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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 8/14 - 8/20, 2011
Date Posted: 8/14/2011 1:13 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 1:14 PM ET
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Starting an old Sally Wentworth for a GR buddy read.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 1:50 PM ET
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Finished TAEoCS by Miranda Neville, it was good read...hated the title. Now I have started Cynthia Eden's Deadly Heat.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 2:00 PM ET
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moving this to the right thread lol

I am still not reading anything, started a few but put them down and never picked them back up. I dunno what to try, this slump is bad lol What I want, and that usually helps get me out of my slumps, is a romance without a lot of suspense or tension, where the hero and heroine already know each other so I don't have to go through pages of them meeting (so I don't loose interest too soon lol ) I want to just jump into a book and get hooked....not in the mood for a big build up or lots of drama....

thinking of reading a jill shalvis tonight, i have her 2nd sweet book to read and animal magnetisim (though, just had to put my dog to sleep, so don't think it will be that one)

any other suggestions?

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 2:26 PM ET
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Just finished the first book in the new  Jill Shalvis series,  Instant Attraction,  not bad,  started the second Instant Gratification, so far pretty good.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 3:46 PM ET
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Those are the 3 I had Bertie(3 Instant titles) from librry but never got around to reading them before they were due back.

been at my friend's sewing - now my dad is in hospital overnight - s uppoed to work nights mon/tues so am on 'standby' I guess for callling in for emergency vacation - his legs felt weak but they think it's either the bulging disk or the fluid he has in his feet/ankles/lower leg so they're keeping him overnight to try to get rid of it and see how he is in the morning. he told me to hold off coming up there until he k nows more - supposed to have his cancer treatment in houston tomorrow so if he's released may go up to drive him back down here so he can go ahead and do that. will have to see. needless to say my relaxing weekend got rattled today. did a lot of sewing yesterday though and was nice and relaxed and happy...guess I'll head back to houston in a few hours and see what's up.

Subject: The Ideal Man
Date Posted: 8/14/2011 3:54 PM ET
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The Ideal Man - a Julie Garwood contemporary - has a smart strong H, a stalker AND a hitman - and a tall dark and handsome FBI agent. Best one of hers in a while.  More romance than suspense, but very enjoyable.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 4:52 PM ET
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Ashley, maybe you could pull out an old favorite from the keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 5:06 PM ET
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I thought of that, then I feel bad cause I have so many unread books lol but maybe I will do that...I need something I know I will love

 

and actually as soon as I read your post my mind went to Kiss an Angel by SEP....so maybe I will read that.



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Date Posted: 8/14/2011 6:36 PM ET
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I say give yourself permission to read what you feel like reading... it will make you feel better and I think it's even better for the TBR in the long run.  For me, when reading becomes too much of an obligation, I wind up reading less so it backfires.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 8:12 PM ET
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I'm going to join this list after following it for a long time.  I just finished The Chase by Erin McCarthy.  I love this series and thought the book was wonderful! I've started Geography of Bliss which is a non-fiction library book that has to be returned.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 9:17 PM ET
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I started reading Working Stiff by Rachel Caine, but ended up DNFing it. I just couldn't get into the storyline. I plan on starting Brotherhood of Fire by Elizabeth Moore next.
 

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 9:38 PM ET
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Just finished CHARMING THE HIGHLANDER - loved it! Looking forward to reading through Chapman's backlist.

Next up is the new Laura Levine "Jaine Austen" book. It's a non-renewable library book so I need to read it next, though those books never take me long to read.

Gail

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 10:11 PM ET
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In the middle of This Side of the Grave, which is okay but not really thrilling. Also started Deirdre and Don Juan by Jo Beverley and am very annoyed to realize I'm reading it out of order. But I'm into it and don't want to start yet another book.

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:06 AM ET
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I put CE's Deadly Heat to the side for the moment. I bought Jennifer Ashely's The Many Sins of Lord Cameron today and I adored this book! What an awesome read, I have always loved Cam and knew his story was going to be good and it was! My complete review is up on GRs and all the good things that have been said about this book is true. I especially loved the tease we got of Hart at the end of this. Can't wait for his book!

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 11:10 AM ET
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I've been working on finishing Cheyenne McCray's Seraphine Chronicles series. Spellbound has probably been my favorite of the three main stories, then I read two connected stories, Untamed and Possessed from Things That Go Bump in the Night III (I hated the other two stories in this book, though. Stephanie Burke has an obsession with exclamation points that made me want to tear my hair out.).

I think I'll start Nauti Deceptions (Nauti Boys, Bk 5) next. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 3:29 PM ET
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Just finished And One Wore Gray by Heather Graham.  Really good.  It's long - 547 pages - and parts of it felt a bit unnecessary, but a good solid Civil War novel. I liked how HG tried to get across that for a lot of fighting men (and families) who fought for the South, they truly didn't believe so much in slavery as they did States rights, and how having family members on "the other side" (Union) was traumatic for them as well.  A few  teary moments, especially if you put yourself in the hero or heroine's shoes, as this was also an enemies-to-lovers story.



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Date Posted: 8/15/2011 4:15 PM ET
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So I ended up starting and finishing that book last night, a fav was def what I needed. Think I am going to read First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones next

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 6:37 PM ET
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I am in the middle of Justice by Karen Robards, and I must say, I am not thrilled.

The heroine is such a whiny, issue-ridden, b***h! Sure, the hero is not as wonderful as he was in Pursuit, but he is NOT as bad as she makes him out to be - realistically, he is probably like 75% of men. Why does he even like her, let alone go to lengths to protect her from all the bad guys? She really needs an attitude adjustment for me to change my mind by the end of the book......for those of you who read Pursuit, Jessica was difficult then, but you ain't seen nothing yet!

I am curious if anyone else has read it, and what you think of Jessica?

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 7:10 PM ET
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Not a romance, but I started last night, finished today, the new Laura Levine, PAMPERED TO DEATH. Extreme disappointment. None of her books are brain food but the others were entertaining - this one was such a let down. If it had been the first Jaine Austen I read I wouldn't have bothered with the rest of the books.

Gail - now it's back to the Tess Gerritsen I started some time back

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 10:16 PM ET
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I've got about 10 books equally screaming my name to 'read me read me' and no time/not in the mood sad

ok I picked up A Werewolf in Manhattan by VIcki Lewis Thompson - library book I picked up today..maybe it'll keep my attention but not so much that I don't want to work!



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Date Posted: 8/16/2011 2:49 AM ET
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Started Letting Go by Pamela Moresi.  I really enjoy her and it should be a quick read.  I still have to finish Geography of Bliss (he's in Bhutan) and have to read my chapter of Walking the Bible for our family reading group tomorrow night.

Date Posted: 8/16/2011 7:08 AM ET
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forgot - I'm also listening off and on to Janet Evanovich's Hero at Large - it's ok but very silly..and the voices are throwing me off because Critt is reading it and reminds me too much of Ranger and Morelli and Stephanie Plum..

got farther into A Werewolf in Manhattan - it's ok but not overly gripping. may stay up a little while today and read some more before bed but I'm pretty tired.

Date Posted: 8/16/2011 10:53 AM ET
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I'm about half done with Lorelei James' Chasin' Eight.

Date Posted: 8/16/2011 2:08 PM ET
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Am so disappointed in This Side of the Grave, I'm tempted to DNF it. I hope the series hasn't completely jumped the shark.

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