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Subject: What are we reading this week? 3/29 - 4/4, 2009
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:08 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:09 AM ET
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I'm still reading Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr.  I've been tired and also working on a quilt project so not as much reading going on. This one is sad though :-( so I'm trying ot focus on shady brady who's back in town!

I finished Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole last night  Anne I got this at halfpricebooks the other day..I've only read the 1st book in the series but figured I'd get it since I had a coupon and it was already half price.



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Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:30 AM ET
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Well, I did not read last night, I cleaned up my TBR and made sure that all my books were on there and in the right order so I would not order them again.  So my TBR is not bigger......

Today I am going to read Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna, I forgot I even had it.  Yikes, she is one of my fav...

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:51 AM ET
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I'm reading the 3rd book in Kara Lennox's "Station 59") HQ American series and it's MUCH better than the first two were. The hero is in his mid thirties which I prefer over the mid-20s of the first two heroes. I started it this morning and will probably finish it by evening (if I stop posting books to my bookshelf and log-off), and then I'll go back to the Nancy Martin books, starting with the first book.

Oops, forgot the title: it's An Honorable Man.



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Date Posted: 3/29/2009 12:14 PM ET
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I'm reading Mona Lisa Awakening by Sunny. It's a total Laurell K Hamilton rip-off. She doesn't have the worldbuilding skills Hamilton does, and her main character is practically a duplicate of Merry Gentry. Despite all that I did almost finish the book yesterday and plan to read the rest today. It's not like it's bad, it just seems like I'm reading fanfic.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 12:49 PM ET
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Just about finished with The Harvest by Martin & Rutledge.  Its a 2 story anthology.  The first was just ok, although it was almost prudish, even for an inspirational.  The second one is good though.  Think I might start on Blessing in Disguise by Lauraine Snelling next.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:24 PM ET
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I'm reading Mona Lisa Awakening by Sunny. It's a total Laurell K Hamilton rip-off. She doesn't have the worldbuilding skills Hamilton does, and her main character is practically a duplicate of Merry Gentry.

I totally and completely agree!   I was collecting Sunny's books, then read a novella that is part of the series and could not believe how many plot points were lifted (and maybe just slightly altered) from the Merry Gentry series.   For a while there, LKH started to let me down with the Gentry series and I considered picking up Sunny's series instead, but the most Merry Gentry recent books have been great so I posted all of my Sunny books.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:54 PM ET
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I'm reading Mona Lisa Awakening by Sunny. It's a total Laurell K Hamilton rip-off. She doesn't have the worldbuilding skills Hamilton does, and her main character is practically a duplicate of Merry Gentry.

oh yes.  i've been reading the Sunny books this month (still have the last one to read in the next couple of days), and as i'm reading the first one i'm thinking it's a darn good thing she credited LKH and Anne Bishop in the front!  i'm thinking, ok there's the men collecting and the magic hoo-haw from the Merry Gentry series, the Demon Dead and the vicious Queens from the Black Jewels series, and it just went on.

that said, i *love* LKH and Anne Bishop's books, so i'm enjoying the Mona Lisa books.  :)  Lucinda was not quite as much fun for me.

 

i'm probably 4/5 of the way through Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, Bk 1) by Nalini Singh right now.  ooh, very good so far!  i started it too late last night, and just kept reading until i passed out three times in the middle of the same page and had to put it down and go to sleep.  i think that was around 2:45am.  whoops!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 2:10 PM ET
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I have to say that I do like the covers on Sunny's Monere books, though. Is it silly to keep books because they're pretty? :P

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 2:30 PM ET
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I finished Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs.  I really, really enjoyed it.  My only complaint is that the ending felt a bit rushed to me.  It seemed like the whole book was s t r e t c h e d   out and then all of the sudden within a few pages everything is all neatly wrapped up.  I know many, many authors do this and it's a neat way to have a HEA, but still... I like a bit... MORE, I guess, at the end.  lol

I also finished Fairyville by Emma Holly.  It was definitely out there - lots of fairy business and some m/m sex scenes which I didn't expect.  It was an ok read, though!

Not sure what's up next.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 2:31 PM ET
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This morning I finished Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne. I enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 3:21 PM ET
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I discovered last night that one of my salsa rueda buddies also loves Regencies, so I am reading Balogh's The Constant Heart, which I borrowed from her. (Score!)

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 4:33 PM ET
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Michelle, I'm glad to hear you liked Just Breathe.  Still don't think I'd pay for the hb, but if it doesn't come up on my wl by the time the pb comes out, I'll just plan on buying it.

I'm still reading A Highlander of Her Own by Melissa Mayhue- not very far into it, because I've been busy, but I like it so far.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 5:13 PM ET
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Michelle, I think I have the audio download for Just Breathe..do you think it'd be a good one to listen to on audio? I have trouble with the stories that have a bunch of characters on audio..jennifer crusie's pushed it with agnes and the hitman and even fast women got hard to keep track of!

I'm still wanting to finisht Wiggs' lakeshore chronicles..I'm up to the 2nd book but put it aside for somethiing lighter/funnier seems like and never got back to it though I still tote it around with me!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Susanna - I've never listened to a book before, so I'm not a good judge on that.  lol   Just Breathe mostly centers around the heroine, though - not a lot of secondary storylines at all.  So maybe it wouldn't be hard to follow!

I'm reading Harvard's Education by Suzanne Brockmann.  It's a short, fast read - I read half of it during my bike workout.  Good story, though.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 7:06 PM ET
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Finally read my first Marsha Canham - Across a Moonlit Sea and I really, really enjoyed it.  I am looking forward to reading more of her books. Thanks to all for a great recommendation.

 

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thanks Michelle..that helps! when too many people get in the story it's hard for me to keep them straight!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 7:25 PM ET
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This weekend I read Wish You Were Here by Lani Diane Rich--pretty good--Driven by Desire by LuAnn McLane--also pretty good--and Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, which was really good and makes me want to read the whole Psy-changeling series! I just wish my library had them :(

I'm starting Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by Melissa Mayhue next.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/29/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Rick and Liz are back in the latest - Paradise Valley...I'm trying to read that one now but haven't gotten too far due to doing other stuff.hoping I can make a big dent in it tonight if Ican stay awake long enough!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 10:29 PM ET
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Finishing up the Nora Robert's MacGregor series with The Perfect Neighbor. Not enjoying it all that much, just being a completionist.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Just finished  Heartless by Mary Balogh. Now I want to reread Silent Melody.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 9:24 AM ET
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I'm reading Night Echoes by  Holly Lisle and it's really a good ghost story.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 11:47 AM ET
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I stayed up til almost 2 am finishing Paradise Valley! It was good but only as  part of the series I think..not sure I'd liked it if I'd just picked it up and read it without knowing the backgrounds. It did tie up the loose ends a bit better than Temptation Ridge did..that one was a cliffhanger so to speak. I wasn't crazy about Liz when they were first together (the 14 yr tramp basically) but she was the good one in this one I think. and I had a panic thinking who she'd pair Dan up with and sure enough that's the one but I think it'll be ok..theirs will most likely continue but it ended on a good note overall for everyone.

might read a paranormal next.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:57 PM ET
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I'm almost done with Twilight, gotta say don't know what the big hubbub was.

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