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Subject: What are we reading this week? 4/25 - 5/1 , 2010
Date Posted: 4/25/2010 10:09 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 10:14 AM ET
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I'm over halfway through The Man Within by Lora Leigh - it's a hot one Michelle! not very long either then it's Elizabeth's  Wolf up next I think! I sure hate The Council though.

who was reading Vision in White? Rebecca? gosh can't remember from the other t hread..I was so happy she went back to regular ol romance..liked Vision in White then got so mad towards the end of Bed of Roses at one of the other characters - Parker I think is the one. I hope when she gets her story her dude will take her down more than a few notches and i'll be cheering! but you know for some reason there's always one 'sister' in her trilogies/4-gies that get on my last nerve! I remember in the witch trilogy about the 3 'sisters' that the first book is the only one i liked and the one who owned the bookstore I wanted to slap! but I swear  Bed of Roses made me wanna go out and buy flowers..so glad it wasn't planting season when I read it! I'm actually scared to read the story about the caterer..shudder..me and weight watchers reading about food...hiyiyi!

not sure what I'll read next or along with The Breed books 'cause no way I'm trying to read one of those at work on night shift!  I'm debating starting a trilogy by Sherryl Woods since I dont' recall reading much of hers other than the little category romances (still have that series to finish) and I think Flamingo Diner - just remember tossing her aside after that one since thre wasn't enough sex in it for me then..wow guess I missed out on a lot of books.

has anyone read Marcia Lynn McClure? someone on a christian romance thread was raving about The Highwayman of Tanglewood and I saw one review that said it was clean romance without being preachy..though I know from experiece the person who was raving is very particular about her romances and very critical of anything that doesn't hold to her high standards (um mine aren't quite as high as ya'll know LOL!) supposed to be a medieval robin hood type..of course they start at $15.95 and I'm a tightwad and my library doesn't  have it either though I did put in a request - checked worldcat to see which libraries  hav eit and the closest is over 800 miles away in AZ..Texas does't even seem to have a copy! I may check the church bookstore this morning and see - for some reason supporting a church bookstore doest' bother me as much as paying the same to amazon! anyways thought I'd ask 'cause I know there's a few here who also read the clean or christian stuff from time to time.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 10:23 AM ET
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Susanna - I just started The Man Within.  I don't have Elizabeth's Wolf, though, so after this I'll have to take a break from Breeds.  Darn it.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 11:34 AM ET
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Susanna- What is worldcat?  I've never heard of it before but I am intrigued.

Finished Something Shady by Pamela Moresi last ight.  Pretty good!  I wish I knew how to pronounce the heros's name though.  Mikolai-is that with a long i sound at the beginning or a short i sound?  Next up is Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.  I loved the first book in this series, but DNF the second book.  This ine will be the deciding vote.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 12:55 PM ET
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I just finished Luanne Rice's "The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners".  I really liked the book.  Luanne Rice is a master at introducing the reader to very complex characters and plots.  The only real problem I have with Rice is her age timelines.  In this book she has a character who, according to the plot, can't be over 40 (more likely 36 or so) who falls in love with a character she made 70 years old.  That's a bit of a stretch even for me.  And it wasn't necessary.  According to the ages of other characters related to the 70 year old, she could have made him 60, which would have been much more believable.

Then there was Beach Girls and Last Kiss.  In Beach Girls she has Stevie Moore in her mid 40's and her boyfriend's daughter 9.  In Last Kiss, Stevie is pregnant.  The problem is that her boyfriend's daughter is now 18.  So that makes Stevie in her 50's and pregnant.  Not likely!

 

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 1:14 PM ET
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Susanna: Yes it was me reading Nora Roberts! I haven't started Bed of Roses yet, but I will say that Parker got on my nerves in this first book. I figured she'd be the last in the series to get a story and she does have a long way to fall. Roberts did a trilogy where the last book totally ruined it for me, I think it was the ones with flower names. Anyway there was a ghost who needed to be avenged and 3 friends, her normal theme. The girl was pg and never told the real father that she was and that totally bugged me. I also didn't care for her vampire trilogy, but I don't care for that storyline anyway. I love her straight out romances, especially the ones set in Ireland.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 1:41 PM ET
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Rebecca - that bugged me too, especially that everyone completely accepted her decision and never said a word in argument about it.  Like it wasn't the slightest bit morally ambiguous to have a kid without informing the father. (I don't think the topic of how she would address it when the kid was older even came up.) And it was portrayed as this big favor to the father, not messing up his life. How about letting *him* decide how much he wants to be involved, instead of making the decision for him?  I actually googled on it and was stunned not to find anyone else bothered by it.

(And don't even get me *started* on Mercedes' speech in "Glee"... I'm still foaming at the mouth over that!)



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Date Posted: 4/25/2010 2:21 PM ET
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I am glooming on Marianne Stillings and in the process of finishing up with Lucky Charms. I finished up Satisfaction this morning and will start Lucky Charms sometime today.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 2:29 PM ET
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worldcat.org is a website where you type in the name of the author or book title and it searches and you click on which one it is(sometimes just one comes up) and then you can put in your city/zip and it'll find the libraries that have it! my library does interlibrary loan though not sure all of these are in that same system but it gives you an idea of which libraries have the book and you can even click a link to check the shelf and make sure they have it and it' not lost or whatever.

I haven't read Roberts' garden trilogy yet but I hate the hidden baby theme...I know I could barely tolerate the cop in the witch island trilogy and the bookstore/cafe owner was the absolute worse for me..makes me wonder if Nora Roberts is even married or how many times if her 'real' self is that self centereda nd hateful towardsmen! oh well I loved the Born In trilogy and some of her other stuff!

headed to the library I think...don't wanna sit around the house and don't really wanna drive to weight watchers on other side of town..well nw of me but feels like the other side of town! then may go back to church and watch the kiddos do a musical thingy..nothing better to do LOL! well could sew or read I guess...

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 5:12 PM ET
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Finally reading Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas.  LOL I somehow ended up reading this series backwards.  So far its good and is really giving me a better insight into Hardy and his actions in Blue Eyed Devil.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 6:46 PM ET
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Trying to plow through Forbidden Passion. I would just DNF it but since it was a GoodReads win, I feel obligated to finish. Ugh. It's not terrible, but that's about the best thing I can find to say about it.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 11:02 PM ET
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Thanks Susanna!  I'll have to give it a try.

Got sidetracked at Kmart today.  Bought a Blaze book and read that instead of the Debbie Macomber.  I LOVE the Wrong Bed Series they do and I had to pick up While She Was Sleeping... by Isabel Sharpe.  I gave it three stars because the heroine did get on my nerves towards the end with her whining about how she needed to move to Florida to take care of her grandparents....who really did not want her come to begin with.  That got old, but overall I liked the premise of the story.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 11:14 PM ET
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Finished Lucy Monroe's The Courtship of Annabelle, which I ended up enjoying quite a bit.  The hero's accent annoyed me a little, but I got over it.  Started Shelly Laurenston's Mane Event--hee!

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 11:57 PM ET
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I can't seem to concentrate on anything, so started watching "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall." Seems very good. Now I want to read the book. ;-)

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 8:23 AM ET
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(And don't even get me *started* on Mercedes' speech in "Glee"... I'm still foaming at the mouth over that!)

Which speech, Willa? I'm racking my brain trying to think of a speech she gave related to that topic and can't come up with anything. 
 
Over the weekend, I finished And Lady Makes Three: Prism / Twilight / Pirate's Booty by various. Really enjoyed the first two stories, but that last one was a buzz killer. Now I'm reading Relentless by Lauren Dane. So far, I like it better than its predecessor, Undercover.....it seems like kinda of a sweet love story!


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Date Posted: 4/26/2010 9:06 AM ET
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I finished The Man Within last night.  I liked it better than the first one.  It seemed like there was more of a storyline and I liked Roni a whole lot better than I did Merinus.  Maybe a spoiler, so highlight... I also liked that Lora Leigh didn't stretch out the "big misunderstanding" regarding the letters  all the way through the book. 
That would have gotten old.
I might have to break down & buy Elizabeth's Wolf so I can continue the Breeds series in order.  I have #4, but everyone says you should read 3 before that, so...  I do have to say I'm looking forward to reading Kane and Sherra's story.  As pissed as she is at him, I bet they are HOT! ha

Now I'm reading Say No To Joe.... just had to get back to Lori Foster's Visitation series.  I just started it this morning and wow, is Joe hunky or what?!?  lol  I really think I've already read this book, but it's not jumping out at me that I know the details, so I guess I'll keep reading. 



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Date Posted: 4/26/2010 10:15 AM ET
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I finished Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas.  Very very good.  Now I understand more about Hardy's persona in Blue Eyed Devil.  I loved Liberty!!  And Gage was so hot when he was telling Liberty he wasn't just going to stand by and let her choose.  Those Travis boys are something else. LOL  This is not going to be a keeper for me like the other two were though.  I loved it but not enough to keep.

Heading back to the Mercy Thompson series and book 3 next - Iron Kissed

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 10:19 AM ET
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Sherri - I loved Sugar Daddy.  The first half of the book was more of a chick-lit or coming of age story to me, but the second half, when Liberty's romance with Gage kicked in?  OMG!  I can't wait for the next contemp series by Kleypas.

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 10:24 AM ET
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Sherri, can't wait to hear what you thought about that one (Iron Kissed)! Brace yourself......



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Date Posted: 4/26/2010 12:21 PM ET
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I've got too many to read and can't decide!! Andabout to go by the library and get more...

I finished The Man Within..short erotic romance but good story I thought..I also liked it better than the first book. I'd start Elizabeth's Wolf but need a wee little break from the nookie so will read something else then go back to the series. in the mood for light and funny and the books I got at the library yesterday aren't that.

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 1:14 PM ET
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Gina I haven't gotten to start it yet but I've read a few mini reviews (no spoilers) and I'm so stoked.  Will probably start in just a few min.

Michelle - Gage was the man!  LOL

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 4:04 PM ET
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(And don't even get me *started* on Mercedes' speech in "Glee"... I'm still foaming at the mouth over that!)

Which speech, Willa? I'm racking my brain trying to think of a speech she gave related to that topic and can't come up with anything.

I told you not to get me started! ;-) Minor spoilers for season 1... It was all this self-righteous stuff about how the pregnant girl had chosen her child's father and no one had the right to interfere with that -- ie., it's perfectly appropriate to lie to the guy who thinks he's the father, for security. (To say nothing of the rights of the guy who really is the father.)  Gee, think I'll get pregnant and choose Brad Pitt to be the father!

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 4:10 PM ET
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Oh! Right, now I remember. I recall the speech, just not that Mercedes gave it. lol

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 10:35 PM ET
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I'm having so much trouble getting into my books the last few days. Everything I try seems blah. Think I will try Holly Black's Tithe, since the last thing I really enjoyed was City of Bones.

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 2:17 AM ET
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well I managed to leave the house this afternoon without my bookbag sad luckily I have a stash in the car though not the ones I was trying to decide between! But I started The Amen Trail by Sharon Sala, the sequel to Whippoorwill. It's pretty funny! Whippoorwill took me a while to get into with the main heroine being a prosititue(author uses the word whore extensively) and the main hero the town drunk. there's a sexually addicted preacher which really threw me off but stuff happened in the first book where the town drunk took on the preacher's role and the prostitute got saved and now they're on the road together with him still fumbling his way through trying to get the preaching stuff right and her trying to be a proper lady. made the mistake of reading the first funny scene while drinking red crystal light..sigh..but it was funny! anyways I"m gonna try to finish it tonight at work but don't know if I 'll make that goal or not!

eta: ok I finished The Amen Trail! barely but still finished! it was really funny the first half or so then got a bit more serious.



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