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Subject: What are we reading this week? 1/16-1/22, 2011
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 7:29 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 7:32 AM ET
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I finished In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz - part of the Arcane Society and 1st in Looking Glass trilogy. I liked it but it was very choppy IMO - like mini mysteries solved as the book goes on.the couple was cute and I enjoyed them getting together but it was sort of a cliffhanger where we know another bad guy but they don't near the end so I guess they continue to the next book or two.

just started Northern Exposure by Jennifer LeBrecque, first of 3 Blaze titles set in Alaska. boy small print sucks LOL! they need to make these suckers large print and I never thought I'd say that! going for breakfast tacos then back to bed.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 10:00 AM ET
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I finished Lori Wilde's Sweethearts Knitting Club.  It was ok, just kinda hard to get into.  It really got annoying that one of the character's was named Hondo, and there was 2 pages that his name was interchanged with Honda.  Ugggghhh.  I went back to Mallery's Sweet Spot.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 11:09 AM ET
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In the middle of Robyn Carr's Promise Canyon and so far it has been good. Feels a bit more chic-litty this time around.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 11:26 AM ET
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Just finished The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe   book was fantastic

Just started the sequel  Swimming Lessons,  so far it is great

 

If you haven't read any of her books do so you will not be disappointed

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 12:24 PM ET
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I'm reading The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks.  I've heard really good things about this book, and it features those alpha, to-die-for-good-looking-military-types.  I'm 75 pages in and it is goooood!!

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 3:16 PM ET
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I didn't get too far into Northern Exposure - waaayyy too sleepy! I think it's one I'll like though and a good time to start some Blaze titles since I'll be on day shift and can't really read at work and these aren't ones I usually read there anyways due to some being pretty spicy LOL!

Berite I think I read Beach House a long time ago - well around 2003 - think it's one a cousin who was staying with me gave me to read(from her  mom's recommendation) I liked it but it wasn the light/happy stuff I normally read - seems like it had a few storylines going on in it.

Keri that sounds promising(Promise Canyon) I like her stuff but the earlier ones just seemed better to me. I disliked Vanni a book or 2 after she had Matt and after this last book I don't like Mel either!

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 3:56 PM ET
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I am reading Sing My Name by Ellen OConnell. I read  the review on AAR and its a historical western which fits my mood lately.  It only cost me  only$2.99 on my nook and it has over 900 pages so it is a mega deal. So far it has really kept me interested. It is a epic western set over years. Due to a misunderstanding out their control the H&H are separated for years. He goes to jail and she tries to find work (that isn't whoring).  I am on page 600 something and I haven't gotten bored yet. She reminds me of Maggie Osborne but with hotter sex. I just looked her up and OConnell has written another book and I will definitely be checking it out.  I'll give a better review after I finish it but so far I really like it.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 4:03 PM ET
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I have to say I really am not liking the Virgin River series any more. She might be going the way of stephanie laurens.  Carr used to tell an amazing story , I used to care about the people I was reading. Now it just seems she is trying to crank out as many of the stories she can .  I will say that summer in Sonoma was really good , but the last few VRwas a waste of my money. I think I will wait for a trade or library from now on.  

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 4:27 PM ET
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Read Carla Kelly's The Admiral's Penniless Bride -- actually liked it more and more as I thought about different parts and re-read the ending with misunderstanding and reunion -- I know some didn't like the tears but it showed his more human side after years of the navy --- And that he wasn't perfect.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 5:20 PM ET
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patricia potter - defiant

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 5:23 PM ET
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I finished Lover Enshrined by JR Ward.  It was ok.  I totally wasn't into Phury at all, but it was good in that the other stories progressed and that kept my interest.

Not sure what I'm reading next.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:16 PM ET
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DNR Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh, for the second time around.  I tried to read it a few years ago and couldn't finish it.  I just can't stand the wishy-washyness of the characters and the storyline just kind of bpunces all over the place. 

I've been wanting to read the Maya Banks series.  Let me know how it is Kathy!

Jesse- I'm going to have to check out the O'Connell book now.  That sounds good.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:34 PM ET
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Susanna, in the end it was good, but not great.

Jessie I read O'connells Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold and I really enjoyed it. It was an awesome read for me.  I am going to have to pick up her latest.

Started Penny McCall's Worth The Trip and it started out really good, but the TSTL moments are really starting to stack up.l

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:57 PM ET
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Decided to try Diana Palmer's Before Sunrise.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 8:00 PM ET
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I finished Some Like it Scot, and it was just ok.  Way too much internal dialogue- I want to know what the characters are thinking, but perhaps not in such great detail!  It really interrupts the flow of the story.

Then I read Promise Canyon, nearly all in one sitting but not quite.  I liked it a lot more than the 3 books she published last year.  Still have some issues with it- the story is starting to get spread a bit thin, now that there are so many characters.  I liked the main characters of this story though.

Now I"m on Whisper Falls, the new one from Toni Blake.  Good so far.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 9:35 PM ET
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I'm not liking *anything*. Think I will reread some Agatha Christie.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 9:35 PM ET
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Just finished reading To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt.  Now trying to decide which of the many books on my shelf I should read next.  Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase, Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood, Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn or Charming the Prince by Teresa Meideros.  Which should it be?

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 12:15 AM ET
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Tina I vote Charming the Prince - it's kinda cute!(at least I think that's the one I read a while back - not much into historical but the prince has all these kids and the heroine was cute)

still reading Northern Exposure - wish I hadn't been so tired..and hope I can fall back to sleep after 'breakfast' I just had LOL!

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 8:59 AM ET
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I finished Tapestry by Karen Ranney, which was very good but rather dark and intense. I wanted something totally different so I took out from the library Under Fire by Jo Davis. It's the first time I've read any books by her, and I enjoyed it, but I just couldn't get over all the stuff that happens to the hero and some other coincidences that were just too much of a stretch for me. But I'd definitely read some of her other books in the series.

Not sure what I want to read next. I looked at my TBR pile and nothing called out to me. I'm in the mood for a mystery I think, so I might read A Fountain Filled with Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming. I got the entire series, read the first book a few months ago and am just in the mood for something I know will be really good.

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 10:14 AM ET
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Up In Smoke (Silver Dragons, Bk 2) by Katie MacAlister was entertaining, but this series is in no way on par with her Aisling books. 

Taking a break from the dragons for a short spell and picked up Charlene Teglia's Wicked Hot. It's mindless erotica, but the dialogue is pretty snazzy. smiley

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 10:56 AM ET
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I loved Wicked Hot.  It's on my erotic romance keeper shelf.  

I just finished the first in a Harlequin Blaze mini-series that was pretty darned good.  Unfortunately, I can't tell anyone what book it is as I'm planning to use it in the upcoming HQ Mini-series swap that I'll be hosting later in January LOL.    There were six books in this mini-series, but I only have three of them.  I can already tell I'm going to have to get my hands on the other three :-)

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 11:54 AM ET
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ok Lynne pm me since I'm not doing any swaps LOL!

still on the same Blaze myself - think it's gonna be a good one - even the storyline that is!

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 3:00 PM ET
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I finished The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt and Lipstick on His Collar by Inez Kelley today. They were both good reads. I'm getting ready to start Playing Easy to Get by Kenyon, Cole & Black.

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 3:32 PM ET
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Finished McCall's Worth The Trip and it wasn't at least not for me worth the trip. There were just too many things that drew me out of the story. I finished it, but I don't think I will read anything else of hers.

I am now reading Stepanie Tyler's Lie With Me a NTM author and I am really enjoying it so far. Very tightly written.

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