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Subject: What are we reading this week? 12/7/08 - 12/13/08
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 1:10 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to start reading The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 2:11 PM ET
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I am planning on starting Christmas Getaway by Anne Stuart, Tina Leonard, and Marion Lennox just as soon as the laundry gets done. 

I really need to walk away from this computer in order for that to happen!

 

Diana C.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 2:18 PM ET
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Game books, what else! 

Love on a Harley by various authors.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 2:54 PM ET
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I'm determined to finish The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston! this sewing and getting sick has definitely slowed me down!

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 3:24 PM ET
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I started reading Wildcat by Cheyenne McCray (one of my Ellora's Cave books).

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 3:44 PM ET
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I finished The Bewitched Viking by Sandra Hill, pretty good. Still reading Naughty Nights by LL and going to start the next Lynn Viehl book I have TBR, which is Evermore. Her books are so serious and scary I have to space them out! LOL! So that means I also need to start a historical, I'll have to see what I have lying about on my dresser.

Anne

Angie -
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 3:56 PM ET
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I read Lora Leigh's Men of August series this weekend. It was pretty hot, I liked it. I'll probably take a break from LL for a few books though, I've read so many back to back.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 4:03 PM ET
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I just finished Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson. It was good. Made me laugh out loud in some parts. I'm a little over the hero and heroine being stranded for three days in an isolated area without food, water or electricity themes though. However, that's a personal problem and by no means is a reflection of the book. I would certainly recommend it to people.

 

I also finished The Bridal Veil by Alexis Herrington. I think that's the author's name anyhow. Another good book. It's the old mail-order bride theme where the intended bride doesn't come and a sister comes in her stead.

 

That's it for me. For now anyway. I need to stop reading and get started on my final essay for school. Last one!

 Natalie

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:12 PM ET
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I am finishing dark highland fire (i think thats what its called lol) by kendra leigh castle. the hero is yummy.....

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:19 PM ET
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I'm trying to finish up a couple books.  I am halfway done with The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling and also One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. 

Next up is an Aphrodesia book called Unwrap Me for a swap. 

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:44 PM ET
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I started The Rules Gentility by Janet Mullany today.  I'm not far enough in to offer an opinion on whether I like the 1st person switch between the 2 main characters or not.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:26 PM ET
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I finished reading LL's Nauti Dreams (Natches' story) and I thought it was very good - best one yet.  But I also think she has drummed the word "soul" into the dirt.  I have had my fill of that word!

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:36 PM ET
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I'm still trying to finish Prince of Ice by Stobie Piel, just not sure about this book lol. It does have a talking bat which is kinda comical at times but other than that, just isn't my cup of tea I don't think.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:56 PM ET
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A talking bat?

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 8:06 PM ET
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yippee! I finished The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston! I really like this book but it took me forever to finish between sewing and being sick. This author is hilarious! This one has 2 stories in it - Christmas Pride and Shaw's Tail. I have 1 or 2 more of hers on the way plus hers under Aiken.

I have 2 books started that I'm trying to finish instead of having a bunch partly read..but who knows! Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber and How to Knit a Wild Bikini by Ridgway.

sounds like my neighors are creating thunder next door...older couple but they like loud bass thumping music..this really sounds like a jet going overhead though!

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 8:07 PM ET
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I decided to start a Kasey Michaels historical.....I am 100 pages in and just moved the rest of hers onto my book shelf. Its not bad, but its just something I can live without reading. I may skim and finish tonight, if I'm not too sick and tired.

Anne

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 8:57 PM ET
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I'm reading Running with the Devil by Lorelei James and then I think I am actually caught up with my swap reading!  Next up is either Virgin River Christmas or thinking about giving Sam's Creed by Sarah McCarty another try.   I'm trying very hard to ignore the box from Ellora' Cave sitting here (1st order!) and get some older stuff off TBR read :)   Lack of willpower is a serious issue with me though LOL

 

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 9:14 PM ET
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I read Duchess By Night and When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James. They are book 3 and 4 in her Desperate Duchesses series. Book 3 was ok, but I really enjoyed When the Duke Returns. Simeon was a great hero. Both hero and heroine were virgins, which is something not common in romances. Next, I am reading Beau Crusoe since it has been so highly recommended. If there is someone that would like to read it after me, send me a PM.
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 9:52 PM ET
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I finished Untamed by Pamela Clare and while I liked it I have the same complaint as I did with Surrender, that it gets a little slow in the middle. In the middle of both books there is nothing going on but the H/h stuck at a fort and finding chances to fool around with eachother. 

I started on Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh, figuring I'd better start getting through some of the erotica currently in my TBR pile before my Ellora's Cave order gets here.  It's good so far, but I couldn't help but roll my eyes when learned the heroine is a beautiful 28 yr-old virgin. 

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:02 PM ET
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I agree with you, Sarah.  Both have that same drawn out yes, yes - no, no, goes on a tad too long middle:P  I think that's why I didn't keep Ride the Fire and didn't try any more Pamela Clare until now.  I guess I appreciate her writing more now, probably because I coming back to reading romance after years away, and was still working my way through all of the 5 heart reviews stuff at TRR when I read it.  In other words, most of what I was reading at that time were good books.  Now, I think I've read enough doody to appreciate a good book with something a little unique about it:P

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:12 PM ET
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Cheryl Brooks - Warrior has a talking (telepathically) dog, cat, horses, vultures and Gerald the squirrel. High points of the book, actually.

 

I'm almost finished with a Harlequin historical.  A Most Unconventional Match by Julia Justiss.  It is excellent.  A lot of story there for the format.  I just requested the two books that featured the hero as a secondary character.  Hope they are as good, according to reviews they will be.



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Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:31 PM ET
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Natalie ---yeah, this is a fantasy romance novel and about 75 pages in you get this talking Bat, and he has a little bit of an attitude lol! He calls himself the guide for their mission. If it wasn't for some of the laughs I get from him, I'd probably have gave up on this thing a long time ago!!!

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:39 PM ET
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Anne, I feel the same way abuot Kasey Michaels.  And yet I still have a bunch of her books in my TBR. Because I am obviously an idiot. :-\

I need to finish up Kiss Me While I Sleep, then I think I'm going to do some serious skimming to get my pile down. I can't concentrate on reading anywy, I'd rather be dancing. :-)

Date Posted: 12/8/2008 3:58 AM ET
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well I've fought all evening/night with this quilt..grrr...king size and it's a bi&ch to baste because my tables aren't wide/long enough to do it all in one session..have to unclamp and roll it some and re-clamp..my thumb is sore from the safety pins :-( so I think I'm gonna let it win for tonight and to crawl in bed and read...heck maybe take half a sleeping pill or something to chill out..have to work night shift tomorrow night so maybe I can get in a lot of reading those 2 nights then should be off 2 nights then back to work for the 3 day weekend then I''ll be off through Christmas. just still so tired from all the overtime in october/novemeber.

I'm thinking about reading more of the ridgway or macomber books..or maybe pick up an erotic romance or something...Sam's Creed is next in my McCarty books too..gotta find w here I put it though! but that will probably keep me awake...and I didn't like Sam the little bit he was in Caine's story..Iliked tracker and shadow but guess they'll be farther down the list unfortunately. but I have to give it a shot..if I don't like his story I can just skim through it for the sex I suppose!

Date Posted: 12/8/2008 3:59 AM ET
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Ashley, I have to say a talking bat sounds incredibly funny. I might go and read that just to read about the bat!

 

Susanna, I hope you like Morning Comes Softly. I read that book over and over again. It's just a nice read. A great book when you simply want to settle into a chair, drink some tea and relax. IMO, anyway.

 

Even though I'm still supposed to be writing my English essay, I read a book. I'm very bad. Anyway, the book I just finished is called The Husband Trap I think the author is Traceyanne something. It's the ol' switcharoo identical twins theme. For some reason I love these types of books. This one was interesting to say the least. I very much enjoyed the book and am just as intrigued to read the book that follows this called The Wife Trap. It's the story of the second twin. I'm a little dubious about this one though because the twin wasn't a character that endeared the reader. Reminds me somewhat of St. Vincent from Devin in Winter... How is the character going to redeem themself?

 

Natalie

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