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Subject: What are we reading 7/20 - 7/26
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 5:02 PM ET
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What have you read lately?

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 5:02 PM ET
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I'm still reading an anthology called Hawks Way Grooms by Joan Johnston.  I also picked up and started reading Her Perfect Man by Jillian Hart.

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 5:50 PM ET
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I'm reading an older Sherryl woods, "Isn't it Rich?"...so far it's cute:)

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 5:51 PM ET
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Just started Play With Me by Janice Maynard today.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 6:02 PM ET
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I just finished The Love of a Cowboy by Anna Jeffrey.  (contemporary)  It was her first novel apparently.  I'm glad I have 2 & 3 already lined up.  And 4 & 5 requested and 6 on my WL now.  I Really liked it.  No skimming and skipping.  So I will be starting her Love of a Stranger next.

 

edited to say that as far as I know her books are stand alone novels though some of them are set in the same town.



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Date Posted: 7/20/2008 6:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/20/2008 6:44 PM ET
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gosh I hven't been reading!! :-(  I tried starting 'diamond bay' last night but ws too tired. tried starting 'blue flame' wednesday and ws too distracted...didn't feel like hooking up the mp3 player in the car so didnt' listen to agnes and the hitman while doing errands this morning...gotta get outta thisslump sinceI go on night shift tomorrow and will *hopefully* have a lot of down time...cross my fingers since I'md oing overtime and hate to work hard...

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 6:59 PM ET
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right now i'm in the middle of Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Bk 1) by Nalini Singh.  i read book 2 last week, and book 4 a couple of months ago.  Mine to Possess (book 4) is so far my favorite and really good, and Slave to Sensation is after that.  unfortunately, i don't have Caressed by Ice (book 3) yet.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 8:12 PM ET
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Busy weekend reading (no I did not catch up on sleep) read Gift of Daisies Mary Balogh  - not my favorite of hers, Silk and Steel by Kat Martin - haven't read many of hers but it was good -- learned about mental institutions in England and how people interested in health care were really thought to be quacks. Liked it.

Starting The Cowboy Way by Christine Wenger - Silhouette Special Edition about a bull rider on his way down and a little paraplegic boy -- cute so far.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 8:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/20/2008 9:17 PM ET
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Gayle, I was reading posts I missed and saw that you had read the Lois Greiman books, Unzipped, Unplugged, etc.  You're the first person I've come across who has read them.  They don't seem to get much mention anyway.  I enjoyed those as well.  I had to buy them though.  Had them on my WL and they just didn't move at all.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 11:18 PM ET
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I listened to more of 'agnes and the hitman' by crusie. It's cute/funny but now after the first sex scene I see why someone started a thread awh ile back asking if all her sex scenes were like that or something to that effect...this woman just took her anger out by using this other g uy for sex...no conversation or w hatever..just wham bam get it on! no romance to it(not that  i'm complaining!) but now I  understand how someone expecitngsome romance would find it a bit 'odd'...I'm not reading this one 'seriously'.just expecting a silly funny un-real story so I can enjoy it!

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:03 AM ET
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Just finished: Jude Deveraux Holly and Rosemary Rogers A Reckless Encounter yesterday. This week, I'm going to read Debbie Macomber Someday Soon and Joann Ross Freefall.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 11:04 AM ET
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I finished Northern Devil by Diane Whiteside and liked it- it was at least as good as Irish Devil.  Now I am switching gears a bit and reading Cold Tea on a Hot Day, which was recommended here, and I am enjoying it.  I'm about halfway through, and while it is a little heavier on detail than I am used to, the story and character development is very good.  I have another book by the same author that I got from a swap, so will be curious to see if she writes that way all the time, or just this book.  I also started Body Heat by Carly Phillips, so will try to finish that up soon as well- I really need to start clearing my shelves, I have waaayyy too much on my TBR!

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:07 PM ET
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I'm still stuck with The Code of Woosters...the book is going fine (it's really funny) but the other books in my TBR pile have been calling out to me. While reading Woosters I finished Mistress of the Art of Death which was really good and I'm in the middle of Mr. Impossible (if I ever read a book where the title really fit the book, this is it.)

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:36 PM ET
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I have to laugh at the comment about the title to Mr. Impossible really fitting because the whole time I was reading the book I kept thinking...this guy is impossible.  That always made me laugh :-)

On another note, I am reading some Amy J. Fetzer.  She is a new author to me, but so far I like her.  I'm reading Perfect Weapon. 

I had to take a historical break because I just wasn't able to get into anything that I opened.



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Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:40 PM ET
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I just finished the ultra silly but fun Intergalactic Bad Boys by Jaide Fox and will start Dog Handling by Clare Naylor. "Treat a man like a dog and he'll be eating out of your hand". Sounded fun to me!

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 6:03 PM ET
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Hi guys!  Still sort of making our cross-country trek.  Right now we're taking a pit-stop at my MIL's in Pittsburgh.  Tomorrow we're flying to Atlantic City.  DH scored us a free charter flight and 3 nights at Harrah's for free.  That's thanks to all that time his squadron spent in Reno and Vegas the last couple years.  We got a Harrah's credit card and a casino pts card.  They gave us 2 nights in Reno free too. 

Anyway I've managed to get some reading it at the various hotels we've been in and at the in-laws.  I read The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride by Stacey Kayne, the latest firefighting Blaze novel by Jil Shalvis (I can't remember the name).  and I forget what else.  Oh-Shakepeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris.   We had 6 full days of driving and I listened to Fearless Fourteen and Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich, Shiver by Lisa Jackson, Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts and half of Hard Truth by Nevada Barr on audio CD.  I'll have my kid with me on the final leg so we'll probably finish listening to the last Harry Potter book.

I just started Feint of Art by Hailey Lind.  I think I'll take that and On Thin Ice by Cherry ADair with me to AC but I don't know how much reading time I'll get in there.  Feint is damaged already so it'll be a good bring to the pool book.  I've managed to get out for a walk a few times and I'm listening to Dark Fire by Christine Feehan on audio. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 6:39 PM ET
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I finished Twilight by Stephenie Meyer in less than a day--can't wait to read the next one! I am amazed by the young adult books out there nowadays! They are so much more sophisticated than the YA books of my time. I guess that's why I started reading adult romance so early.

I am now reading Damien by Jacquelyn Frank--one of the Nightwalker series. I had a really great day at the library and came home with 6 of my reserved books including Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway, Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie, Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead, Darkness Everlasting by Alexandra Ivy, and My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, and Damien. So for the next 2 weeks, I will be reading these!

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 7:13 PM ET
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I really want to read that Twilight book Shari but my library doesn't have it.  I'll probably crack soon and just buy it. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:06 PM ET
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I finished Her Perfect Man by Jillian Hart....almost "too" white bread sweet, if you catch my drift, but it is an inspirational so.....still, I enjoyed it.  Also still reading the Hawks Way Grooms anthology and I've started another anthology, this one paranormal called Stroke of Midnight by Sherrilyn Kenyon/Amanda Ashely/LA Banks/Lori Handeland. 

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:24 PM ET
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I downloaded 'twilight' to my mp3 but have a lot on there already and haven't started listening to it yet. I've heard it's really good though.

I'm on night shift now and kept waking up so I finished 'diamond bay' an older silhouette by linda howard..thinking 'bout reading 'heartbreaker' the last book I haven't read in that little series just to finish with it. I"ve enjoyed the 3 i"ve read but they're 21 yrs old..wonder if that makes them a 'historical'?! :-) they're definitely a bit dated but this was another one wher ethe woman rescues and takes care of the wounded hero..'white lies' was the same kind of theme.

also have plenty of other books here with me and my mp3 just in case but we're getting a little bit busy so might not have time to read..never know here! I dont 'think it'll be bad though.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 9:55 PM ET
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Just finished a Harlequin Intrigue that was just too bland for my tastes: Armed and Devastating by Julie Miller. I think I'll go back to the SRS series. I like those better.
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:00 PM ET
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Just finished Killing Time by Linda Howard. Pretty good book, but way different than what I'm used to. Heroine from the future. Definitely different, but still good.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 11:26 PM ET
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Kathy, I"m not too wild about the intrigues any  more either...I ws reading this series by BJ Daniels about whitehorse montana..read the 2nd book first then got the 1st and ws hooked then I started not liking them..bought the last in the series new a few months ago and brought it with me tonight hoping inspiration would strike and I'd finish and see how the ongoing saga ended...but this  last one is about a woman I couldnt' stand in the previous books and she's the 'star' in this one..oh well. maybe it'll be pretty good but I hardly glance at the intrigues any more..usually head straight for the Blaze titles! :-)

ok, started reading 'Heartbreaker' by Linda Howard with a few others lined up in case we don't get busy here at work..we got pretty busy for a little while but seems calmer now!

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