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Subject: What are we reading this week? 10/18 - 10/24
Date Posted: 10/18/2009 6:44 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 6:47 AM ET
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Not reading romance right now..finally finished that mystery Beware False Profits by Emilie Richards - pretty good cozy series. Now I"m less than 100 pages from being done with Sisterchicks by Robin Jones Gunn. I'm enjoying it  though I can't say it's anything super duper spectacular..just something about it's appealing to me - maybe it's the big print and lack of too much drama LOL! I"m finding it much faster reading than the tiny print mystery and of course browsing through the library listing I find they have it in large print..I had no idea they had this series in large print since I thought they were all just cozy paperbacks.

Will probably read a romance next but not sure which.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Just grabbed The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes to start. Debbie

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Reading The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter.   So far, its excellent.



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Date Posted: 10/18/2009 9:51 AM ET
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I just finished Sin by Sharon Page.  I liked it a lot better than Black Silk (which actually takes place after Sin but I didn't get them in order).  The sex scenes were very explicit but very sexy & romantic, and I could really believe the affection between Marcus & Venetia. 

Not sure what I'll read next!

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 11:33 AM ET
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Started Jill Shalvis's Blue Flame.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 3:37 PM ET
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 I started Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl...sounds funny but then got very very very strong hints of a stalker theme with a very much powerful has total control stalker...not sure I can handle this..I HATE stalker themes esp when no one believes the heroine and it's someone abusing his power... but darn the first part is cute so I dunno which way this one is gonna go...I know someone here has read it 'cause I saw it recommended in another thread but can't remember the thread or  who mentioned it.

so might be in the market for a newone! I did finish  Sisterchicks by Robin Jones Gunn..it was a quick read, esp being large print for speed reading!

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 4:52 PM ET
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Finishing up an HP, The Italian's Bought Bride. Quite good. I'll look for Kate Hewitt again.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 4:58 PM ET
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I've been away from romance - finished The Horse Whisperer and was not a huge fan. I'll pick up more Sherry Thomas at the library, since I loved the one I read last week.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 5:20 PM ET
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Finished A  Place To Call Home by Deborah Smith.  I love the first half - but the second was stinky. Part 1 (the first half) was in first person when the heroine was a little girl and the hero was barely a teenager, it was very good. But Part 2 (the second half) went down hill fast.  It was 20 years later and was slow, slow.  Would not recommend.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 6:44 PM ET
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I just started Wicked Lord at the Wedding by Jillian Hunter (another Boscastle book).  I hope it's good because I've been in a reading funk for the last few weeks.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 8:02 PM ET
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Susanna, don't give up on Talk Me Down, it was a really good book. I didn't feel the stalker angle was that strong in the 2nd 1/2 of the book.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 8:12 PM ET
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I've been in a major reading funk lately too. In the past week there has been 3 books I gave up on. Right now I'm reading The Ideal Husband by Shari Anton and it's just okay, but I don't want just okay. I want something that has me engrossed. Something I don't want to put down. Only nothing sounds good! I just might give up and watch some TV instead...

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 8:30 PM ET
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thanks Keri..I may read a historical for the RT challenge(Bridal Favors by Connie Brockway) since I found it while hunting for Miss Wonderful (which I never found!) I think Talk Me Down looks like a cute read but gosh I hate stalker stuff I mean REALLY hate it! I listened to a Jennifer Crusie book where this coach wouldn't take 'it's over' and was trying to hurt the woman's dog and doing stuff ot her house that could cause injury..can't believe I made it through that one! of course I can' tbelieve I make it through a lot.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 9:39 PM ET
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I finished Texas Destiny and The Wives of Bowie Stone. Had the Kleenex box out for both of those.  Shannon K. Butcher's Love You To Death was a DNF for me.  I enjoy romantic suspense books but IMHO this was more of a romantic/horror.  Love You To Death really creeped me out. 

Margy

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 9:55 PM ET
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Margaret, Sorry to hear you didn't like LYTD, I really enjoyed Love You To Death and was sorry to see it end. I also enjoyed the Wives of Bowie Stone.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 8:11 AM ET
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Just finished A Most Unconventional Match by Julia Justiss, it was ok but nothing great. I'm in a reading challenge in the games forum so I'm  reading some of the books that have been on my shelf for a while. :)

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 10:00 AM ET
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This weekend I read A COUNTERFEIT BETROTHAL by Mary Balogh and I just started UNDER THE MISTLETOE.  I also bought on Ebay CHRISTMAS BELLE  and A CHRISTMAS BRIDE.   I must be on a  Balogh high or something.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 11:43 AM ET
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Picked up Covet by JR Ward  when I saw it at Walmart(had no idea she had a new one out lol). Just finished it last night , I have to say I really didn't get into it until about 1/2 of the way in. I seriously had trouble following all these character at first. I think this could be an interesting series , but it just didn't capture my undivided attention like the black dagger books. Also I thought the conflict at the end was wrapped up a little to fast and easy. I will be reading the others because I am intrigued at where this is going.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 11:54 AM ET
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I'm finally done with An Echo in the  Bone.  Just...wow.  I'm blown away in so many ways, both good and bad.  I posted more detailed thoughts in the thread on the Historical Fiction forum, so that's all I'll say here, so as not to post any spoilers in an unexpected place.

I always have trouble picking another book after finishing a Gabaldon, so don't know what to move on to next.  I'm still absorbing AEITB.  I did read a non-fiction book called P.S. What I Didn't Say, by a local (Portland) author, Megan McMorris, and it was really interesting.  It's an anthology of letters to and about female friends, kind of explores the different dynamics of friendships between females of all ages, both positive and negative.  Now I'm taking a bit of a breather before picking something else.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 3:01 PM ET
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Readin Autumn in Scotland, which is following my now classic Karen Ranney pattern:

1) Pick up book, thinking, "Kim really likes Ranney, this will be good."

2) Am suprised by how ungood book is, despite the quality of the writing.

3) Check Kim's review, discover she didn't like this one either.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 6:36 PM ET
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I started Adam's Fall by Sandra Brown ("Rt challenge) found another one at the library that looks good by this author so may count Adam's Fall for the medical profession(she's a physical therapist) and read this other one for the Sandra Brown challege

also picked up Texas Cooking by Lisa Wingate which is the first in the trilogy I've read out of order so I may read it after Adam's Fall.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 7:32 PM ET
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Oh, I'll have to do the Kim test on the stack of Karen Ranney's I have before I read them. Not that I have the same taste as Kim LOL! But gotta start somewhere!

I need to get back into Pale Moon Rider.....I was doing good at one book at a time but now I am back at 3...oops. I started Sacrament by Susan Squires, which is a historical paranormal romance, and I am really enjoying it! I am also still reading a contemporary Intimate Moments.

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 8:14 PM ET
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I have gotten to where I look for Kim and Sherri reviews when I'm deciding whether to try a new-to-me author.  I haven't found one I really disagree with yet. :)

Date Posted: 10/19/2009 9:28 PM ET
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But Anne, I almost have the same tastes as Kim and you almost have the same tastes as me. Surely the laws of congruence work here? ;-)

Just read the weakest, silliest Penny Jordan. Must review on GoodReads when I have more time, but off dancing now.

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