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Subject: What are we reading this week? 2-13 to 2-19...
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 9:58 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 10:00 AM ET
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I finshed Madeline Hunter's The Saint and I really liked it. I thought it was one of her best books. It just worked for me.  Starting Jasper Fforde The Eyre Affair.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 11:22 AM ET
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I plan on starting Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh today.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 11:49 AM ET
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Second week on Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber.  Usually fly through a book but the real world of having to work and too busy in the evenings is getting in my way! smiley

 

 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 12:02 PM ET
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DEATH BY PANTYHOSE by Laura Levine, one of her "Jaine Austen" mysteries.

Gail

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 12:35 PM ET
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Wild Man Creek- loved it!  Finished it last night.  I agree with those who said that RC is back with this years' batch of books- WAAYYY better than last year's!  Can't wait to read Kelly's story next!  I keep wondering what the heck Jillian is going to do with that huge house...if she gets Kelly to move up there, maybe an inn, or a B&B?  Hurry up, February 22nd!

I'm going back to Crush on You by Christie Ridgway, which I started before WMC, then will probably go right into the next one, Then He Kissed Me, since it is wanted back in the HSRVB.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 12:38 PM ET
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I finished Christina Dodd's Some Enchanted Evening last night.  I really enjoyed it, she's a NTM author, even though I have several of her books on my TBR.  It's just that they were all parts of series, and just got a few filled in.  I started The Barefoot Princess this morning,

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 4:20 PM ET
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I finished Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare and LOVED IT!  Now I'm reading Hard Evidence by her and its even better. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 4:36 PM ET
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I finished Street Game by Christine Feehan.  The second half was WAY better than the first half.  It has been a long time since I read the book before this one, so I had a bit of trouble getting back into the storyline and figuring out who was who & all that.  I liked Jaimie and Mack, although I didn't see anything SO great about her to inspire so much love & admiration in the rest of the guys.  lol

Not sure if I want to dig into Ruthless Game or start something else first.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 5:29 PM ET
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Sherri - The I-Team books get better & better with each one.  Naked Edge (book 4) is my absolute favorite.

Michelle - I loved Ruthless Game, and it's exactly the same group of Ghostwalkers, so it might be easier to read it sooner rather than later.

I am reading Linda Howard's Cry No More, so far it's really good.  Mount TBR has grown to over 50 books in the last week (it was down to 7), so it looks like I have to get back on the ball.  More reading, less ordering.

 

Renee

 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 6:23 PM ET
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Read Naughty Neighbor an early Janet Evanovich book.... one of her early titles, goofy title, but a light piece of fluff if you're in the mood.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 6:38 PM ET
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Finished reading Tempting a Proper Lady by Debra Mullins. It was good not great, but saying that I am looking forward to the next in the series. Got two books in the post yesterday. One a ntm author, Donna Macmeans.
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 7:28 PM ET
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I agree Renee, that is my favorite as well. I adore Gabe! I just never suggested the series Sherri, cause I know how you felt about reporters. ;-) Glad to see you picked up the series...preparing yourself for Jed...go ahead you can tell us. :-)

Went ahead and read MH's The Charmer and it was good, just not as good as the Saint.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 8:39 PM ET
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Celebrated grading all of those research papers by reading Country Brides by Debbie Macomber.  A light and fluffy read. 

Next up is The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 9:15 PM ET
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Keri,  you're absolutely right - I hate reporter stories.   But these just seem different.  I went in cynical, to be absolutely honest.  I'm glad I received my comeuppance!  wink     I'd already read book 4 some time ago and liked it enough to seek out the rest of the series.  Gabe was yummy.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 9:31 PM ET
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Was desperately looking for a book at the UBS because I'd forgotten to pack one... couldn't find anything that seemed worth buying... just on my way out spied a whole cache of Patricia Briggs in the SF section and got Hunting Ground! Woohoo!

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 10:17 AM ET
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Starting Jasper Fforde The Eyre Affair.

Ooooh, Keri! I'm so excited for you. He is one of my top favorite authors, and that series is incredibly entertaining. Loved every second of reading it. laugh

Over the weekend, I finished Seventh Heaven by Catherine Anderson, and like every book I've read so far by her, it was a keeper. That woman can write a story. Joe was such a swoon-worthy hero, too. 

I'm almost done with Shiloh Walker's The First Book of Grimm and it's not nearly as good as I expected (wanted) it to be. But still a good read, with an interesting spin on the characters from fairy tales and folklore. 

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 11:39 AM ET
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Just finished Shadowfever (MacKayla Lane, Bk 5) :: Karen Marie Moning it was good but it was so long in between books that I'm sure I missed alot of things that I should have picked up on but I'm not reading it again lol.

Just started Hara's Legacy (Resonance Mates, Bk 1)  and it's different lol. (thanks to the free e-book thread!)

 



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Date Posted: 2/14/2011 1:57 PM ET
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Finished Shalvis's Instant Gratification, which was quite delightful, and started Instant Temptation, which I'm liking so far.  :)

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 3:07 PM ET
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I have 3 books started but not much interest in reading right now - the short VR story in the christmas anthology from a couple of years ago(will probably get back to this one), garters by pamela morsi, and a love inspired - dreaming of home by glenna kaye - started that one at my parents to get my mind off my mom's illness and wouldn't it figure it's about a heroine with cancer..sigh...put it aside and ended up doing walk it out on my wii for stress release instead.

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 3:14 PM ET
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I'm reading Dodd's The Prince Kidnaps a Bride.  I'm kinda frustrated right now.  I did a BOB on Jan 22, .  and when I got it today, the package was damaged, and onlly 3 of 5 books were in the package, so I thought maybe the PO lost the other 2, but something didn't seem right with the books I got.  I had to go pick my son up from school, so couldn't check until I got home.  Only 1 of the 3 books I received were correct.  the other 2 I already had.  So I have 1 of 5 books that I requested.  I just sent her a message, so I'm hoping we can work it out.



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Date Posted: 2/14/2011 4:29 PM ET
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Patti - that's so frustrating.  I'm pretty picky and it seems like I always give out much better books than I receive in a BOB transaction.  But I figure for $8 a year it's worth it for the times I get a book I really want & don't have to spend a credit.

I'm about 1/3 of the way through Ruthless Game (I took your advice Renee & dove right into this one).  I love Kane.  <sigh>  Nothing like seeing a big, strong, alpha guy turn to mush over his woman and baby.  The dialogue in this one is MUCH better, too.  It seemed like parts of Street Game were written by someone else entirely - the guys didn't talk like Feehan's usual guys.  This one is back up to parl.

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 4:41 PM ET
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I finished Hard Evidence - really good.  Julian was to-die-for.  Now I'm reading Unlawful Contact by her. 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 5:55 PM ET
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Finished The First Book of Grimm (Grimm's Circle) by Walker. Definitely a good, interesting read. Even though figuring out the true identity of the one character from the second story, Thomas "Ren," is driving me batty.

I started Insatiable by Lauren Dane, but I'm having a really hard time remembering the main character, Daniel, even though I know he was a main player in the previous book. This is why I hate giving books away before I'm finished reading the whole series. angry

 

 

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 7:45 PM ET
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Finished reading The Education of Mrs. Brimley by Donna MacMeans and I really enjoyed it.  The concept was maybe a little farfetched but I liked both the main characters and the sexual tension was wonderful.  I think I will put it on my keepers shelf for awhile.  Not sure what to read next!  I've put in an inter library loan for Once Upon a Pillow by Christina Dodd and Connie Brockway and I'm still on the hold list for Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt.  Guess I will have to peruse my bookshelves!

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