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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 7/10 - 7/16, 2011
Date Posted: 7/10/2011 12:38 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 12:40 PM ET
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Sherri wrote: "I didn't think I'd connect with Dev since he's human but wow."

Hmmm... Sherri, what haven't you been telling us about yourself? ;-)

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 1:26 PM ET
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I'm reading a Love Inspired -The Cowboy's Homecoming by Brenda Milton. I like this author but characters sometimes show up book to book and they're so far apart I forget - I recognize a name but can't remember the story. This one is pretty good and easy enough to pick up and put down though I'm much rather read it straight through but work doesn't cooperate.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 3:13 PM ET
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Just finished Jaci Burton's The Perfect Play...it was pretty good. Dang not sure what I am going to read next....oh the agony of just choosing one.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 4:16 PM ET
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LOL Willa!  You know what I meant!  smiley

I ended up DNF'ing Untamed Rogue, Scandalous Mistress by Bronwyn Scott.  Just couldn't get into it.

Not sure what I'm reading next.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 6:18 PM ET
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I"m about 1/3 through Get a Clue by Shalvis.  I'm not relating too much to the heroine, but am liking the hero. Also, this book is funnier than the others I've read by her- there are some real LOL moments!  I like the humor, and wish there were more romances like this.  It's hard to do humor well though, so I can see why there aren't many out there.  I like Crusie, but hate McAllister, so somewhere in between is good for me- just hard to find.  This one about hits the spot.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 6:25 PM ET
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Just started Thompson's WANTED!, first in the Sons of Chance series. Just started, early to comment, but I love her as a rule and thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd book which I read a few weeks ago, so I'm sure this one will be great, too.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 7:32 PM ET
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Lesley I think I liked the first part of Get a Clue - when she grabbed what she thought was a flashlight..is that the book?

Turn Left at Sanity by Warren I thought was cute...also like Marianne Stillings(most of hers were funny but one or two weren't so much) and christie Craig I think is funny. I havea few by Shalvis from the library to try out.

still reading the same book but will finish tonight I'm sure unless I fall asleep but not as tired so will probably stay up to finish.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 8:17 PM ET
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Yep, that's the one Susanna!  A giant, glow-in-the-dark dildo, courtesey of the newlywed gift basket!  There are a lot of funny moments in this book.  I am still relatively new to Shalvis' books- I've read the Lucky Harbor books and Animal Magnetism, so I guess this is my fourth.  I have a few more on my TBR, but they seem to be a bit more serious/intense, so I don't expect the same level of humor in them.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 8:22 PM ET
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I'm finishing Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey, and reading The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig :D

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 9:43 PM ET
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I bypassed the cowboys for now and ended up reading Deal With This by Lucy Monroe.  It started out okay, but as it went on I just lost a lot of respect for the heroine.  She turned into one of those whiny brats who needed to be talked down off of a ledge every other chapter.  You know the "I think I love him but what if I get hurt-oh no poor little me with a messed up adolescence- it's too much- everyone pay attention to me right now" B.S. that just gets on my nerves.  This went on from about the first 1/4 of the book to the end.  Plus I didn't buy the fact that the hero was content with dry-humping and not sex until the last 45 pages of the book.

Maybe I should have read a hot cowboy book instead.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 10:16 PM ET
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Lesley - I have recently gone through a huge Shalvis phase, and you are correct - the few MMPs that you have mentioned are funnier than others, while the trade-sized are the more serious stories. The ones I shipped out to you yesterday are trade-sized, so even though they do contain funny moments, they are few and far between. Nonetheless, I enjoy her books very much, and I think you will too!

Have you tried Kristan Higgins? She does humor/romance very well; she is probably my favorite author. And of course, there is always Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the Queen of Humor/Romance!



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Date Posted: 7/10/2011 10:43 PM ET
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Reading Identity Unknown by Brockmann and The Last Waltz by Balogh. Not madly in love with either of them.

Date Posted: 7/10/2011 11:39 PM ET
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LeeAnn, I have read all of the Higgins and enjoyed them.  I have also read some SEP, but know I need to read more!  I have liked what I have read by her so far, and one of these days will get to more of her backlist.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 3:02 AM ET
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It's been a while since I read Deal With This - seems like this couple shows up briefly in one of her Goddard Proejct books . I dont' recall all thedry humping though - thought the story took place over a relatively short period of time..remember the captive maiden game they played the first time.or something like that. but the crap about the ex making her not want to eat bugged me.

finished the Brenda Minton Love Inspired - it was good but bothers me I can't remember the other character's stories all that well. the books are spaced too far apart.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 8:38 AM ET
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I ended up reading When A Pack Dies by Gwen Campbell.  It was really good except for the menage angle.  The relationship between the heroine and the second man didn't feel real and to me, kept it from being a 5 star read.

Again, don't know what I'm reading next.  Its been hit or miss lately for me.  I don't know if I'm burned out or being too picky or what.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 11:22 AM ET
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Gina - I loved Blaze of Memory!  I didn't think I'd connect with Dev since he's human but wow.  What a hero!

Gina, I'm with Sherri.  I loved Dev!!!

I'm about halfway through Blaze of Memory, and yes, Dev is just the right amount of possessive and brooding. The book's just not holding my interest like the other ones, though, I think due to the lack of leopards/wolves that we've gotten to know so well in the other books. And....can Dev really be considered human? I don't know enough about his "power" yet to make that assumption. ;) I have to say, I'm not really looking forward to the next book, either, because it's about a secondary character and seems to take place on the other side of the country, which means even less leopards/wolves. *sigh*

I also finished Lynsay Sands' The Brat over the weekend. Nothing really worth mentioning. Kind of a blah historical.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 4:49 PM ET
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I'm reading Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 7:09 PM ET
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LOL Sherri I thought at first Cowgirls Don't Cry by Christine Lynxwiler(a christian romance) but you're reading a far cry from that!

I'm reading One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - think that's the title. book #2. good but 4 effin years apart from Bones?! is this au thor nutso or what? how int the world could she be away from him for that long? he's back now but does anyone know if they stay together now?? I can't handle this drama but dangitI like the rest of the storyline. I mean even Eve and Roarke got together asap and seem to be staying that way in spite of arguments and stuff...this couple n eeds to do the same friggin' thing!

sigh...

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 7:22 PM ET
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I recently finished To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt and I loved it! It was much better than book one in this series. I'm currently reading Stein's story, Blood Debt, in the Hexed anthology.

Date Posted: 7/11/2011 11:49 PM ET
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There there, Susanna, it'll be okay. :-)

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 5:41 AM ET
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*sniff* are you sure Willa?! you know this drama and separation stuff just kills me. great stories though and I haven't upchucked with all the lapping up blood and stuff..yet!

 

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 10:46 AM ET
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Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James was awesome!  And yes Susanna - NOT the Christian fiction one.  LOL   Probably my favorite one to date so far.  Brandt was uber yummy.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 12:30 PM ET
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Well, I haven't read the most recent book but everything up til then is reasonably safe.  Well.... there is a very angsty thing that happens, but it turns out okay by the end of the book.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 4:15 PM ET
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thanks Willa..that first one ended icky and I couldn't believe it then to find out 4 years...sheesh. I like Bones though - his sarcasm is funny.

sherri that title is familiar because it's book 3 in a series I'd been reading and I wanted that sister's story and I know you read christian romance too sometimes then saw the author was erotic romance!

still reading One Foot in the Grave - went ot the Sony store today - blew $ like crazy between the Oreck store(took my vacuum in and ended up with a new gadget for it and some bags buy 2 get 1 free - sh*t 24 vacuum bags oughta last me 24 years...

thinking about starting hannah's list by debbie macomber - maybe after this one library book is due but found otu I can get it on ebook - it's available now but making myself wait a tad unless I try out my new ereader - got the sony touch or pocket - the pink one that's cheapest.s tore isn't selling them any more and this one was $120 plus tax - figured that wasn't too bad. (now watch amazon have them for less!) debated the nook adn another sony but figured I'd wait and see how this one does for library books - will probably have to download a patch but the patch wouldnt' work on my otyher sony so I could put epub and pdf library ebooks on at the same time.

almost done listening to sizzling sixteen by evanovich- it's ok but thought 15 was better.

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