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Subject: What are we reading this week? 5/16 - 5/22, 2010
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 9:04 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 9:07 AM ET
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I stayed up a little late last night to finish Shoofly Pie by Tim Downs. It was pretty good! I like the bug man..he's so rude and abrupt! Now I've just started Chop Shop by the same author. I figured I'd better go ahead and read this one since I can't renew it at the library due to someone putting in a request for the book..bummer! but I'll be done with Chop Shop by tonight probably or tomorrow at the latest. I may read Dusty Britches by Marcia McClure next since I want to return that library book as well.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 9:49 AM ET
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I am reading The Dream Hunter by Laura Kinsale.  Kinsale is just a great novelist.  She really, really knows how to write a book.  I find myself rereading sentances.  I am spacing out my collection of her works with smaller books inbetween.  This one is an Arabian Desert story with a great Hero and Heroine.   The Heroine is not a stong, polished woman and it is actually intriguing to the story instead of annoying.

I have been reading westerns and just finished Turner's Woman by Jenna Kernan.  It was also a well written book.  I am looking for more of her books if anyone has a couple or more listed, pm me please.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:01 AM ET
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well I'm optimistic that I'll like Chop Shop so got on my library's website and requested book #3 then found out they have #5 but not #4 so sent in a library suggestion request..bummer..takes them forever to order, catalog, and circulate..well not forever but seems like it! I sure don't want to buy 1 book in the series and I can't see myself re-reading a mystery that's not dealing with quilting, tea, or some kind of yarn!(and those I just re-read for the topic of interest instead of the mystery) oh well I can always do interlibrary loan or drive to one of the other library systems though they're a bit out of the way.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:18 AM ET
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Book #4 was my favorite Bug Man book so far, haven't read #5 yet.

I'm still reading Louise Penny's Three Pines mysteries.  When I finish this one, I'll have to wait until August for another one when book #5 comes out in paperback.  And then a new hardcover in September.  I've got a good place on the wish list for that.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:25 AM ET
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Is there a different woman in each book Bronwyn? I was hoping he'd hook up with the woman in Shoofly Pie but nada and now this one It hink has a woman in it as well but have just gotten to the present day part of the story.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:34 AM ET
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I decided to start Montana Creeds:  Logan.  I've had this trio of books sitting on my TBR forever, and since I have the first of Linda Lael Miller's NEW trilogy on the way to me, I figured I'd better get a move on.  lol

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:59 AM ET
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man this bug man is hilarious! just got to the part where he's lecturing the students(I think elementary though somewhre k-12) going on about bugs eating you when you die...the poor teacher is freaking out!

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 12:19 PM ET
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I just finished Ghostland which was good but not as good as I expected. I tend not to like doomsday books (find them too over the top) but the premise was alright in this one. I had originally thought that it was more fantasy than anything but the sex was explicit, which sort of pulled me out of the story a bit. I can never get how people are being chased by villains, etc. and they stop to have sex.



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Date Posted: 5/16/2010 12:44 PM ET
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I just finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Hilariously over the top gore with laugh out loud illustrations!  The contrast of extreme good manners and extreme violence makes for interesting reading.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 1:34 PM ET
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Susanna, yes the female characters are different in the books.  But it is my understanding that in book #5 two of the women appear again and there is some resolution in the relationships.  Haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 4:58 PM ET
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I'm still reading the anthology Hot for the Holidays.  Right now I'm reading the Anya Bast story which is very good.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 5:07 PM ET
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I'm on my last book of a Madeline Hunter series- The Sins of Lord Easterbrook.  I should finish it tonight. Up next I think is Lisa Kleypas' Bow Street Runners series (I finally received the last book I was waiting on). Although someone read Sherry Thomas' Delicious last week and said it was really good so since it has been on my TBR for a LONG time I might read it first.

LOLOL...DG...I've always wondered that myself!!!

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 5:16 PM ET
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Susanna, Nick is just getting started, wait till you read Ends of the Earth when he is with his college students. It is all too funny. Surely you cannot see what woman would put up with Nick? I don't want to spoil it for you about the women. Ends of the Earth comes to a head for Nick and women, but read Less Then Dead first.

I just finished The Pardon by James Grappando. Up next is Lisa Kleypas's Tempt Me At Twilight and then Kylie Brant's Waking Nightmare. (she is new to me)



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Date Posted: 5/16/2010 5:44 PM ET
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I think I could put up with Nick! I wouldnt ride in his car though I dont think! this one is a real thinking book..well at least to me it is..organ transplants and ethics, etc. don't think this is gonna be a cheerful one though but it makes me think about the whole deal you know? I'm about 100 pages from the end..thought I was making better headway with it but keep having to work darn it! I have book 3 requested at my library..was gonna do the interlibrary loan for book 4 since it's over 30 min to the nearest branch but found out my coworker has it at her library! hers doesn't hve the first 2 though so I told her if she wants to read them I'll get in line to check the book out again.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 6:20 PM ET
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Up next I think is Lisa Kleypas' Bow Street Runners series (I finally received the last book I was waiting on).

Ohhh...I envy you, Terra! I loved Lady Sophia's Lover...I should get that series and read it again! I think that Westfield (from the Wallflowers) first makes an appearance on that series.

I also have Easterbrook left to finish that series...

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 7:07 PM ET
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I finished Chop Shop by Tim Downs..good one! Now I have to wait for book 3 to get transferred to the branch closest to me. Hope they pull it before someone else grabs it LOL!

Now I'm reading Dusty Britches by Marcia McClure but haven't read enough to get really into it yet.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 9:34 PM ET
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I'm reading Stephanie Tyler's Navy Seals Trio.  Hard to Hold, Too Hot to Hold, and Hold on Tight.  So far they're really good.  Hot romance with tortured heroes and lots of danger and suspense.  

 

Renee

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 10:54 PM ET
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The Kylie Brant Waking Nightmare is going very good and I am really liking the direction the book is headed. D.G. this might be a series you might be interested in, if you haven't already read it. I am a little late to the party on this one.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 11:26 PM ET
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Started Fantasy in Death.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 12:39 AM ET
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I finished Captivate by Carrie Jones.  Really good and interesting.  Very much looking forward to more books in the series, which I'm assuming are forthcoming (otherwise I'm gonna have to be very grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.)

Now I'm reading something.... some Harlequin historical that I grabbed. Haven't read much and I can't recall the title or the author.  It had a good start, although the heroine's name is Hero, which completely confuses me at times and slows me down a bit while I get my brain connected. And I think there is a male character named Raven (not the hero).  Actually I haven't figured out if Raven is a boy or a girl.  But Hero is a girl, and THE hero is a boy.  Heh.  I know that much. 

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 7:11 AM ET
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I finished Hot for the Holidays.  I really enjoyed the Lora Leigh story, made me cry.  The Anya Bast story was pretty good but too short.  Didn't care for the Angela Knight story at all and I skimmed the Allyson James story.   Not sure what I'm going to read next.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 9:15 AM ET
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I'm currently reading A Tall Dark Cowboy by Mackenzie McKade. I'm trying to weed through my erotic romance tbr pile now. I've read some duds lately.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 9:49 AM ET
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Aussie Rules by Jill Shalvis was pretty meh. I started my first book for D.G.'s challenge, and so far am really liking it: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, the first in the Bridgerton series. Although I just got to a point in the book that I'm not entirely thrilled with, and won't mention because I don't want to spoil anything. I just detest the customs of the early 1800s. :-|

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 10:20 AM ET
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I finished Where Truth Lies and it was definately romantic suspense light. I probably won't read another Heggan book, they're just not that good to me.

Now I'm reading a cookbook! I got a Louisiana cookbook, Talk About Good, from PBS today and I can't wait to see what's in there. I like reading cookbooks about as much as romantic fiction :)

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