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Subject: What are we reading this week? 7-5 thru 7-11 2009?
Date Posted: 7/5/2009 9:46 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/5/2009 10:25 AM ET
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I'm about 3 chapters into Burning Alive: The Sentinel Wars by Shannon  Butcher and so far its great!   Also still reading If He's Wicked by Hannah Howell as my nightstand read. 

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I'm reading Heart of the West by Ann Jacobs.

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 12:08 PM ET
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I'm trying my best to read Nothing But Trouble (a PJ Sugar novel - #1) by Susan May Warren, but I 'm having a hard time getting into it.  I usually LOVE her books!!

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 12:28 PM ET
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I read Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas and loved it (of course). I read it in two days. That's the only thing I've been reading because I was on a cross-country road trip last week. We left TX on Monday and got to NY Thursday afternoon. Thankfully my kids were perfect in the car, so the trip was long but relatively uneventful. Oh, I also listened to an audiobook in the car - Forbidden by Suzanne Brockmann. Definitely not up to par with her Troubleshooters books, but it was entertaining and helped pass the time. Now I'm reading Bad Boys Down Under by Nancy Warren. I brought some REALLY good books along, but also some "fluff" - ones I can pass the time with and then post on pbs when I get home. lol
Date Posted: 7/5/2009 1:13 PM ET
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I'm about 3/4 through THE OUTSIDER by Williamson and what  an emotional tug of war this book is!  Since I can now imagine Tim Daley playing the hero, I'm going to have to see this movie. Anyone seen it and have an opinion?



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Date Posted: 7/5/2009 1:30 PM ET
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I have totally given  up on  Hannah Howell's If He's Wicked.  Horrible!

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 1:51 PM ET
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I just finished Lyon's Gate by Catherine Coulter. It was OK. Nothing to get too excited about. The Sherbrooke family is definitely growing. Ms. Coulter will have a lot of family members to write about in this series. I saw on he website that she should have another one out later this year. I of course will read it as its like reading about how your friends are doing. This is definitely not one of my all time favorite series and are definitely posted on pbs, but they have been a nice read. Since I haven't received Wizard's Daughter yet (currently the last book in this series) I am going to start Nora Roberts' Born in series. Born in Fire is the first one up.
Date Posted: 7/5/2009 2:11 PM ET
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Thankfully my kids were perfect in the car  Michelle how are the little cyborgs doing? They can't be human LOL! My kids can't be perfect in the car for 5 minutes unless they are separated! My oldest is a changeling, I think! Your statement really makes me chuckle.....maybe my kids are ones who aren't human! They are little goblins, or other fae!

To keep on topic, read some more of Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood. So far, so good! Its not really "romance" though, I guess, but there is some sexual tension so maybe there will be some lovin'. Not sure which real romance I will start next, have been reading so much erotica this year. Oh I know, will be starting The Bluewater Affair (Family Secrets)by Cindy Gerard. I just love this series!

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 2:27 PM ET
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what better to read on the 4th of July than a book about English aristocracy?  ;)  i read The Leopard Prince (Princes, Bk 2) by Elizabeth Hoyt yesterday, and i enjoyed it.  i don't read very much historical romance, but this one caught my attention more than once and i'm happy i was able to borrow it.  i think it was mainly the somewhat unusual couple - an English lady and her steward - that caught my eye.

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 3:25 PM ET
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I'm reading Maverick by Lora Leigh, which is pretty much the story as before. I like her Breeds books better, and I wish she'd get an editor. There are all these not quite finished sentences. 

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 4:15 PM ET
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I'm still reading Completely Irristible by Smythe...has a headless model on the cover which is one of the RT challenges! It's pretty funny but I've been too busy/tired to devote my attention to it. I do know I've missed a couple stories though ;-( so I may have to find those since I'm liking this one so far!

eta: Anne, I don't know why but my ubs had some of janet chapman's under historical..I guess 'cause they say 'highlander' on the title...they do flash back to how they got to the present but they're more moder-day/magical stuff I think. later on the baby in the first book gets his story and he travels back a few times. I enjoyed them t hough..didn't care much for the couple in the 2nd book but it was still ok..sortalike they got a story then you barely see them in the next books.



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Date Posted: 7/5/2009 4:40 PM ET
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Spy Master's Lady by Joanna Koen, Posie Graeme Evans trilogy and To The Castle by Joan Wolf.

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 5:30 PM ET
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I finished Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan and really enjoyed it--it was pretty funny. I'm now reading Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas and so far, I'm really liking it.

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 7:52 PM ET
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Finished At Last Comes Love. It bogged down a bit towards the end, but I still think was the strongest of the first three books in the series.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 12:49 AM ET
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I'm a little over halfway through with And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 9:38 AM ET
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Finished How To Marry A Marquis by Julia Quinn.  This was a funny, delightful read with good characters from the H/H to the cat.  Would recommend.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 9:59 AM ET
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I loved How to Marry a Marquis!  The dialogue in it and it's companion, To Catch an Heiress,  seemed like the snappiest that JQ has written.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 11:56 AM ET
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I started Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich last night..    This is one of her pre-Plum zany romances.   This one seems especially silly, but if I unplug my brain I can enjoy it :-)

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 12:24 PM ET
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I read Moonlight Warrior by Janet Chapman, and it was ok.  I really liked the first few books of her Highlander series, but the last few have not been that great.  It's been a long time since I read the last one, and since it didn't really make much of an impression, I remembered pretty much NOTHING from it, so felt a little lost with this book.  She always puts stuff in the stories to remind the readers of what happened in the previous books, but for some reason a lot of that info came way late in the book in this one.  I think maybe JC needs to move on to another series- the paranormal aspects of this one seemed pretty half-a$$ed to me, so maybe the whole thing is just getting tired.  I wish KMM would write some more Highlander books- I haven't been able to bring myself to try the Fever series because I'm afriad it won't measure up to her previous series.

Now I'm reading a book for a swap so won't name it, but it's good- an anthology, and has a hot guy on the cover!

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 3:26 PM ET
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Done with "Over the Line" in Cindy Gerard's Bodyguard series. It was OK. The character in this book and in the next one are both kinda extraneous characters. The story was good....having a rocker chick as the female lead was pretty cool. "Under the Wire" is up next, the penultimate book in the series, then I think I'm gonna lay off the romantic suspense for a while. I'm already thinking ahead on what I want to dig into next. :-)
Date Posted: 7/6/2009 5:44 PM ET
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I decided to start a historical instead of a contemporary (since I am also reading a contemporary paranormal) and started Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath. Excellent writer.

Gina its been great hearing of your impressions of that series, as I have it all here and hope to read it some time.



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Date Posted: 7/6/2009 5:59 PM ET
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I loved Not Quite a Husband--just..wow.. I believe I'll be reading more of Thomas' work! I almost hate to start another book now....but my TBR is out of control so therefore I'm going to read The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts--it's a paranormal mystery.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 6:02 PM ET
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I'm still working on Delicious by Sherry Thomas.  Had a super busy weekend (family in town) so I didn't get to do very much reading.  And after they left I spent a couple of hours building up my new Goodreads book lists (thank you guys so much for that new addiction.  Hmph. LOL).  So overall I've only made it about halfway though.  Can't decide if I like it or not.  It's well written I think. I just can't decide if I like the story.  It's just kind of weird, I think.  Perhaps it's just not my cup of tea. 

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 6:21 PM ET
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Anne, I've been sitting on Gerard's Bodyguard series for months and finally decided to cross them off my TBR. Not the best romantic suspense series I've read, but definitely worthwhile. I'm enjoying them. I see you're in Loretto, PA....I'm not too far away! I live near Indiana. :-)
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