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Subject: What are we reading this week? 7/3 - 7/9, 2011
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 4:17 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 4:22 AM ET
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I spent part of the evening sorting through books and posting them to my shelf - trying to dwindle down the clutter tbr pile. I made about as much progress as trying to empty a swimming pool with a spoon but oh well. I came across a Harlequin American Romance that I was gonna post(of course I'm prepared to unpost eventually and haul to FOL or Women's shelter thrift shop) but for some reason I decided toflip through it even though it had a baby, corny title,etc and decided to keep up. Turns out I'm about halfway through it and liking it enough to maybe get the other titles in teh series(this of course ended up being book #3) the other 3 books I've started are deeper and this was an easy one to get into. kinda silly which I needed. Not familiar with this author - Laura Altom's His Baby Bonus. It's about a US Marshal trying to protect a witness who's determined to get to CA and enter a cooking contest - she's 8 months preggers. I like his brother already and his is the 4th book I think. sigh - not wanting to add to my darned tbr with more books dangit.

other books sorta in progress: Now YOu See Her - Merline Lovelance, Loyalty in Death - JD Robb, and Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost. also llstening to Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber - a little over halfway through this one.



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Date Posted: 7/3/2011 6:40 AM ET
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Turns out I'm about halfway through it and liking it enough to maybe get the other titles in teh series(this of course ended up being book #3)

Been there! Can't remember how many books I pulled off the shelf to donate but decided to try, and they either ended up a keeper or loved the author's style and the hunt for the backlist began.

I read Altom's THE BABY BATTLE last year and really enjoyed it, bought more of her books. Arrrgghhhh.....it never ends.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 9:54 AM ET
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moving to correct week--

This morning a recommended a book to everyone on my goodreads friends list whom I recognized:

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

This book is fantastic!

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 10:01 AM ET
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uh oh Gail..sigh..the book turned out to be good but the book right before it has a secret baby theme (the hero from book 1 mentioned it to the heroine in this book) I'd like to read the first book about hero 1 and the sister but I didn't like the brother in book 2 even inthis book though the next book is about the other brother and I liked him...dont' really want to get more books though. I'd never heard of this author but I liked the cuteness of this one.

 

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 11:55 AM ET
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Read "Here There Be Monsters" in Burning Up -  great story! Now reading the Singh story, will probably skip the rest of them. Have a Robyn Carr for my gym book, hope I don't regret it!

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 2:26 PM ET
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Dragon Bound sounds good - I put it on m WL then c hecked thelibrary and wow they have it on order! I'm first in line for it so I'll have time to read it long before my turn on the wl comes up!

bought The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands today -s he's one of my autobuy authors though this one I read some negative reviews on - seems she gets a lot of mixed reviews though but I'm not crazy about the teenager in this one - didn't like her in the other book she was in either but maybe this one will be better. I may have to make a decision to stop buying these though the earlier ones I really liked though only 2 were really good IMO..just hate having a few books out of a series and not the rest.

not sure if I'll start this one or go back to one of the 3 I've already started..also listened to more of Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber and read a Love Inspired suspense while eating lunch - The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn by Liz Johnson - mixed on this one. parts were good and parts weren't so good - get tired of all the prim and proper christian stuff like not sharing a motel room(2 beds for crying out loud) when someone's trying to kill the woman..sheesh. there was lots of praying going on too though teaching in a prison, being kidnapped and being chased would have me doing the same too I imagine. overall a decent story that was in my tbr as I was soritng stuff - had a nice purple cover with a nice little cabin on it and some trees whcih caught my eye!  quick read though.

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 4:11 PM ET
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I finished Deeper Than Midnight last night. I had to run out and buy it as soon as it came out because i love  this series. This however is far from one of my faves i think. I liked it. I just wish that there was more of the main couple. I love all the side stories, but only if we get at least equal parts of the main romance and i dont feel like i got that. Soooo worth the read just to read the Chase parts. I have been waiting on his story forever so i cant wait for the next one....im so excited for it!!

I started Into the Fire this morning. Only about a quarter of the way into it but lovin in so far.

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 5:31 PM ET
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Anne I freakin' loved that book - went straight to the keeper shelf.

I gave up on The Club.  BORING.  On and on and on and nothing actually happening.   I also read Falling Freestyle by Vivian Arend on my Nook Color.  Didn't like it.  I thought the heroine was both stupid and selfish.

Not sure what I'm reading next.  I also need to write some more on my "book".  Haven't touched it in a week because I've been so busy at work.

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 8:47 PM ET
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Dragon Bound is a keeper? sigh..guess I'll be buying it after I read the library copy LOL!

I went back to my already-in-progress reading selections and finished Now You See Her by Merline Lovelace, book $2 in the Samantha Spade series. I did a suggest a title to my library for the 3rd book. These aren't keepers for me in that I seriously doubt I'd re-read them since they're mysteries but they're pretty good and quick little reads. Once I warmed up to the main character- she's a lieutenant inthe  Air Force and is ins ome kind of testing group of mostly civilians..has never been a 'by the rules' type person but is trying.I think there's humor and just overall a good feel to the 2 I've read.

still reading Loyalty in Death by Robb and Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost(ebook from library). The Robb book is my copy but the 2 after it are library books - just not sure I'm in the mood for 3 in a row of this type or read..sigh..probably end up returnin them unless I get really motivated(and work is super slow tomorrow and the weekend!) hasn'tb een that way lately which has really messed with my reading schedule!

need to get a move-on and post some more books and narrow this tbr down - hardly made a dent last night and still have to keep the stuff until it moves from my shelf(or haul it all out to the car and donate them)

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 10:46 PM ET
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Currently in the middle of Amy Fetzer's Damage Control. So far I feel like I have been dropped in the middle of the book and still can't figure anything out. So far it has been ok, I am over a 1/4 of the way through the book, but the main couple haven't even met yet.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 9:20 AM ET
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wow you have more patience than me Keri!

I'm still reading Loyalty in Death - hope to finish it today if work cooperates..if not I'll have to get a less intense/involved book - I tend to get cranky if interrupted with certain books!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 10:19 AM ET
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I'm about 1/4 into Kathleen O'Reilly's July Blaze, JUST LET GO...., first in a series (not sure how mahy there will be, know the hero has 1 sister who is not in this book, and 1 brother who left home many years ago when he was old enough). At last, starting a series with the first book.

Also started the latest C. S. Harris (library), just got started on this one (page 6) so a long way to go.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 11:49 AM ET
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I'm reading Love Will Follow by Bailey Bristol.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 12:07 PM ET
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Reading Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr. Not super exciting so far, but okay. Also plan to start Wicked Enchantment -- I meant to yesterday, but it wasn't loaded onto my Nook yet, darn it. Though in a way it was lucky, because I picked up One Breath at a Time (a book about relating Buddhism to the 12 steps) and it's so interesting!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 2:01 PM ET
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Gail, I love St.Cyr, can't wait for the next one in the series. I finished the Fetzer and understand now where the book was going. Still wasn't my favorite. Thinking I am going to read This Rake of Mine by Elizabeth Boyle.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 4:52 PM ET
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I'm reading "The Lone Texan".  Another book in the Whispering Mountain series from Jodi Thomas.  So far I like it better than "Texas Princess".  That one just got a little bit too slow towards the end.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 6:11 PM ET
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Melanie I started with book 3 in that series not knowing until I'd started that I'd missed a few stories.I enjoyed the 3rd book then read the first but never got back to Texas Princess or the 4th - they're in myt br somewhere or other though.

I finished Loyalty in Death ..what a ringer! sheesh! and glad I finished since we're now busy at work...

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 8:07 PM ET
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Finished Dragon Bound.....wow. SO good. Plus I read the excerpt in the back for the next one....I didn't think any male could be as cool as the dragon, but I am eager to find out! August, auto buy, coming soon!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 9:04 PM ET
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Wild Man Creek was pretty good. Not my usual thing, but sweet.

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 7:15 AM ET
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I started Witness in Death - think that's the one! by J D Robb - have the large print from the library - debating taking a break. I have a short story in an antholgoy but need to doublecheck and make sure it comes next in the series - I hate that her website lists the longer novels in order then the others are listed separately.

after that I may go back to Halfway in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost and see if I can get into that - also have debbie macomber and sheryl woods from the library for a totally differnt change of pace. also have some Blaze and intrigue titles I may get to for some shorter reads.

stil llistening to Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 9:31 AM ET
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Love Will Follow by Bailey Bristol was pretty good, if you like mostly sweet romance.  There was one sex scene but it wasn't graphic at all.  It had a lot of elements that worked but the author didn't quite get there fully.  Still a decent read though.

Now I'm reading (and God knows why) A Lesson in Passion by Jennifer Connors.  Its almost obvious she isn't a "fan" of the romance genre by the tone of this ebook, and the flow is choppy and stilted but I have to see how she's going to pull off an HEA for these two characters.  I'm thinking this must be a self published book because the editing is atrocious.

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 11:42 AM ET
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Finished reading Ruthless by Anne Stuart (my first historical by her) which I enjoyed but didn't love. I don't know why, but I just didn't buy why the hero fell in love with the heroine (don't get me wrong, I liked the heroine, but I just didn't buy it).  After that read Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D'Alessandro which I just loved - a contemporary with likeable characters, no big misunderstanding, and humor. My kind of book. It was a library book that I just put on my wish list so I could have a copy for me keeper shelf.

I'm now reading Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I'm liking it but not loving it.



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Date Posted: 7/5/2011 12:10 PM ET
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Over the long weekend, I finished:

Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys) by Lorelei James: The sex was hot and inventive, but the romance was terrible. It started out as a menage, but I don't think the heroine ended up with the right guy. 

The Magical Christmas Cat (just Nalini Singh's Psy-changeling story): Zach and Annie's story. Really sweet....I liked this one. 

And I'm almost finished with Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings, Bk 6)

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 12:52 PM ET
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Made myself get back into All Mortal Flesh and now I'm getting into it -- I confess, I read ahead to see how it came out because I couldn't bear the suspense.

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