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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week? 2/6-2/12, 2011
Date Posted: 2/6/2011 1:02 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 1:40 PM ET
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I read The Wallflower (first of the 5 ebooks Sherri loaned me by Dana Marie Bell, now I'm reading the second one (Sweet Dreams, maybe).

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 4:27 PM ET
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I have a Jill Shalvis from the library -- Simply Irresstible? -- that I plan for my gym book. Also am going to start listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 4:32 PM ET
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I read The Wallflower (first of the 5 ebooks Sherri loaned me by Dana Marie Bell, now I'm reading the second one (Sweet Dreams, maybe).

What did you think Michelle?

I'm almost done with In the Darkest Night by Patti O'Shea.  Really liking it.

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 5:49 PM ET
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I'm still reading Candy Apple Red by Nancy Bush. It's ok but a lot going on ..reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum and I burned out on her a couple of years ago after listening to about 3 in  a row while driving...It fits a reading challenge though so I'm trying to get through it - I do like the setting and the main character and she doesn't seem as stupid as Plum..she's about to get a dog though(unwanted inheritance) so maybe it'll be cute! may have to switch to something simpler though for night shift..

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 5:56 PM ET
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Just finished  The Long Road Home by Mary Alice Monroe   fantastic book.  Starting on Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain  then onto the sequel Secrets She Left Behind.  Both authors are fantastic

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 7:11 PM ET
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I liked it, Sherri, especially for such a short book.  The only thing I didn't like was how easily Emma accepted the whole werecat/shifter thing.  For a human who knew nothing about them, she took it awfully well!  lol

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 4:18 AM ET
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I'm about halfway through Candy Apple Red - at first it reminded me of Stephanie Plum but not Jane reminds me of the woman in Grafton's mysteries..I kinda got a suspicion of the murderer though...

eta: finished! It was pretty good and my library has the other 2 in the series but her website says it's sorta on hold while she writes that suspense stuff with that other author. I may get to the next 2 one of these days..



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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 8:51 AM ET
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Am just about done with J Frank's Drink of Me.  Its really good!!!!  I have about 30 pages left to go....counting the seconds to lunch-time and some reading time yes

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 10:30 AM ET
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I keep forgetting to report in that I finished Once Upon a Pillow by Christina Dodd & Connie Brockway abotu a week ago.   This was one of the best romance anthologies that I've read (and I've read a lot).  It had wit, humor, strong primary - and secondary - characters, and a good storyline that carried through each of the four stories in the anthology.   If you click on the link you'll see other reviews - and I totally agree with them!

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 11:03 AM ET
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I finished Unshackled by Lorie O'Clare, and it was unremarkable in every way. I tried to read Bianca D'Arc's Sweeter Than Wine, but it was completely blah, too. 

So I did a complete turnaround and started Hunted (House of Night) by P.C. and Kristin Cast, and it sucked me right back in. Although I did have to go back to the previous book and get a refresher on what was happening. 

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 1:34 PM ET
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Finished Smith's A Place To Call Home and it was a great story, not really romance as much as chiclit, but I got so involved with the entire story it didn't matter. My only niggle was that I wish that we would have had a longer ending with Roan and Claire. I mean they fought so long for the HEA and then they get it and it just a two pager.....sigh. I know I want it all...so sue me. :-)

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 1:39 PM ET
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I finished Something About You by Julie James and really liked it.  She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  This was the 2nd book I've read by her, and I love the fact that her heroines are strong and intelligent.

I was really hoping that Wild Man Creek would be here by now, but it's not....argggh!  It's coming from 1 state away where there have been no weather disasters, but it's taking an age and a half anyway.  Meanwhile, every time I go to Target, there's the book, taunting me from the New Paperbacks shelf, "buy me!"  I thought I lucked out having it sent from CA, but apparently media mail sucks everywhere.  Anyway, in its absense, I think I will start Crush on You by Christie Ridgway.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 2:11 PM ET
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I felt the same way, Keri.

I'm #1 in line for Something About You from the ebook library! Can't wait!

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 3:25 PM ET
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I have Call Me Irresistible by SEP to read/review so I thought I would read First Lady by her before I tackle that since that's in my TBR pile. I'm almost done and it's OK - I hate wimpy, walked-on heroines and Nealy is one at the beginning of the book. I'm not buying her having a backbone by the end of the book, and I would have liked more romance but it's still a good read, just not a great one.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 4:51 PM ET
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I finished In the Darkest Night by Patti O'Shea and it was pretty good.  I like her books.  Just the right amount of sex and dialog that is meaningful and not just filler.

 

Now reading Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas - Daisy's story.  ;-)



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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:16 PM ET
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Finally read Lover Mine, by JR Ward -- she certainly redeemed the series for me.. Hadn't liked the last couple but this one, about John Matthew, reminded me of Z's and Bella's story. Really good.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:34 PM ET
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I started Garters by Pamela Morsi - is this a good one? Is there anyting too angsty or that will cause me distress in this one?! ya'll know how I am LOL! it was in my tbr and has a stepback cover which I need for my last RT challenge...little print though darn it! I started it but didn't get too far since I was so sleepy/tired after work.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:47 PM ET
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Finally read Lover Mine, by JR Ward

I've got the one before that one and that one left to read.  I can't wait.  John Matthew is a great character

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:49 PM ET
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here's a cute scotsman song   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM&feature=email    gotta get partway to the kilt part then it picks up a bit!

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 8:02 PM ET
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Just finished Ann Aguirre's fourth installment in the Sirantha Jax series, Killbox.  SO good.  Alas, the next book isn't out until September...

Willa, I think I've got that Shalvis on my TBR, too...  maybe I'll pick that up next :)

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 8:45 PM ET
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Started Gather the Stars by Kimberly Cates. Pretty good. Also finishing up The Speed of Dark.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 8:55 PM ET
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I'm reading Wild Man Creek.  Not very far into it, but a good start.  

I need opinions on a book situation, please.  I ordered a book FIFO, the first person said they would ship, but never entered into the system that they had, so it timed out.  I got an e-mail from her today that she has shipped it, but can't get credit for it now since she didn't enter it.  The second person FIFO has accepted the request and printed it, so it can't be cancelled.  I don't want 2 copies of the book, but I guess I'm getting them.  Should I ship the book back to the first person?  Buddy her a credit?  I feel bad that she's out a credit, but it's not my fault.  WWYD?

 

 

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 9:19 PM ET
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Renee, The first person didn't follow the PBS rules.   PBS gives peope plenty of chances to mail a book - reminding them at least twice that I know of to mail the book and mark it mailed.   You shouldn't have to pay the penalty for her mistake.  

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 9:48 PM ET
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I finished reading "Sleeping at the magnolia " recently...love the book and I'm on a mission to find similar stuff.

 

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