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Subject: What are we reading Nov 6 - Nov 12th
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 8:22 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 8:23 AM ET
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I finished Heiress in Love (Ministry of Marriage #1) by Christina Brooke.  Sorry, I can't recommend it.  Full review on GR.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 9:55 AM ET
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I am almost finished with Lee Child's The Affair, then I will be moving on to Robyn Carr's Bring Me Home for Christmas or Jo Goodman's If His Kiss be Wicked, not sure which one I will read first.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 10:10 AM ET
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Reading A Laird For All Time by Angeline Fortin

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 11:26 AM ET
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I woke up in the middle of the night and couldnt' sleep so I finished Saving Grace by Julie Garwood - loved it! The book was perfect for me - not too much drama and the one big drama was brief..little bits of humor/silliness..loved Gabriel the hero.

off to visit my dad then a 4 hr trip home - hopefully no deer along the way!

not sure what book will be next - I'm in a Julie Garwood mood but have library books/ebooks due back and some are for a reading challenge I'm doing or are interlibrary loan so guess those should get priority. So I'll try to put these on up in the line for this coming week: 2 Kathryne Kennedy relics of merlin books(2 and 3) that are interlibrary loan...Miss Wonderful(challenge I'm doing), Robyn Carr's chrismtas book(new purchase), Janet Chapman's 2nd warrior book - dragon I think? I also have Mr. Impossible ebook from library and want to read Lord of Scoundrels when it comes avaialable on ebook(or I find my paperback copy!) and there's a new Blaze on the way in the royally series by marie donovan..and 2 love inspired stories by ruth logan herne....busy with books but doubt I get to all of them even working night shif t- have too many extra things to catch up on at work but can read during breaks and before sleeping and when I can't sleep!

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:16 PM ET
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Started Unveiled. Not loving Ash so far, but I'm hoping he'll redeem himself. He seems like the kind of guy he would talk women into having sex with him in the name of free love in the 60s.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:54 PM ET
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Willa, I think CM will turn it around for you. I went ahead and started If His Kiss Be Wicked. Jo Goodman is a new author for me and so far I like the story.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:55 PM ET
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I currently have three books that I'm reading.  I don't often do this, but I kept misplacing one and grabbing another as I ran out the door.  So here goes -

Attachments (Rainbow Rowell) - I am loving this book.  I really love the tone of the characters and I enjoy books with mixed format (there is probably an official term for books that blend prose and emails, etc,).

The Sweetest Thing (Jill Shalvis) - The plot is fairly obvious, but I really like the characters.

Sweet Seduction  (Maya Banks) - I love this series - this is Julie and Nathan's story.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 2:06 PM ET
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Started Unveiled. Not loving Ash so far, but I'm hoping he'll redeem himself.

Willa, give him time.  He does indeed redeem himself in a big way.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 3:40 PM ET
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Currently reading Serendipity by Carly Phillips.  I haven't read one of her books in ages and so this is a nice change.  I really like the hero, Ethan.  I will definately be reading the rest of the books in this series.  yes

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 4:08 PM ET
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Still reading Jace (Shadow Wrangers, Bk 3) by Sarah McCarty but I don't think I should have read three of hers in a row.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 5:54 PM ET
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I do the same thing Susanna!  Wake up at 2 or 3 and then read until 4 or 5. 

I am reading "Too Hot to Handle" by Robin Kaye.  Pretty good series'; a new author to me.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 6:19 PM ET
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Keri, I love Jo Goodman. You have a great backlist in store for you.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 8:20 PM ET
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I love Jo Goodman, too.

I started Dreams of a Dark Warrior... didn't get too far into it yet.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 8:23 PM ET
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Read Scandalous Desires, 3rd book in the Maiden Lane series by Eliz. Hoyt. I like the unusual women and men in the series; this one took more than half the book to get from "you villain" to attraction and any sexual tension. Not bad but not the best. You find out who the Ghost of St. Giles is at the end - I guess his book is next.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 9:05 PM ET
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I read Secrets to Seducing a Scot by Michelle Marcos. Didn't think it was all that great, I ended up skimming it.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 9:07 PM ET
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Thanks Willa, it was a good book and I am looking forward to checking into her backlist. :-)

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 9:25 PM ET
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Betsy those are about the hours I was awake! beats the heck out of tossing and turning!

started Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman(figures none of the ones with due dates or that fit a challenge appealed at the moment!) wish I could remember the first book though darn it.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 10:50 AM ET
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A Laird For All Time by Angeline Fortin was a DNF of the highest order.  (See my rant on the Dear....A Complaint thread)

Now I'm reading and really enjoying The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton.  And I'm going to say right now - SUSANNA you don't need to read this.  There was a scene I read last night that scared the bejeebus out of me and I don't scare easily.  Right out of a horror movie and I wasn't expecting it.  

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:08 AM ET
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okey dokey I'll happily skip The Deepest Cut! no problem-o !

man waiting for my dad's dr to call back but I really need to sleep for night shift tonight - I did get some sleep last night but it was bad dreams about cancer and dying - both my dad and my mom - so not too restful. my dad didn't bounce back from his last treatment and doesn't want to continue - now he's in a rehab facility for physical therapy after spending a week in another hospital up where he lives. so my nerves are shot though I got in reading whenever I could which meant i finished one book-  Saving Grace by Garwood and thank goodness it was a good one!

I'm liking Dragon Warrior by Chapman - kinda silly and darned if I can remember anything from the first book that I read a year or 2 ago frown I'd forgotten about the heroine in the last book and this one running off the road after drinking because they saw a flying hairless moose(the dragon) and the heroine is man-crazy for him in this one but that's ok so long as it's cute.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:19 AM ET
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It's been awhile since I've been on here, but I thought I'd post.

I've read a few books so far in November, three romances, one fiction and one non-fiction.

The romances were Black Jack by Lora Leigh (in the middle of her Elite Ops series), The Secret Desires of a Governess by Tiffany Clare and Touched by Fire by Kathleen O'Reilly. I thought they were all forgettable and the governess one was just bad in my opinion, cliched and overwrought. The O'Reilly was kind of interesting, with a tortured hero, and both the h/h are virgins. But I don't think it was original. It reminded me of Elizabeth Hoyt. And Lora Leigh, I think I just need to give up on. I keep dipping into her backlist, but I never find her books completely satisfying.

The fiction I read was my first novel by Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, which was great! And the non-fiction was a collection of speeches and writings by Bill Moyers, Moyers on America. Moyers is a journalist I admire, but I thought the book was just okay.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:37 AM ET
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Finished Unveiled, Ash did turn around -- though it seemed less a redemption than his character changed, which was odd -- and it was very good. I was then going to skim Unlocked to see if I understood anything better now and wound up rereading it completely. :-)

Now reading a new Lynne Connolly, Learning to Trust, which I'm really not liking. Instant crotch updates and the hero's view of the heroine is very unappealing. It reminds me of a joke in a 1960's Agatha Christie, in which Miss Marple is reading a "modern novel" in which a guy is thinking about a girl's lank hair and smell of rancid fat and wondering why he finds her so irresistably attractive.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 12:49 PM ET
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Finished this weekend:

Prey (Werecats, Bk 4) by Rachel Vincent — I am loving this series. I have the sixth book, but am anxiously awaiting the fifth (ordered online and it's taking FOREVER). 

Zeraac's Miracle (Fallon's Mates, Bk 2) by Jory Strong — Much better than the first one, but still just OK. 

I'm now reading the anthology Doms of Dark Haven and I just started A Vampire's Claim (Vampire Queen, Bk 3) by Joey W. Hill. 

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 2:38 PM ET
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I'm reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, it's a distopian YA book....it's good so far.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 3:56 PM ET
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Finished Only His by Mallery, and it was pretty decent.  Now I'm on Victoria Dahl's Bad Boys Do, and am liking this a lot more than the last one.  It's an older woman gets young hot stud story, so what's not to like??!wink

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