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Subject: What are we reading? July 6 - July 12
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 12:27 PM ET
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What's everyone reading?

I'm currently reading Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks. I'm only about 50 pages in and it's OK so far. I just hope that the BDSM isn't too heavy in this book.

 



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Date Posted: 7/6/2008 12:52 PM ET
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I'm reading Hot Night by Shannon McKenna and I am really liking the hero, Zan. I'm not so sure about the heroine though, she is pretty moody and a little shallow. Hopefully that changes through the course of the story, I'm about halfway through it now.

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 3:03 PM ET
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wow I was thinking of starting 'sweet surrender' LOL! not sure why that one came to mind 'cause I have a b unch of others and 2 I'd been thinking about lately but for some reason I was thinking about that one (the other 2 were 'triple play' by rhyannon byrd since someone mentioned it the other day and the 3rd in the joker's wild series by lena matthews..can't remember the title but I've read the other 2 and skimmed through this one and it seems pretty good.

stayed up last night after a 2 hour nap and got so into 'naked in death' on audio I had to finish it! I have the 2nd one 'glory in death' on my mp3 also but not the  next ones so may wait on listening to that one just now though it'd probably take me aw hile to get through it since I start day shift..but wed/thurs will be spent cleaning house so should be able to listen to it some then...

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 3:51 PM ET
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I just finished Fearless 14 by Evanovich and definitely enjoyed it!  It was a fast, funny (couple of laugh until you cry parts) read.  I was lucky because my library system always gets lots of copies and hold line moves really fast.    I just wonder how much longer she can make the series go on....I guess as long as folks keep buying, she'll keep writing.

Next up had better be reading last 2 stores in Kick Ass since I just listed it!

 

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 4:34 PM ET
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Finishing up My Seduction.  I'm not crazy about this type of story, but oh my, can Brockway write a love scene! <fans self>. Next will probably be Thigh High.

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 5:40 PM ET
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Just finished Tapestry and it gave me nightmares - seriously. I woke up in a panic at 2am and my husband (who's a night owl) had to hug me for like half an hour. He then proceeded to find something funny on YouTube for me to watch  - we settled on Star Wars Kid. After laughing for a while, I was able to go back to sleep.

I don't have a problem with people suffering in romance but this was just too much for me, maybe because it hit close to home. My husband - who was a widower when I met him - says some part of him died with his first wife.

I'm still a bit bummed out so I picked up The Code of the Woosters, a classic mystery highly recommended by a friend at Goodreads. It's taking me a bit to get into it because of the language but at least is funny.

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 9:47 PM ET
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Oh gosh DG and I just ordered that book from you.  LOL!  I plan to read it right away and then post it. It sounds pretty intense! Right now I am reading Forever by Jude Devereaux and still in the middle of Beast of Awakening, and The Devil's Possession by Heather Waters.  I like all three of them.  Got to read faster!

 

Anne

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 10:58 PM ET
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I'm reading The Hunted by Rachel Lee--romantic suspense, and Beyond the Pale: The Darkwing Chronicles Book One by Savannah Russe--paranormal. I have ADRD lately--attention deficit reading disorder--because I just can't seem to focus on anything I'm reading. Nothing appeals to me and I keep going back and forth between a bunch of books. ETA: And my TBR pile is depressing me because it refuses to decrease in size! LOL



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Date Posted: 7/6/2008 11:16 PM ET
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Shari, I'd definitely like to know what you think of Beyond the Pale: The Darkwing Chronicles Book One by Savannah Russe when you're done.  it's been sitting on my TBR for a while.

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 11:44 PM ET
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Well, I started listening to Robb's 'glory in death' on audio but I've GOT to get some sleep tonight since I start day shift..sigh...gonna be tired as usual probably! but if I can't sleep I think I'll listen to an audiobook and start house cleaning...if that's not incentive to sleep I don't know what is (the cleaning part that is!)

thinking of either starting 'face the fire' or 'back on blossom street' but can't read on day shift til after 3 when boss leaves and then it seems like we get busier so who knows! that's the main reason I like night shift better..that and no boss around...seems like it's ok if he plays computer games all day and goofs off but we can't even sit down for 5 min without him saying something...

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:03 AM ET
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I just read Portrait of a Bride by Tracy Fobes.  It's about a society set thousands of years in the future (but almost medieval with no technology) where a virus has rendered the population unable to have female children.  They’ve survived by a artistic/magical method of reaching back in time to “import” brides.  This story centers on a scientist that is secretly transported in the hope she can cure the plague.   (Their system has been in place for so long that doing away with this very expensive bride system would destabilize the rulers, so not everyone is in favor of this.)

 

The story was okay, but it literally just stopped in a hurry-up ending that left the male (Conlean) and female (Jordan) characters together but the plague issue unresolved. So I guess I’ll be ordering the next book simply to get closure.

 

One tiny pet peeve…Jordan was originally intended to be the bride of Conlean’s  father. She rejected the idea, mentioning that would make her Conlean’s mother-in-law (instead of step-mother).  It was in there about 3 times. How on earth did the editors miss that one??

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:36 AM ET
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I wonder if the author was deliberately using an old usage? I know from reading Jane Austen that in her time they used the terms step and in-law very differently from the way we do now.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 9:39 AM ET
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I wonder if the author was deliberately using an old usage? I know from reading Jane Austen that in her time they used the terms step and in-law very differently from the way we do now.

That's a kind thought, but no - the book didn't particularly use antiquated terms. Plus, the woman speaking was a scientist from current day taken into the future. She was a specialist working on infertility treatments - so very much modern day.  (Although the  "future" was rather  medieval as they had abandoned technology due to the plague and delclining population.)

 



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Date Posted: 7/7/2008 11:13 AM ET
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Not romance, but I found a copy of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova at the thrift store over the weekend, and I'm all arse over elbows into that right now.  I can see that it's a long, possibly grueling read, but I'm about at the halfway point with it, and really enjoying it.  I've seen comments on it and I know a lot of people thought it was really slow, but it hasn't gotten that way for me yet.  That doesn't mean it won't; it just hasn't happened yet.  This is the first thing I've read outside the romance genre (except for the last Harry Potter book) in a few years though, and it's sort of nice to shift gears a little - and enjoy it:P

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Morning everyone! I'm at work and just flipping through Prevention magazine and 'healthy' cooking magazines/websites..since my company sponsored 'weight watchers at work' a few times and it's health related I figure that's a good enough reason!

I started 'face the fire' but didn't get very far into it..that one stresses me :-( this guy left the woman for 10 yrs or so and now has come back..anyone read this? thinking I need something less stressful and more sexy so might read a Blaze when Iget home tonight..or start it here at work this afternoon..it's an older one but some of those older ones have too much spice for work!

listened to more of 'glory in death' by jd robb on the way to work..the cd didnt' burn right or something..started skipping around some..not sure if it's the download itself or just a bad cd...hmm...need to figure out how ot hook the mp3 to the car stereo..bought 2 different things to try and so far they're not working right...it'd bea lot easier to just use the  mp3 so I can carry it in with me and not have to find my spot on cd then the mp3, etc.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:04 PM ET
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I'm moving and have packed almost all my books, so am rereading some of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books.  I love them, so it's not a problem at all.  That Rhage -- wooooowee!

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:11 PM ET
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Slightly off topic, BUT, that is one of my biggest pet peeves in books, movies and/or television.  The misuse of the half-sibling and/or the step-sibling "tag." 

They are two entirely different relations(hips).  Ugghhh!   @@

 

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:18 PM ET
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Ooooh, I loved The Historian for non-romance.

I tried to get into another non-romance that was highly recommended, The Time Traveler's Wife.  I love time travel stories, but I gave up on this one before the halfway point.   I don't know why I couldn't get into it.  It was just a bit too slow for me.

I'm reading The Lost Duke of Wyndham.  I always love a Julia Quinn.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 2:25 PM ET
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Oh I loved The Time Travelers Wife! You should try to finish it...I don't remember thinking it was slow...but it has been awhile since I first read it.

I just finished Breathing Room by SEP. I really liked it. I am not quite sure what I am reading next yet...I was hoping to get something in the mail today but didn't unfortunantly. I will have to hunt around and find something if I get a chance later.

Jessica



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Date Posted: 7/7/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I have The Time Traveler's Wife in my TBR pile and was thinking of picking it up next but need to ask...is it sad and depressing? I don't want to hear details just know the general mood. Because I really can' t handle sad books now...if it is sad, let me know and I'll move on to Harry Potter or After Midnight.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 5:43 PM ET
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I still have The Time Traveler's Wife and hope to give it another try some day.  I'm hoping I just wasn't in the mood for that type of story at the time.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 6:23 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through 'silk, lace & videotape' a feb '02 blaze by joanne rock..needed something fast and not to deep since I'm almost done with my shift and having to pick it up and put it down.I didn't think I'd be able to do that once I got 'into' 'face the fire' with all the spells and stuff...this one's ok..not great but not bad either..hasn't grabbed me like some of the Blaze titles do but hasn't bored me enough to put it aside.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 6:23 PM ET
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I'm reading Asking For Trouble, a Harlequin Blaze by Leslie Kelly.  I'm digging the plot but not the writing style, where the H's chapters are written from the third-person perspective and the h's chapters are written from the first-person perspective.  I shall have to persevere!

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 6:38 PM ET
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D  -  I think it was a little sad...Like I said it has been several years since I read it and I can't remember the ending, but I think there were parts that were sad. You should definitely read it later on though!

Jessica

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 6:58 PM ET
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Judy, that kind of bugged me, too.  The story was pretty good, though, and if you read her other books in the series, they don't have that split perspective thing...

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