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Subject: What are you reading this week? 11-07 to 11-13,
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:07 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:08 AM ET
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I just finished Lynsay Sands The Perfect Wife. The premise was right up my ally, but it didn't work for me.  I gave it two stars on Goodreads and the review is out there. There were too many things that drove me crazy about it.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:33 AM ET
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Abotu halfway done with A Place to Call Home. More fiction than romance, but good reading.

I didn't like that one either, Keri - not my kind of humor.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 12:09 PM ET
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hmm I have Perfect Wife in my tbr..somewhere..I love her vampire series at least the lighter ones..some got a bit too dark for me.

I'm still reading Mackenzie's Magic by Linda Howard(Maris' shorter story)..I wish all my books were ebooks now..so much less space..but man to replace my faves with ebooks would cost a fortune! I did get Suzanne Brockmann's and Linda Howards's series though(tall dark and dangerous and the mackenzies) and I'll have to keep an eye out for any deals with JAK and her psuedonyms and a couple of Nora Roberts' but not holding my breath!

I think my next read will be a love inspired I just got - forgot the title but its book 6 and the last in the Alaska Bridal Rush continuity..as a continuity not sure it works for me(actually it barely held together at times IMO) but I've enjoyed each book enough that it wasn't a waste of time but I had such high hopes for this series like AFter the Storm...oh well!

working night shift tonight so back to bed for me in a little bit.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 12:12 PM ET
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Willa, I like that kind of humor as a general rule, but it was a bit too constant for me to enjoy it. Suzanne, you might enjoy it more than I did. I guess she is going ot be one of those hit or miss authors for me. I love Love is Blind.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 3:25 PM ET
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I read Running Wild by Sarah McCarty.  I love, love, love her historicals, but I don't think her paranormals are my thing.  I read Caleb (Shadow wranglers) and now this one (about werewolves) and they're just blah.  Not nearly as exciting or emotional or sexy as other paranormals.  I do have Wild Instinct (which follows Running Wild I believe) and will probably skim through it before I post, but I'm disappointed.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 5:26 PM ET
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About 1/2 way through Kade: Armed and Dangerous by Cheyenne McCray.  I like it for the fact that the author acknowledges that this was the first romance novel that she ever wrote.  It has been revised since then (the original title was Wild Borders and was only available as an e-book.)  It is well written and very focused.   I think out of the Armed and Dangerous series, this one should have been first, rather than the third.  I like the character of Kade very much and the heroine, Kelsey, is developed very well.  There is (so far) no mention of the characters that were in the first two books and this one could very easily be a stand alone.  So far I am enjoying it; however I thought I would have been further along by now.  I caught a head cold late Friday and have been drifting in and out of naps since then.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 6:06 PM ET
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Just finished Jim Butcher's STORM FRONT and really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Now I'm going back to GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER, anthology with Joanne Fluke (read), Laura Levine and Leslie Meier. I was like a kid in a candy store when I went to the library a couple of weeks ago, came home with more books than I should have (went to pick up #2 Myron Bolitar book). Picked up the Fluke one so I can stay caught up with the Hannah books.

Gail

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 7:13 PM ET
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I finished my re-read of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs.   Think I'm going to re-read Iron Kissed while I'm at it.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 7:23 PM ET
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I read Skyfall by Catherine Asaro today and I really loved it! 

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 9:54 PM ET
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Okay, finished Kade: Armed and Dangerous and I have mixed feelings.  The end felt a bit rushed and it wasn't anything like the other books.  Perhaps I spoke a bit too soon and stated that this should be the first book in the series because some questions that came up in the first two books were answered, albeit in an awkward way.   Still, I would have liked to have seen some of the characters from Luke: Armed and Dangerous and Zach: Armed and Dangerous in this novel.

Overall the book was meh.  Not that good but not that bad.  The son, Trent, seemed incredibly childish (he's 9 and acts like he is 4..seriously, he gets off on coloring) and the situtations seem a bit stilted and forced.  The story line is a bit awkward and very predictable.  It did not follow the Armed and Dangerous story line set up in the first two books with cattle rustlers and tracking illegals.  This sort of talked about it since Kade is a Border Patrol officer, but there is nothing there about his job.  Overall this is the weakest book in the series and I am wondering why it was included in the series.  It would have been better being a stand alone book with a different title.  Hey, wait a minute....it was!  Seriously, the publisher should have kept it as Wild Borders and should not have tried to force it into a series where it clearly doesn't belong.  I don't know, maybe there was a publishing/copyright issue as to why it had to have a name change.

I hope McCray goes back to the original format because I am looking forward to Book 4, Clay: Armed and Dangerous.  I will however wait before I drop any money on this one to see if this one goes to the Armed and Dangerous format or if it is another rewrite.



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Date Posted: 11/8/2010 1:58 AM ET
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well dang since the books is coming to me I hope there's at least some hot nookie in it! surprise and a dang kid in it too? oh well I liked Luke ok..the story with Zach not as much. I may be taking Clay off my list if I don't like this one! too many books and not enough time!

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 9:03 AM ET
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Just about done with Covet...about 50 pages left.  Next up, Rules of An Engagement by S. Enoch. 

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 10:03 AM ET
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Yes Susanna, there is some hot nookie in it!  LOL

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 11:28 AM ET
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Be with Me by Maya Banks was good, but it wasn't keeper material for me. I don't know why, something just didn't click for me. The guys were super sweet and sexy, though!

Another Banks up next: For Her Pleasure.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 12:13 PM ET
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Well, I have hardly had any reading time lately- I had a table at a holiday bazaar over the weekend, so have spent the last week or so preparing for that.  I am really itching to get through the book I started last week, Highlander's Challenge by Jo Barrett.  I'm not very far in, and I haven't made up my mind about it yet.  It's a time-travel, which I generally like, but so far, the heroine is adapting to being thrown 400+ years into the past just a little too well for my taste.  Yes, I know I have to suspend a lot of disbelief to read a time-travel to begin with, but when the time-travelling character has no adjustment issues, that is a bit bothersome for me.  Lamenting the lack of gummy bears in the 16th century doesn't count, lol.

Not sure what I'll start next when this one is finished.  I have the next Meg Benjamin book, Wedding Bell Blues, so might do that one.  I still feel somewhat compelled to read WL books first, and I have a few of those on my TBR.  Too many choices and too big of a TBR going into the holidays, sigh.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 12:38 PM ET
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Just started The Spymaster's Lady and it's going well!

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 1:18 PM ET
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DG that is an awesome read. I am about 1/2 way through Allison  Brennan's Fear No Evil and so far it has been completely at the edg of my seat good. I have enjoyed the entire trilogy, but I think this is going to be the best of the three.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:39 PM ET
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Finally started Halfway to the Grave! Enjoying it so far.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:54 PM ET
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I just finished Maybe This Time by Jennifer Cruise...not sure what I think, to be honest. It was good, but bizarre. Almost too hard to follow at times (admittedly, I read books for relaxation, not to overtax my brain, so it doesn't take much for me to get lost!) and I guess I am just not a fan of paranormal. That said, the characters were great, as with all of her books.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:27 PM ET
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i"m still on Mackenzie's Magic! slow reader here. Just took back a TON of library books..kept about 3 - and picked up a ILL that was there plus have a few ot hers in my tbr I want to get to...I was too overwhelmed with all those books staring at me..bad enough my own tbr is pushingme out the door LOL!

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:35 PM ET
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Finished AB's Fear No Evil and it did turn out the best of the trilogy and the entire trilogy was very good. My review is up on GRs.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 8:31 PM ET
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Lesley- Wedding Bell Blues was great!  My hubby mailed book 3 to you today so hopefully you will get it by the weekend....even with the holiday thrown in.  smiley

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Thanks Diana- I am looking forward to it!  I really like that author, at least what I have read from her so far!

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 11:20 PM ET
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Finished Blaze of Memory today. It was probably my least favorite so far of the series. Not enough of the Changelings in it for me I think. Thats it for the Psy series for me for right now. I dont have the next one yet, lol.

Ok, well I put it off for wayyyy too long because I know the books have CRAZY cliffhangers but I just cant wait any longer. Tomorrow Im going to start Dreamfever by Moning. At least this way I only have to wait until January to get my hands on the last one. I LOVE this series.

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