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Subject: What are we reading? May 11 - 17
Date Posted: 5/11/2008 9:40 AM ET
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brand new week! :-) Happy Mother's Day to everyone!

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 9:47 AM ET
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Thanks Rose (other thread!) I'll have to check that one out...trying not to buy but gosh-a-mighty couldn't sleep 'cause I'm used to night shift so started cooking soups to freeze for work and of course needed a new phone so went to walmart and darn it 2 books jumped into my cart! one by Susan Elizabeth Phillips that sounded so darn cute/funny..natural born charmer I think is the title...and the latest anne stuart(ok no one point out to me that I just recently finished the 3rd in that series and have the 4th still to read so really had no business getting the 5th but honestly the 5th one sounds better than the 4th..I've never liked the woman in those books and can't even remember her name - Isobel? sounds sorta like it! but maybe I will after reading the 4th book.

I'm actually in limbo book-wise..I finished the urban fantasy book(love that term now that I've seen it used and looked up the m eaning LOL!) and was gonna hold off getting the 2nd one new but geez how can I justify being good when I was bad at wallyworld?? oh, forgot - wallyworld is discounted LOL! :-) anyways, gonna check out the libary and see if I can find it in their paperback section..they don't catalogue those in that section but I've noticed one branch has started putting popular author's paperbacks on the regular shelves catalogued. oh, the book was 'storm front' by jim butcher and I'm still surprised to find he and shannon k. butcher are married.. I never associated the last names for some reason..but she was on his website and stupid me was still wondering why the heck her name was mentioned..duh...it was a nice change of pace from the usual romance..but it had some mystery in it and I like mysteries...just a great story! but I"m leaning towards the new SEP unless someone tells me in time that it's part of a friggin' series then I'll probably go beserkso city...

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 11:16 AM ET
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I'm onto my 3rd swap book.  Can't decide if I like this one or not, it's more chick lit than romance.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Hi Ladies,

I've been MIA the couple of weeks--end of the semester, finals and then grading all those finals.  WHEW!!  They are all finished and I have a couple of weeks off before summer school starts. 

Right now I'm reading Tell It To The Marines by Amy  Fetzer.  It is an anthology.  I don't normally read these, but the stories are good ones.  I'm on the last one.  It is for a swap, so I need to finish it today.

I think I'll have the chance, because I need to go to the Urgent Care place near us as I think I have a broken bone in my wrist/hand.  I tripped up the stairs at school and of course put my hand out to break the fall.  It was sore at first, this has been 10 days ago now, and then it felt okay, but now it is hurting again and I have a strange lump on the back of my hand.  I need to get it checked out as I'm getting on a plane on Wednesday for a short vacation.

 

 

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 12:30 PM ET
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Ouch Kathy, Hope it gets to feeling better.

I'm trying to thin down by 750 book TBR pile lol, so I'm reading a bunch of series romances.  Right now it's Saying Yes to the Boss by Jackie Braun. They go fast so it's helping some lol.  But I'm in a few swaps so I get some for all the ones I read so not really thinning it down too much!!

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 12:38 PM ET
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I finished The Veil of Night and really really liked it.  It's very different.   Thanks to Willa, I've started Distracting the Duchess --- remember this line:  "I'm going to have to shorten his willie."  ?

 

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Date Posted: 5/11/2008 1:29 PM ET
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I finished you Shadow Music by Julie Garwood.  I really enjoyed it!

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 3:14 PM ET
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I finished Tapestry Dreams and both stories were great. From the author's dedication it seems that there may be more of these tapestry stories somewhere....hmmmm, I'll have to check that out. Now moving on to 'The Return of Patrick O'Rourke' by N.J. Walters.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 3:25 PM ET
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I don't think that was me, Karen, I've never heard of that book.

My husband and I went out dancing last night, so I'm behind in my reading. :-)

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 3:29 PM ET
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i finished No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, Bk 2) by Kresley Cole.  i enjoyed it more than the first one.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 4:47 PM ET
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Just finished Tell It To The Marines.  Enjoyed it. 

Medical update:  Thankfully no broken bones.  They took an X-ray and all is well.  Just bruised my hand good when I caught my fall.  That makes my stress level go waaaay  down.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I haven't done much reading this week.  I am soooo tired.  DD went to a sleepover last night.  We went out to an Indian Restaurant for dinner (hubby actually let me pick the restaurant) and then we went to a casino and played slot machines together for a few hours. We had a good time and some much needed, calm discussion about things.  I was up until 4am and was wide awake before 9.  Me so sleepy. 

I did manage to read about 150 pages of The Hunter by Genitta Low this week. It's pretty good. It's my GL book and I'm reading for a swap so I better get moving on it so I can mail it by the deadline. 

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 6:47 PM ET
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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYONE!!!

I finished reading Daddy to the Rescue by Susan Kearney.  I hated it.  The heroine's attitude totally ruined it for me.  I absolutely can't stand it when the heroine decides that only her feelings are important and screw everyone else.  Why do authors think that's attractive??

Not sure what I'm reading next...have to work tonight.

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 6:48 PM ET
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wow ya'll have been productive.I'm supposed to work day shift tomorrow and it's the usual..slept all day :-( and I've GOT to clean house..exterminator coming out Wed and I'm working Mon/Tues..the good thing is once I dig in I usually do some major work. I'm a bad collector/clutterer so piles of books piles of stuff that doesn't need to be there!

I started the SEP book..anyone read it? Natural Born Charmer? turns out the funny part on the back was basically teh first few pages condensed :-( so I really have no idea what this big thick book is about and I' don't like that darnit..from skimming through and what little amount I've read and laughed my butt off (well part of itgot laughed off anyways!) it seems funny but both lying/having secrets..so not sure if this is gonna be one of those misunderstanding deceived you type reads with drama in it...want funny not a ot of tense drama dangit! oh well..I hven't read anything by her in a long time.I think she was one of the first contemporary authors I ever read..lady at a ubs recommended her and I promptly read everything they had and burned out!  I still think the 1st I read by her was the funniest..think it's 'nobody's baby but mine' where she tricks this football player into getting her pregnant 'cause she wants a baby..thinking he's a dumb jock only interested in sex but he was really smart and didn't like being used so insists on marrying her or at least living with her and raising his kid and he buys this mansion that belonged to a televangelist..I think the cereal scene stands out most in my mind LOL!

oh and happy day..someone posted 'shakespeare's champion' the 2nd shakespeare book by charlaine harris to my wishlist (ok or my number just happened to come up!) and the 3rd one should be at the library soon and I have the 4th and 5th ones so yippee if I find time to read them! they're not very long even for the cozy type mysteries.I'd hve finished easily in a few hour if I hadn't been at work and tired/busy/distracted with the computer and vending machine...

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 8:26 PM ET
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I started Bad Blood by LA Banks - the first in her new Crimson Moon series.  Paranormal beings, military, vamps, werewolves and a kick butt heroine.  She also wrote the Vampire Huntress series which I never really got into but I'm into this book so far.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 8:52 PM ET
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I finished A Tall Dark Cowboy by Mackenzie Mckade- it was decent, I wouldn't say great.  I just came off a Lora Leigh binge, and I just feel like the sex scenes are all very similar.  Clearly, I need to read something different now!  I think I am finally going to start the Buckhorn brothers series now that I finally have them all.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 9:30 PM ET
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Oooo, you've already read Passage, Ellen? I hope that means my library copy will be here soon! I've not usually a big fangirl type but SQUUUUEEEEEE! I WANT THAT BOOK!

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 10:04 PM ET
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Susan J--Blood Dreams was really good...and I'm guessing that it will lead right into the next one. I'm kicking myself now because I want these for my keeper shelf--I had most of them and then I got rid of 'em. What was I thinking?? Also, I looked at Bad Blood at the store but didn't buy it. I couldn't really get into her other series, but this new one looks really good. I may have to put it on my WL.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I'm reading another non-romance, Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 10:38 PM ET
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Oooo, you've already read Passage, Ellen? I hope that means my library copy will be here soon! I've not usually a big fangirl type but SQUUUUEEEEEE! I WANT THAT BOOK!

Willa, i'm returning it to the library in the morning on the way to work.  :)  that should move you a little closer to getting it, since it looks like there's only two copies.  good stuff!

I'm reading another non-romance, Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop.

i read that a few days ago.  i love the Black Jewels books.  this one feels like checking in with old friends to see how they're doing, which i enjoyed.

I started Bad Blood by LA Banks - the first in her new Crimson Moon series.  Paranormal beings, military, vamps, werewolves and a kick butt heroine.  She also wrote the Vampire Huntress series which I never really got into but I'm into this book so far.

Susan, good to hear!  i've had trouble getting into the Vampire Huntress books, but after reading the first few pages of this at the store and enjoying them, i was trying to decide whether i wanted this one or not.  i'd be interested to hear if it stays good the rest of the way through.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 12:22 AM ET
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I'm reading Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer. So far I'm liking it more than their other book, Don't Look Down.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 12:26 AM ET
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I'm in the middle of Storm Front by Jim Butcher. Thinking about starting The Spymaster's Lady.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 12:34 AM ET
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Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there! I made the mistake of making my mom's card this year to go along with her present. The card took forever! But after hearing the story of how the holiday came about on NPR I'm kind of glad I didn't go with a store-bought number. Maybe Kim inspired me with all this bookmark making.

Glad to hear some of you went out this week. I love Indian food, although I'm not much of a dancer or a slot machine player. I have been refinishing a desk for my aunt's birthday present and working. Not too much reading going on...Willa I might just post The Kiss to the wishlist thread, I'll give it a couple of days to see if I really do want to plow through it. Kathy, glad you didn't suffer any broken bones. I have an embarrassing broken bone story. I once suffered a bone fracture in my foot from falling off a chair in my bedroom. I thought I'd just twisted my ankle really bad and didn't realize I had actually broken it until hours later!

Susanna, I remember enjoying Natural Born Charmer. Not as much as some of her others, like Match Me If You Can or Heaven, Texas, but I don't think you'll be disappointed. Actually I remember counting down the days until it came out in hardback. Turns out, I was coming home from Thailand on the same day or right around there and couldn't wait to buy it. So as soon as I found a bookstore in one of the airports, I bought it and finished it before arriving home!

 



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Date Posted: 5/12/2008 3:07 AM ET
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ooh Sarah I envy you! I just finished Storm Front and really liked it!

Thanks Grace..I'll keep reading 'natural born charmer' and see how it goes. I ended up really getting intoa shorter read last night and finally had tom ake myself turn out thelight - a silhouette nocturne by rhyanna byrd..the 1st in the bloodrunners trilogy..at leat I think there are 3..I have all 3 lined up so figured I'd start the first one..think it's 'last wolf standing' but don't quote me on that..I was supposed tob ecleaning out the car and started reading it sittin in the car...sigh...

and sitting at teh computer wating for it to wake up and a really early breakfat to cook(afraid my tu mmy's not on day shift yet..) I started readking 'fire and ice' anne stuart's 5t h book and wondering if I should just skip the 4th book and go straight to this one! I like Reno..total jerk but I liked him the little bit I saw of him in 'Ice Blue'.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 6:25 AM ET
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I started 1 or 2 two books this weekend and ended up putting them down, but now I'm reading An Arranged Marriage by Jo Beverley, I'm finally reading the beginning of the series! It's good so far, but I'm confused, hopefully things will become clear soon:)

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