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Subject: What are you reading this week? 5-20 to 5-26-12
Date Posted: 5/20/2012 12:31 PM ET
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New Week!

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 12:32 PM ET
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Finished Sherry Thomas's Beguiling the Beauty and to tell the truth it wasn't a fav of mine. I gave it 3 stars and my rambling review is up on GRs.



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Date Posted: 5/20/2012 12:33 PM ET
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Too bad, Keri. I guess no writer can hit a home run every time.

I started an old Judith Arnold called The Marriage Bed - was interested because a character has the kind of leukemia my best friend had. Is very good so far. The main characters are much older than usual in a romance, but a lot is flashbacks.

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 2:18 PM ET
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well I'm not reading 4 books LOL - was looking for something and found an older overbearing hero fave I wanted to re-read to complete the RT challenge I'm doing! Man With a Past by JAK. also have Soulless by Gail Carriger, Judgment in Death by JD Robb, and something else on the bedside table I'm reading as well. will probably focus on the JAK book to finish the challenge then get back to one of the others. oh never mind 3 - The River Knows was Amanda quick but this other one will fit the same challenge so I may or may not finish it this go'round

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 2:35 PM ET
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I'm almost finished Bretton's paranormal mystery CASTING SPELLS and it's absolutely charming, definitely has some romance in it, and the paranormal is funny and quirky. It's an ebook and due back to the library in 2 days but I hope to finish it toda.

It's gorgeous here today, 80s with very low humidity, and I'm feeling a bit on the lazy side, reading being the most ambitious thing I've done all day.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 3:55 PM ET
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I'm reading Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire. It's a book I found recommended on Pinterest, one of several I've found.
Date Posted: 5/20/2012 4:32 PM ET
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I finished my very first cozy...Murder a' la Mode. I enjoyed it, it was a quick, fun read. Started another cozy, A Brisket, A Casket. Not very far into it but its cute so far.

Also getting ready to start The Last Song by Sparks.

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 9:04 PM ET
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I just picked up Lone Rider by Lauren Bach. Biker hero. Yummmm.

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 9:54 PM ET
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OMG Tonya! One of my very favorite books. Love it!!!

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 6:19 AM ET
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Finished Jurassic Park last night. It was awesome! Makes me want to go and watch the movies again and not skip the boring parts hehe. Maybe I'll take them to the beach with me next weekend.

Now to see if I can finish anything else, which I doubt because of today's plans. 8th grade graduation tonight. Tomorrow I will receive DEADLINE by Mira Grant, which I am dying to read. (ok that was a lame joke, but it's a zombie book). Kindergarten graduation will interfere with my zombie-thon! Thursday we are leaving for Ocean City MD, so hope to get lots of reading done in the car!

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 10:15 AM ET
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Missy, it came up as a recommendation when I was searching for something else. The reviews were great, and it sounded really good. I will let you know what I think... and I just "friended" you. cheeky Seems like we have very similar tastes! (it says 45% - lol)

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 10:58 AM ET
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Oh good. I cant wait to see what you think of it! Its on my keeper shelf. I would LOVE to go back and read it again. I just cant justify that right now. LOL.

I forgot that i just had a swap end, so instead of The Last Song, im going to read Bad Girl By Night (H.O.T. Cops, bk 1), so i can get it mailed out.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 11:36 AM ET
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Started Amanda Quick's Crystal Gardens and it is her usual Arcane tried and true formula, but for some reason I still love the books.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 1:12 PM ET
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I'm still on Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton.  It's ok, very hot, but I am not connecting with this heroine as well as the previous books.  Well, I should say the first one anyway- I didn't like Liz going into the 2nd one at all and it took awhile for me to warm up to her.  Jenna is nice enough, I just don't get the blanket prejudice toward all althletes, and it seems like a weak premise for her and Ty not to get together.  It is at least as hot as the other two, but I have to say, the author really needs to find something else for her heroines to say in the throes of passion besides "that's going to make me come".  I remember that one being repeated in the first book, and now again, it seems to be a favorite of this heroine too.  Blah blah blah, try something new and different already.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 2:48 PM ET
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Started the new Briggs -- Fair Game, I think. Finishing up Cherish on audio and then am going to start The Curse of Chalion.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 3:16 PM ET
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I'm reading Ashes of Midnight by Lara Adrian.
Date Posted: 5/21/2012 7:45 PM ET
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Still reading the Guns and Roses anthology.  Except for one book which I didn't like for personal reasons, this has been an awesome anthology. All have been B+ or better stories.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 8:12 PM ET
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Keri lemme know of crystal gardens is worth getting - the ebook is still expensiv and library hasn't gotten it yet but I need to check back and make sure 'cause the lines get long fast!

still reading the JAK book - was tired last night and busy iwth other stuff so didn't finish it. mabye tonight!

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 8:54 PM ET
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Susanna, don't go buy it. Wait for it at the library. It was ok, but I would have been angry if I paid hard backed price for it. There just wasn't much substance to it and I think she has a fill in the blank book template on her pc. I still am going to read these, I just wished they had substance like her old ones used to.

 

Going to start JR Ward's Envy, just got it in today and I have no will power.

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 11:02 PM ET
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thanks Keri - i went to the library website and they had it - yeah - bu I'm number 20 and I just checked 2 days ago and it wasn't catalogued! lucky I'm not farther down but looks like they have about 10 or so copies so will probalby have it in under 2 months which is fine with me.

finished Man With a Past by JAK and am done with the spring challenge on RT I think!

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 1:37 PM ET
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I'm now reading Shades of Midnight which I hope I like better than the last two stories.
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 2:09 PM ET
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I loved Shades of Midnight. It was one of my faves in the series. I adored both Kade and Alex and i really enjoyed the Alaskan setting.

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 5:51 PM ET
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I am reading.....Demon Bound? I think, by Meljean Brook. I like her series but I have been putting it off for no reason. Then I saw her say she's writing Michaels story so I am reading them, so I don't have to wait when his comes out lol

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 8:15 PM ET
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Shades of Midnight was very good, my favorite so far. I'm not sure what's next, may have to do some tv catch up.
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 9:38 PM ET
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I tried out Jasmine Haynes What Happens After Dark, it was a quick DNF for me, the heroine was all kinds of messed up, mentally and emotionally.  

Off to Allyson James' Shadow Walker.  I know the next one in the series is supposed to be out this spring, but I can't find it anywhere.  Anyone know the details?

 

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