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Subject: What are we reading this week? 8/30-9/5, 2009
Date Posted: 8/30/2009 7:49 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/30/2009 7:51 AM ET
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I've started several books but haven't been able to settle down and make any progress yet though the last one I picked up  - The Raider - by Jude Deveraux I think I might make it through..need it for the RT challenge - had a Pamela Clara picked out til I looke at RT and it said something 'bout indian torture and being descriptive and not for the weak...sigh and I had almost started that one..stillwanna read it but dont' think I can handle it.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Have four books started:

The Reluctant Heiress - Marlene Suson (which I will finish today I'm certain)

Also Blueberry Muffin Murder/Joanne Fluke; the 1st Harry Potter (figured I'd better get started on them so I can donate them at work at Christmas; also also have Italo Calvino's If On A Winter's Night A Traveler on loan from a guy at work. Will probably finish the Fluke before the other two - it's a library book.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 10:44 AM ET
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I just finised a non romance last night.  I'm TRYING to get into Lyn Kurland's new one Til There Was You but its not appealing to me.  I think I'm in a slump.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 11:43 AM ET
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I just finished the last of the Highland Lords series by Karen Ranney.  Her stuff is good.  I enjoyed all five books.

I am finishing today Bled Dry by Erin McCarthy.  It is laugh out loud funny.  There is a priceless chapter with a vampire dad-to-be going to Daddy boot camp class.   I liked the first two alot, but this third one is even better.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 1:02 PM ET
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Finished One NIght For Love by Mary Balogh. I very much enjoyed this book.  I have several more of her books on my TBR and am looking forward to reading them.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 1:25 PM ET
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I've given up on Til There was You and now  I'm reading Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 2:55 PM ET
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I'm reading 'The Raider' by Jude Deveraux. It's for one of the RT summer challenges - otherwise I dont' think I'd be reading it. It's ok but deals with injustices going on during the colonial days that I'm not liking. I hope the next challenge doesnt' have a specific historical time period like this - unless it's cowboys! 2 more after this for the challenge..gotta check the dates but think it goes through September...

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 4:00 PM ET
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Susanna, don't give up on the Clare, those McKennon brothers are yummy and they were very good. I didn't think the violence was overt or gratutious. I just loved the books and they all made it to my keeper shelf.

 

I am in the middle of Julia Spencer-Fleming's I Shall Not Want. This series is so wonderful!

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 4:24 PM ET
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I started Naked In Death by J.D. Robb. Haven't read enough to know if I am going to like it or not. Also started Wolf Tales VIII.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 4:27 PM ET
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I finished The Charm School by Susan Wiggs.  I liked it a lot better than I thought I would!

Subject: Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews
Date Posted: 8/30/2009 5:10 PM ET
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She gets swindled by a playboy and loses her money and her business and ends up fixing up a run down beach side motel. Such a fun read and great characters! I am really enjoying this book!

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:22 AM ET
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I just finished The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn (definitely not as good as her other books). Now I'm looking at my TBR pile and nothing is calling out to me - do I feel like another historical? contemporary? erotica? I have Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran on it's way from the library sometime this week so I'll probably just read an old Harlequin Blaze - that's usually a quick read - while I'm waiting for the Duran to arrive.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:13 AM ET
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I did a quick re-read of Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters #1) by Christine Feehan.  You can really tell how much that series has evolved (as well as her writing!) since that first book.  Granted it was in an anthology and shorter stories tend to have less... (less "meat", less structure, less heat, whatever).  I like Sarah & Damon together, though, so it was a fun read.

I'm kind of stuck with what I want to read now.  I have sooooooooooooo many good books on my TBR pile but nothing is jumping out at me.  I've been trying to read WL books so I can repost them to build up some credits, but it seems like the ones I read are ones I end up wanting to keep!  lol

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:27 AM ET
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I'm reading The Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley...meh.  The next in the series, The Pirate Hunter, is next on my TBR.  Unless someone tells me it is significantly better that the first book, I may skip it and move on to the next thing on the pile, which is some Christian fiction I've really been wanting to read.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:51 AM ET
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*Sigh* Finished I Shall Not Want, darn it, thank goodness JSF wasn't in front of me at the moment I finished the book or I might have given her a thump....grrrrr. I was saying NOOOOOOOOOO, it can't end like that. I understand needing to set up for the next book, but dang it...now she has my panties in a twist until the next one comes out in 2010???? I can't wait that long, Clare and Russ can't wait that long.

 

Oh well, so I picked up John Lescroart's The Vig and see if Dismas Hardy can distract me from thinking about stalking JSF and demanding she finish their story right now! :-)

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:08 AM ET
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After a string of non-fiction books or otherwise non-romance books, I am finally back in the romance genre.  I am reading Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl, which came before Start Me Up, but I am reading it out of order.  Hate when that happens..but I didn't know there was another book when I read Start Me Up.  It's not bad.  I hadn't planned to read it right away, but I was messing around on my PBS bookshelf, noticed it was posted but on hold, meant to remove it from my shelf, but instead accidentally posted it.  It was WLed, so I couldn't do anything about it, so figured I better read it pretty quick!

I have The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie on my TBR and I keep picking it up, thinking about starting it, but I have to be in the right mood for historicals, and things have been too stressful lately and I just haven't been.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:44 AM ET
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After spending most of the weekend poring over fantasy football articles and rankings (my draft is tonight), I finished up Cheryl Holt's Too Tempting to Touch this morning. It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. I thought, after finishing a Catherine Anderson, that I would have trouble getting into Holt's, comparing the two, but their writing styles are definitely different. Anderson is very polished and a much better story-teller, while Holt is more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. It was my first read by Holt, and probably won't be the last. I wasn't overly fond of her overuse of exclamation points! (something I'm guilty of myself), neither was I crazy about the POV changing between at least 7 characters. But again, overall, I was entertained...what more could I ask for?
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:48 AM ET
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I'm going to start reading Hunt Her Down by Roxanne St. Claire.  I have Heat Seeker but I'm trying to wait to read it this weekend.  We'll see if I can hold out that long.

 

Margy

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:08 PM ET
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Oh, and next up I'm going to give L.A. Banks' Minion a try. I had heard some unpleasant things about the way she writes her dialogue, and I'm going to give this first in the series a try before I break my back trying to accumulate the rest of the books.
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:14 PM ET
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I still haven't read the books I said I'd be reading last week (Bond of Fire, Taming the Fire). Got distracted with WL books arriving. So I read the Private Places and Beyond the Dark anthologies last week.

And this week... I went to our local FOTL bookstore. YeeHaw! Had never been there before. So I'm reading Welcome to Temptation by NTMA Jennifer Crusie. I picked up a title from Gilbert Morris' House of Winslow series for my 12-year-old daughter. I don't know if she'll like it, but I gotta do something to keep her out of my trashy novels!

I also stopped by Borders to check out the often-lauded clearance racks (I've always been a B&N shopper, so this was another first for me). Picked up some nice stuff for a buck per book! Coo-wul. So next on the list is Seduction's Spell, a single-author anthology by Lynn LaFleur (please, tell me that's a pseudonym).

But I've got 7 books en route to me and 3 more I've requested, so I gotta be flexible about these things... LOL

Colleen

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:30 PM ET
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Collen, that's kind of what I did.  Stopped at the used book store and picked up a bunch of books and then I purchased 7 books at Walmart yesterday.  Also, I have some coming from Amazon and 1 from a book club.  I'm looking forward to reading "Dan's" story in Hunt Her Down (yep, one of those I purchased from Walmart yesterday).

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Leslie, I just recently finished TMOLIM and I truly loved it. It was my first for that author. I can't wait until Mac's book comes out.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 3:14 PM ET
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Question on the Roxanne St. Clair books - do you have to read them in order?  Normally I'm pretty anal about that - I like to read them in order.  In fact, I usually like to HAVE all of them so when I do decide to read them, I have them all and can blast through them.  But for this series, I have the first two, and then the latest on its way to me, but I'm missing 3 or 4 of them in between.  Should I try to get my hands on them first before I read the new one?  Maybe I should backtrack and actually read the first one so I know if I want to keep reading the series, huh?  lol

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 4:26 PM ET
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Jane, the follow-up to One Night for Love is awesome - A Summer to Remember.

Just finished a great old Lucy Gordon category called Vengence is Mine and am now in The Changeling Bride by Lisa Cach - time-travel, which I normally don't like much, but Cach can get away with it.

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