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Subject: What are we reading Dec 16th - 22nd
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 12:36 PM ET
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I'm finished with Highlander Unmasked by Monica McCarty and it was good.  The only complaint about it I had was I thought she spent too much time describing the characters emotional state and not enough time on dialog.

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 3:03 PM ET
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Well, I finished Angel Falls by Kristen Hannah and it'll be a while before I read another. It was good, but I can't read a lot of those highly emotional books. I was on the verge of tears all the way through. It had a happy ending, but I like to read happy books for the most part. Maybe that's shallow of me, but it's the way I am:)

I have no idea what I'm going to read next...I got a lot here to choose from, but I need a 'recover from the sad book' book.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 3:41 PM ET
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Eileen, I know just what you mean!  There are a couple authors that I shy away from for the same reason--their books are good, but too heart-wrenching, even if it all works out in the end!

Sherri, glad to hear that Highlander Unmasked is good--I started it a week or so ago, and haven't had a chance to get very far.

Maybe I'll have some reading time this afternoon...

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 4:59 PM ET
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Eileen I know what you mean!  I can hardly bring myself to read "Dragonfly in Amber" because I know I will be a crying slobbering wreck at the end and what's sad is I love that book!  I just finished watching The English Patient on DVD a while ago and I'm still crying 30 minutes later.

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 5:24 PM ET
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Earlier today I finished CHRISTMAS PRESENTS and PAST by Janice Kay Johnson.  I cried off and on thru the last 1/4+ of the book.

Next it is on to RHETT BUTLER'S PEOPLE. 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 5:43 PM ET
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I read When Good Things Happen to Bad Boys in between baking cookies last night.  Not bad. Not great, but not bad either. 

I was out most of the day. I still don't know if my hubby is coming home tomorrow or Tues. So I'm going to get all my housework done today.  I only have about 75 pages left of Parallel Seduction.  Hopefully I'll find some time to finish that up.  I have no daycare kids until Jan 2nd. My goal is to knock out 5 WL books between now and then.  It might be doable. 

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 6:45 PM ET
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Kelly,  I just had to chime in here before I forget.  Rhett Butler's People is in my top three list to read.  I think it will be good.  We don't really know much about him.   GWTW is one of my all time favorite books.  I've been reading the December Blaze titles.  They have been good.  Right now I'm reading Strokes of Midnight by Hope Tarr.  This one is really good.  If it is still on the grocery store shelves, you might want to throw it in the cart.  Now that I have finished grading my final exams, I should have more time to read this week.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 9:12 PM ET
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I prefer happier books too Eileen! Every so often I can handle emotional drama but I prefer to laugh or drool not cry! :-)

slept all day but will probably read some tonight..leaning towards the 3rd book in ' a fare to remember'..the remaining one is hoffmann's story..think thompson has a bonus story in it too but not sure..lot of previews in this one. the first 2 were good..the one by Leto introduces Domino who gets her own Blaze book (think it came out this past year or the end of last year) and thompson's story was cute. also want to read alec and celia's story by lori foster..think it's called 'wanton' but can't rmember since it's in an anthology 'fallen angels' which also has another unrelated story(at least I think it's unrelated!) never know with  her!

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 10:27 PM ET
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I'm still working on The Stone Forest, about halfway thru so far.  It's turning out to be more mystery than romance.  Of course, at nearly 400 pages they've gotta build up to it, I guess.  The mystery is good though, the heroine is determined to figure out what happened to her and her sister when they were kidnapped 15 years before.  The sister has been missing ever since.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 2:31 AM ET
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Right now I'm reading MaryJanice Davidson's story out of the "Kick Ass" Anthology, since that was the reason I got the book and it's been requested. After that it's Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas, and I'm really excited because I've heard great things and it's my first of hers.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 3:28 AM ET
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just finished 'taken for a ride' hoffman's story in 'a fare to remember' and skimmed fast through the little short bonus read (and I say short because they were all short but this one was really short!'ddrive me crazy'.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 7:26 AM ET
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yikes no one else up?! finished 'wanton' alec and celia's story by lori foster. tired and waiting another 1/2 hour til I can go home...then I need to get ready to go out of town....

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 7:39 AM ET
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I'm here Susanna.  Still working on Hope Tarr's Strokes of Midnight.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 7:49 AM ET
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yeah someone else up early! it's late for me..time for bed! but another 10 minutes to go...sigh...how's 'strokes of midnight'? I think I hav ethat one..it's a blaze title isn't it?

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 9:42 AM ET
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I started reading Hot Spell by Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker and Meljean Brook yesterday.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 10:06 AM ET
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Kathy -

   I am a HUGE Gone With the Wind fan as well.  I have just read thru the part when/where Rhett first encounters Scarlett at Twelve Oaks. <G>

I have already acquired all the December BLAZES but unfortunately, I also had 3 library books come in, including RHETT BUTLER'S PEOPLE.  Therefore I have had to read them first. 

I am hoping that I can finish RBP before it is due back (12/27) so that I can read a few of my Christmas-y books.  And I have at least 10+ "Christmas-y" books that I have received in the past month and a half.   Not counting the ones I already owned but have never read. 

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 10:28 AM ET
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I started Surrender the Heart by Nina Beaumont, it's not bad so far. It reads pretty fast.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 11:04 AM ET
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I read Ryan's Place by Sherryl Woods and ended up going right into Sean's Reckoning... they're 1 and 2 of the Devaney's series... I had read the last three a long time ago, but now I'm going to have to re-read them because I don't remember all of them and I really want to see this through to the end since I finally started from the beginning. They are really good and they're dark, good looking Irish men, YUM! But, I gotta wait for Michael's Discovery to get accepted and get here <sigh> before I can go on, since it's #3. I can get #'s 4 and 5 from the library, which I might go get today so I have them:)

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 12:30 PM ET
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I just finished My Guilty Pleasure by Jami Denton ( its a january blaze book...one of the martini dares one) I have to saw I really liked this mini series..the last one comes out in feb.

I am about to startAt your command by julie miller...its about a marine who gets married after a week of "dating" and then deports for an 18 month tour to come back  to learn about his bride

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 1:48 PM ET
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Finshed the last one of Nora Roberts' "night series."  All pretty good, she always delivers, but I don't know why #6 was included. 1-5 have connected characters.  Had quite a bit of "steamy" action in all. 

After I check to see if my daughter wants to read them, I'm thinking about listing the series as a 3 for 2.  There are actually 6 books  since there are 2 novels in each book. What do you all think?  I've been thinking about doing some sort of combination for any series that I read and decide to post. I know that is not actually a topic for this thread, but  since we are all heavy readers, I thought you all might tell me whether you think  people would like the opportunity to get whole series, or groups in a series at one time.

Re what I'm reading next. Since I 'm waiting for the 2nd book in the Trouble Shooters series, I decided to  start DRAGON OF THE ISLAND by Mary Gillgannon. There are 2 in that series, the second one is DRAGON'S DREAM. They take place in 6th century Wales, which is not a time period that I have read much about.

I, too prefer to usually read books that don't make me cry, especially not throughout them, even though I do love the Outlander series most of the time I want something a little lighter.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 6:05 PM ET
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I spent every spare minute this weekend reading Lord of the Fading Lands and the sequel, Lady of Light And Shadows by C. L. Wilson.  I loved those books and now I'm eagerly awaiting the next ones, though I have no idea when they will appear. 

Now Satisfaction by Marianne Stillings (I started it but it got put aside for the Wilson books) and Kitty And The Silver Bullet (Carrie Vaughn) are riding around in the purse.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 6:41 PM ET
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Susanna,  Yes, Strokes of Midnight is a Blaze title.  I have been in a Blaze zone lately.   I always have to read Christmas themed books in December.  It gets me more in the Christmas mood than fighting the crowds in the mall.   It is a Christmas/New Year theme and it is a good one.  Lots of sizzle if you know what I mean.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 8:39 PM ET
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I finished Sean's Reckoning, and I really wish I had the 3rd one here...they're pretty good! I may go ahead and order the last 2...they may not get re-posted.

I started The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase...I've never read anything by her before, so we'll see. Still trying to fit in Outlander as well:)

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 10:02 PM ET
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Hi ladies! I thought we would never get the power back on here! After a week without it, I'm rather glad to see it; however, I did get a lot of reading done while it was out! I'm now reading Taylor's Temptation of Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark & Dangerous series--Thanks, Eileen!!!--and it is as good as the others.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 10:17 PM ET
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Shari,  It is good to see you back too.  My parents live in Tulsa and they just got their power back on yesterday.  They are in their early 80's and I was really worried about them, but they made it through the ordeal in fine shape.

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