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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 1/15 - 1/21 2012
Date Posted: 1/15/2012 12:37 PM ET
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New week!

I'm reading The Fault in Our Stars, a YA book by John Green. Extremely sad, also funny and smart.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 2:04 PM ET
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I'm planning to start Attachments by Rainbow something or other...or posibly The Phoenix by Rhonda Nelson(new Blaze). Pretty tired so after I finish work I may just go home and go to bed.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 2:15 PM ET
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I'm almost done with Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage.  I like it a lot, but I'm not loving Isabella.  I understand that Mac hurt her repeatedly and she went above and beyond during the years they were together to try and make it work.  She forgave him over and over until she finally had enough.  I also understand that she can't just accept him at his word that he has changed.  However, her hot & cold routine is bugging me.   She's not ready to reconcile, yet she'll let him in her bed at every opportunity?  Ugh.

Edited to add that I finished the book.  It really was good.  I can't say that I ever really liked Isabella's hot/cold routine.  I know that she needed to be cautious with her heart after what Mac had done to her, but it seemed like she would let him in, only to shut him out the next day.  Mac's total devotion to making Isabella happy and comfortable with her life was amazing.  He was really ready to atone for his past mistakes and move forward with the woman he loves.  I totally believed in him as a changed man, and I'm glad eventually Isabella did, too.

I think I'll read The Many Sins of Lord Cameron next, to continue this series.



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Date Posted: 1/15/2012 2:46 PM ET
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I found my Loretta Chase's Don't Tempt Me. The dogs had knocked it off the couch and it was in the back.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 4:50 PM ET
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Oh yay! Horrible not being able to find your book. I remember when My Darling Caroline disapapeared and didn't show up til after it had been reprinted. :-)

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 6:37 PM ET
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I have 2 books I can't find: a Susan Mallery SSE I started last August - it was my Saturday morning Dunkin Donuts book, I go there every Saturday for a #5 before I go to the post office; almost finished but don't know where it is.

The other is an Anne Avery Americana Historical which I started in 2010. It was an awesome read, if I ever find it I'll probably have to start it all over again. That stinks big time.

I finally finished a Bill Bryston audio CD today, I'm reading no romances right now - McFadyen's THE FACE OF DEATH and Coben's MIRACLE CURE. Didn't know what to start after I finished the Andrea Penrose Regency mystery so I thought a non-romance would be nice right now.

GAil - it's freezing here! coldest weather of the season so far.............

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 6:40 PM ET
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Willa, MDC was a great read! What made me mad is my daughter knew where it was at and saw me looking for it. I finally asked her if she had seen it and she went right to it. I asked her why she didn't say anything sooner and she said you never asked me. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Teenagers!!!!!!!

Gail, I am trying to get my hands on a copy of The Face of Death...so far no luck. Evidently people really hand on to those books.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 6:50 PM ET
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Keri - the copy I'm reading is from the library, book 2 but was the last one to arrive when I requested all of his books, and I'll definitely have to renew the others. Worst thing is they're all HC editions which are cumbersome to bring to work so I only read them in the evening.

GAil

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 7:30 PM ET
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wow Keri at least they didn't eat the book!

I started Attachments - didn't get too far since we're busy at work and I only read while I ate my oatmeal...didn't take long! I may read some more tonight dunno yet.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 7:41 PM ET
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Today I read Laid Bare by Lauren Dane.  I liked it but I didn't love it.  A real disappointment for me, overall, because it got some pretty good reviews.  Maybe it was just me.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 9:32 PM ET
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Really enjoyed Summer Fancy by Anne Avery. I got it through PBS because of the raving reviews here. It is an entertaining read even though it's from 1995. Interesting period in a small farm town - 1893.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 10:38 PM ET
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Finished Holly Lane- it was pretty good.  I did get tired of the back and forth of the heroine, she just couldn't make up her mind.  Now I'm on A Highlander for the Holidays by Janet Chapman- figure I better get these Christmas-themed books read before it gets to be too far from the holidays.

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 12:38 AM ET
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Which Bill Bryson, Gail? I love him.

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 7:17 AM ET
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I got 2 historical romances from booksfree (oops, I try to stagger those) so I will start one today, probably the one with bigger print. They are

The Suitor by Sandy Hingston

A Midnight Clear by Karen King.

I'll grab one to take when I go get my cast off today (finally!)

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 11:17 AM ET
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Over the weekend, I finished The Perfect Stranger by Alison Kent, Black Silk (Rodesson's Daughters, Bk 2) by Sharon Page and Bit the Jackpot (Vegas Vampires, Bk 2) by Erin McCarthy, all of which were good, quick reads.

I started the Out with the Old reading challenge, so I picked up one that has been on my TBR for quite a while, Once And Again by Lori Foster.

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 11:24 AM ET
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Which Bill Bryson, Gail? I love him.

Willa,

It was "Notes From A Small Island".

So far I've also listened to his "The Life & Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid" and  "A Walk In The Woods". He was mentioned here in one of the forums and he sounded good. I'd like to get everything I can of his. Very funny guy.

GAil

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 12:56 PM ET
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Also doing the Out With The Old reading challenge and am going to get to some of those older books that have been sitting on my shelf. So far  I have read...

Short Straw Bride (Harlequin Historical, No 339) by Dallas Schulze which I loved and After the Kiss by Karen Ranney which was excellent also. I'm now reading Heaven in His Arms by Lisa Ann Verge but am only a few pages into it.
 
I've been reading a lot of erotica and m/m so this is a nice change.
 
ETA: Fixed some formatting weirdness.


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Date Posted: 1/16/2012 1:35 PM ET
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Where is the Out With The Old challenge? There are so many oldies in this house.

GAil

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 1:44 PM ET
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Here's a link Gail but it's already started ..

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Out-Old-II-TBR-Reading/topic/254109/ 

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 1:51 PM ET
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Story of my life - always late for something. Thought a challenge would light a fire under me to read some of those reeeeealllly old books. Thanks, Cyndi.

GAil

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 5:28 PM ET
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Reading some non fiction the next few days to get them off my "currently reading" list.  Also plan on finishing my 3rd re-read of Dragonfly in Amber by DG by Thursday.

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 6:17 PM ET
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Sherri,  I'm going to have to let you inspire me on the Outlander series.  I read Outlander once and loved it, and have the rest (except for the last one) on my TBR pile.  I just can't seem to make myself pick them up for some reason!

I am almost finished with The Many Sins of Lord Cameron.  I like it a lot.  Ainsley is just right for Cameron, and he is simply delicious.  I want to smack him, though, for continuing to ask Ainsley to be his mistress instead of his wife.  <sigh>

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 7:04 PM ET
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I just can't seem to make myself pick them up for some reason!

I read OUTLANDER and loved it, but just wasn't able to read the rest of the books - their size intimidated me. I just can't read something that big any more. If the urge ever bites me they'll be available at the library.

And there's Sherri on her THIRD reread of DRAGONFLY!

GAil

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 7:18 PM ET
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I filled out the AAR Votes for 2011, very hard to pick just one. Finished Chases Don't Tempt Me and it was a good read, but didn't blow me away or anything. Finished Jo Davis's Hidden Fire and it was ok for me. I got my Lothaire in....*sigh*...not I have to find the intestinal fortitude not to start reading it before the weekend....must read now!!!!



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Date Posted: 1/16/2012 8:16 PM ET
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I'm reading Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole. I am really loving this series, but I am kinda glad I put it off for so long since all the books happen at basically the same time and there is a lot to remember.

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