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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 2/27-3/5 2011
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:04 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:19 PM ET
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Trying to finish up the Diana Palmer, BEFORE SUNRISE.

Then it'll be Laura Levine's KILLER CRUISE.

Gail

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 3:13 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 3:22 PM ET
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I'm reading Susan Wiggs' Dockside Chronicles.  I'm on bk 3 Dockside right now.  Every book, I think I'm going to read another series to take a break when I get finished, but when I get to the end of the book, I have to get to the next book.  The only thing I don't like are all the flashbacks.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 4:28 PM ET
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I just finished Billy Bob Walker Got Married. Good book!

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 5:26 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro and its really really good.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 5:41 PM ET
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Just finished reading When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James.  It took me a little to get into the book, but once Linnet and Piers were together it was superb.  I just loved the witty relationship it was like a great 1930s movie.  This book may be kept for a while and find a spot on my keepers bookcase!

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 5:43 PM ET
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I just finished Robyn Carr's Harvest Moon - and I really liked it! I loved Wild Man Creek, and I did not expect this one to be as good, but it was, albiet in a different way . I love her books, and I am a VR fan again - after Promise Canyon, I was not so sure, but VR has been redeemed!

Up next is Susan Elizabeth Phillips Call Me Irresistible - it got mixed reviews on PBS, but my mom liked it and thinks I will too, so we will see!



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Date Posted: 2/27/2011 7:08 PM ET
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I read a short Robyn Carr novella called Sheltering Hearts on my Nook while I did my workout.  This was a decent novella.... short on emotions and sometimes Dory was so absurd in her carefulness.  I get that she came from an abusive relationship and had trust issues, but she really flipped out on Clay a couple of times when he was just trying to be a good neighbor.  I understand that the whole focus of this book was the issue of single mothers and abusive relationships, etc, but sometimes it almost got a little preachy in that respect.

Now I'm reading Kat Martin's Against the Wind.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 7:23 PM ET
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Felt just the same about When Beauty Tamed the Beast! Now hopefully I can FINALLY start Fade to Midnight, though I want to skim Sean's book fist to reacquaint myself with the background.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 7:25 PM ET
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Laid around all day and read Shotgun Wedding by Maggie Osborne.  It was pretty good, but I liked I Do, I Do, I Do a lot more

Don't know what I'll read next.  I need to add books to my list for the HSVB game, plus I just joined another game last night called Tastes Change (TBR cleanout.)  I also have a library book calling my name...

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 11:40 PM ET
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I just finished When Beauty Tamed the Beast and I loved it! I thought that Linnet and Piers was an absolutely fun couple. I didn't have any trouble getting into it all. There were alot of LOL moments for me. I agree with Tina and Willa about the wittiness of the book. I also have a secret lust for House, so the book was right up my alley. :-)  Although everytime I see House, I still see him as he was on the Black Adder series with Rowan Atkins and how funny he was.

 

ETA: I am torn as to what to read next, I got Jaci Burton's The Perfect Play, but I also have Tami Hoag's Secrets to the Grave and I would love to see what Nick has got himself into.



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Date Posted: 2/28/2011 11:20 AM ET
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I am all ready for River Marked, after finishing my reread of Silver Borne. It was almost like I was reading the book for the first time, because I couldn't remember anything that happened. I need to learn to calm down and enjoy what I'm reading instead of letting my excitement get the best of me when I have a new Mercy installment in my hands. 

Anything read after Mercy feels like garbage, so I'm having a very hard time getting into Gift of the Goddess by Denise Rossetti.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 12:58 PM ET
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Reading Double the Heat by Lori Foster and others.  So far so good for an anthology.

Keri,

I've never watched House so although I knew she was influenced by it I didn't have to worry about Hugh Laurie's face being superimposed on my hero!

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 1:36 PM ET
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Haven't posted in here for quite awhile, but just read a book I loved by Ellen O'Connell- Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold . Takes place in 1885 in the American West. The best part was the interaction between H & h, although the story was great, too. Loved it! Just bought Sing My Name by her, hope it's as good.

Also recently finished Her Ladyship's Companion by Evangeline Collins. Wasn't crazy about the plot when I picked it up, but really enjoyed the story, especially the hero, after getting into it.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 2:13 PM ET
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Gina - I have River Marked in my hot little hands.  So love that my local WalMart has no clue about releasing books on Tuesdays.  They put them out when they get them.  That's what I'm reading today, having gone far too long without an Adam fix.

 

Renee

 

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 4:08 PM ET
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I'm so jealous Renee!  I can't wait to pick up River Marked!  And doesn't Nalini Singh's new Psy Changeling book come out tomorrow?!!

I finished Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro.  Really good.  It was on track to be a 5 star read but fell just a little short at the end.  HOWEVER, I'm soooo on board with the next book in the series.  Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Next up is His Enemy's Daughter by Terri Brisbin.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 4:39 PM ET
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Eeek! Renee! So lucky.......

I'm planning a special trip to B&N tomorrow to get it, and to buy myself a Nook, finally. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 4:45 PM ET
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Yippee! My copy of Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt is in at my local library.  Gonna pick it up tomorrow.  Finally, finally, finally.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 5:22 PM ET
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I finished A Creed in Stone Creek by LLM, and it was ok.  I liked the other Creed books better.  Also, this series seems to be connected to the McKettricks series, which I have not read entirely, so I felt like I was missing some stuff.  Anyway, it wasn't bad.  The hero was kind of...I don't know, boring I guess.  Didn't seem to have much personality.  The kid in this one was a bit over-the-top precocious at times.  Typical LLM book, I guess.

I'm also still on Crush on You by Christie Ridgway, and am skimming at this point.  I'm not really feeling either the hero or the heroine, so am really having trouble caring about the story much.  I'm actually more interested in what happens with the heroine's best friend and cousin.  After this, I"m on to Harvest Moon.

Patti, regarding the Wiggs' series, she seems to do the flashback thing in a lot of her books.  It bothered me at first but I got used to it.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 6:42 PM ET
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Oh Renee, I can hardly wait.  I am number 32 on wish list, so I will wait a little longer.  With Sherri's recommendation I started reading this author and now she is one of my favorite. I love this series.  This series and the Fever series by Moning are running neck and neck. I am sad that the fever series is now completed. 

I am on bk 2 of Linda Lael MIller Mojo Sheepshank Deadly Deceptions. I have enjoyed both of these books.

 



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Date Posted: 2/28/2011 8:31 PM ET
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yeah Gina on the Nook!

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 11:10 PM ET
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I'm reading Beast by Judith Ivory and am really liking it despite the unlikeable main characters. She really has a way with words. On another note, did anyone pre-order books from Borders and did not receive them after their release date due to being back-ordered? I pre-ordered Julie Anne Long's What I Did For a Duke which was released last week and still have not received it. :(



Last Edited on: 2/28/11 11:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/28/2011 11:36 PM ET
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Rosie,

Could the Borders issue have anything to do with them going into bankruptcy and going out of business?  Maybe it's causing some problems with deliveries.

 

Tina

Date Posted: 3/1/2011 1:00 AM ET
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Tina, yeah...it probably does. I was really worried when I saw them announce that they were filing Chapter 11, and hearing how much they owed to publishers. They are probably having a hard time purchasing books from publishers, but I had pre-ordered a couple of books from them back in the fall with a giftcard including the Long that was just published and the new Judith James yet to be published. It's worrisome for their future business that they're taking so long getting new releases (actually worried they won't be able to get it at all), but I'm also just grumping because I want my book already.

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