Crime Writer" - very good - twisty - murder mystery, read 2 chapters of "Envy" and put it down to offer to others

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Right now I'm reading Duma Key (Stephen King) and a literary journal - Tampa Review issues 34/35.

I'm only listing the part of my TBR list that I'm pulling from this month, as it's too long to list all of it.  Even so, I'll probably have to finish when I get home from work tonight.

1.  Another literary journal called Buffalo Carp, I have 3 editions to read.

2.  The Best American Travel Writing 2003, edited by Ian Frazier

3.  The Freedom Writers Diary

4.  The Best American Travel Writing 2006, edited by Tim Cahill

5.  Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank - Celia Rivenbark

6.  Bradbury Classic Stories I

7.  The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper - John D MacDonald

8. Marathon Man - William Goldman

9.  Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

10.  Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn

11.  That Summer Place - Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs, Jill Barnett

12. White Lies - Jayne Ann Krentz

13.  Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster

14.  Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

15.  Sorcery & Cecilia - Patricia C Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

16.  Agnes & the Hitman - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

17.  An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life - The Dalai Lama

18.  Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter - Barbara Robinette Moss

19.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

20.  Expecting Adam - Martha Beck

21.  Transform Your Life - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

22.  Tinsel - William Goldman

23.  Let Their Spirits Dance - Stella Pope Duarte

24.  Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye - Lois Lowry

25.  Back Bay - William Martin

26.  As Meat Loves Salt - Maria McCann

27.  The Stolen - Jason Pinter

28.  Loving Frank - Nancy Horan

29.  Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin

30.  The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz

31.  Entranced - Nora Roberts

32.  Beneath a Marble Sky - John Shors

33.  I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! - Bob Newhart

34.  Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King - ed. by Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller

35.  The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark - Ridley Pearson

36.  The Silent Gondoliers - William Goldman



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Just finished Water For Elephants....next up is The Road and hopefully finsishing Audacity for hope as well.

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February 2009

  • DEWEY: The Small-Town Library Cat....  by Vicki Myron  (Started January 31st)
  • THIRTEEN MOONS by Charles Frazier ( still reading)
  • SHOOT THE MOON by Billie Letts     (finished)

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Just finished "The Witch Is Dead", "Sundays at Tiffany's" By James Patterson, and just finished, "The Search for My Great Uncles Head" by Robert Latimer, just finished  "It isn't easy being green"  by Jim Henson

Reading Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berninson (?) 

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I am currently reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  It seems so very long.  But about 100 pages into it, it's good.  I find it a little funny, every now and then, he throws in a paragraph that sums up the last 25 pages!  If he does a lot of 'recapping'...no wonder the book is so long!


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I just finished the fourth book in S.L. Viehl's Stardoc series, Shockball.  I have been reading through these books pretty fast and they are still interesting to me.  I am waiing for #5 to come in the mail to start that one, too.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 4:23 PM ET
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I just finished reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. I am currently reading Mona Lisa in Camelot by Margaret Leslie Davis and The Secrets of Rome by Corrado Augias, both of which are very interesting.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 9:28 PM ET
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Getting ready to start Testimony by Anita Shreve

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Date Posted: 2/2/2009 10:52 PM ET
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I'am Currently Reading 3 diff books

1 Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen  

2 Danse Macabre Lauree K Hamilton ( I have been reading this sent Nov08)

3 I , Vampire Michael Romkey

I hope to finish Pandora's Daughter this week.

I don't know what I will read next, hoprfully finish the 2 I have start.

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 7:39 AM ET
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In the middle of the night, I began Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek.  Crazy mama, sweet father who is going to leave them (not a spoiler since it's stated practically in the first sentence, then goes backwards in time a little)--good so far!

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 12:10 PM ET
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Finished The Interpreter of Maladies last night and I really enjoyed some of the stories.  I then picked up Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon.  I'm liking it so far.  :)

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Date Posted: 2/4/2009 9:49 AM ET
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I just finished Healing Promises, the second book in the Defenders of Hope Series by Amy Wallace.  Good suspense with a bit of romance.

Next I am starting Perfect by Harry Kraus, MD.

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 1:17 PM ET
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At the moment I am reading Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson and The Taking by Dean Koontz.

Total opposites but both are really good books.

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 1:20 PM ET
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Shoot the Moon - great so far