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Subject: What are we Reading? 10/4 - 10/10/2009
Date Posted: 10/4/2009 8:47 AM ET
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new week!



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Date Posted: 10/4/2009 8:51 AM ET
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I finished Never Ceese by Sue Dent. It's a paranormal by an author who tries to tie the story to christianity..not sure how she did in that area but the book was pretty decent. I think it's classified as YA and not as christian. found this author on an amazon discussion about christian book publisher's too-strict rules and allowing something to be christian or inspirational, etc etc etc. Anyways, the story was decent and kinda funny in places with the vampire and werewolf snipping at each other.

barely started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows..went to bed but seems like it might keep my attention today! Also have Sisterchicks on the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn and more in the car if something else grabs me!

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 9:07 AM ET
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I am almost finished with Some Girls Bite by Choloe Neill.  It's a good book and I want to read the second book in the series soon - Friday Night Bites.  It's set in Chicago and I like recognizing all the Chicago stuff!  :)

My next book will be Trust Me On This by Jennifer Crusie for a book ring here on PBS and then Some Girls Have Fangs by Molly Harper so I can send it to a friend.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 9:42 AM ET
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I finished LC's Lord Perfect . Out of the first three Carsingtons' books, that one was my favorite and I really enjoyed them all. Not Quite A Lady was the 4th and it engaged my emotions more than the others, so it sits on a differnt plain than the others. I started EJ's Midnight Pleasures, but I am only a couple of pages in and may abandon it termporarily and go pick up a contemporary. I just got Shannon K. Butcher's Love You To Death and it is burning a hole in my pocket.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:19 AM ET
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I finished L.A. Banks' The Forsaken this morning. The first three-quarters I wasn't really feeling, but the last fourth was amazing. This book should be required reading for anyone in a relationship, or even thinking about being in a relationship. Banks wrote the delicacies and nuances between a man and a woman so on-the-money, it was freaky. I was blown away by the last few chapters. And I've finally come to terms with my love/hate of the hero, Carlos. I understand now that Banks was taking her readers on a journey. It's been a great one so far! So much so that I'm forging ahead into the next book, The Wicked. After that, though, I have to take a break from Banks. I've got to get Pale Moon Rider under my belt in the next few weeks for the virtual book discussion. :P

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:22 AM ET
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I received Maya Banks' Sweet Seduction from the Book Depository yesterday, so I'll read it today.  Also I'll finished Leslie Parrish's Fade to Black that I started on Friday.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:48 AM ET
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I just finished Feels Like The First Time by Tawny Weber this morning.  I haven't been reading serial romance novels like I used to, but this one caught my eye.  I loved "The Wrong Bed" series that Harlequin put out a few years ago and this book reminded me of that old series. 

It's set at a 10 year high school reunion and is about a girl who is looking for a man she thinks she knows, but it turns out to be the last one she expects.  It's pretty good, but a bit unbelievable at some psrts.  Overall I enjoyed it and will look for books by this author in the future.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 12:55 PM ET
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I finished An Ungrateful Governess by Mary Balogh this morning. It was really good. Started The Famous Heroine. Wish I had Carew's story, which is referred to. Sounds like a good one.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 1:44 PM ET
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Anne - Lord Carew's Bride is one of those due to be reprinted in the next year or two. It's a sweet story, one of her less angsty ones.

Subject: what I'm reading....
Date Posted: 10/4/2009 2:07 PM ET
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Finished Rebellious Rake, Innocent Governess by Elizabeth Beacon.  Liked it.  This is the 2nd book I've read of hers where the villian does not get his comeuppance.  Disappointed in that.  And she uses the word "mighty" too much for my taste.  But the long, long introspective passages are shorter in this one than in others of hers I've read and that's a good thing.  Unsure whether to post this one; keep it until I've read the others in the series or send on to a book buddie of mine. 

On to both Halloween Magic by Sandra Heath.  And also Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare.  Dare is certainly every where for a debut author; and Rakehell enjoyed her books so when I found Goddess at the UBS I thought I'd give her a shot. 

 

Jan

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 2:35 PM ET
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Finished Face the Fire, the third book in the Nora Roberts Three Sisters Island trilogy, Really liked the series - started out on books on tape but couldn't wait for the library to get the third one in so picked it up at the UBS - Anne, Glad you liked the Mary B's.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 4:13 PM ET
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Patricia ~ I loved the Three Sisters Island !  I read all 3 several years ago..and couldnt put them down.

Im currently reading "The Quilters Apprentice" by  Jennifer Chiaverini
  and "Once upon a Christmas" by Holly Jacobs...both of these are great books!



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Date Posted: 10/4/2009 6:52 PM ET
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I'm reading two books at once. Some Sci-Fi erotica Passion Model with a good plot! I'm also reading Colbert's book...I am America and So Can You...I'm enjoying it but I thought it would be funnier.

Once I'm done with them, I'll have to pick up the 2nd book in the Sookie series which I owe somebody...

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 8:27 PM ET
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I'm reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - still! It's an easy enough read but keeping the letters/people straight with a b unch of work having the nerve to bother me made for hard reading LOL! think I'll try reading some before bed..I could easily get into this one and I'm hoping there will be a romance at the end between the author in the book and the guy she was corresponding with first!'

eta: I finally read the Three Sisters trilogy by Roberts..think it was last year or maybe the year before. I liked the first one a lot but the women in the 2nd and 3rd I just didn't care for! I know I'm a loner in this but I found the 2nd one, the cop, volatile and unpredictable and the one in the 3rd I thought was arrogant and was holding that guy accountable for too much you know?! :) she did a good job with the writing I thought but just could't relate to those other 2. The 2nd one I liked a bit more in the 3rd book I guess but still...I guess I'm just in L-U-V with her Born In trilogy (except for Maggie LOL! don't like the hot tempered ones for some reason I guess!)

not sure what I'll read after this tater book...



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Date Posted: 10/4/2009 9:12 PM ET
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I am reading Earth Guys are Easy by Karen Kelley which I am enjoying a lot more than I thought I would. It's a cute and funny story, and pretty steamy on top of that. Just the type of light read I was looking for.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Finishing up My Own Private Hero by Julianne McLean. Pretty much what I expected, easy pleasant read.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 9:10 AM ET
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I finished Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian.  It was a good book, but didn't seem to have as much in the romance department as the first two.  It seems like Tegan & Elise's story didn't really START until halfway through the book.  But it was definitely worth the read, especially to keep up with the series.  I'll probably start the next one, Midnight Rising, while I have the characters & stories fresh in my mind.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 11:04 AM ET
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Still plugging away on An Echo in the Bone.  I also started Pale Moon Rider, but keep getting sucked in by Gabaldon.  I have no self- control, lol.  I don't know if I'll have PMR read by the discussion date- not much time to read right now.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 11:57 AM ET
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I finished Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson.  Then last night I finished Lonestar Heat by Mary Lynn Baxter.  For some reason I'm gravitating (sp?) to historical western romances. 

 

Margy

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:32 AM ET
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I stayed up late and finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was really good and I'm glad I read it! even a bitty bit of a romance at the end! Read one c hapter of Reclaiming Nick by Susan May Warren but was too tired to continue. Plus it has an undercover female reporter which I can't stand! oh well I'll give it a shot.

I requested Pale Moon Rider by Marsha Canham from the library for the discussion group - it's in transit so I'll probably pick it up Friday unless it arrives before I get there today for the other 5 books.

I have to package and mail a stack of books today - I finally started going through my tbr and keeper shelves figuring out what I wasn't likely to read and what I didn't just have to keep (esp some the library  has on their shelves) so gotta find the tape(and hope I have some) and start bagging up for the trip to the post office which just happens to be 'on the way' to the chinese buffet...I love multitasking...

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:36 AM ET
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I finshed Midnight Passion by Eloisa James and have started on The Bodies Left Behind by Jeff Deaver. After that I will read Pale Mood Rider for the club.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 12:52 PM ET
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Reading Justin's Bride by Susan Mallery, nice little Frontier town story. I think Pale Moon Rider will be coming up soon. :-)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 1:49 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of 2 anthologies, reading the stories one at a time instead of the whole book.  The first is To All a Good Night by Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon.  The Donna Kauffman story bored me so badly I actually skipped to the end.  I've had that problem with her before though.  It's nothing I can set my fingers on, she just isn't an author that holds my attention.  The Jill Shalvis story was ok though.  Too short, obviously.  Haven't started the last story.

The other anthology is Faeries Gone Wild, by MaryJanice Davidson and 3 other authors I've never heard of.  I've read the first two stories, by Davidson and Lois Reiman (??? or something like that).  The Davidson story sucked.  Sorry to be blunt but it was bad, bad, bad. (not funny, way too many characters for a short story, don't know if it was meant to be a romance, but the possible H/h didn't meet until the last few pages)  Next story was going ok, but got a little ridiculous and dull, so I skipped to the end. 

Not having the best luck with the anthologies lately.  I rarely do, so why do I keep reading them?  AAAAAHHHHHH!!!  Sorry about that, I am ok now.

Luckily to make up for those generally sucky books, I have started Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare.  I'm loving it. and staying up way, way too late reading it.  I started it last night right before bed and read half of it before I decided I'd better put it down if I wanted to get any sleep at all. 



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Date Posted: 10/6/2009 6:11 PM ET
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I finished Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian.  Wow!!!  After Midnight Awakening left me feeling somewhat lukewarm, this one sped my heartrate right back up.  Definitely a keeper - maybe the best one in the series for me.  Of course I am a sucker for tortured heroes, and Rio was definitely that. 

Part of me wants to continue with this series, but I think I'll take a break for a book or two.  I started Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 7:36 PM ET
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I just finished reading Emerald Rain by Maggie Osborne, like day before yesterday, but I haven't gone on to anything else yet because I've been working on some jewelry for my neices x-mas presents.  It was really good, but a tad too prosy & melodramatic for my current taste.  I know I would have adored it at one time, but I have a little less patience with the flowery prose right now.

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