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Subject: What are we reading 3/16 - 3/22
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:58 AM ET
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What are you reading this week?

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:58 AM ET
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I'm about finished with One Real Cowboy by Janette Kenny and its a pretty good read.  Its historical western romance.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 9:37 AM ET
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I'm reading a Blaze for the swap, so I can't reveal the title yet.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 9:39 AM ET
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I think I'm gonna start 'conversations with the fat girl' by Liza Palmer and see how it goes..supposed to be a chick lit book I think...I'm tired today so not sure if it'll 'click' with me or not!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 10:55 AM ET
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I finished Catch of the Day and loved it.  Not sure what to start -- have gotten a whole lot of books in the mail.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 11:53 AM ET
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I'm also reading a Blaze for the swap so I can't talk about it either.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 12:05 PM ET
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I'm reading a book for the baseball swap so I can't reveal the title either, gonna have to get my butt in gear and read it though lol!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Still finishing up on Jeffries' School of Heiresses series.  Only a Duke will Do is picking up so with my two days off coming up, I should have them finished.  Well, all except the new one which is taunting me from the book aisle.  Next up is finally making it through.   The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London.  I've started it before but London's books tend to grate at me more often than not. 

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 1:05 PM ET
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Done with One Real Cowboy - good historical western romance!  Now I think I'm going to tackle Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh!

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 2:26 PM ET
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I might start on recommended by someone at Joseph-Beth, "The Grail King" by Joy Nash.  She raved about it, and we seemed to have very similar tastes, so I hope it's good.  Anyone read it?

I was at J-B several weeks ago just looking whilst DH was in Comp USA and one of the workers came up and asked if I needed help finding anything.  I always say "No thanks, I'm just looking" and that's it.  She had a couple book in her hands she was shelving and I had read some, so I mentioned liking such and such book, and from there we ended up in about a 30 minute conversation about books.  She recommended several I had not heard of and I gave her some suggestions on ones I really liked.  They have a monthly romance book discussion meeting on Mondays that I would love to participate in, but it's not convenient for me to go up there during the week while school is in session (it's about a 90 minute drive one way from where I live).  I asked her about getting C.L. Wilson in for a book signing in the fall when her next two books are released, and am going to follow-up on that later on in the year.  JB has quite a few book signings during the year but B&N never does.  Wonder why that is? 

 

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:26 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through with 'Conversations With the Fat Girl'..it's holding my interest though I don't like any of the characters in the book so far but I can relate to some of the stuff going on though she mixes actual converstaion with thoughts so it's a bit hard to keep track of the present/past and who's saying or thinking what, esp when tired!

Thinking 'bout reading more in 'wild, wild west' or starting 'no regrets' by shannon butcher then going to sleep!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:49 PM ET
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I just started Driving Him Wild (I refuse to use the US name, His For the Taking, because the original is so much better and actually makes sense with the characters/plot) by Julie Cohen. It's super short and I got it for 25 cents at the library bookstore, so far I'm really enjoying it. Next up I'm probably going to start the 2nd book in the J.R. Ward series, but who knows? My poor TBR is helpless against my reading mood swings, poor thing...

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 7:45 PM ET
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I've finished The Pregnancy Test  by Erin McCarthy and Why is Murder on the Menu, Anyway? by Stevi Mittman.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:10 PM ET
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Trying to decide what to read next...and instead of picking something I've already started I went to Target and picked up 3 new books! lol  Beyond his Control by Stephanie Tyler (a navy seal!), What happened in Vegas by Wendy Etherington and Victoria Alexander's The Perfect Wife.  I'm eating now and watching National Treasure so who knows if I'll start anything tonight.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:26 PM ET
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Susan, I'm in the process of reading Beyond His Control.  H-O-T!  I was gonna offer it in the Blaze swap but I'm not sure I can let it go now!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I am thinking of reading something by Sandra Brown I have so many on my TBR pile. I am trying to clear my TBR so I can post them and start over. I have a little different taste in my books. I go through phases.  I just finished Again and Again by Susan Johnson. It was a super fast read.  

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 9:06 PM ET
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This weekend I read Murphys Law by Lori Foster.  I enjoyed it just like all her other books.  Today I read Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews.  This is the fist book that I have read by her and I really liked it.  Cute, funny and a fast read. Plus it takes pace in Georgia and they visit a State park. :) 

Not sure what I will read now, have to let you know

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 9:29 PM ET
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Beyond His Control was good!  I picked Blazes from my TBR pile for the swap and they've turned out to be pretty darned hot.  I almost hate to see them go.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 9:39 PM ET
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I have Hissy Fit coming to me so I'm glad to hear it's good, Lori.

Subject: Double Fantasy by Cheryl Holt (Don't bother)
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 10:04 PM ET
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After spending several hours dutifully working on our taxes, I planned to treat myself to curling up with a good book - Double Fantasy by Cheryl Holt. Ugh! What a huge disappointment.  There was only one semi-likeable character in the whole book. Egotistical, crude men. Shallow, spineless woman.

What a waste of an afternoon!  After I finished, I checked for reviews on Amazon.  There were a couple glowing (author's friends??) and two or three that were quite realistic. I checked a couple other less commerical sites and found scathing reviews.

I did post it, but I warn you - don't waste your money or your credit.

 

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 10:06 PM ET
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Finished A Texas Legacy Christmas by DiAnn Mills.  I enjoyed it!  It was an old-West setting, with a man returning to his hometown from New York to run the town paper.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 2:17 AM ET
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Today I read Velvet Angel by Jude Deveraux, thinking it was the first in the series - turns out it was the fourth and I didn't understand a word of it. :-( Also read Prince Joe by Brockmann. I'm thinking now I should try some Susan Johnson, since everyone else seems to be reading her. :-)

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 6:21 AM ET
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Well, I finally figured out something... there's no going back to some of the authors I used to read. I was reading A Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd and got bored with it real quick and ended up putting it down. I've decided not to stress myself about these things anymore. My reading tastes have changed over the years and something I enjoyed last year may bore me to tears this year. Besides, there's so many authors out there that I haven't read yet and probably not enough time in my lifetime to read them all:)

So I got In the Dark by Marliss Melton from the library and I'm reading that... although I do have to admit I should've read #1, 2, &3 in order... But I'm not too lost since it hasn't been long since I read the first one and read #3 the other day.

Then I don't know what I'm reading... I went a little nuts at the library:) I got Shadow Music by Julie Garwood, which got mixed reviews... The Secret Life of Bryan by Lori Foster, A couple by Karen Ranney, and The Sweet Potato Queens First Big Ass Novel.

I also got Size 14 is not Fat Either by Meg Cabot...do I need to read the size 12 book first?

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 6:37 AM ET
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I'd read size 12 first ..I read these in order. you get the background on the main character and all that stuff...the mystery is on it's own though so nothing carried over there I don't think. I have size 12 somewhere or other but can't find it or i'd let you borrow it :-( don't know where it's hiding..I think the funniest scene of all 3 is the beginning of size 12 in the dressing room! I really liked all 3 books in this series!

I read more of 'conversations with the fat girl' and am liking it better. was sleepy so had a very early night..still have about 100 pages left in that one before I'm finished. I think it' gonna get sad abut I can relate to a lot of the stuff though I dont' see why she ahs to say the'f' word so much..then I thought mayb eI sound just as bad! :-( something to think about at least!)

wanting to read 'no regrets' among other things and as someone else posted 'my tbr pile is at the mercy of my mood swings too!'

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 7:01 AM ET
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YEAH!  Someone posted No Regrets by Shannon Butcher to my WL!  What a good way to start my week. 

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