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Subject: It's March! What are you reading?
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 2:44 AM ET
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Since I'm at work, and it's after midnight, I thought I'd start us out for the month! :)

I am reading Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Reading The Book of Atrus by Rand Miller.

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I'm reading  Poison Ivy by Misty Simon

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I am still reading Hawaii by James Michener. It's been two and a half weeks and I just past page 756.  It's a fabulous read, but massive...

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My March reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "The Preacher's Daughter" by Beverly Lewis (book #1) (A-) - Annie Zook, the only daughter of an Old Order Amish preacher, wants to please her parents and her Plain community, but a hidden passion stands in the way. Creating fine art is strictly forbidden by Annie's church district. Her secret has already cost her the affection of handsome Rudy Esh. She must choose between her art and the People...the only life she knows. Louisa Stratford, Annie's longtime pen pal, is a modern Denverite who shares Annie's love of art. When Louisa escapes her own problems to go to Paradise for a taste of the simple life, will she nudge Annie closer to all she has known and loves...or tempt Annie to pursue her own dreams?
  2. "Dragonfly in Amber"  by Diana Gabaldon (book #2) (A++) - For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mustery of an ancient circle of standing stones...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time...and about Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his...
  3. "Outlaw Mountain" by J.A. Jance (book #7) (A) - When an elderly widow is found dead in the Arizona desert, it's easy enough to pin the killing on teens caught driving her car across the Mexican border. But Sheriff Brady isn't buying it. The victim was a free spirit with a lover twenty years her junior and enough money for her grown kids to fight over. Joanna is forced to put her personal life on hold to dig deeper into the murder.
  4. "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon (book #3) (A++) - Claire faces a possibility both fearsome and exhilarating. Having returned to her own time, pregnant and brutalized by her trip through the standing stones, she makes a new life for herself, training to become a doctor and raising her daughter, Brianna. But the passage of two decades does little to dim the memory of Jamie or the life they once shared; and the constant presence of Brianna, with her father's brilliant red hair and well-loved features, is a painful reminder of the past. Now Brianna is grown, and Claire learns that Jamie may have survived the bloody Battle of Culloden. Dare she risk another trip through the stones, a trip that easily could prove fatal? Will she even be able to find Jamie? And how can she leave behind her beloved daughter, knowing all too well they may never see each other again?
  5. "and Able" by Lucy Monroe (book #3) (A) - Claire Sharp trusts few people and relies on no one. But after her life is threatened, ex-mercenary Brett Adams blows into her self-contained world, full of southern charm, rugged good looks, and enough sexual experience to write a how-to manual...experience he makes it clear he'd like to use on Claire. She wants help fighting the bad guys, but she's not about to fall into Brett's bed. For one thing, the guy has a no-commitment clause that would stump most big-shot attorneys, and for another, despite her response to his sensual kisses, in Claire's experience sex isn't exactly fireworks and brass bands. Definitely not worth getting too excited over...
  6. "Rhett Butler's Peope" by Donald McCaig (A) - Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the enigmatic Rhett Butler unfold. Meet Rhett as a boy, a free spirit who loved the marshes and tidewaters of the Low Country, and learn of the ruthlessness of his father, whose desire for control resulted in unspeakable tragedy. Through Rhett's eyes you will also meet the people who shaped him in other ways: the Overseer's daughter, Belle Watling; Rhett's brave and determined sister, Rosemary;  Tunis Bonneau, the son of freed slaves - Rhett's childhood friend who understood him like no one else; Jack Ravanel, whose name became inextricable linked to heartbreak. And then, of course, there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know.
  7. "Night's Landing" by Carla Neggers (B+) Archaeologist Sarah Dunnemore is prepared for almost anything when she returns to her family home in Night's Landing, Tennessee...except the news that her twin brother, Rob, has just been seriously wounded in a sniper attack in Central Park. She rushes to New York to be with him, only to come up against no-nonsense Nate Winter, who was slightly wounded in the attack.

Currently Reading - 

  1. "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon
  2. "Beachcomber" by Karen Robards
  3. "Just One Look" by Joanna Wayne (another Cooper's Corners book)

To Be Read - 

  1. "A Long Walk Home" by Diane Amos
  2. "Kate Remembered" by A. Scott Berg
  3. "The Horses of Proud Spirit" by Melanie Sue Bowles
  4. "Hoof Prints" by Melanie Sue Bowles
  5. "Freedom's Price" by Suzanne Brockmann
  6. "Future Hero" by Suzanne Brockmann
  7. "Hero Under Cover" by Suzanne Brockmann
  8. "The Princess's White Knight" by Carla Cassidy
  9. "Tell No One" by Harlan Coben
  10. "Once Upon A Family" by Margaret Daley
  11. "The Day the World Came to Town - 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland" by Jim DeFede
  12. "Don't Tempt Me" by Sylvia Day
  13. "The Carousel" by Richard Paul Evans
  14. "The Fiery Cross"  by Diana Gabaldon (book #5)
  15. "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" by Diana Gabaldon (book #6)
  16. "The Prodigal Daughter" by Ginna Gray
  17. "The Witness" by Ginna Gray
  18. "On Mystic Lake" by Kristin Hannah
  19. "The Shape Shifter" by Tony Hillerman
  20. "Angel Creek" by Linda Howard
  21. "Devil's Claw" by J.A. Jance (book #8)
  22. "Paradise Lost" by J.A. Jance (book #9)
  23. "Exit Wounds" by J.A. Jance (book #10)
  24. "Partner in Crime" by J.A. Jance (book #11)
  25. "Dead Wrong" by J.A. Jance (book #12)
  26. "The Search" by Iris Johansen
  27. "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella
  28. "The Paper Marriage" by Susan Kay Law
  29. "The Honk and Holler Opening Soon" by Billie Letts
  30. "The Preacher's Daughter" by Beverly Lewis
  31. "The Englisher" by Beverly Lewis
  32. "The Brethren" by Beverly Lewis
  33. "The Manning Sisters" by Debbie Macomber
  34. "A Royal Baby On the Way" by Susan Mallery
  35. "Dancing in the Dark" by Sandra Marton (another Cooper's Corners book)
  36. "Springwater Wedding" by Linda Lael Miller
  37. "3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys" by Lucy Monroe
  38. "Breakwater" by Carla Neggers
  39. "Mary, Mary" by James Patterson (Alex Cross, book #11)
  40. "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  41. "The Quickie" by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  42. "The Privilege of Youth - A Teenager's Story" by Dave Pelzer
  43. "A Brother's Journey - Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" by Richard B. Pelzer
  44. "Man...Mercenary...Monarch" by Joan Elliott Pickart
  45. "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult
  46. "Mercy" by Jodi Picoult
  47. "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
  48. "For Better or for Worse" by Debbi Rawlins (another Coopers Corners book)
  49. "Blackwood Farm" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #9)
  50. "Blood Canticle" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #10)
  51. "Follow The Stars Home" by Luanne Rice
  52. "Safe Harbor" by Luanne Rice
  53. "Beachcomber" by Karen Robards
  54. "Silent Night" by J.D. Robb, Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, Claire Cross
  55. "Strangers in Death" by J.D. Robb
  56. "The Gift" by Nora Roberts 
  57. "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See
  58. "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres
  59. "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks
  60. "At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks
  61. "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks
  62. "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks
  63. "Moon Dance"  by Mariah Stewart
  64. "Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
  65. "Twisted Creek" by Jodi Thomas
  66. "First They Killed My Father" by Loung Ung
  67. "Summer at Willow Lake"  by Susan Wiggs (book #1) 
  68. "The Winter Lodge" by Susan Wiggs (book #2)
  69. "Dockside" by Susan Wiggs (book #3)
  70. "The Hostage" by Susan Wiggs (book #1)
  71. "The Mistress" by Susan Wiggs (book #2)
  72. "The Firebrand" by Susan Wiggs (book #3)
  73. "The Pregnant Princess" by Anne Marie Winston
  74. "Everlasting" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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I'm reading The Friday Night Knitting Club.  I'm a little surprised that, to me, it's not better than it is.  I'm about half-way through and, so far, it's just okay.  Anyone else have an opinion of it?


Okay, I finished it yesterday and it did get better. 

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I am finally getting around to "With No One As Witness" by Elizabeth George. I have an Ian Rutledge mystery and a Kay Hooper on deck. :)
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:07 AM ET
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Cold Fire by Dean Koontz and so far it is awesome! 

Soon to be followed by Shadow Prey and Primal Fear (both rereads that I can't wait for!)

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I broke down and bought new off of amazon.com last week  Invest Like  A Shark: How a Deaf Guy With No Job And Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market by James DePorre. I have only read the first chapter so far though I hope to have some time tonight and tomorrow to get into it more.




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The Birth of Venus ~ Sarah Dunant

People of the Book ~ Geraldine Brooks

Possession ~ A S Byatt

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Old Friends and New Fancies (a Jane Austen sequel) and I will be starting Eat, Pray Love as soon as i finish Old Friends...

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Reading: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro

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Reading: Elegy for Iris by John Bayley and Field Notes on the Compassionate Life.

Just finished: Gene Wilder's autobiographical Kiss Me Like a Stranger (really liked it, read it in one sitting, stayed up too late!).

Up next: Between A Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston and Twinkie Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger.

If my TBR pile fell, I'd be crushed to death!

P.S. While they last, any children's books on my bookshelf are free. (no credits, no problem!) Just send me a PM.

Peace today, Lisa

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I'm reading Fever by Robin Cook

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I am reading When Broken Glass Floats -Chanrithy Him.  It is about a girl who gre up in Cambodia during the Khmer Rogue rule. Pretty good so far.


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7th Heaven by James Patterson

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High Five by Janet Evanovich (and I can't believe it's March already!)

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Strangers in Death (J.D. Robb)

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Memo to the President elect: how we can restore America's reputation and leadership, by Madeleine Albright, and Shakespeare: the world as stage, by Bill Bryson. Both quite good so far, just started them this morning.

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I'm reading St Patrick's Day Murder by Leslie Meier and  Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

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Im reading    The Coffin Dancer by Jeffrey Deaver    up next  will be  Roses are Red  by James Patterson

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Just finished: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox- an excellent book!

Reading: Casting Off by Elizabeth Jane Howard- the last book in her Cazalet Chronicle

The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz


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I am reading The Damsel in the Dress by Marianne Stillings and next up is Power Play by Joseph Finder.

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I'm on page 8 of History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer.  If I'm going to teach my children about Ancient History I should probably llearn it, too!!  It's actually quite interesting(said the woman who, as a girl, struck fear into the hearts of many a history teacher).

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I am reading:

The Pillars of Hercules 

Jerusalem - One City Tree Faiths

Trying to avoid starting a 3rd!