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Subject: It's November - What are You Reading?
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 8:46 PM ET
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My November reading list: 

Finished -

  1.  "THE CRUSH" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD) (A) Dr. Rennie Newton thought she was doing the right thing when she voted to acquit contract killer Ricky Lozada while serving on a jury. But when Lozada is released, he begins calling her and leaving flowers. Suddenly Rennie's carefully structured life begins to crumble when a rival doctor at her hospital is murdered and suspicion falls on Rennie. Detective Wick Threadgill, who believes in Rennie's innocence, steps in to protect her. But will he get there in time to stop a twisted sociopath's deadly obsession?
  2. "REILLY'S RETURN" by Tami Hoag (Rainbow Chasers #3) (B) The fan magazines called Pat Reilly the Hunk from Down Under, the man-of-action movie star who made strong women tremble, but young widow Jayne Jordan had fled Hollywood and the attraction that burned between her and her husband's best friend - for serenity in a small costal town! Reilly had promised the appealing, eccentric lady he called Calamity Jayne one year before he'd come looking for her and he was a man of his word. She'd denied her feelings for the rough and rowdy cowboy, cursed and fought them, but Reilly was through being haunted by memories, tired of feeling guilty for wanting to lose himself in the warm honey of Jayne's sweet soul. Reilly taught her ecstasy but Jayne yearned to show her charming rogue how much she believed in his talent. Loving Reilly was like taking her heart on a roller coaster ride - breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows - but could she do less than surrender to the man who was her destiny?
  3. "FULL OF GRACE" by Dorothea Benton Frank (abridged Audio CD) (A+) Hilton Head, South Carolina. Retirement heaven - at least it's supposed to be, but for Big Al and Connie, the move from New Jersey to this southern paradise has been fraught with just a few complications. Especially for their daughter, Grace. Well, that's what she likes to be called. Her family inists on Maria Graziella. Seriously, enough with the Neopolitan. That might have been okay in New Jersey but now it's just plain silly and Grace at thirty-one is, horror of horrors, still unmarried. No wonder her family drives her crazy. Well, that and the fact that she's living with the man she would marry if they both weren't so commitment phobic. Michael is a doctor and a scientist and Grace has a good idea that he's also an atheist. Over the years, Grace has become a bit ambivalent about her faith but her family is as old-fashioned Italian as they get. The stage is set for a major showdown that might just change Grace's outlook on life, family and the new south.
  4. "THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB" by Kate Jacobs (A+) Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects and share the stories of their lives. At the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop's owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single-handedly raising her teenage daughter. Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forward to her Friday night Knitting Club, where she and her friends - Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie and K.C. - exchange knitting tips, jokes and their deepest secrets. But when the man who once broke Georgia's heart suddenly shows up, demanding a role in their daughter's life, her world is shattered. Luckily, Georgia's friends are there for encouragement, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak and miracle making, And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they've created isn't just a knitting club: it's a sisterhood.  
  5. "OUTLAW" by Elizabeth Lowell (Blackthorn/MacKenzie #6) (A) Live for the moment...just this once. Diana Saxton had come to Colorado's mesa country to explore the Anasazi ciffs. She didn't want - or need - the help of Tennessee Blackthorn, a man who had her teetering between her dark past and the heat of the moment. History had taught them both valuable lessons. And where yesterday's pain had made them prisoners...now only trust could set them free.
  6. "LONGER THAN..." by Erica Spindler (Sonny's Girls #3) (A) Jennifer Joyce would have recognized Ryder Hayes anywhere. The local bad boy who'd left Hazelhurst and broken her heart ten years ago was back - a dangerously seductive man powerful enough to decide the fate of the entire town. Despite their heated past, Jennifer would stop at nothing to keep Ryder from ever hurting her or her family again. This time, she would make no mistakes...but could she escape the lure of a bad boy gone good?
  7. "BLIND HOPE (AN UNWANTED DOG & THE WOMAN SHE RESCUED)" by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher (B) An unwanted dog...an emotional rescue...two lives forever changed. Laurie's dreams had been shattered before she came to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch - the ranch of rescued dreams...where broken horses and broken children encounter healing every day. In an attempt to soothe her aching soul, Laurie reached out to save a dog in need. And soon she began to realize that the dog was rescuing her.
  8. "SPELLBOUND" by Nora Roberts (abridged Audible) (A-) World-famous photographer Calin Farrell is on a much needed vacation in Ireland. While there, Calin becomes bewitched by the ravishingly beautiful Bryna Torrence. If he refuses to believe in the spell that has brought them together it could destroy them both.
  9. "THE LITTLEST COWBOY" by Maggie Shayne (A) Sheriff Garrett Brand was shocked to find a baby on his doorstep. While his siblings joked that maybe he wasn't such a responsible guy after all, Garrett knew he was nobody's daddy. But the Texan was intent on discovering the identity of this little cowboy's mama. All Chelsea Brennan wanted when she arrived at the Brand ranch was her nephew and answers about her sister's mysterious death. But she never expected a rough and rugged lawman to act like a proud father and lavish the baby with love. Especially when Garrett claimed he didn't hae love to give. And now Chelsea wanted much more than she'd bargained for - to be a Brand herself. 
  10. "BLIND FALL" by Christopher Rice (unabridged Audio CD) (A++) John Houck became a Marine to become a hero. But his life changed when he failed to notice an explosive device that ended up maiming the captain of his Force Recon Company, a respected Marine who nearly sacrificed himself to save John's life. Home from Iraq, John pays a visit to his former captain, only to discover the captain has been gruesomely murdered. John pursues a strange man he sees running from the scene, but he discovers that Alex Martin is not the murderer. Alex is, in fact, the former captain's secret male lover and the killer's intended next victim. When it becomes clear that local law enforcement has direct connections to the murder itself, John realizes that to repay his debt of honor, he must teach Alex Martin how to protect himself, even to kill. Blind Fall is a startling psychological thriller, a story of honor and integrity, of turning failure into victory and a stunning departure for author Christopher Rice: the story of two men who must unite to avenge the death of the man they both loved - one as a brother-in-arms, one as a lover.
  11. "AN OFFICER AND A PRINCESS" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - the Stanbury Crown) (A) Bound by honor and devoted to his country, dashing lieutenant Adam Sinclair readily agreed to help Princess Isabel Stanbury carry out her brilliant plan to rescue her father, the missing King MIchael. But he hadn't counted on the feelings that accompanied a reunion with the only woman he'd ever loved or that posing as a married couple would feel so...right. Adam knew the country was depending on their ability to rescue the beloved king, but was he capable of resisting his traitorous heart?
  12. "FULL TILT" by Janet Evanovich (Max Holt #2) (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A) Beaumont, South Carolina, has mint julips, ladies who lunch, good ole boy politics, and Jamie Swift. She's running her family newspaper, ready to marry the town's most eligible bachelor, and getting her future locked in. Then mysterious, high-tech wonder boy Max Holt comes to town. Sexy, wise-cracking Max has turned from computers to crime-stopping. Now he's got a case in Beaumont and a reason to look up Jamie Swift. He finds her impossible. She calls him infuriating. They're a perfect couple...except for her fiance and the arrival of two hitmen. Sure enough, someone wants to kill Max. Someone else wants a town bigwig rubbed out. And suddenly Jamie's caught in the crossfire of her own emotions, Max's secrets, and the most irresistible desire.
  13. "SMOOTH TALKING STRANGER" by Lisa Kleypas (Travis #3) (abridged Audio CD) (A) He answers to no one...No one has ever truly touched Jack Travis's heart or soul...until Ella Varner comes along. She appears one day on his doorstep with fury in her eyes and a baby in her arms. Her troubled sister is the mother and according to Ella, Jack Travis is the father, But when Ella demands that Jack take responsibility for the first time in his life, he ends up taking much more than that. She trusts no one...Ella Varner is responsible and controlled, Her childhood taught her that love is fleeting and best avoided. That is, until baby Luke appears on her doorstep after her reckless sister, Tara, abandons him. What Luke needs now is stability and Ella's determined to do what is best for him. As her bond with the helpless child grows stronger every day, Ella goes to Houston in search of the father. What she finds there will change her life forever. And when things heat up between these two, the time for talking is long gone.
  14. "SECOND SIGHT" by Amanda Quick (The Arcane Society #1) (abridged Auto CD) (A-) Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization. And her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jons, had the eyes of a sorcerer. Venetia is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones's death in the paper. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name "Mrs. Jones" and the guise of a respectable widow and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to "see" beyond her subjects and capture that quaity in her photography makes her photographs highly prized. But her romantic shim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion: Ventia's special "double vision" has caught the attention of someone Mr Jones is tracking - someone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. 
  15. "ALMOST A LADY" by Jane Feather (Almost #2) (A) Independent and inquisitive, Meg Barratt wants nothing to do with any stifling society marriage. Meg yearns for the kind of passion that exists only in books - until a violent storm lands her on the high seas with the most dangerous and seductive mans she's ever enountered or imagined. For Cosimo, women are objects, to be manipulated for business or pleasure...sometimes both. But when the seafaring assassin accidentally kidnaps Meg on his latest mission, he must reconsider his position. Recruiting his unsuspecting captive for the danger ahead is far more challenging than he expected and far more seductive.
  16. "HAND OF EVIL" by J.A. Jance (Allison Reynolds #3) (abridged Audio CD) (A++) With his hand trapped in the door of a speeding car, a man struggles to remain upright as he's dragged along a deserted stretch of San Juan Road in Phoenix's South Mountain Preserve. It's the perfect place to drive a man to his grave - literally. Starting with a crime so gruesome even prowling coyotes keep their distance from the remains, a killer begins crisscrossing the Southwest on a spree of grisly murders. A hundred miles away, Ali Reynolds is grieving. The newscasting job she once delighted in is gone and so is the philandering husband she loved and thought she knew. When a member of the family who gave Ali a generous scholarship for her education decades earlier suddenly asks her for a meeting, Ali wonders what it can mean. Before she can satisfy her curiosity, though, Ali receives another startling call: a friend's teenage daughter has disappeared. Ali offers to help, but in doing so, she unknowingly begins a quest that will reveal a deadly ring of secrets, at the center of which stand two undiscriminating killers.
  17. "THE TRUE LOVE QUILTING CLUB" by Lori Wilde (Twilight Texas #2) (A) Trixie Lynn Parks changed her name to Emma, shook the dust of Twilight, Texas, off her shoes, and vowed to make it big in the city. But after twelve years of shattered dreams, she heads back to the ladies of the True Love Quilting Club and to her first love, Sam Cheek. Some things - and some people - sure have changed. Sam has grown from a carefree boy to a single dad. And even though the chemistry between them sizzles hotter than ever, Trixie Lynn quickly discovers she must choose between the fame and fortune that have finally come her way - or the one true love who has the power to mend her patchwork heart.
  18. "MULTIPLE BLESSINGS: SURVIVING TO THRIVING WITH TWINS AND SEXTUPLETS" by Jon & Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson (A) Kate Gosselin shares the gripping details of her rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows when she discovered she and her husband, Jon, would be expecting sextuplets while still basking in the light of their twin girls' toddlerhood. Strongly encouraged to consider selective reduction for the sake of both mother and babies, she and Jon instead decided to accept the extreme challenge God had handed them. After suffering the long and winding road of infertility, the young couple felt stressed but blessed as they fought valiantly to help their babies survive the fight for their lives. Kate reveals excerpts from her private journal as she describes the daily struggle to carry the babies for thirty weeks. In addition to their uphill medical battle, the family suffered many emotional setbacks such as the loss of Jon's job, forcing the pair to look to God as their sole provider and sustainer of life. After the miraculous birth, the couple coped with months of neonatal intensive care for their newborns as well as Kate's physical recovery from such complete and prolonged bed rest. Later as the entire family of ten finally arrived home reeling with exhaustion, they still managed to feed, bathe, clothe, and monitor the health of their fragile infants as a steady parade of necessary and helpful volunteers turned their home and family life into a public arena. The young family lived moment to moment at first, not knowing what each new day would bring and how they would survive on such depleted sleep, money, and emotional reserves. However, as the months progressed, they grew into the next stage of development, proudly letting go of yesterday and looking forward to a brighter and ever-changing tomorrow. Their small home was soon filled to capacity with six cribs, six bouncy seats, several changing tables, never-ending piles of laundry, tubs of colorful toys, stacks of diapers, cartons of formula, rows and rows of bottles, bibs and pacifiers, two triplet strollers, six car seats, and so on. Yes, life was hectic and cramped, but with each major milestone Jon and Kate rejoiced at the miracles that unfolded around them. The crew of six growing babies along with their proud big sisters, Madelyn and Cara, did their part to fill those rooms with squawking, squealing, laughing, and of course, a healthy dose of crying. Kate and Jon eventually came out of the fog of the first precarious two years feeling eternally grateful for the love and support of family, friends, community, and indeed a nation. More important, they felt the ever present hand of a faithful God upholding them and giving them just enough strength and courage to take one day at a time.

Currently Reading -

  1. "Never Too Late" by Robyn Carr

  Currently Listening To - 

  1. "A Woman Without Lies" by Elizabeth Lowell (unabridged Audio CD)

To Be Read - Alphabetically by Author not reading order 

  1. "Sons of Fortune" by Jeffrey Archer (abridged Audio CD)
  2. "Infamous" by Suzanne Brockmann
  3. "Kiss and Tell" by Suzanne Brockmann (Sunrise Key #1)
  4. "Nowhere to Run Not Without Risk/A Man to Die For" by Susanne Brockmann
  5. "Otherwise Engaged" by Suzanne Brockmann (Sunrise Key #3)
  6. "The Kissing Game" by Suzanne Brockmann (Sunrise Key #2)
  7. "Comanche Trail" by Will Camp (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #7)
  8. "Sarah - Women of Genesis" by Orson Scott Card
  9. "Midnight Kiss" by Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear, Victoria Dahl
  10. "A Summer in Sonoma" by Robyn Carr
  11. "Running Blind" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4)
  12. "Tripwire" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #3)
  13. "Forever" by Jude Deveraux (Forever Trilogy #1)
  14. "Lavender Morning" by Jude Deveraux (Edilean #1)
  15. "Ride a Painted Pony" by Kathleen Eagle
  16. "Battle Cry" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier - People of the Plains saga #4)
  17. "Finding Noel" by Richard Paul Evans (unabridged Audio CD)
  18. "Dark Prince" by Christeen Feehan (Carpathians (Dark) #1)
  19. "Mind Game" by Christine Feehan (GhostWalkers #2)
  20. "The Land of Mango Sunsets" by Dorothea Benton Frank (abridged Audio CD)
  21. "Lowcountry Summer" by Dorothea Benton Frank (A Lowcountry Tale) (unabridged Audible)
  22. "A Week From Sunday" by Dorothy Garlock
  23. "Over the Line" by Cindy Gerard (Bodyguards #4)
  24. "Risk No Secrets" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops #5)
  25. "The Seance" by Heather Graham
  26. "The Summons" by John Grisham (unabridged Audio CD)
  27. "Sarah" by Marek Halter (The Cannan Trilogy #1) (abridged Audio CD)
  28. "Between Sisters" by Kristin Hannah
  29. "Rumor Has It" by Tami Hoag
  30. "The Devil's Punchbowl" by Greg Iles (abridged Audio CD)
  31. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  32. "Shiver"  by Lisa Jackson (unabridged Audio CD)
  33. "Slade" by Lisa Jackson (The McCaffertys #3)
  34. "Fire and Ice"  by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  35. "Kiss of the Bees" J.A. Jance (Brandon Walker #2)
  36. "Without Due Process" J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #10)
  37. "A Thousand Tomorrows" by Karen Kingsbury
  38. "Blue Moon" (Louisiana #3) by Jill Marie Landis
  39. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"  by Stieg Larrson (Millennium #1) (Audio MP3)
  40. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  41. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  42. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  43. "Only You" by Elizabeth Lowell (Only #3)
  44. "1022 Evergreen Place" by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #10)
  45. "Christmas in Cedar Cove" by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove #11)
  46. "Hannah's List" by Debbie Macomber (abridged Audio CD) (Cedar Cove #10)
  47. "Sweet Spot" by Susan Mallery (Keyes Sisters #2)
  48. "Under Her Skin" by Susan Mallery (Lone Star Sisters #1)
  49. "Body Check" by Deirdre Martin
  50. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jenny McCarthy
  51. "Everyone Dies" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #8)
  52. "Zeke and Ned" by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
  53. "Next to Die" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEAL's #4)
  54. "Taming Charlotte" by Linda Lael Miller (Quade #2)
  55. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  56. "Second Glance" Jodi Picoult
  57. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  58. "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana" by Anne Rice (Christ the Lord #2)
  59. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  60. "Pandora"  by Anne Rice  (the new Vampire Chronicles)
  61. "Blind Fall" by Christopher Rice (unabridged Audio CD)
  62. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  63. "Happy Every After" by Nora Roberts (The Bride Quartet #4)
  64. "Night Tales: Night Shift/Night Shadow" by Nora Roberts (Night Tales #1)
  65. "Seeing Red" by Jill Shalvis
  66. "Lover's Bite" by Maggie Shayne (Wings in the Night #14)
  67. "The Outlaw Bride" by Maggie Shayne (Texas Brand #8)
  68. "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff
  69. "Sweetwater Creek" by Anne Rivers Siddon (unabridged Audio CD)
  70. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  71. "Home Again" by Mariah Stewart (The Chesapeake Diaries #2)
  72. "Hot Flash Club Holidays" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #3)
  73. "Hot Flash Club Strikes Again" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #2)
  74. "Beneath the Texas Sky" by Jodi Thomas
  75. "Hold on Tight" by Stephanie Tyler (Hard to Hold Trilogy #3)
  76. "Too Hot to Hold" by Stephanie Tyler (Hard to Hold Trioogy #2)
  77. "The Brother Returns" by Jeannie Watt
  78. "Stealing Home" by Sherryl Woods (Sweet Magnolias #1)

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Currently Reading

  1. In The Name of Honor by Richard North Patterson


  1. The Mark of The Assassin by Daniel Silva ( Michael Osbourne # 1)
  2. The Marching Season by Daniel Silva (Michael Osbourne # 2)



  1. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
  2. Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts (Ghost Dusters # 3)
  3. Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith ( Holmes on the Range # 1)
  4. Die Trying by Lee Child ( Jack Reacher # 2)
  5. Daisy Chain by GJ Moffat
  6. Hawke by Ted Bell (Alexander Hawke # 1)
  7. The Empty Chair by Jeffrey Deaver ( Lincoln Rhyme #3)
  8. Abandoned by Cody McFadyen (Smoky Barrett # 4)
  9. Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor ( Scott Harvath # 2)
  10. The Third Option by Vince Flynn ( Mitch Rapp # 2)
  11. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly ( Harry Bosch # 1)
  12. Dead Simple by Peter James  Roy Grace # 1)

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Finished in November:

  1. To Shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley

Currently Reading:

  • The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley
  • The Noble Outlaw by Bernard Knight (audio download)
  • Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Up Next:

  • Not sure, except I do have Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson in audio waiting at the library for me.


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I'm almost finished with Dracula by Bram Stoker...I'll be glad when this one is finished - I'm not really enjoying it.  Also still reading the Count of Monte Cristo - this one I am really enjoying but it is definitely not a quick read for me.  Just started listening to The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

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  • The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
  • Father of the Rain by Lily King

Currently Reading 

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty by Sebastian Barry

Up Next

  • The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Listening to

  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


Gave Up On

  • The Villian by Shuichi Yoshida

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I have a bad habit of picking up a book that's in one room and starting it even though I have another book a few rooms away...


Living room - Brad Meltzer - Dead Even


Car - Guillermo del Toro - The Fall


Bedroom - Love Finds You Series: Under the Mistle Toe


Computer - Neil Gaiman - Best American Comics 2010

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eternal on the water joseph monninger

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The Christmas Clock  by Kat Martin

The Fortune Hunter  by Jasmine Hayes

Chosen (House of Night ~ Book 3) by P.C. & Kiristin Cast


Reading soon:

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

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Again, these are not in any particular order, but as the mood hits.

Mistaken Identity by Lisa Scottline --- Really good courtroom drama with a interesting, actually more than one, plot all tied together. Bennie Rosato defends a woman claiming to be her identical twin, one Bennie didn't know she had.

Night's Landing by Carla Neggers --- after that

Dead Certain by Mariah Stewart

The Paperwhite Narcissus by Cynthia Riggs ---A nice cozy mystery with an engaging 92 year-old protagonist, Victoria Trumbull. A quick, fun read.

3rd Degree by James Patterson --- The Women's Murder Club has to deal with losing one of it's own.  Excellent book, tense plot.

Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey --- up next

The Charm School by Nelson DeMille --- POWERFUL!! One of the most thought-provoking novels I've ever read. I didn't want to put this one down, stayed awake until 3:30 this morning and then finished it when I woke up. A must read for all mystery/thriller fans.

Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts ---1st in the Irish Trilogy series. Classic Nora Roberts with some Irish folklore and faeries thrown in the mix. A fun read.

Obstruction of Justice by Perri O'Shaughnessy --- The last book for this month and it was as good as any of Perri O'Shaughnessy's others about lawyer, Nina Reilly.  She's the kind of lawyer everyone hopes to have and hopes never to need.

Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag

Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson

Murder in the Supreme Court by Margaret Truman -- I really enjoy Margaret Truman's mysteries. She was an exceptional writer with an insider's knowledge of Washington, DC. Being the daughter of a former President gave her insights that most people never get. I always learn something about the way our government works [both good and bad] from her novels.

Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman

The Girl with the Boticelli Eyes by Herbert Lieberman --- I got half way through this book and quit, just too morbid for me. If you enjoyed Silence of the  Lambs and Hannibal Lecter, you'll like this book. Just not my idea of an enjoyable read.

High Five by Janet Evanovich --- As always, the reader wonders how Stephanie Plum can get into so many predicaments and manage to survive them all! A fun read.

Summer Light by Luanne Rice --- A beautiful story about love, forgiveness and moving on. I read it in one day....powerful!

Wildcard by Rachel Lee --- first book for December

Innocent as Sin by Elizabeth Lowell --- I love the St. Kilda series. Always a tense, well-developed plot with interesting characters. A real page-turner.

Body of Lies by Iris Johansen

Sleeping with Fear by Kay Hooper ---waiting in the wings

Kiss Them Goodbye by Stella Cameron -- First novel by Cameron and while I enjoyed it, I couldn't stay gripped by it so it took awhile to finish.

New authors this month:     Stella Cameron,   Cynthia Riggs,    Herbert Leiberman,     Rachel Lee

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Ape House by Sara Gruen--Didn't like.  Characters not really likable. 

Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews--Andrews books are always a fun read.

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day--Really a bunch of short stories with characters overlapping. 

The Great Derangement by Mall Taibbi

Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser-- Her books are like being with old friends

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich--So-so series.  Will probley wait for the next one to come out in paperback before buying

Sleeping at the Starlite Motel by Bailey White-- a selection by the bookclub I'm in.  A collection of essays, some of which made no sense to me whatsoever

The Tomb of Zeus by Barbara Cleverly--Some what unevenly written.  I have the next in the series and will give this series one more try

Currently readine

Cold River by Carla Neggers

A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell

Honeysuckle Summer by Sherryl Woods

Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

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Finishing up the last inn the Fablehaven series. And debating between several, including rereading the twilight series ending with the last book which I have not yet read, or reading Inkdeath. Or maybe something else.

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Reading "The Help" in paper and "Soul Identity" on my Kindle

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Just finishing The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield; Up next:  Tell No One by Harlen Coben and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell.

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Working on Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Date Posted: 11/4/2010 4:42 PM ET
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Currently reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Currently listening to The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells.

Date Posted: 11/4/2010 7:03 PM ET
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I just read The Earth Abides and One Second After.  I am going to concentrate on all my collected Post Apocalypic books this next few months.  The Earth Abides was a little dry, to say the least, but in the end I figured out the message to me.   One Second After is the most realistic of all the books I have read so far. 

Date Posted: 11/10/2010 1:05 PM ET
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Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy and Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Listening to

Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield


Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery  For me this book was just okay. Easy reading chick lit.

All God's Children by Rene Denfeld  I was fascinated and horrified at the same time by this true story of street families. There was a lot of factual material, but at the same time, it read like a story rather than a sociology book. One of my favorite reads this year.

Behind Bars by Ty Wenzel  I didn't really feel that this book lived up to the hype. It was mostly her whining about work and about her customers and telling us what a wonderful bartender she was. I had many more adventures in my 10 years as a bartender in a biker bar. Now there are some stories. But if I told them to you, I'd have to kill you. lol.

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox  by:  Maggie O'Farrell

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 6:16 PM ET
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Finished in November:

  1. To Shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley
  2. The Noble Outlaw by Bernard Knight (audio)
  3. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
  4. Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson (audio)
  5. The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley
  6. Unwilling Accomplice by Barbara Seranella
  7. White Corridor by Christopher Fowler

Currently reading:

  • Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay (audio)
  • Out of Circulation by Jo Dereske


Date Posted: 11/11/2010 8:16 PM ET
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Currently reading Frank, by Annette Dunlap. 

Next up, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 10:08 PM ET
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Currently reading It by Stephen King and listening to The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 2:53 PM ET
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Currently reading:

1. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian  by Avi Steinberg (nonfiction)
2. Dred: a Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp  by Harriet Beecher Stowe
3. The Slynx   by Tatyana Tolstaya
4. The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen  by Kwame Anthony Appiah (nonfiction)


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Subject: November Reads
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 3:26 PM ET
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 51. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (my favorite one so far!)

52. The Light Fantasticby Terry Pratchett

53. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (what a neat ending to the triology!)

54. Mort by Terry Pratchett (now this was my favorite of the Discworld series - I have read that they just keep getting better and better as the series progresses)

55. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

56. Firmin by Sam Savage (this was a PBS recommendation - interesting read)

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Reading:  The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larsson

Listening to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Just got done listening to Columbine by Dave Cullen