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Subject: It's June - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 1:57 AM ET
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My June reading list:


Finished - 

  1. "8 SANDPIPER WAY"  by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #8) (A) Dear Reader, I have something to confide in you. I think my husband, Dave, might be having an affair. I found an earring in his pocket, and it's not mine. I'm also worried because some jewelry was recently stolen from an old woman - and Dave used to visit her a lot. You see, he's a pastor. And a good man, I can't believe he's guilty of anything, but why won't he tell me where he's been when he comes home so late? Reader, I'd love to hear what you think. I also want to tell you what's going on with your other friends in Cedar Cove. Like Sheriff Troy David, to mention one. His long-ago love, Faith Beckwith, just moved here! So come on in and join me for a cup of tea. ~Emily Flemming
  2. "THE 8TH CONFESSION" by James Patterson (Audible Book) (B) When a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless is found brutally executed, reporter Cindy Thomas knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been as saintly as everyone thought. Rich, beautiful, and powerful, Isa and Ethan Bailey were living in the spotlight as San Francisco's perfect couple - until they are found dead in their luxurious home. As the hunt for two criminals tests the skills of the entire Women's Murder Club, sparks begin to fly between Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin, making it difficult to stay focused on the case.
  3. "FINAL TARGET" by Iris Johansen (B) No sooner does Melissa Riley arrive at her sister's isolated Virginia country home than she finds herself drawn into a drama she never expected. Years earlier, her sister, the renowned Dr. Jessica Riley, had pulled Melissa out of the darkness of severe catatonic trauma. Now she's attempting to do the same for the daughter of the President of the United States. The last thing young Cassie Andreas saw was an organized team ruthlessly murder her nanny and the Secret Service agents on duty to protect her. And to free Cassie from the terrors in her own mind, Melissa and Jessica must risk their own safety and sanity and place their trust in a mysterious, charismatic man. Michael Travis made his fortune in the international underworld. He risked everything to save Cassie during that terrible night of bloodshed. And he has entered into a secret bargain with the President to get revenge. But does he really want to help? Why? Or is his show of concern all a treacherous charade? Melissa and Jessica have o choice but to accept Michael Travis as their ally - even when he proposes a dangerous plan that will put all their lives on the line. Because far away from the safety of Virginia, an international game of deadly intrigue is under way. It is a game of powerful and dangerous underworld figures whose specialty is getting what they want - and whose means to do it is murder. And of one killer in particular who is obsessed with the very thing at the heart of Cassie's nightmares. 
  4. "THIS TIME LOVE" by Elizabeth Lowell (Audio Book) (A) Joy Anderson was innocent, young, and trusting when she met Gabe Venture. An aspiring journalist with worlds to conquer, Gabe came to New Mexico to explore the natural wonders of Lost River Cave, with Joy acting as his guide. Surrounded by staggering beauty they both surrendered to a passion too powerful to deny - and Joy gave herself freely to the most extraordinary man she had ever known. But Gabe was destined for great things, and even the intensity of their shared feelings could not bind him to this place or this romance. And so he left Joy with memories, a broken heart...and months later, with a cherished, if painful, reminder of their lost love: a daughter. Seven years have passed, and Joy - now a respected professor - has put what once was behind her, though the memory will always remain alive in the light that shines in the eyes of her beautiful child. Still, the life they have made has no room for shattered dreams. But now Gabe has returned. At the pinnacle of his profession, having tasted the fame and adventure that lured him away, he has never been able to fill the inner emptiness that has rendered his achievements bittersweet. The opportunity to revisit the endangered Lost River Cave - and a second chance at the young love he so heedlessly tossed away - is something he cannot let slip by. But the Joy awaiting him is not the same naive and eager innocent he once left behind. Worldly and independent, she has nursed her wounds and moved on. And he has arrived far too late, she tells him, to be welcomed back into her heart. But is it ever too late for love? Perhaps not, when there is still magic in a breathtaking world of natural wonder and mystery waiting for them once more beneath the rolling New Mexican desert - the place where a miracle was born.
  5. "SPRINGWATER SEASONS" by Linda Lael Miller (Springwater #2) (B) Rachel - Springwater's first schoolteacher, she crosses paths with rough-hewn barkeep Trey Hargreaves - who puts a slow burn on her proper Eastern ways. Savannah - Behind her rouge and bangles, the dance-hall girl has a sure and steady heart. Can her kind, gentle love help Dr. Prescott Parrish heal his wounded spirit? Miranda - An unwed mother in search of a place to call home, she finds her heart's desire in Springwater - and in the arms of rancher Landry Kildare. Jessica - The sparks fly when she comes to take charge of her late brother's bankrupt newspaper - and finds herself in a heated love match with the town mayor Gage Calloway.
  6. "HER MOTHER"S SHADOW" by Diane Chamberlain (A+) (Kiss River #3) A loving mother and wife, Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed - and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.
  7. "A CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS" by Debbie Macomber  (Cedar Cove #9) (A-) Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn. So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals - including a donkey and a camel - for Cedar Cove's Nativity pageant!). When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers - the three Wyse men - show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love. 
  8. "FIRESIDE" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #5) (Audio Book)  (A) Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. That is, until life throws him a curveball. When AJ, the son he's never met, lands on his doorstep, Bo's life becomes a whole new ball game. He needs help - fast. Enter Kimberly van Dorn. Hired to smooth Bo's rough exterior for the media, she expects the kind of shallow pro athlete she's used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son. Kim can train him to hit a home run with the press, but over a breathtaking winter on frozen Willow Lake, she realizes he has far more to teach her about the game of life...and putting love first.
  9. "THE COURAGE TREE" by Diane Chamberlain (Audio Book) (A+) It was every mother's worst fear. Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wanted to be like every other little girl. Which is why her mother, Janine, reluctantly agreed to let her go on the weekend camping trip with her Brownie troop. But when Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip, her daughter is not among the others. Somehow, along the forested route from West Virginia, Sophie has disappeared. Only worse. Sophie is no ordinary eight-year-old. She suffers from a rare disease, and Janine has recently enrolled her in an experimental treatment as a last effort to save her life - despite the vehement objections of her ex-husband, Joe, who believes conventional medicine is the only route to take. The only person to support Janine is Lucas Trowell, someone familiar with the herbs used in the treatment. Lucas has been encouraging Janine to keep Sophie in the program, and, indeed, the little girl has been showing remarkable improvement. All her mother's instincts tell Janine that Sophie is alive, but time is running out. Without her treatment, it's only a matter of days before Sophie's illness will claim her life. As Janine, Joe and Lucas embark on a desperate search to find Sophie, envy and suspicion grow between the two men, casting doubts on each other's true motives for helping Janine. Deep in the forest, another drama unfolds, Sophie has found refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by a woman who wants nothing to do with the little girl. She's desperate to help her own daughter, who has been wrongly imprisoned for murder and who, after escaping, is on her way to join her mother. Sophie's arrival puts in jeopardy her daughter's future, but the mysterious woman is as determined to save her daughter as Janine is to save Sophie. Only one of them can succeed.
  10. "FIREFLY BEACH" by Luanne Rice (A) Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives - a man who has the power to bring it all back. Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here...and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can't help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family's healing - or its destruction. And in his presence, how long will she be able to guard her heart?
  11. "SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET" by Debbie Macomber (Audible Book) (A) Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn't know the meaning of faithful, and she's trying to get over him. Then there's Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business - not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions. Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant 12-year-old.But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!
  12. "DEEP IN THE VALLEY" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #1) (A) Welcome to Grace Valley, Caligornia - where blood runs thicker...ties bind stronger...and love is all the more sweet. Visitors to the town often remark about the valley's peace and beauty - both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows - this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond... June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor: Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route...but June knows better. For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed - or wherever a patient finds her. Always on call, her work is her life, these people her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men - until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours. Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
  13. "TEMPTATION RIDGE" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River #6) (A+) At twenty-five, after five years as her mother's caregiver, it's time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure. Time for travel, college and romance. But when she visits Virgin River, she runs into Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she has in mind. A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times. At thirty-eight he's tough and jaded. His major was in one-night stands, with a minor in commitment avoidance. Technically, these two are all wrong for one another. But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different things...two very good things.
 Currently Reading - 
  1. "Double Homicide - Santa Fe/Boston" by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
  2. "Ice Blue" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #3)
  3. "His Winter Rose" Lois Richter
  4. "Down by the River" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #3)
Currently Listening To -
  1.  "The Last Honest Woman" by Nora Roberts (Audible Book)
 To Be Read - In alphabetical order by author not reading order
  1. "Rescue Me" by Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh & Cindy Gerard
  2. "White Heat" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #11)
  3. "Twilight Child" by Warren Adler 
  4. "A Royal MIssion" by Elizabeth August (Royally Wed)
  5. The Expectant Princess" by Stella Bagwell (Royally Wed)
  6. "What We Keep" by Elizabeth Berg
  7. "Embraced by Love" by Suzanne Brockmann
  8. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann
  9. "Two Alone" by Sandra Brown
  10. "Heaven's Price"  by Sandra Brown
  11. "The Legend"  by C.J. Carmichael (Cooper's Corners)
  12. "Just Over the Mountain" by Robyn Carr (Grace Valley #2)
  13. "The House On Olive Street" by Robyn Carr
  14. "Kiss River" by Diane Chamberlain (Kiss River #2)
  15. "And Then Came You - Sam's Story" by Maureen Child
  16. "A Crazy Kind of Love - Mike's Storm"  by Maureen Child
  17. "A Royal Marriage" by Cara Colter (Royally Wed )
  18. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell
  19. "SEALed with a Kiss" by Mary Margaret Daughtridge
  20. "Prodigal Daughter" by Patricia Davids
  21. "Close to You" by Christina Dodd
  22. "A Lady Decides" by Dorothea Donley
  23. "People of the Plains" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier)
  24. "Show No Mercy" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #1)
  25. "Multiple Bles8ings" by Jon & Kate Gosselin & Beth Carson
  26. "Building Dreams" by Ginna Gray
  27. "Hannah's Dream: A Novel"  by Diane Hammond
  28. "Comfort & Joy" Kristine Hannah
  29. "The Dark Wind" by Tony Hillerman
  30. "House Calls and Hitching Posts" as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover
  31. "Trial by Fury" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont Series #5)
  32. "Blind Alley" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #5)
  33. "Countdown" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #6)
  34. "Quicksand" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7)
  35. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  36. "The Knot" by Marty Kindall
  37. "Dawn In Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #2)
  38. "Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #1)
  39. "Dead Irish" by John Lescroart
  40. "The Betrayal" by Beverly Lewis (Abrahams Daughters #2)
  41. "The Covenant" by Beverly Lewis (Abrahams Daughters #1)
  42. "Small Town Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  43. "Chasing Stanley"  by Deirdre Martin
  44. "Mexican Hat" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #2)
  45. "Dylan" by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #2)
  46. "Glory, Glory" by Linda Lael Miller
  47. "Logan" by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #1)
  48. "Tyler"  by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #3)
  49. "The Last Chance Cafe" by Linda Lael Miller
  50. "Code Name: Prince" by Valerie Parv
  51. "Cross Country" by James Patterson
  52. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  53. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Petzer
  54. "Blood Canticle" Anne Rice  (Vampire Chronicles #10)
  55. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  56. "Blue Moon" by Luanne Rice
  57. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  58. "Summer Light"  by Luanne Rice
  59. "Sister's Choice" by Emilie Richards
  60. "Suite 606" by J.D. Robb (In Death Series #27)
  61. "First Impressions" by Nora Roberts
  62. "From The Heart" Nora Roberts
  63. "Reflections and Dreams" by Nora Roberts (Stanislaski series #7 & 8)
  64. "The Stanislaskis" (Waiting for Nick & Considering Kate) by Nora Roberts (Stanislaski series #5 & 6)
  65. "Tribute" by Nora Roberts
  66. "Vision in White" by Nora Roberts (Audible Book)
  67. "Winner Takes All" by Nora Roberts
  68. "A Wedding at Cooper's Corner" by Kristine Rolofson, Muriel Jensen, Bobby Hutchinson (Cooper's Corners)
  69. "Blue Bayou" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #1)
  70. "Magnolia Moon"  by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #3)
  71. "River Road" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #2)
  72. "Sweet Baby" by Sharon Sala
  73. "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks
  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. "Cold As Ice " by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #2)
  79. "Ice Storm" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #4)
  80. "Drifter" by Susan Wiggs
  81. "Enchanted Afternoon" by Susan Wiggs
  82. "Passing Through Paradise" by Susan Wiggs

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The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty.  Am loving it!!!   A self-described "over-weight, chain smoking forty three year old drunk" sets off across the country on his bicycle on a personal quest.  It's quirky and touching, hilarious and sad.  The perfect mix so far. 

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Date Posted: 6/1/2009 7:44 AM ET
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  1. Backup by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
  2. Faithless by Karin Slaughter (Grant County #5) 
  3. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)
  4. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #5)
  5. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #6)
  6. A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry #2)
  7. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #7)



  1. Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter (Grant County #6)
  2. Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry #3) 
  3. The Second Summoning by Tanya Huff (Keeper's Chronicles #2) 
  4. Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh (Morgaine Saga #1)
  5. Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #9)
  6. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #8) 
  7. The Book of Poul Anderson (Collection) 
  8. Summer Knight by Jim Bucher (Dresden Files #4)
  9. Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
  10. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #1)
  11. Salem's Lot by Stephen King 

Up Soon  

  1. Death Masks by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #5) 
  2. Hunter of Worlds by C.J. Cherryh (Hanan Rebellion #2)
  3. Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #2) 
  4. Long Hot Summoning (Keeper's Chronicles #3)
  5. Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #10)
  6. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #8) 

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Currently Reading

  1. The Gold Coast by Nelson Demille
  2. Stalked by Brian Freeman
  3.  One for the Money  by  Janet Evanoich


  1. The American by Andrew Britton
  2. Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
  3. Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Ipod Book)
  4. Collision by Jeff Abbott  



  1. Edwin of the Iron Shoes My Marcia Muller
  2. 7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly
  3. The Villia of Mysteries by  David Hewson
  4.  First Avenue by Lowen Clausen
  5. Who Killed Marilyn Monroe? by Liz Evans
  6. Skin River by Steven Sidor 
  7. Suspect by Michael Robotham
  8. The Descent by Jeff Long
  9. Privileged Information by Stephen White
  10. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
  11. Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka
  12. Missing Witness by Gordan Campbell
  13. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly (Ipod Book) 
  14. The Last Jihad by Joel C Rosenberg (Ipod Book)
  15. Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
  16. Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman
  17. Cold Granite by Sturart MacBride 
  18. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  19. Biting the Moon by Martha Grimes
  20. Dakota by Martha Grimes
  21. Some Girls Bite  by Chloe Neill 
  22. Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein
  23. Run for you Life by James Patterson
  24. Missing by Karin Alvtegen
  25. The 8th Confesion by James Patterson
  26. A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
  27. Cop Hater  Ed McBain
  28. All Shook Up  by Mike Harrison
  29. Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
  30. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
  31. Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale
  32. Savage Art by Danielle Girard
  33. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  34. Hard Landing by Stephen Leather
  35. The Devil's Redhead by David Corbett
  36. At Risk By Stella Rimington
  37. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
  38. The Moscow Club by Joseph Finder
  39. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
  40. Eclipse Richard North Patterson
  41. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  42. The Pardon by James Grippando
  43. Meg Steve Alten
  44. Pandemic by Daniel Kalla
  45. Faces of Fear by John Saul (Ipod book)
  46. The Gate House by Nelson Demille
  47. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
  48. Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
  49. Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts
  50. The Lions Of Lucerne By Brad Thor

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I'm currently reading Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.

Here's the rest of my list for June, in no particular order:

1.  A literary journal called Buffalo Carp, last edition - Vol. 6

2.  Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn

3.  Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster

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

5.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

6.  Expecting Adam - Martha Beck

7.  Tinsel - William Goldman

8.  Let Their Spirits Dance - Stella Pope Duarte

9.  Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin

 10.  Beneath a Marble Sky - John Shors

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

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

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

14.  What on Earth Have I Done? - Robert Fulghum

15.  The Best Women's Travel Writing 2006

16.  Brothers - William Goldman

17.  Kiss of Midnight - Lara Adrian

More lit. journals:

18.  Quarterly Women's Fiction

19.  Gulf Stream

20.  ESC!



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Currently Reading:

  • Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (audio book)
  • The Merchant's Mark by Pat McIntosh
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

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In the June Queue:

  1. Night by Elie Wiesel
  2. Candide, by Voltaire
  3. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  4. Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene
  5. The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. Life of Pi by Yann Matel
  7. Atonement by Ian McEwan



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Are you going to read 86+ books in June or is that just your TBR pile?

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I'm reading "The Drifter's Wheel", the fifth Fever Devilin book by Phillip DePoy.  When I finish that I'll move on to "Written In Bone" by Simon Beckett.

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just finished Phantom by Susan Kay for the umpteenth time and just started Outbreak by Robin Cook

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I'm in the middle of Slammerkin by Amanda Donoghue, I'm enjoying it very much.


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I'm reading the last Torie O'Shea mystery "Blood Ballad" by Rett MacPherson.  She better write some more really quickly!

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 2:57 AM ET
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Currently Reading: 

6/1/09   Wicked Under the Covers :: Barbara Pierce   First historical novel   (new genre, woo hoo!)

Just Finished: 5/15/09 - 5/31/09 and enjoyed immensely   Tribute :: Nora Roberts 

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Just finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett and it was fantastic.  Now I'm getting ready to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer adn Annie Barrows.  I'm still reading P & P & Zombies and I'm really enjoying it.

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1.  Loving Frank - Nancy Horan : I thought she did a pretty good job of imagining what it was like to be Mamah while still keeping to the facts.  I grew up in IL, have friends that lived in the same valley that Taliesen is in, so I knew a lot of the story.  Was much more powerful with details filled in, even knowing that the details were imagined.

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Currently Reading

  1. Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen


  1. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald


  1. Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  2. Amistad: A Novel by Alexs D. Pate
  3. The Bachman Books by Stephen King
  4. The Best of Mystery : 63 Short Stories Chosen by the Master of Suspense by Alfred Hitchcock
  5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  6. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  7. The Duchess of Windsor by Michael Bloch
  8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  9. Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught
  10. A Faint Cold Fear by Robert Daley
  11. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana by Haven Kimmel
  12. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  13. The Green Ripper by John D. Macdonald
  14. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  15. Just Desserts: Martha Stewart the Unauthorized Biography by Jerry Oppenheimer
  16. Lady by Thomas Tryon
  17. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  18. A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
  19. Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn
  20. Memoir's of an unfit mother by Anne Robinson
  21. Moby Dick or the White Whale by Herman Melville
  22. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
  23. Off Keck Road by Mona Simpson
  24. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  25. The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
  26. The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  27. Real Women Don't Pump Gas by Joyce Jillson
  28. River Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
  29. Saint by Ted Dekker
  30. Saved by the Light by Paul Perry
  31. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
  32. Shadow of Cain by Vincent Bugliosi
  33. Something's Alive on the Titanic by Robert Serling
  34. The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  35. Soup and Me by Robert Newton Peck
  36. Tell No One by Harlan Coben

I've decided to refrain from ordering any new books until my TBR pile is completely empty.

Yeah, right.


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Currently Reading

  • Death of a Gossip - M.C. Beaton
  • The Trouble with Magic - Madelyn Alt
  • Drums of Autumn - Diana Gabaldon (thick books take me a long time to read)

To be Read in June

  • Top O' the Mournin' - Maddy Hunter
  • Pasta Imperfect - Maddy Hunter
  • Death at Bishop's Keep - Robin Paige

Additional TBR Pile

  • The Chocolate Cat Caper - JoAnna Carl
  • Murder with Peacocks - Donna Andrews
  • Death at Gallows Green - Robin Paige
  • Death at Daisy's Folly - Robin Paige
  • The Tale of Hawthorne House - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Mum's the Word - Kate Collins
  • Death by Darjeeling - Laura Childs
  • Knit One, Kill Two - Maggie Sefton
  • Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor - Stephanie Barron
  • The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Diana Gabaldon
  • The Rose Labyrinth - Titania Hardie
  • One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
  • Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
  • Lord John and the Private Matter - Diana Gabaldon
  • Grant Comes East - Newt Gingrich, et al
  • Never Call Retreat - Newt Gingrich, et al


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i'm almost done reading infidel by ayaan hirsi ali, which has been interesting to read.

i also just started reading 'the women of brewster place' by gloria naylor which is really good so far.

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Just discovered a new (to me) cozy series by Tamar Myers, the Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries.  Finished the first one, and am now on #2.  These will be my summertime books.

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Finished in June:

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by  J . K. Rowling

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I'm reading Nora Roberts SIgn of 7 trilogy:  I've finished Blood Brothers and The Hollow.  Currently reading the third and last one of the series:  The Pagan Stone.........will be offering a deal on the set of three when completed.  If you're interested check book bazaar next week..........

also reading Key Lime Pie Murder  by Joanne Fluke.   Its a light fun book........with yummy recipes sprinkled throughout the book!

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I finished the Blood Ballad by Rett MacPherson.  This is by far the best in the Torie O'Shea Mystery series.  This series gets better and better.  Now Rett MacPherson better get to work and write the next one!

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Tribulation Force by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

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Still Life by Joy Fielding.  It's not that great but I'm hooked.  Gotta know how it ends!