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Subject: What are we reading this week? 11/1 - 11/7, 2009
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 9:31 AM ET
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 new week!

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 9:39 AM ET
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geez ya'll! I start a new thread, go to catch up on last week's thread, and end up posting there instead of here.

I'm awake now..

I'm about halfway through Texas Cooking by Lisa Wingate - finally getting to read the first in this trilogy after I've read the 2nd and 3rd! It's good though but I wish I'd had this one to start with and gone in order. this trilogy was recommended to me on a christian romance discussion on amazon but while there's some mention of faith and praying it seems to fit in with the storyline set in Texas hill country/Waco area - small towns - and to me read basicaly as a slighly humorous(not too over the top LOL but I've found them 'cute and sweet').sorta the same feeling I had several years ago reading Curtiss Ann Matlock's series set in Oklahoma..nice clean romances set in Texas (yee haw!)

next up is Jingle Bell Babies by Kathryn Springer so I can finish up the After the Storm series from Love Inspired.

I probably won't get any farther than these 2 but hey I'm optimistic LOL so I'm debating a couple of library books - either the next in the Deep Haven series by Susan May Warren(just finished the 1st a couple nights ago) or the 3rd in the Whiskey Mattimoe series. I'm finding myself putting off reading my own stuff I wanna read in order to finish library book..what's up with that?! and I know I'm not the only one since when I mentioned it on the amazon discussion someone else said she's found herself doing the same thing.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 10:10 AM ET
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I started the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins this morning. Ok, not a romance. I am also reading What a Dragon Should Know, which is a paranormal romance. Last night I finished The Billionaire Drifter by Beverly Bird. Loved it. Its part of the Family Secrets series, and a lot of characters from previous books showed up in this one, which was nice. I'll probably stick the next one in my purse and start it soon!

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 10:18 AM ET
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I'm on the first story in an anthology called Arkansas by Christine Lynxwiler.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 10:32 AM ET
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I started Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole.  I was tired last night, though so only got a chapter or two into it.  It's been a while since I've read the first two Immortals books, so I'm having to remind myself of the characters, storylines, etc. 

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:16 PM ET
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Read Teresa Madeiros - One Night of Scandal this morning! instead of cleaning - Enjoyed it - now I hope I have the first book in my TBR pile - dealt with bipolar disease, slightly tortured hero (by himself), a stepchild, and a strong determined (otherwise known as headstrong, stubborn)... Not bad. Also listening to Linda Howard's Killing Time in the car -- a library find - didn't realize it was about time travel too! I find I do best with mystery suspense while driving - I can't pay enough attention to pure detective novels.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Still reading Arkansas and now I'm starting on Taking Chase by Lauren Dane this afternoon.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 3:20 PM ET
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Started Dark Rider by Iris Johansen.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I'm reading some books that have been on my bookshelf a long time so I just read books 4 - 8 (I had read 1 - 3 earlier this year) in the "Nightcreature" series by Lori Handeland and they were great reads.  I highly recommend this series. Here's the reading order...

1. Blue Moon (2004)
2.
Hunter's Moon (2005)
3.
Dark Moon (2005)
4.
Crescent Moon (2006)
5.
Midnight Moon (2006)
6.
Rising Moon (2007)
7.
Hidden Moon (2007)
8.
Thunder Moon (2008

I'm kind of burnt out on paranormal at this point so I think I'm going to try a historical or a futuristic next.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 5:55 PM ET
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Started Northern Lights by Nora Roberts last night.  So far I am really liking it!  I must be on a Nora Roberts/ Debbie Macomber kick lately since that is all I feel like reading. 

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 6:38 PM ET
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Diana - Northern Lights is the Roberts that got me back into reading her books after many years away. I like books set in Alaska and really enjoyed this one. I didn't care for the TV movie they made as I don't care for the actor and actress they cast in the lead, but the book was excellent.

Gail

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:10 PM ET
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Cyndi, I read Hunters Moon and really liked it. Just picked up Midnight Moon at the UBS.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 8:12 PM ET
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I'm almost done with Texas Cooking by Lisa Wingate. it's pretty good and as tired as I am I'll probably stay up and finish it so I dont have to keep wondering how it ends(though of course I know some of it since its' a romance and I've already read the next 2 books!) I think Jingle Bell Babies will be up next so I can finish that series..feels weird reading a christmas book this early..for some reason reading one in the summer didn't seem as bad LOL!

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 9:11 PM ET
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I am reading a new to me author Stephanie Laurens "Captain Jacks Woman"

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 12:59 AM ET
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I have to finish A Pirates Love by Johanna Lindsey, I kind of feel obligated to do it because now I just want to see how it ends. 

But I just found New Moon by Stephenie Meyer in a second hand shop, so I want to read it before I go see the movie.  I have to admit, I started Twilight but then didn't finish reading the book because I didn't enjoy the film.  A friend finally convinced me to read the book which was waaaaaaay better then the movie, so now I am looking forward to reading the whole series.  I will post it when I am done.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 2:34 AM ET
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Dark Rider is pretty good. I was expecting something more bodice-rippery, but I'm not disappointed.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 7:09 AM ET
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Willa, either I'm not good at figuring out  the whole "who's the bad guy" thing or she's a really good suspense writer because I didn't figure out who it was until it was revealed lol. :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 8:33 AM ET
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I finished Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas and just loved it. I think it's my favorite of her contemporaries - I just loved Jack, the hero. From that I went to some old Lori Foster (Scandalous - which is comprised of 2 stories). So-so. One of those books that was very easy to put down.

I'm now reading Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty. I'm about 1/2 way through and I find that I'm agreeing with some of the reviews on Amazon - the heroine is a Quaker and it seems like every sentence has a thee or thou - it's very annoying. I find as I'm reading it I'm replacing those words in my mind with you or yours. So far, I like it better than Sam's Creed (I just didn't care for the heroine in that one), but not as much as Caine's Reckoning (which is my favorite of her Hell's Eight series).

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 8:40 AM ET
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My copy of Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor finally came in the mail so I'm going to start that today.  This one is going to take awhile -its huge!  Mobility is also going to pose a problem because this bad boy doesn't even fit in my laptop bag!

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 10:35 AM ET
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 I have to admit, I startedTwilight but then didn't finish reading the book because I didn't enjoy the film. 

Josie, yes, definitely don't judge the series by that first disaster of a movie! I left the theater almost in tears because they ruined what could have been a great film adaptation. Hopefully they'll do a better job with New Moon. (fingers crossed) I'll probably be picking up New Moon and rereading it in a week or two to prepare for Nov. 20. And whatever you do, Josie, stay with this book! It's a hard one to get through, but beyond worth it by the end, and ended up being one of my favorites in the series. :-)



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Date Posted: 11/2/2009 10:37 AM ET
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Pioneervalleygirl-

I am about 1/3 of the way through Northern Lights and part of me wants to drag it out for awhile because it is so good.  I think I might tackle Chesapeake Blue next or Montana Sky.  Have you read either one of those?  Also, what other Nora Roberts books are set in Alaska?  I am new to her novels and I feel like I have a lot to catch up on.



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Date Posted: 11/2/2009 11:37 AM ET
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I need to finish Sam's Creed before starting Tucker's Claim - I haven't even gotten Tucker's Claim yet since I told myself I may as well keep pricing it til I find a good deal since I'm not wanting to read it right away anyways. I keep meaning to read Northern Lights but so far I haven't yet. either I'm reading something else or I can't find where I put Northern Lights..Montana Sky is good but has some animal/human killing in it.guess the 'suspense' part. so far me to be as weak as I am with that kinda stuff and still like it I'd say its' good LOL! 3 half-sisters have to live on a ranch together for a year to inherit.the a$$hole father expected to screw them all over. all find a romance and bond with each other between some psycho killer's episodes. the copy I had had a nice cover..made me wanna go there!
Date Posted: 11/2/2009 1:01 PM ET
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Diana,

Did you know that Nora R. wrote the Chesapeake Bay Trilogy - Sea Swept, Rising Tides and Inner Harbor.  Chesapeake Blue was written several years later as a follow up to that trilogy.  The hero was a boy during the trilogy.  I guess it could stand alone, but you would get a lot more out of it if you read the trilogy first.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 1:26 PM ET
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I'm reading Jingle Bell Babies by Kathryn Springer, 6th and final book in Love Inspired's After the Storm series so hopefully everything will be tied up to my satisfaction! busy-ish at work so may take a while!

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 2:02 PM ET
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This weekend I started the Rock Creek Six series by Linda Devlin and Lori Handeland.  I finished Reese, Sullivan and just began reading Rico late last night.  I would recommend this series to anyone who likes western historical romance.  So far, the first 3 books will stay in one of my keeper boxes (I don't have shelves.. I have boxes:))


Margy

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