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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 8/26 - 9/1 2012
Date Posted: 8/26/2012 1:47 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 1:47 PM ET
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I'm finishing The Lovesick Cure by Pamela Morsi. I think people who like Robyn Carr would like it.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 1:53 PM ET
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Just started The Education of Madeline by Beth Williamson and so far it's ok.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 3:13 PM ET
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I read a horror book today, Joyride, by Jack Ketchum. Now im reading Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell. This one has a lot of good reviews on Amazon, so we'll see.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 4:04 PM ET
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Well, I have been trying to read The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie for about a week now. I am liking it, it has just been an exhausting week. I need a break from life lol

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 6:54 PM ET
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I finished Wolf Line by Vivian Arend - very average read.   I'm now reading an anthology - The Prairie Romance Collection.  I've read 2 of the stories so far and nothing to write home about.    I think I may start a paranormal tonight.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 7:07 PM ET
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I'm reading The Lost by Caridad Pineiro. It's good but weird.
Date Posted: 8/26/2012 7:54 PM ET
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I finished Forever and a Day by Shalvis, and it was good-  not great.  I liked Dr. Scott, I liked Grace, but not a lot happens in this book.  She babysits, walks the dog, eats cupcakes with her friends.  He works.  They have sex.  That's pretty much it.  Don't get me wrong, I like Lucky Harbor, but there's just...not a lot of action. I'm not into suspense, but I do like the pace to be a little higher than what this book is.  I thought it was a good end to the trilogy though.

Then I read Willow Springs by Toni Blake, from the Destiny series, which I really like.  This one was good too, and it was kind of different- lifelong friends become lovers, and all of the complications that ensue from that, plus a trauma that the hero suffers and has to work through.  I finished it in 2 days, which is unusual for me, but I really did want to find out how these two finally end up together, despite the complications.

I don't know what to start next- might just have to close my eyes, spin around, and grab one at random!

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 10:20 PM ET
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Well thinking that I am going to start Outlander tomorrow.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 11:39 PM ET
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Go for it Keri!  Love that book- I love all the others too, but the first one is still the best IMO.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 11:59 PM ET
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I finished Seducing Cinderella, and really enjoyed it. I sweet and sexy read with hints of a fairy sprinkled throughout.

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 11:12 AM ET
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I finished Leaping Hearts and was not that impressed.

I just found out that I have to have surgery sometime in September, so I'm trying to read some low WL books in order to build up my credit bank since I'll likely be putting my bookshelf on hold for at least two weeks. So I started the anthology Exclusive, and it's been pretty good so far. 

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 11:25 AM ET
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Im going to start Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley.

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 11:35 AM ET
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Gina - Hope it's nothing too serious.  I'll keep you in my thoughts.

I'm reading One Summer by JoAnn Ross (2nd in Shelter Bay series).  I'm such a sucker for the scarred, loner heroes.  I like this one better than the first already.

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 1:00 PM ET
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Thanks, Michelle. Right now, it's nothing too serious — an ovarian cyst that has grown too large and has to come out (along with the ovary). It's the biopsy of the cyst I'm concerned about, but from what I've been told, 99% of ovarian cysts are benign, and the CT scans were pretty encouraging. :) Just a long recovery — 4-6 weeks. I'll get a lot of reading done!

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 3:29 PM ET
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Good luck, Gina!

I read The Orchard by Theresa Weir in a day. Such a heartbreaking story... Now starting Hidden Paradise by Janet Mullaney, which is much smuttier than I was expecting! ;-)

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 4:22 PM ET
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Crossing my fingers for you Gina.

I'm reading Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl. She's a shameless self-confessed slut at heart. Hehehehe and I love it. devil It really is pretty good.

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 5:31 PM ET
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Not able to get into much of anything since the J. R. Ward - it ruined me for everything else I'd started. Returned 2 ebooks to the library, another unfinished cozy ebook going back to digital catalog tonight.

I'm hoping starting something totally different (maybe Regency-set hist/rom) will jazz me up a bit. Darn that BDB.

GAil

(oh, and I deleted a bunch of series from FictFact - most cozies I probably won't go back to - the cleansing felt good, that much less to carry around on my mind)

Date Posted: 8/27/2012 7:21 PM ET
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Well thinking that I am going to start Outlander tomorrow    Yeah Keri!  I hope you enjoy it.

Get well soon Gina.  Enjoy the downtime and take care of yourself.

 

I picked up The Battle Lords Lady by Linda Mooney and so far I'm really enjoying it.

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 12:56 AM ET
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Go Gail!

I discovered that the publication dates had all been changed, so gave up on the Mullany til later and started The Prodigal Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle. So far, not really feeling it, though I like that the heroine is American Indian, not just the hero. That's fairly rare.

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 8:28 AM ET
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Hope everything goes well Gina. I had an ovarian cyst about 10 years ago and had it and the ovary removed. IIRC the recovery wasn't too bad, the first couple of days were the worst then it wasn't bad after that. Just rest a lot and no heavy lifting.

Finished The Education of Madeline and it was really good. Now reading Tracker's Sin by Sarah McCarty.



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Date Posted: 8/28/2012 9:13 AM ET
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Finished Eloisa James's The Ugly Duchess and I gave is 4.25 Stars. Some big pet peeves were the long seperation, Jack Hawks's three slips and the act for which we never got to see again. I am going to read the ending again, just to see if I missed that point. It was important and I wanted her to do it again to show that she didn't feel it was a dirty or shameful act...but that is just me.



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Date Posted: 8/28/2012 11:52 AM ET
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Thanks, Cyndi, that makes me feel a lot better! 

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 12:31 PM ET
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Spoiler, Keri? I'm all intrigued now.

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 12:39 PM ET
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Oh I am sorry Willa, I didn't think that it was, but I have blacked it out just in case. :-) You will have to read it to find out.

ETA: I think the deed was done, but not as highlighted as I would have wanted.



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