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Subject: What are we reading this week? 12/28/08-1/3/09
Date Posted: 12/28/2008 1:18 PM ET
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Plan on reading Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts today.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 1:42 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole.  And I'm loving it.  I'm pretty ticky about my paranormals, having been burned out on them a couple of years ago.  But I'm enjoying this one and am glad I decided to try it.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 1:48 PM ET
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Crystal - be prepared to blow through that series...I know I did!  And I cannot wait for the newest one in January!

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 1:55 PM ET
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Oh I agree.....the one about Cade was the best, and the next one is about his brother.....I want to read that one for sure!

I continue on my quest to get all my Christmas books read by next weekend. Today I will begin, and hopefully finish, I'll Be Home for Christmas a contemporary anthology, and when that is finished I'll read Brides Of Christmas: The Wise Virgin, The Vagabond Knight, The Unexpected Guest which is a medieval anthology, and then I have Upon a Midnight Clear: The Teacher / Christmas Magic / Jolly Holly / If Only in My Dreams / White Out, not sure if this one is historical or not. I also have Santa Baby  and Snowy Nights.  Hopefully those are all the Christmas anthogies I have!

Oh wait I do have another which I will also read Holidays Are Hell. I might as well since its a WL book! to my delight, I discovered I'd already read this one.

 

Anne

ETA I am really getting sick of anthologies. I'm going to start alternating them.



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Date Posted: 12/28/2008 1:58 PM ET
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I gave up on Viking Unchained- just wasn't doing much for me.  I've started back on ABOSAA, and the several months-long hiatus from it was a good thing.  I am really enjoying it- now if Gabaldon would only get #8 out!!

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 2:09 PM ET
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Kresley Cole's in my tbr...

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 2:56 PM ET
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I just finished Dead after Dark which is a paranormal romance anthology by 4 authors.  The stories by S. Kenyon and J.R. Ward were very good (I'm gonna have to find the time to read Ward's Brotherhood series now), the one by Susan Squires was just okay but the one by Dianna Love was so bad  I couldn't even finish it.  That is one thing I do like about reading anthologies, the opportunity to try out new authors - I won't be looking for any of Love's books!     I've got Wolfsbane and Mistletoe up next, another paranormal anthology....Thank goodness my library is ordering paranormals heavily lately :)

Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series is excellent - I whomped right thru them too!  The next book (Rydstrom's story) sounds really good and I'll probably have to go ahead and buy it next month - that's one series my library hasn't ordered, darn them!

 

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 12/28/2008 4:58 PM ET
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I started Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michelle Bardsley, I really need to put a dent in my paranormal TBR pile and the books in this series are always fast, fun reads and I'll be able to post it here when I'm done. I loved "A Hunger Like No Other" too, now I may have to start "No Rest For the Wicked" next. :)

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 5:10 PM ET
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I loved the Immortals series and can't wait for the next one!  Rydstrom sound yummy!

I finished Pirates by Linda Lael Miller.  I like the STORY but I never really felt connected to the characters, which was a shame because as I said - good story.  Its a time travel set in Revolutionary War America/Caribbean.

Now I'm reading Cindy Gerard's To The Brink.  I haven't read very much but so far its very good.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 6:43 PM ET
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I stayed up late finishing Playing With Stars.  Decided to finally read Bounty Hunter's Woman by Linda Turner today since it's short and I knew the WL was just about gone for it.  It's a Silhouette Romantic Suspense from this month and I got it posted just in time--only 2 people left on the WL.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 6:59 PM ET
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Almost done with The Virtuous Cyprian by Nicola Cornick. It's readable, but having four new subplots introduced in the second half of the book annoys me.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 7:54 PM ET
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I listened to about 3 hours 45 min of Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning..pretty good! I may have to go fish around in the trunk and find the paperback so I can finish it! drove back from my parents' this afternoon and that was my listening material.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:21 PM ET
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Ok I was supposed to be reading Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts but instead felt the need for something steamier so I read Aiden's Charity by Lora Leigh (an early breed book).  She really does have a thing with the anal sex - apparently Wolf Breeds need to have anal sex to complete the mating cycle.  Now I may be ready to get into Blood Brothers.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:37 PM ET
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Homespun Bride-Carolyn Davidson

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:40 PM ET
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Just started reading Change of Life by Judith Arnold, a Harlequin American Romance from 1990. I'm slowly making my way through her huge backlist. 



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Date Posted: 12/28/2008 9:00 PM ET
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I finished Charmed and Ready and have the third one here--Charmed and Deadly--but I'm in the mood for a historical. So I'm reading What a Lady Wants by Victoria Alexander.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 9:05 PM ET
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I picked up 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys by Lucy Monroe to start next.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 10:29 PM ET
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I just finished Fair Game (Signet Regency Romance) by Diane Farr today. This book was so good that I actually opened it up when I finished to reread the last few pages. It's a Regency with no sex (alot of sexual tension though)- very similar to Georgette Heyer in that the dialogue is great and the characters and their behaviors never step out of their era. I liked it so much I ordered another 5 of hers from here that got good reviews over on Amazon.

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 10:30 PM ET
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I just started the first book in the Paladin series by Alexis Morgan, Dark Protector.  I really like it!  It's a fast easy read for me, which is nice since most of the books I've picked up lately have been taking me a long time to get through!

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 11:04 PM ET
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I zipped through a pretty good Harlequin Romance earlier--The Businessman's Bride, about an adopted daughter who's found as an adult by her birth mother.

BTW, Cindy Gerard, of the Black Ops and Bodyguard serieses (sp?) is visiting Babes in Bookland this week and answering questions and all that.

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 8:48 AM ET
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Finished To the Brink by Cindy Gerard and as my little grandson would say "wow wow wow!"  LOL  It was very very good!  HOT hero...whew!

Going to start on Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James today.

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 10:47 AM ET
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I'm tired..can't sleep and don't feel like reading :-( can't believe this happened to me! I read a little bit of Kiss of the Highlander but not very much. have a windows place coming out for an estimate then have some errands to run and an appt at 3:30..sigh..and I just wanna crawl back into bed and snooze..once I managed to fall asleep around 4 am I was doing good til 8:30. just didn't feel like reading even though I was awake..eyes were too tired I guess!

I also have too  many I'm wanting to read!

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 11:01 AM ET
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About half way through Whispers of Heaven by Candice Proctor. This is my first book by Proctor and my first book which takes place in Tasmania.  I have already checked out her other books and I will certainly be reading more of the books which take place in Australia. That is just what I need to find another author that I like and then put more books on my TBR shelves.

Jane

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 11:02 AM ET
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I finally finished Stolen Kisses and it was okay.  Nothing spectacular, but if you're a Suzanne Enoch fan, it's worth a read.  I started on A Seduction at Christmas by Cathy Maxwell last night and got halfway through it before I went to bed, so it's pretty good:P

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 2:00 PM ET
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I'm planning on All Through the Night by Connie Brockway today. Have heard so many good things about this one, I hope it will get me through an uber-long Christmas-pounds work-out! :-)

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