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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 12/25 - 12/31 2011
Date Posted: 12/26/2011 1:02 AM ET
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Ooops, we forgot to start a new week. Our last of the year!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 8:08 AM ET
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I'm not sure how "wow" of a reading week it will be - high hopes to getting a few read but you know how life can interfere.

I want to make headway into FREDERICA, I'm determined to finish it by Saturday but other than that what I really want to read is at the library waiting to be picked up but they're closed today.

I haven't read a Presents since September so maybe a quickie category would be good.

GAil

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 9:20 AM ET
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I have an ILL to pick up at librray but it's closed :-( also have books due back tomorrow I haven't finished and one I want to read but can't renew so will return and check it out another itme. haven't felt like reading - today's the first day I feel pretty decent and even so I'm still coughing an feel a little woozy headed.

read bits and pieces of 'game of chance and mackenzie's magic ebooks.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 11:38 AM ET
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I just finished At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (really love this series!) and I have started Wonderful by Jill Barnett. It is holding my attention at least.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 11:58 AM ET
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I am currently reading Nalini Singh's Lord of the Abyss and it has been ok so far. It has been hard for me to get a handle on the world-building.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 5:23 PM ET
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I forgot that I had started Nora Roberts' BRAZEN VIRTUE so I picked it up again, hope to finish it in a day or two.

I have to make finishing books (or just deciding to NOT finish them, donate them) one of my 2012 reading resolutions. I hate having dangling books like that.

GAil

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 7:17 PM ET
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gonna see if I can get into Quicksilver by amanda quick/jak and finish it - no problem finishing if I can get hooked on it. it's due back tomorrow and can't be renewed. her arcane series is complicated for me though - not really 100% into it and darn sure can't follow everything that goes on book to book and all the tie-ins - this is a mirror trilogy but danged if I can remember the first book in that trilogy..sigh...

still have christmas books I haven't read darn it!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 8:32 PM ET
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I got a Nook Simple Touch for Christmas (to replace my 1st gen Nook that died).  I've been reading a freebie Harlequin on that - Snowbound or something like that.  I've been really sick all weekend, so light reading is good for me!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 8:35 PM ET
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Gail I have a ton of dangling books at the moment. i need to get to them before I start something else!

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 2:24 AM ET
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I have a lot of dangling books too. I hate to give up on an ebook... a print book I can skim and be done with, but once I've invested some time in an ebook, it's hard to just let the rest go...

I started the second Thea Harrison book, not liking it as much as the first so far.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 10:49 AM ET
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Willa I loved the 2nd Thea Harrison book!  I didn't much care for the third one though.

I've read a few books this week, only one is a romance:

The Dog Next Door by Callie Smith Grant

Freaks by Tess Gerrittsen

and the romance: Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater which I'm still reading.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 1:32 PM ET
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Finished the NS book and it was ok, not one of my favs of hers.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 7:35 PM ET
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I finished the Harlequin (it was alright) and now I'm reading Hidden Away by Maya Banks.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 7:55 PM ET
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Moved on to Only His. Not liking it as much as Only Yours, but it's okay.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 9:31 PM ET
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Most of my danglers are ebooks.

Finished the 2 stories in Destination: Conard County by Rachel Lee. Excellent-4 stars. Started Three Motives for Murder by Michelle Perry. Romance suspense. One thing I don't like--the protags are 23 years old!

I'll finish an ebook tonight when I go to bed.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 9:44 AM ET
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I finished Hidden Away.  I liked it a lot.  Garrett was just as yummy as I was hoping.  Sarah was a good match for him.  I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, especially how the whole thing with Marcus was resolved, but that's my only complaint.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 10:25 AM ET
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I'm reading Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Thompson - book 2 in this series. Pretty cute/sexy so far. hero is determined to eventually mate with another were (Unlike his brother in book #1) and heroine is granddaughter of man he has been sent to discredit because he claimed he saw a bigfoot couple in the woods and the neighbors happen to be weres and they've wanted the property for years..might turn out to be bad guys but not sure - but he knows the sasquatch is real becaue he's trying to find and relocate them himself and hates to make the man look like a fool. now he and the granddaughter are hiking the woods trying to find the bigfoot couple. and having sex and almost sex and sex... you get the picture. it's cute though but I got too tired to stay awake even with all the sex I'd finally gotten to!

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 11:00 AM ET
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Starting Sandra Brown's Lethal sometime today.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 12:25 PM ET
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Page 58 of Three Motives for Murder and I don't give a damn about Any of the characters. Maybe I should quit.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 1:45 PM ET
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Started Charlotte Lamb's Vampire Lover. Pretty weird. I also completely forgot I was reading it, which is a bad sign.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 3:01 PM ET
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I skipped huge chunks of Three Motives for Murder and just read the action scenes that related to the solving of the mystery. The rest was really boring.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 4:39 PM ET
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Started Cody McFadyen's SHADOW MAN but it's very early in the book so no judgment to make yet; I also have #2 in Andrea Penrose's "Lady Arianna" regency-mystery series - loved, loved, loved the first book.

GAil

Date Posted: 12/29/2011 12:07 AM ET
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Instead of starting Lethal, I picked up Feehan's Spirit Bound instead. One thing I am finding disappointing is that there is alot of repetitive words and phrasing in order to fill paper.

Date Posted: 12/29/2011 12:43 PM ET
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Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater was just okay.  The second half was pretty cheesy even for an inspirational.

Now I'm reading Wolves of East Anglia: Mate for a King by Marisa Chenery.

Date Posted: 12/29/2011 2:56 PM ET
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I couldn't sleep so finsihed Werewolf in the North Woods by vicki lewis thompson - it's book 2 in hsi series - I liked it a lot but it's a silly/cute werewolf story with lotsa sex - heroine who knows what she wants and goes for it(sexually speaking!) I like the light cute stuff but this one did end a tad abruptly for my tastes - wanted at least another chapter or 2 with things finished up ...preview for the 3rd book and I'm not sure who the heck the hero is - was hoping the guy in this one would get a story.

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