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Subject: What are we reading 4/1 - 4/7
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 8:22 PM ET
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Finished up Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas.  It was good.  I didn't "get' the magic element to the story but it didn't take anything away from it.  Looking forward to Alex's story.

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 8:53 PM ET
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I've barely started Loose Ends by Tara Janzen - more of the freaky drug stuff but I got into the last book (finally!) and want to finish things up. after that may read Kerrelyn Sparks' vampire book - picked it up at wally world the other day and now think it might be the same title I preordred on my nook -sheesh how do these things happen to me?! hoping it was lynsays ands I preordered but pretty sure it was this one :-(

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 9:46 PM ET
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Just finished Simply Sinful by Kate Pearce and it was really good. You really should read this series in order though because it has a recurring character.

Not sure what I'm going to read next.

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 10:32 PM ET
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So annoyed my library hasn't bought Rainshadow Road, or the last two of Kleypas' last historical series. WTH? At least they finally bought Clockwork Prince.

Reading Midnight Cowboy, then think I'll start the new Kristan Higgins. Also reading The Thief for a group read.



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Date Posted: 4/1/2012 10:40 PM ET
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I kept in the light and frothy vein today. Read Carr's Hidden Summit and Redwood Bend today. Usually I like two out of the three annuals and so far I liked Redwood Bend better than I did Hidden Summit. Maybe it is time for me to let this series go, but not before I get to Tom and Nora's book. She was the young mother in Bring me Home for Christmas left abandoned with the two young kids. She is also in HS and RB.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 12:32 AM ET
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I want her book too - is Tom the young guy in the miliary? already forgotten. I liked these 2 ok but nothing compares to the original ones and I liked the one where the woman grew the organic veggies though only because I was interested in gardening - the sister was a twit..and connor in both these books was almost vanni level - they should have gotten together and let paul get a decent woman!

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 9:13 AM ET
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Susanna yes, Tom is getting out and taking over his grand-mother's apple orchard. I agree that Connor was a bit over the top at times with Katie. But from what I understand we might have a Vanni contender coming up with Tom's book. I agree, nothing that RC has wrote to date has been able to capture the greatness of the series like the first three books.



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Date Posted: 4/2/2012 10:08 AM ET
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I'm still reading Spirit Bound.  I have mixed feelings about it.  I love Christine Feehan's characters - the men are so hero-worthy and the women are people you'd want to be friends or sisters with.  I normally love her writing, too, but 75% of this book is internal dialogue about how Stefan lives in the shadows and never expected to have a woman or family and has no experienc with emotion, and how Judith can't trust her feelings about other people and how she doesn't trust her gift.  Enough already - I get it.  She is IT for him and he is IT for her, even though they are both having a hard time believing it.  He wants to be everything to and for her, and she's afraid to let him. Get on with the story! 

I am glad to learn that Stefan is one of seven brothers.  Since Ilya and Lev already had their stories, that still leaves four more... probably pairing up with Judith's other "sisters"?

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 11:20 AM ET
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Michelle, that is what I think is going to happen. I love the series and can't wait for the next one.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 11:49 AM ET
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Next up Sureblood by Susan Grant.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 12:21 PM ET
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Am liking Someone to Love by Higgans -- hoping it's better than her least few!

Which is the organic gardening book? I might pick that one up...

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 1:17 PM ET
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Willa, I can't remember the title of the one with the organic gardening, but it's the one with Colin Riordan as the hero.  It was one of the books that came out last year.

I finished Smart and Sexy by Shalvis, and it was decent enough.  A pretty quick read.  Now I've started Swept Away by Toni Blake, in an attempt to get through some more books that have been sitting on my TBR for awhile.  So far it's ok, though a bit far-fetched.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 1:56 PM ET
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I'm reading Moonlight and Shadows, a paranormal anthology. So far, so good.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 7:43 PM ET
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I tried - and DNF'd - three books today:  Change of Heart by Fran Shaff, Do You Trust Me by Desiree Holt and Dangerous Grounds by Shelli Stevens.    Finally settled on The Dragon Who Loved Me by GA Aiken.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 8:57 PM ET
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Even though I'm only #15 on the waiting list for Lover Reborn, I broke down and bought the ebook today.  It's already half done and so frickin' fantastic.  I really have to pull myself away to pay attention to my family.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 9:13 PM ET
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Reading Chosen by Sin by Virna DePaul...am disappointed in it. The heroine is completely different from how she was first pottrayed, and the hero has changed completely in a bad way. I want a big tough alpha and he is not that at all. This series has been so inconsistant it's frustrating.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 9:39 PM ET
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I think Wild Man Creek had the gardening in it..still confused about Tom - remember him showing up in this last book but It hought Tom was Walt's son..and gosh sure dont' wnt another vanni -even Mel started getting on my nerves esp with the wanting another baby crappola.

still reading loose ends by tara janze but a lot of other stuff I'd like to get to just no time. work is driving me nuts - too much overtime and a woman I'm on callout for just got a bad report on a mammogram so I'm thinknig more overtime coming up ..sigh...feelb ad for her and hope it's a false finding but with it running in her family not too optimistc - like I said I feel for her but dangit I'm so tired of working almost all my time off every other week for coverage..so danged tired.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 9:48 PM ET
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I keep forgetting to look at the weekly thread here...

I am reading Dark Fire by Christine Feehan. Also Z:Zombie Stories (anthology). Started and DNF A Momen't Madness by Helen Kirkman today. I had no interest in the characters so sent it on down the road.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 10:12 PM ET
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Susanna, this is Tom Canavaugh, not Walt's Tom. To many people to keep track of.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 10:49 PM ET
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sheesh - esp when they have the same name!VR is getting awfully crowded though LOL!

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 5:46 AM ET
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Hehehehehe, I've only read the first Virgin River book, and I'll probably have to reread it to reacquaint myself. I'm hopelessly behind. Every time I turn around it seems there's another VR book coming out. Loved the first book but it seems like it'll take ages to catch up.

GAil

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 7:29 AM ET
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I finished Loose Ends by Tara Janzen - prettty good but lots of violence in this one compared to some of her others. gonna miss this series but dont' think she's doing any more..anyone know?!

just started Full Bloom by Jayne Ann Krentz- may have read this one before can't remember - think it's a harlequin reprint. one of the RT challenges for spring is to read 3 books by the same author or psuedonym and I figure there are enough of hers I like enough to re-read...her or J D Robb/Nora Roberts - been wanting to re-read some of hers too but will probably stick with Krentz

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 8:54 AM ET
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Gail, you mean you havent' read Preacher's book, his is the best book in the series. I would read the 2nd and 3rd book and I wouldn't worry about catching up. She is up to book 19 about to come out and to me nothing has been as good as the first three. Word of advice, Preacher is mine. ;-)

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 12:55 PM ET
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I started Demonic Desires by Desiree Acuna (aka Kimberly Zant). As usual, the editing is absolutely horrid, and highly distracting.



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Date Posted: 4/3/2012 6:14 PM ET
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Finished Chosen by Sin by Virna DePaul and it sucked lol It's borderline hate for me lol

Dunno what to read next, my sister still has Lover Reborn

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