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Subject: My hubby wants to read a romance
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 1:23 PM ET
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I ordered Behind Closed Doors by mistake and didn't like it (don't like crime stories or contemp), but he said it sounded interesting.  I told him I would repost unless he wanted to read it.  He said he does; he's going on a short business trip and likes to read something in the hotel at night.  It's a pretty steamy book so too bad I won't be there!

Sure hope he misses me while he's gone!



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Date Posted: 3/2/2008 2:17 PM ET
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Doesn't work for me... my husband's on the 4th "In Death" book but he skims the sex scenes. :-(  Hope you have better luck. ;-)

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 2:22 PM ET
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I'll bet he's in it for the crime scenes :)

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I'll bet he's in it for the crime scenes :)

Now what good does that do anyone?!?!?

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 7:19 AM ET
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How can anyone "skim" the sex scenes?  If they're good I dog ear them so I can re-read later!

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 9:35 AM ET
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That's actually pretty funny.  Men never think about anything BUT sex, and they skim it in a book?  I think it's more like the compulsive channel surfing thing they all seem to have.  Some sort of Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder...

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 7:03 PM ET
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At least your DHs read books - it's tough having an addiction without any understanding at home :-( I wonder if I could get mine to read a few *select* pages...I read alot of murder mysteries as well, and he's always accusing me of looking for the perfect way to kill him.
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 7:18 PM ET
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I think you mean Attention Deficit Disorder!

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 8:27 AM ET
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My DH just finished Behind Closed doors, a book that didn't appeal to me (started and didn't finish; don't like contemporary or crime related dramas), but he said he was interested, so I gave it to him.  He says it was "OK" and immediately asked me "where's that book you recommended about the man who had the stroke?"  I said, Oh you mean Flowers from the Storm?  I immediately got it out of my hidden keeper stash and gave it to him to read next.

Since he's read several of my books, I asked him which one he liked best.  He said "what was the name of that really big, thick one?"  Oh, you mean Outlander?  Gee, I think the man has good taste in books. 



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Date Posted: 4/3/2008 8:32 AM ET
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I think we should have a contest to see who can get their DH to read one and post some comments about it:P  Maybe put up a book as the prize.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 8:36 AM ET
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Well, I think I'd lose that contest; he likes to read before bed now, but he's not a big communicator and getting him to write comments about a book after he's read it would TRULY be an achievement. 

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:53 AM ET
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I already got my husband to read some of the "In Death" books, I'll see if I can get him to comment. :-)

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Well, perhaps if he likes it (I hope) I could persuade him to do an amazon review. 

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 2:35 PM ET
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My husband: "well, I've read one. and I've made comments that you've quoted. doesn't that count?"

I said I would put it to the judges. ;-)

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:49 AM ET
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Typical man.  Would probably be my DH's response too.  

Personally, I think it doesn't count unless he posts something in his own words with his own little fingers doing the typing.  Anybody else?



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