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Subject: What are we reading this week? 11/23/08 - 11/29/08
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:12 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:16 PM ET
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Already a new week! yikes! time's flying and I'm nowhere near ready for Christmas :-(

I read some more of 'lost in NashVegas'..pretty good and a little funny in places - she's so 'country'! waiting for my late lunch to finish cooking..sigh..impatient and starving! but too lazy to go upstairs and get the books so I can read some of it while I wait so I may start one of the series romances I got at the grocery story. don't usually do that but they were 25% off.I'd had the new Jodi Thomas book if THOSE had been discounted.it sounds good! but too cheap to shell out 8 bucks! I got the silhoutte nocturne vampire christmas II and merline lovelace's story is about a vamp needing a dentist..sounds awfully close to kerrelyn sparks' book-how to marry a millionaire vampire...oh well. there are 2 shorts stories. also got the n ext Homecoming Heroes book from love inspired. should be pretty quick reads.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:22 PM ET
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I am reading Danger Calls by Caridad Paniero, a intimate moments but it is the first in her series that is now with nocturne, so of course I have to read it. It's ok. I like the hero, but the heroine not so much.

I am also reading Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle. Haven't gotten far but again the heroine seems a tad annoying lol I am not far enough to really know how I feel about her though.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:37 PM ET
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I have that series Ashley but haven't started on it yet.by the time I tracked down 'danger calls' I was on another reading kick!

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:06 PM ET
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I finished THE COWBOY and THE ANGEL by Marin Thomas on Friday.  Today/tonight I should finish

A TEXAS THANKSGIVING by Margaret Daley. 

 

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday.   :::::thud:::::

 

  Where has this year gone?? 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:18 PM ET
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I gave up on Devour by Melina Morel--I just could not get into it--so instead, I'm going to start Untamed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast--book 4 of the House of Night YA series.

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Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:19 PM ET
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I read Mine at Midnight and Seduce me at Sunrise by Kleypas this weekend. The first was a bit disappointing, I usually like her books better, but I really liked the second and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

This week I have A Wallflower Christmas, Loose and Easy (Janzen), and Cherry Adair at the top of my TBR list.



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Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:37 PM ET
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I couldn't read Devour either

Love the house of night books though

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 6:21 PM ET
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I know that Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard got good reviews but honestly for me its a serious wallbanger.  I couldn't even finish it.  But I am absolutely LOVING Surrender by Pamela Clare.  Very good!

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 6:26 PM ET
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I have Surrender in my TBR pile. Good to know it's worth reading.  I gave up on With EVery Breath by Lynn Kurland. I just could not by this modern, gorgeous woman being a virgin at 33.  Not just a virgin but never been kissed.  Just too unbelievable in this day and age. 

I'm reading another Cozy: Three Bedrooms One Corpse by Charlaine Harris.  It's the 3rd Aurora Teagarden book. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 7:07 PM ET
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Just started Leaving Wiskey Bend by Dorothy Garlock.  I do like her westerns. Hope this one is as good as her previous ones.

Jane

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 7:59 PM ET
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Devour by Melina Morel is one of the ones that i looked at in the store and decided in the first few pages i wasn't interested.  i don't even remember what it was about now, just that i should not get it.

last night i read Up In Smoke (Silver Dragons, Bk 2) by Katie MacAlister, which i did like better than the first one.  still probably not a keeper series though.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 9:12 PM ET
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I finished up an erotic anthology Built by Amie Stuart, Jami Alden, and Bonnie Edwards - the Jami Alden story was the best of the bunch by far, the other 2 were just so-so.   I'm about 75 pages into Heat of the Night (Dream Guardians, Book 2) by Sylvia Day which is a paranormal erotic - it's really good so far!

 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 9:22 PM ET
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I'm glad I didn't waste money or credits on Devour--it's a library book so I don't feel bad about not reading it!

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Date Posted: 11/23/2008 9:30 PM ET
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I know that Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard got good reviews but honestly for me its a serious wallbanger.

I loved that series! The first one not so much as the others, though...if you hated it that much you probably don't want to read the others, but in case you can't help yourself, I think it gets better...IMO

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 10:18 PM ET
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I love Dorothy Garlock. She one of the few that I will read all of her books even if I don't like one here and there. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 10:18 PM ET
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I have a couple Pamela Clare books in my TBR, Surrender being one of them. Glad to hear it's good reading. Right now, though, I'm a few chapters in to Cain's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty (I had to jump on the McCarty bandwagon, don't wanna be left out!) and I'm enjoying it so far.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 10:36 AM ET
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I started Merline Lovelace's story in Holiday with a Vampire II (silhouette nocturne) but only got a few pages into it before crashing. I brought that book, the newest Holiday Heroes, and Lost in NashVegas with me to work(hey doesn't hurt to be optimistic) but boss is here and so far we've been a little bit busy :-( bummer bummer bummer but hopefully I'll have some time later this afternoon to read a bit. Might get back to the NashVegas book and get it finished though I'm really wanting to read the other 2! That'll be my incentive maybe!

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:18 PM ET
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Last week I read Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard. Great dialogue and very funny, in spite of the psycho killer plot.

Right now I'm finishing up a young adult novel called Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. It's about what might happen if the moon was hit by an asteroid and knocked closer to the earth. Pretty grim stuff, but also fascinating in a train-wreck kind of way.

Then I need to start reading a nonfiction book called Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Not my usual fare, that's for sure, but I volunteered to lead a discussion on the book at my local library, so I figure the least I can do is read it! I think I'll need to read something else as I'm trying to tackle Three Cups of Tea, so next on the list for this week is Miranda Blue Calling by Michelle Curry Wright, a chick lit romance.

Happy reading, everyone!

Madaleine

 



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Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:28 PM ET
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I just finished Lake News and An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky. I've seen this author on several bookshelves here but rarely? never? see her discussed. I guess they're more "women's fiction" than romance, but I loved them both! The stories reminded me a lot of the writing of Robyn Carr's Virgin River (which I am waiting on WL for the sequels now). I found all 3 of these books sorta like comfort food - very easy to read, enjoyed the story and the characters.

Now I'm doing a sort of re-read of Open Season by Linda Howard. I have it in abridged audio, and love it! So I got a copy to read to see what I missed in the abridged version.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:35 PM ET
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I loved Open Season, especially the condom scenes Susanna mentioned in last week's "what are we reading" thread. Hilarious!



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Date Posted: 11/24/2008 4:45 PM ET
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I broke down and started a new book before finishing the ones I've started already! Homefront Holidy by Jillian Hart, 6th in the Homecoming Heroes series from Love Inspired. This one I'm not sure about..one of those 'couple broke up over something or other' and since she's trying to adopt the same kid he was planning on adopting it's kinda sad. I actually like the guy much better than the woman, based on the references in previous books but we'll see! I'm not sure how many books are gonna be in this series..guess I should look it up! This may end up being the last one.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 6:05 PM ET
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I've been on a Loretta Chase binge.  I read Lord of Scoundrels some time ago but had never read any of her others.  I read Captives of the Night (really liked it), The Last Hellion (liked that one even better than LoS I think), Miss Wonderful (really really liked it), Mr. Impossible (my least favorite I think but still way better than most books), Lord Perfect (excellent), Not Quite A Lady (very good, but compared to her other books maybe lower on my list).  I decided to take a break though so still haven't read Your Scandalous Ways, Viscount Vagabond or The Devil's Delilah.  I have The Lion's Daughter requested and accepted.  Hopefully that will really happen.  I've had three books accepted and then timed out without being mailed lately.  Very frustrating.

 

I like the fact that Chase's heroines are so out of the mold.  They tend to be older, independent, very capable as estate managers or artists or scholars.  Very well-drawn likeable women. The h's are sexy and quirky and funny and manly without being raging alpha males.  Enjoyed that aspect of her writing.

Now I am reading Runaway Mistress by Robyn Carr and liking it.  All in all a very satisfying week of reading.

 

Oh, and I read Warrior by Cheryl Brooks.  I read her first one and thought it was awful.  I wasn't going to continue with the series but after reading a review I broke down and bought it.  Liked it very much, go figure.  I especially liked all the animal characters, I'm a sucker for that in a book.  (The h could talk to animals telepathically, and it got pretty funny.  They were very important to the action in the book.)

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 6:17 PM ET
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I went to Goodwill, as usual, and picked up quite a few of Jill Shalvis, Gena Showalter and Meg Cabot books.  I just started Get A Clue by Shalvis today and almost finished.  A fun, fast read.  This is my first book by her. 

 

I also picked up a bunch of Keri Arthur books which are paranormal, so I am not sure if I will like them or not.  If not, they will go fast in the FIFO system and didn't cost me too much.  I don't remember anyone around here talking about her.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 6:54 PM ET
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Im about halfway through Homefront Holiday and must be in a worse mood than I thought..this little boy is on my  last nerves..chatter chatter chatter and I'm already sick of reading about his 'huge sweet eyes' yada yada yada...bad enough they don't put any sex in these but to go on and on about the kids...ick...ok maybe it's being tired and the theme of this- get on with it already!

gosh think I might have to read more of Caine's Reckoning when I get home...or the Blaze LOL! actually I started reading this Homecoming Heroes series because of the military and the families, etc so I should expect all this kid stuff...amazingly none have bothered me much til this kid!

ETA: also still listening to Fearless Fourteen while driving..it's funny! not sure if I'll listent o it going home or not..might be in a music mood by then but who knows! I'm about 10 min from being done with this part and have 1 more part to go and the parts are about an hour or so long. This has been an easy one to listen to for a while then put aside and pick up again.



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