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Subject: What are we reading 11/8 - 11/14
Date Posted: 11/8/2009 8:33 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 8:35 AM ET
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Last night I finished Cathy Marie Hake's That Certain Spark and it was good.  Its a Christian romance but not very heavy on the theology.  If you like stories set in in Texas or stories with immigrants, this is a good one to pick up.

I'm still reading the anthology Arkansas by Christine Lynxwiler and I'm also reading a non-romance called Seafaring Women by David Cordingly about women pirates, female stowaways and sailors wives down through history.  A tad bit dry but very interesting reading.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 9:23 AM ET
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I'm still reading What a Dragon Should Know by Aiken - didn't read any yesterday or last night but go on night shift tomorrow/Tuesday nights and will probably be reading it.

I'm debating starting a new library book 'welfare brat' a nonfiction book about a girl who was expected to continue the generational welfare like all her family but she puts herself through college and gets a job..curious to see how it reads. I also want to finish up The Prizewinner of Defiiance Ohio, another nonfiction about a mother who supported her huge family by winning  jingles and contests..it's told by one of the daughters. dont think they were on welfare but the father was worthless and drank his paycheck and they'd have starved if she hadn't had income from the contests. also have one about  a british war bride in montana...got in the mood for that again after reading the Guernesy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  but by the time it arrived I was reading something else!

so not sure what I'll get to after the dragon book but I'll find something!

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 9:53 AM ET
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I'm reading Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole.  I like it so far, but it's slow going because my brother is here visiting this weekend.  Not a lot of reading time lately!



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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Also starting today Shattered by JoAnn Ross

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 12:50 PM ET
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WOW!!!!!!!   I just finished reading a fantastic little ebook called Dark of the Day by Selah March.  I cried.  Its a free read someone sent me at Goodreads.  Check it out:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6000659   Just click on the Title to go to the order page. 



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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 1:59 PM ET
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It didn't take me to the order page, hope the offer is not over. Do you have to register at the site to get the book?

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 3:14 PM ET
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Sherri, have you read the whole Gooding series by Hake?  I read Fancy Pants (Bk1) last week and now I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series. 

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 10:35 PM ET
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looks like I'm gonna be making a week-long read out of What a Dragon Should Know! still have company but go on nights tomorrow..cross my fingers we won't be busy!

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 5:47 AM ET
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Still reading Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor and since its about two inches thick and a trade paperback and heavily wishlisted I started two different "for the bathtub only" books - Something Blue by Charlotte Armstrong (an old Gothic/suspense) and The Raven and the Swan by Laurie Grant. 

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 6:50 AM ET
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I finished What A Dragon Should Know. Enjoyed it, though it was so long, that drives me nuts anymore. Keep them under 400 pages, writers! Kim now I have to read that Lydia Joyce books, I like books that move me to tears! Looking forward to reading your review.

I am reading The Rivals: Settler's Mine by Mechele Armstrong, and getting ready to start Fever by Linda Winstead Jones, another in the Family Secrets series. This one promises to be good, I like epidemics!

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 7:34 AM ET
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I am still reading Abduction by  Wanda Dyson and thoroughly enjoying it. I wanted to get farther in it last night, but  I had some house straightening up to do before the beginning of the week. That book about pirates sounds really good. I know what you mean about books like that being dry at times though, I recently started reading John Adams, but I just couldn't get through it. I have the miniseries about Adams, though and totally loved it and watch it every once in a while.  I am looking at reading a  book about Queen Esther or maybe a regency love story. I'm like a kid in a candy store; so many books out there that  sound good, I can't decide what to read. I wish I were a faster reader. I am so thankful for PBS because it allows me to get books cheaply and read them at my pace. I have a hard time finishing books before they are due back at the library and usually someone else had a hold on them so I can't renew them.

Have a wonderful day!

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 8:38 AM ET
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Just finished Survivior in Death by J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts.    It's been a while since I read an In Death book and it felt so good.   I think I really missed Eve and Roarke.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 8:45 AM ET
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I got quite a bit of reading done this past week. I finished Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty (hmm, OK. I had an issue with the quaker heroine (the thee and thy bothered me) and even if I ignored that, the book was not a keeper). Then read Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis. I love her style of writing (the characters, the way they talk), but this book was just so-so. It just dragged in the middle - seemed like it took forever to go anywhere and then towards the end there's a secondary romance that just suddenly appeared and was resolved instantly.

From there I read Just Desserts by Lyn Cash - I like my erotica spicier so I was a tad disappointed in that one. Keeping with the hero as chef theme, I'm now reading Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards and I'm loving it - about 1/3 of the way through and liking everything about the book.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 9:13 AM ET
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Willa, click on the title (on the Goodreads page) and it takes you to the order page.  Just put it in your cart.  Its free.

Christa, I haven't  read Fancy Pants but I put it on my TBR list.  I really liked the one I read.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 1:02 PM ET
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Robin, I checked out John Adams from the library a w hile back but the size just discouraged me! I haven't seen the miniseries yet.

I'm still reading What a Dragon Should Know and this sucker is long! I always feel like I'll never finish these huge books but it's pretty good so far.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 1:12 PM ET
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I'm still reading Ready by Lucy Monroe. It's your typical romantic suspense, albeit with a lot more sex....never a bad thing, as long as the chemistry's good, which it is. 

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 2:15 PM ET
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I am reading the four book series by Jodi Thomas about the Wife Lottery.  Book one is The Texan's Wager and two is When a Texan Gambles.  They are pretty good stories.  Not your typical women characters and very not typical heros. 

Also just finished the fourth book in the Grave series by Charlaine Harris Grave Secret.  These books keep getting better and better.  Book one was interesting, book two pretty good, book threee very good and this one is excellent.  I loved that she wrapped up so many loose ends.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 2:24 PM ET
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Finished The Last Kingdom byt Bernard Cornwell.  This is not exactly a romance but it is one heck of a historical fiction.  If you want a change of pace from historical romance, this might be it.  I enjoyed it.  This is book one in the series, and I will probably read book 2 later on down the road. 

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 2:49 PM ET
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OK, so I'm reading Devil's Bride (I've read 4 or 5 Cynsters book and I was missing this one which I understood was the best one of the lot.) Although this one is going a lot better than the rest, it still reminded me why I don't like this series.

Need to turn off this computer...I'll BBL!

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 3:03 PM ET
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I started The Servant by LL Foster but couldn't get into it so I moved onto Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro, it's my second real sci-fi book and it was pretty good.(My first was Stardoc by S. L. Viehl but it was a "did not finish"). Sometimes she got a little too detailed in her descriptions of mechanical things but she got things back on track lol. I don't know if all sci-fi are like these two authors, but it seems like the heroine goes through a few men (yeah sex and marriage) before she finds her "love". As a die hard romance reader, I find this hard to accept :)

I'm now reading Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas, I need something light after that heavy book lol.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 4:40 PM ET
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Susanna,

I just have to ask, what is "What a Dragon Should Know" about?  that is such a unique title...I don't think I've ever heard of it.

thanks,

Robin

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 5:18 PM ET
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What A Dragon Should Know by G. A. Aiken is the third book in the 'Dragon Kin' series.  so far, the heroes of the books are dragons, who can take human shape, and human women - but not average ones.  the next book looks like it'll be about their younger sister.

G.A. Aiken is a pen name for Shelly Laurenston, and the book are pretty darn funny.  or at least they make *me* giggle like a mad thing throughout.  :)

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 5:45 PM ET
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Reading Since the Surrender by Long and sadly, not loving it. :-(

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 9:07 PM ET
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just finished unSweetined by Jodie Sweetin and now startin Voyeur by Lacey Alexander very quickly as i just got more Lora Leigh books.

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