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Subject: What are we reading? 11/2 - 11/8, 2008
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:30 AM ET
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another week!

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:33 AM ET
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I'm still reading 'The Undead Next Door' by Kerrelyn Sparks. I was too tired last night to read more than 40 pages or so. I'm hoping to finish it today at work or at least tonight. Then I think I'll start Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr. This one seems shorter than the 3 previous books. Any of you have this and notice the spine has a crease? It's not cleaved or showing up on the inside but I can feel it along the center like the paper got crinkled or something!

I'm really liking these vampires in this series. I think it's called 'love at stake' . I'm on the 4th and the 5th one shipped a couple of days ago yippee!

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:48 AM ET
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I'm finishing up "Bloodfever" by Karen Marie Moning for a swap and just started "Virgin River" by Robyn Carr. I also just got my counted cross stitch out again so I've been doing that instead of reading.



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Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:55 AM ET
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I've been on a rereading the oldies binge.  Can't seem to settle and read anything new right now.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:55 AM ET
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Cyndi! shame on you! LOL I do my quilting sometimes too!

Forgot I was listening to 'Illegal Possession' by Kay Hooper..not liking it very much at all..kept thinking it sounded like something from the 80's but only found the one copy on PBS and sure enough one reviewer said it was a loveswept reprint. The woman is totally unlikeable and I don't know why the guy is so fascinated with her and her fiery temper. think I'll look up and see which JD Robb is 3rd and listen to that instead...

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 9:00 AM ET
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I've just started Something Reckless (Avon Red) by Jess Michaels. I'm only 20 pages in and I am hooked! I think this is going to be a good one.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 9:22 AM ET
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LOL Susanna.  :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 9:24 AM ET
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I am reading Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas and it is absolutely riveting.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 9:44 AM ET
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aw man I'm gonna have to move Lisa Kleypas on up..I have to read the summer one andfall one so I canread the one everyone says is so great - winter! but too much else I wanna read too!

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I am working on LADY BE BAD by Candice Hern. 

 

 

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 10:53 AM ET
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I finished Noah by Jacquelyn Frank and I was in the mood for a historical so I'm reading Beauty and the Spy by Julie Anne Long. It's my first by her and is part of a trilogy--so far it's pretty good.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 1:35 PM ET
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Susannah have you never read Lisa Kleypas? She was a favorite of mine in the 90's but for some reason I have hardly read anything of hers from this decade. That is changing now, I put all her books TBR in my closet so I can feast on them this month!!!

 

Anne

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 2:20 PM ET
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Anne I haven't read any of hers..I got the 'season's ones..wallflowers I think they're called but I've only recently been reading historical and not a whole lot since I have a lot of other books but I've glommed several authors in historical and she's one..devil in winter is supposed to be really good but I wanna go in order so have to read the other 2 seasons first!

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 3:26 PM ET
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I keep hearing about Julie Anne Long.. what kind of writer is she? 

Finished Promise Me by Kathleen Harrington last night and its going on my keeper shelf.  I absolutely loved this book. 

Now, I am attempting to read the much anticipated The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran.  I am only 120 pgs in, and apparently the only person in the world who's not crazy about it.  The prologue and the first chapter was wonderful, then it kinda started to drag.  At this point, I am just forcing myself to keep up with it because it might get better.  Maybe I am not raving about this book because my last two previous books were by such wonderful writers....

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 3:36 PM ET
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Oh no, Tina, I hope that doesn't mean I'm gonna feel the same way! You're not the only person though, so don't feel like a freak. ;-)

I started something like four books last night and they all wound up in the library pile almost immediately. Ah well. Now reading a fairly decent old Penny Jordan.  Nothing like a category when you can't concentrate.

I wound up quite liking Simpy Love, even though it was a bit over the top. Will have to try some more Anderson. I'm going to request Annie's Song via ILL.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 3:54 PM ET
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I wouldn't worry about it, Tina.  Opinions on it are mostly very good, but I've seen several people comment that it didn't do much for them.  There are also plenty who didn't get much out the first half, and only started to enjoy it when the setting shifted to England, so go figure.  Everyone is different:P

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 4:21 PM ET
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I finished Beauty and the Spy (the Julie Long book), it was pretty good--kept my attention and I think I'll look for the other two in the trilogy. Not sure what I'll read next, probably another historical....I'm leaning towards Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 4:40 PM ET
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I'm finally able to get in a little reading...spent the morning actually working LOL! then ate...but this book is good and I wish I were off tomorrow so I could spend the evening reading it! but I'm hoping I can finish it today between what's left of work and before bed..I'm not quite halfway through though and still have work to do so it may be tomorrow before I finish it. It's a good book..I really like this series though there are evil vampires attacking the good guys and trying to bomb them. :-( so long as she doesn't kill off any of the ones I like I should be ok though the 3rd book pushed it a bit for me!

then maybe onto Virgin  River Christmas - yeah! then maybe the 5th book in this series will be here (All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire)!

where's Mary been? I haven't seen her post in a while....

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I'm reading The Magical Christmas Cat anthology -- of course I read the Lora Leigh story first and liked it and I'm onto a Nalini Singh story and I'm really liking that one too --

It's after November 1 so I figure I can start reading the Christmas titles (and boy have I accumulated a ton over the last year since joining this site!) -- Also read the Wallflower Christmas - cute story - should have been a paperback however - I wouldn't recommend buying at full price.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 6:33 PM ET
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I finished reading Right Here, Right Now by Helen Kay Dimon and really enjoyed it.  She has such a sense of humor that makes you laugh out loud, yet the romance is HOT.    Now I"m reading Sylvia Day's The Stranger I Married and so far its good - I'm about 1/3 of the way into it.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 6:34 PM ET
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How was talking about Patricia Gaffney? i have at least 2 of her books that I was going to list here, but maybe I should read them first?? Who loves her?  One that I have is Forever and Ever. I think the other is Fortune's Lady. Opinions?

Anne

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 6:55 PM ET
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I've never heard of Patricia Gaffney so I'd better close my ears/shut my eyes so I don't end up glomming more stuff when my TBR is already the size of the himilayas...

I'm bummed I haven't been able to read today..been too busy here at work and every time I've started to read and try to get back into the story something comes in and makes me cranky to put the book down!

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 7:06 PM ET
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it took me a couple of days, but i finished Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner.  it was pretty good!  the authors (lots of whom are familiar to me) were given two things that had to be in their stories - werewolves and Christmas - and that was it.  i was pretty entertained by the *wide* variety of stories.  there were more than a couple of evil Santa ones as well, which was amusing.

i sat down late last night and was just going to read a bit, and read The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands straight through.  i enjoyed it.  on par with her Argeneau Vampire books, though i believe this is the start of a new series set in the same universe and not technically part of the Argeneau series.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 8:33 PM ET
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Anne, I am a fan of (old) Patricia Gaffney when she used to write  romance novels, I hear she's now writing main stream, women's fiction.   The books you have listed there I havent tried yet but I am sure they're good, because she's a wonderful writer.. Majority of her books have gone on my keeper shelf, Sweet Everlasting, Lily, To Have and to Hold (dark romance)  just to name a couple.  If you like emotional romance novels, you'll like this author. 

The Duke of Shadows by Duran, is getting better,  but I still don't see what all the hype is about.  The book has picked up, I no longer have the urge to put it down and the heroine is on the verge of becoming  interesting, but the hero isn't developed well enough to draw me, I am  still not used to her writing, and I don't really believe the H/H ever fell in love, I just dont see how and when they did, when so much was going on... Over all, its not a bad book, almost 300pages in and I find myself "just" starting to get intrigued...

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 9:01 PM ET
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not listening not listening..new forum rule ' ya'll can only talk favorably 'bout stuff I already have!  luckily I probably hve just about everything buried somewhere in mt tbr :-(

i'm over halfway through 'the undead next door'..like this series a lot! I think Marianne  Stillings is the last author I read this many of back to back and was really really liking.guess they write more my speed! well there have been several good ones I've read the past month or so..about time to pull out the erotica..got sorta burned out on that a few weeks ago when Iwas in my Sarah McCarty phase...

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