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Subject: What are we reading this week? 11/22/09 - 11/28/09
Date Posted: 11/22/2009 7:22 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 7:38 AM ET
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I just started the next in Christine Warren's Others series - Walk on the wild Side I think is the title..about the leos..not sure if it'll tie back in with the other guys I've been reading about in the series but so far it's kinda cute - she's country with an accent and down to earth and he's next in line leo in vegas. just been too tired and distracted a bit to read much but I'm almost 1/3 thorugh it and not having the dread like I had with the last book with all the deceit thank goodness.

I also have the first 2 and 4th(3rd still wl'd but should be posted soon) in Allie Pleiter's Kentucky series with 'Bluegrass' in the titles..it's a mini series from Love Inspired. her other 2 books I've read in this line were cutesy though the heroine I kinda wanted to smack a few times in each LOL! I'm hoping this will be good light fun reads as well. I also have Fools Rush In by Janice somebody - a christian romance I got from the library and need to read if I'm gonna read it so I can turn it back in.  as usual too much I wanna read and not enough time or energy!

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:08 AM ET
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Well I started, somewhat skimmed and finished Alaskan Renegade by Kate Bridges last night.  I was hoping it would get me out of my reading slump. (Just haven't  felt like reading the last few days)  The first part was pretty good but then it kind of stalled out and the heroine was borderline TSTL for me.  I love Kate Bridges but this wasn't her best effort in my opinion.

I'm also still slowly reading through Seafaring Women by David Cordingly.  Its a non-romance about women on the seas throughout history.  I like it that its broken down into small chapters so I can read it in between books and other things.  Very intersting so far!

Not sure what I'm going to read next.  I need to see what I have that's wishlisted.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 1:13 PM ET
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I almost bought that book today Sherri! well that author and there were 2 with Alaska in the title...put it back though and got a few others that looked good. like I needed any  more. also bought some from half.com today! someone mentioned this author and I found she had a backlist that I think is just regular historical(the one mentioned was a love inspired historical)..weird name and can't remember it..Griggs? think Griggs is the last name. anyways they sounded good from the descriptions and I was needing some retail therapy.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 4:56 PM ET
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This weekend I read:

A WICKED LORD AT THE WEDDING by Jillian Hunter. I didn't really care for it. The main couple is married but has been separated . The whole story around their separation and reconcilliation just irritated me. It didn't seem like they ever dealt with anything.

 A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS by Janet Chapman. I thought this was a fun read.



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Date Posted: 11/22/2009 9:21 PM ET
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I may have break down and just buy Highlander Christmas! I've liked all her books so far - nothing has stood out as spectacular but I've enjoyed reading them.

I'm still reading Walk on the Wild Side by Christine Warren. Hopefully I'll finish tonight or tomorrow but since I"m working days, parents are coming down tomorrow, and I'll be tired from not enough sleep since not adjusted to day shift yet....not sure how it'll go!

ETA" well geez! I went to bookdepository to order the latest Singh paranormal since I hve the others and coworker has caught up(I plan to try them later on) and  found Highlander Christmas and orderd it. came back to take it off my wl and could't find it! sure enough I'd had it on auto and it was posted and printed! so guess I'll have an extra to post in a week or two if anyone's interested! can't figure out how to change the o rder on bookdepository.



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Date Posted: 11/22/2009 10:42 PM ET
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I'm also still slowly reading through Seafaring Women by David Cordingly.

I just found this book in a second hand shop and bought it because it looked cool.  You will have to let me know how it is though, it is not on my next-to-read list.  Got a few books ahead of it.

I think I will read The Other Bolyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory next, it's been sitting there waiting for me to open it for a while, but they keep showing the darn movie on the Showtime movie channel, so I watch that instead.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 10:52 PM ET
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Started The Price of Indescretion by Cathy Maxwel, but it's kinda meh. I may skim the rest.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 2:48 AM ET
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I finished Walk on the Wild Side by Christine Warren. I liked this one...country girl for the heroine! and a bossy lion for the hero

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 4:22 AM ET
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I haven't found reading for the week yet. I need one with a cover I can show in my parents' house. :)

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 4:55 AM ET
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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, This is one of those books that crosses genres chick lit, H/F romance.  If it dosen't grab me, and the mail carrier is very good to me I will continue with Stephanie Laurens Cynster series.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 8:37 AM ET
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I'm going to attempt to finish reading Devil Takes a Bride by Gaelen Foley. I started it over a month ago, read about 100 pages and then put it down.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 8:46 AM ET
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Still plowing through Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor - I'm really liking it even though you don't like the heroine.  Hopefully be done in a few days time here.  I'm part way through The Raven and The Swan so I should really finish that one before starting a new one.


I got The Darkangel book from my wishlist - I thought it was an adult fantasy romance but now I find out it is YA and I went through the first few pages and I'm not sure if I will like it or not and should bother.  Anyone else read this triology?  Is it any good?



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Date Posted: 11/23/2009 9:22 AM ET
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Just finished Awaken Me Darkley by Gena Showalter, it was between meh and good lol. Not spectacular but I didn't skim it either. Not sure if I'm going to continue with the series.

I'm going to pick up a historical next, not sure which one yet. Hmm, eenie, meenie, minie, moe...and the winner is Let Sleeping Rogues Lie by Sabrina Jeffries.



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Date Posted: 11/23/2009 10:27 AM ET
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I'm about halfway through with Megan Hart's Dirty. Really liking it so far. Dan seems to be a great character, but I keep waiting for the sh*t to hit the fan. This is, after all, a Megan Hart book. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 11:38 AM ET
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I decided to finish an anthology I've been reading called Arkansas by Christine Lynxwiler.  I had one more story to read, so I finished that this morning.  Overall, it was just OK.   Today I am starting on Running Wild by Sarah McCarty.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 12:21 PM ET
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I was gonna start an Anne Stuart book - Still Lake I think is the title but decided to try this library book so I can hopefully return it tomorrow evening. Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson. It's a christian romance set here whre I live - well about 40 miles southeast in Galveston and so far I think it's gonna be a cute/funny story though I'm still in the beginning. a crazy italian family living in galveston and the woman is 29 and her father put her in charge of the family's wedding business. first in a new series. waiting for the boss to leave so I can concentrate LOL!

then hopefully back to Anne Stuart since it has 'lake' in the title and will fit one of the RT challenges (plus I've had it on my tbr shelf a long time!) then  I'm hoping book 6 in Christine Warren's Others series will arrive so I can finish up that series...

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 1:07 PM ET
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Reading Forever in Texas by Jodi Thomas and really loving it so far.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 4:00 PM ET
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Cheshire-Cat - I highly recommend The Darkangel. It's marketed as YA, but I think the tone is dark enough to warrant as adult. The book in which the entire trilogy is sold is labeled as adult, and I read that one, so I'm not sure if they exclude certain aspects of the story to put it in the YA category. It's very well-written, although rather bittersweet. Let me know what you think!

On another note, I am making my way through Sweet Everlasting, even though I should really be studying my butt off for finals. -_-

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 7:56 AM ET
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Thanks Rosie - I'll have to give it a try.  The premise sounds really cool and it has very good reviews.  I just have to get my mindset out of historic mode and into fantasy mode!  :)

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 8:52 AM ET
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I'm reading The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander.  So far it's been pretty depressing - a lot of bad things happening to the heroine when a lot of bad things in her past are already alluded to.  <sigh>  I'm hoping it'll pick up, but right now it's just struggle after struggle.  lol

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 9:22 AM ET
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I'm still reading Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson..from what I've read so for if you love reading about food(!) and like a light fun so far easy-going christian romance you might like this one. It's set in Galveston/Splendora Houston area (which is where I live) and has a cowboy..well country guy! mde me so hungryI bought a pizza and alfredo chicken dish for meals here at work today! would've read more last night but just too tired!

eta: and yippee skippee the Christine Warren book arrived yesterday - the one that's holding me up! and yep looks like the Fantasy Fix re-mix!



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Date Posted: 11/24/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Finished Snowfall at Willow Lake .  This is the fourth book in this series by Susan Wiggs and I have enjoyed all of them so far. 

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 10:18 AM ET
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I just did a stretch of regencies (Liz Carlyle's unnamed series published prior to Sins, Lies and Secrets series) followed by Stephanie Laurens' Mastered by Love. I was going to start Laurens' The Untamed Bride, but needed a contemporary break.

So I've been reading Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and have just finished A Virgin River Christmas. Next up is Second Chance Pass. I've got Temptation Ridge and Paradise Valley en route to me and I hope they arrive before I head to mom's for the long weekend.

Colleen

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 12:11 PM ET
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I just finished Megan Hart's Dirty. What a sad, wonderful, tragic, heart-wrenching, uplifting book! She had me weeping in my bed last night, and again this morning while I snuck in a few pages at work. Hart may write about some effed up subject matter, but she does it in such a beautiful way. The "After" chapter....damn! Gave me chills. This is one of those stories that's going to stay with me and have me cursing every book I pick up in its wake. Which right now is going to be Lori Foster's Scandalous, because it's what I brought with me today.

ETA: Everyone should have a "Dan" in their life. :-)



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