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Subject: What are we reading this week? 1/4/09 - 1/10/09
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:00 PM ET
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Brand new week already!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:02 PM ET
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I'm still reading Dragon Actually by G. A. Aiken..would've finished but I was tired when I got home from work and couldn't keep my eyes open. This is actually a pretty short story.It's the book title and the title of the first story in the book. There's a 2nd story as well but not there yet!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:14 PM ET
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I'm onto Casey by Lori Foster, the last of the Buckhorn Brothers series.  Great series, glad I finally took the time to read it.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:35 PM ET
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I am reading My True Love by Karen Ranney.   I am liking it so far.

Angie -
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 1:08 PM ET
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I have Midnight Angel and Midnight Man...I wasn't really that impressed with Midnight Run, so I hope these are better.

Angie -
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 1:08 PM ET
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Oh, and I just finished Wildcat by Cheyenne McCray...it was okay.



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Date Posted: 1/4/2009 1:14 PM ET
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I finally finished Quest for Survival: Beast of Awakening. Only to realize that the story is not over and she must be working on a 3rd book.  It finally picked up with some action at the end, but it was overall a pretty dull read. I seriously doubt I will make an effort to get the 3rd book if it ever gets published.

Started the anthology Santa Baby, enjoyed the first one.

Anne

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 1:32 PM ET
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Angie, I liked the Midnigh series though I disliked both characters in Midnight Run - esp the stupid woman. they overlap the same time period but starts with Midnight Man though I don't know why it was first since Midnight Run seems to begin first...dunno...they're fairly similar though.

wanna get back to my dragon book!

Angie -
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 1:44 PM ET
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Thanks Susanna, maybe I'll like the other books better.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 2:02 PM ET
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I have almost completed Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts.  This is the first book in the trilogy and I am really enjoying it.  My DH and I were just talking about visiting Ireland and this book makes me want to go.  I am looking forward to book 2 and 3.  It seems like I either love or hate Nora Roberts' books. This one is a love.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 2:32 PM ET
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Started Laura Lee Guhrke's Not So Innocent yesterday, saving it to finish at the gym today. Meanwhile started Salvation in Death. I also reread Sandra Brown's Led Astray, which was the first contemporary I read when I was getting into romance and still really conflicted about it, so it has a strange fascination for me.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 4:05 PM ET
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I'm now involved in 3 challenges - I'm reading Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught, which is on my AAR Top 100 for 2007 challenge and is in a series (Serial Readers Challenge). I also started an audio book while walking today, Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts. I will say this: it's hard to listen to a southern accent on the audio book then switch to reading a Regency historical and not have it sound like a southern accent in my head!! Neither book fits my Winter Challenge though.

I've never read Guhrke - is she worth adding to my toppling TBR pile??

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 4:49 PM ET
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I just started and finished Fair Play by Deirdre Martin today.  I fell in love with Michael Dante.  He really reminded me of one of Suzanne Brockmann's characters which I can't think of off the top of my head.

I always love books with Italian characters because my husband is Italian and I always get a good laugh at the mannerisms and Italian curse words.  Why?  Because I face it every day :-)

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 6:20 PM ET
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Melinda, what are all these challenges? some you came up with for yourself? I saw some for romantic times last year and thought about filling them from my tbr as a tbr challenge...

I finished 'Dragon Actually' by G. A. Aiken  (the story) but am reading the 2nd story in the book now..something about chains. I think it's the dragon's parents' story. The first was really cute in places. the dragon likes to be alone and is to be feared. She's afraind of only 2 people - her father who's now dead and no longer a fear and her evil brother. she's trying to  kill her brother out of necessity for the kingdom because he's so evil. the dragon and she fall in love but he won't admit it and she lusts after the knight she believes he sends to help her train but it's really him shifted into human form. then of course he doesn't tell her...his crazy family s hows up and she wont' back down from them. gutsy woman with some balls! :-) It was entertaining though and I can't believe I was reading about slicing people's arms off and all that...

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 6:21 PM ET
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Finished When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James.  I actually liked this one a lot.  Mainly because this one isnt mucked down with too many sub plots and secondary characters.  Just plain goodness romance book from a wonderful writer.  She's such a wit, I'm starting to like her more and more.  If you enjoy reading about virgin heros and not so goodie-goodie heroines, you'll like this one.

Now I am reading something by Lori Foster, When Bruce Met Cyn, which is about a pastor and a hooker.  Liking it so far....

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:30 PM ET
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Susanna, there's a blog where one of the challenges I am doing is listed: http://readersofromance.blogspot.com

That group picks 15 categories, and you read a book for each category in a certain period of time - it works well for organizing my TBR pile reading. Then, I'm reading the All About Romance Top 100 of 2007; and another person from the Readers of Romance at Shelfari is doing a Serial Readers Challenge - we're reading series in 2009. It's just fun and a good way to get those TBR books read - I try not to buy new books for them... Plus we post what books we are reading and talk about them.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:00 PM ET
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that looks like fun Melinda..guess I'll have to wait and catch the spring challenge if I do it!

gosh wanna go read so I may just spend my night off reading for escape! or piddling on the computer all night!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:11 PM ET
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I finished two books over the last 2 days.  Man of her Dreams by Tami Hoag.  Good but a little dated (orig pub 1989) and kind of reminded me of Diana Palmer's books with the dumb-as-a-rock hero. LOL  Also read Night Fall by Cherry Adair.  I liked it better than I thought I would, given the storyline. (Note: Susanna, definitely not for you - a lot of violence)  Not a terrific read but not a waste of time either.  I liked her TFLAC books better when they didn't incorporate paranormal elements into them.

Going to change up a bit and read Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy next.  Its a western historical with an inspirational theme.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:23 PM ET
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Still working on A Breath of Snow and Ashes.  I'm more than halfway done, which is saying a lot for a 900+ page book!!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:43 PM ET
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I've never read Guhrke - is she worth adding to my toppling TBR pile??

I've got three of her books on my keeper shelf, out of eight I've read, so I dunno. :-) I didn't like Not So Innocent nearly as much as Kim did, though it was a enjoyable read.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:47 PM ET
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thanks Sherri! my goal this year is to toughen up! maybe...I did make it through Aiken's dragon book where the woman was lopping off heads, arms, etc..proud of myself. don't know why it didnt' botherme..maybe the humor and/or the fact that it was ' fantasy-ish' so I sorta thought it fit and wasn't totally identifying with it...wish I had a dragon..sigh..

think I'll go climb in bed and read the rest of it..the parents' story.then not sure what I'll start next..I'm already just 1 book for the whole year and I like to aim for 1 per day with a few shorter ones thrown in! last month I was off target too!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 9:15 PM ET
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I finished up An Independent Woman by Candace Camp--pretty good book. I read Charmed and Deadly by Candace Havens today--love Bronwyn the Witch--and have moved on to She's No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 10:05 PM ET
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I finished reading Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead and it was great. I'm going to give Nora Roberts another try and read Morrigan's Cross.

eta: I'm going to read an m/m book called Ransom by Lee Rowan instead. I want to take a quick break from paranormal and I decided to try this book.



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Date Posted: 1/5/2009 2:00 AM ET
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just finished TEMPT THE DEVIL by Anna Campbell. I think its her best one yet (for the record, didnt like ctc, LIKED untouched)

I know it got a very low grade at AAR recently. I think someone must have been in a pissy mood when they read it

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 2:30 AM ET
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I  finished Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken. It was pretty good! I just started About a Dragon by the same author..haven't gotten too far into it but I think this one is just one long story instead of 2 shorter ones. Figuers the next book isn't out until next fall! Oh well Robyn Carr, Kerrelyn Sparks, Victoria Laurie, and Lucy Monroe all have something out before then and there's always mt tbr!

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