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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week? 5/24-5/30
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 1:52 PM ET
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No one else had started one, so here it is!

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 2:20 PM ET
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Nearly finished CRAZY KISSES/Tara Janzen. Finally my next Janzen will be the one I originally checked out of the library, started, and realized I definitely needed to read this series in order. I'm also starting a new-to-me author which I'll post to that thread when I'm done with it, it's also a WL book which I'll post as well.

Haven't been reading as much as I wanted this weekend; I always feel like a slug when I have even a short to-do list and barely get one item checked off. My best friend gave me two big grocery bags of mysteries last weekend so I've been finally sorting those - should be READING but messin' around with books, in any way, is always fun.

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 3:22 PM ET
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Tara Janzen also writes romances (and some fantasy) under the name Glenna McReynolds. River of Eden is one of my keepers.

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 3:50 PM ET
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I finished Real Men Do It Better an anthology of 4 great and hot stories!  I actually liked all 4 of them, which is a rarity for anthologies.  the first 2 were especially good, and hot.  I read the whole thing in like 2 days.

I'm in the middle of 3 or 4 other books, so I am going to try to finish 2 of them before i start another. I will finish Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls, a wonderful story written by an old English woman.  She is an excellent writer!

I am also reading an erotic book for a swap, which is good but I can only read it in small doses. I have several other swap books I need to read as well.

I'm not reading anything paranormal, will be starting Burning Wild by Feehan for sure, tomorrow at the latest!!!

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 3:58 PM ET
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RIVER OF EDEN is the last book I'll be reading in the Harlequin/Silhouette 2009 Reading Challenge (a book with 'river' in the title). I actually didn't care all that much about her romances so I was surprised I was enjoying her Janzen books. - maybe she's found her niche with bigger books. I've heard great things about RIVER OF EDEN and look forward to reading it - but I have no idea when I'll be getting around to it.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 4:35 PM ET
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I'm still reading The Immortal Hunter(Lynsay Sands) was too tired last night to stay up and finish it and spent part of today goofing off at joann's(fabric!) and halfprice books though wasn't really in the mood and all the good stuff was gone but I found a box of books there for 5 bucks minus 20% off that has a bunch of susan wiggs' books and found a blaze that sounded good htough I probbly have 2 copies already knowing my luck LOL!

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 10:19 PM ET
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Reading Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh.

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 11:39 PM ET
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I'm reading To Beguile A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt.  And liking it so far.  Tempted at Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro was only just so-so. 

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 1:04 AM ET
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I finished How To Score by Robin Wells.  I enjoyed it.  It was what I wanted right now.  A funny contemporary with no dark overtones or undercurrents or whatever.  And the ending was perfect.  I would definitely recommend it. 

 

edited to say that it had some laugh out loud moments for me, and I don't laugh out loud that easily.  I'm more of a smiler.

 



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Date Posted: 5/25/2009 6:51 AM ET
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I've been doing the Biggest Loser reading challenge in the games forum so I've been staying away from the computer but it's over now so I can come play again lol. I read 25 books in the last 5 weeks so I made a dent in my tbr.

The last one I finished was Rocky Mountain Man by Jullian Hart and I really enjoyed it.

Edited to add that I'm reading Parallel Attraction by Deidre Knight and I'm not sure if I'm going to like it but I'm only 74 pages into it.



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Date Posted: 5/25/2009 9:37 AM ET
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Finished Wild Swan by Celeste de Blasis.  This book will go on my best book read list.  It is not a quick read and took me awhile to get into. It is a beautifully written love story of a woman and her life from 14 years of age to 30. It is not a complicated story filled with suspense, intrigue, who done it etc., only  a woman's life and loves. 

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 10:06 AM ET
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I finished No Words Alone by Autumn Dawn and I really enjoyed it.  I think I'm going to hang on to it for awhile and read it again later.  If you like futuristic romance this is a good one to pick up.   Now I've started on Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis.  Only a few pages in but as usual with her books (for me) - good so far!

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 10:35 AM ET
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I just finished To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt and really enjoyed it!  I want a Sir Alastair!  He made me weepy at the end.  And I can't wait for the 4th (and I believe final) book in this series comes out in November.  I also finished Always a Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch and quite enjoyed that one as well.  The growth and conflict with the hero Bram was so wonderful - I want one of him as well! lol

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 11:59 AM ET
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I'm tryin to make a dent in my TBR, so I'm reading a batch of category romances. They go really fast and are easy reads lol!

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 12:39 PM ET
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I fnished The Immortal Hunter by Lynsay Sands and well I just dunno 'bout this woman. I had found myself a new writer 'hero' til the last 4 books or so :-( They either got too creepy/darkish (compared to the others in the series) or they were obvious cliffhangers or didnt' end the way I wanted them to. I know I pushed it by continuing to read book after book in this series since I tend to burn out but I think Icould've handled the light/funny romance ending with each book like they were but these last 4...anyone starting this series and liking it should just stop after reading The Accidental IMO..if you have to keep going plan on the next 2 back to back(vampires are forever and vampire interrupted-they continue a storyline and the 2nd one has some really sad stuff in it IMO that I could've done without...) and the 2 after that, well, I have to wait til Nov to find out about the vamps left hanging...dangit I HAVE to konw what happens even if I'm mad at this author!

I think tonight (if I read!) I"'ll start on either the blaze or silhouette desire I just got..need something light and sexy or just sexy!

Bronwyn I know how you feel - nothing like finding the perfect book for your mood! I have ot have light/funny most of the time!

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 1:26 PM ET
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Not liking Megan's Mark all that much. The domineering hero/resisting heroine theme is pretty dull for me, plus already just read it in Mercury's War. I hope we get to some actual plot in there somewhere.

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 1:41 PM ET
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Still reading Fool Moon by Jim Butcher.  It's really good.  I looked up the TV series on Netflix but then discovered it only ran 12 episodes. So I'm not going to watch it.  I already have the characters pictured in my mind. 

I'm hoping to finish that today and start To Love a Dark Lord by Anne Stuart.  I need to break up the fantasy genre a bit. Plus I need to mail this out for a game. 

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 2:25 PM ET
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Susanna - I quite agree with the last few Lynsay Sands vampire books - I so enjoyed the earlier ones and that last few just weren't as satisfying.  I just finished Sam's Creed which wasn't too bad -- Had a bit of story to it which was good - Have Caine's Reckoning to read too which I just received.  
Also read a bunch of series romance titles to also put a dent in my TBR pile - One I suprisingly liked more than the others was His Mistress's Secret by Alison Fraser -- A presents title which wasn't entitled properly - She wasn't his mistress and definitely had a hard edge to her - lived through a lot in her childhood which left scars which didn't magically go away like they do in some titles. Was abandoned as a baby in a commune, fostered out, potential abuse, singer in a rock band -- an awful lot for a presents title but it did work. -- Perhaps a little too neatly at the end but don't they all.

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 3:04 PM ET
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Mary L - The Dresden Files (tv series based on Fool Moon) was good - you should still check it out.

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 4:06 PM ET
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I've started Lord of the Fading Lands by C L Wilson.  It's ok so far.  I'm hoping it picks up soon though.  It's is also a little confusing and while there is a glossary in the back there is no pronounciation guide so I'm just guessing on all these weird (I suspect made-up) words.  That kind of thing tends to frustrate me and I tend to give up on those kind of books sooner.  I'm going to try to stick with it, cause I've heard nothing but good things about this series.

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 6:22 PM ET
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Crystal, I have the C.L. Wilson books on my shelf, I found them at my UBS. Please let me know what you think of them.

Sherri you are bad for my wish list lol, I added the Autumn Dawn book! Our reading tastes are alot alike. I even looked at your wish list and got some MORE books to add to my wish list!

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 6:26 PM ET
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Are the Autumn Dawn books erotica?

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 9:14 PM ET
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I finally found a copy of KEEPER OF THE DREAM by Penelope Williamson. Read it today and I agree with Kim and Sherron, Wow! It is a keeper.

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 9:32 PM ET
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I was tempted but since there were only 12 episodes I decided to skip watching.  IF there were multiple seasons I might be more tempted. 

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 9:35 PM ET
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Just finished an old Temptation by Jayne Ann Krentz, Uneasy Alliance.http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373251117-Uneasy+Alliance It felt a little bit dated, but not a bad read. Yesterday I finished Amie Stuart's Nailed http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780758218933-Nailed, which also wasn't bad. The chapters alternated in perspective (first person for the heroine's, third for the hero's)--the other book I remember this with was Leslie Kelly's Asking for Trouble.
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