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Subject: What are we reading this week Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2010?
Date Posted: 4/11/2010 11:37 AM ET
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New week.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 12:19 PM ET
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I found a large print copy of Candance Proctor's The Bequest.   Her books are romance, but nothing light.  People get killed and robbed and raped and disaster befalls them.  Very real.  I like the imperfections of the main characters in this one.  And a truly scarey bad guy.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 1:44 PM ET
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Continuing The Last Honest Woman by Nora Roberts. It sounds like an Elizabeth Lowell story and it pretty much is.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 2:12 PM ET
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I'm reading Lora Leigh's Only Pleasure.  Typical Lora Leigh - great hero, hot sex, good action.  I'm a little tired of the "only pleasure" aspect, though.  You could tell from the first few pages that the hero & heroine were already in love with each other.  Talk about love being blind.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 2:16 PM ET
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I'm still reading Identity Unkfnown by Suzanne Brockmann for my amnesia theme for the RT challenge..been a long time since I read this one and I'm out of order but oh well it was on e-book and I had an hour to kill Friday night while waiting in the car...busy sewing yesterday and about to be buys again today at least  for a while so may be Wed before I have time to finish but who knows..probably can't sleep tonight so can read some then I guess.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 3:02 PM ET
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I'm reading a mystery I got from the library but I'm dying to get back to some romance. I recently got some Karen Ranney...maybe I'll pick up one of those next...



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Date Posted: 4/11/2010 4:03 PM ET
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I started on Naked Dragon by Annette Blair.  Not really far enough into it to say much yet.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 6:05 PM ET
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 I am giving romance a rest for a second and reading Greg Isles Devil's Punchbowl. Needed a Penn Gage fix. I am not too far in, but so far so good and all trouble for Penn.

I just finished Amy Fetzer's Fight Fire with Fire and it was really good. The story line was more intense and not so focused on the sex as some books have been in the past. I liked hearing about some of the other couples from past books. It was a tough opening scene for Safia, but she was strong and survived. That is what I love about Fetzer is her ladies are just as kick-ass as the guys.



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Date Posted: 4/11/2010 7:35 PM ET
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I finished Pamela Morsi's Garters, which was wonderful and now I've started Courting Miss Hattie. I really love Morsi's books!

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 9:00 PM ET
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I am on wish lists for several Morsi's books, but no luck yet.  I really should head over to my favorite UBS and look to see if they have any.

Still reading the classic Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.  Since it's the unabridged version I'm sure it will take me all week.  I just picked up Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky by Andrea Boeshaar at the library, so that one will be next.  I promised myself that I wouln't start it until I finish Count. 

If you've never read Count of Monte Cristo before, you should!  I was a bit overwhelmed by the length (510 pages) but I am enjoying it so much that I am really flying through it.  I'm 1/2 way done and it's a struggle to put it down...I want to keep going!

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 9:27 PM ET
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Reading Sweet Success by Susan Mallery.  It's a little different than her newer ones in the writing style- still pretty good though.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:28 PM ET
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Started Forbidden Falls. I like that it's all one story (so far) and not a gazillion continuing ones.

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 1:27 AM ET
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Just finished Fall Into Me, by Pauline Trent.  She's a new-to-me author, and I found it a lovely read--it felt very Southern (not that I've ever been to the South in actuality!) and was just a very easy, enjoyable read.  The hero was such a Southern gentleman :)  I realized belatedly that this is the second book of a loosely connected series, so I'll have to go back to get book one (Falling in Love).

Started Jess Dee's Only Tyler, which is supposed to be a bit of a tear-jerker... 

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 7:22 AM ET
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I'm reading Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. It was a free download. So far it's pretty good for a YA but it does seem like a watered down Karen Marie Moning book in a way. I can't complain about free though! (well I could but what's the point?)

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 1:54 PM ET
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I finished reading Naked Dragon  by Annette Blair.  This was the first time reading her and probably my last.  It was very juvenile and had a decidedly chick lit feel to it. 

Reading Patricia Briggs Blood Bound next.  Can't wait!

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 3:44 PM ET
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If I ever get in gear for the classic lit challenge(only read Macbeth so far LOL!) I've debated reading The Count of Monte Cristo - so many have said it's really good. but I dont' do well with injustice and a lot of drama :-(

I'm still reading Identity Unknown by Suzanne Brockmann and flipping through 'healthy' magazines to 'get in the mood'..actually all I have time for at work though I did read more of Identity Unknown before bed last night though only about 20 min or so. maybe I can finish it tonight or tomorrow night.

not sure what I'll read afte rthat..maybe something by  Anne Stuart or Time to Run - both fit the RT challenge I'm doing...

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:39 PM ET
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I left my Penn Gage at home, but happened to have Wendy Robert's Dead and Kicking in my purse and I am loving the book. It has been so good I am taking it to the bathroom to read while at work. Sadie has the ability to see and help dead people cross over the other side. She owns a crime scene clean up business and sometimes these people don't get "dead" all on their own. Sometimes they have help and Sadie assists solving the murder. She has a sidekick hunky ex-police officer named Zack. He has asked Sadie to marry him, but she hasn't said yes yet, what is that girl waiting for? They are set up in a cozy format and so far Ms. Roberts only has 3 out, oh y can't she write faster...like a book every two days or something. :-)

Subject: What am I reading this week?...
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:43 PM ET
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Hi,

It has been a long time since I joined any discussion, this seems like a good one!  I just got a PBS book in the mail today.  I love having a book on the way as it makes a trip down to pick up my mail worth the short walk!

Any way... this morning I finished reading Beyond the Cleavage by Raquel Welch which I enjoyed.  In the past year and a half I have read more non-fiction thanks to the library.  After finishing the Raquel book I picked up Pink Jinx by Sandra Hill, a new to me author.  Somewhere I read about a book of hers so thought I'd try one.  This is another library book, a great way to try a new author.  If you don't like the voice you haven't spent any money!

Have a great rest of the day.  Take care & happy reading,

Donna M  :)

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 8:22 PM ET
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I put down Wicked Lovely because one of my holds came in at the library. I'm now reading The Dark One by Ronda Thompson. This is not my usual thing but it looked interesting because it's a historical. So far it's okay, I hope it picks up soon.

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 8:51 PM ET
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Finished Forbidden Falls, which I actually quite liked. But the subplot with Vanni and Paul irked me no end. I seem to be alone in this, but I think Paul acted unconscionably.  And being suspicious about someone adopting the baby for her small inheritance was ridiculous. People *spend* vast amounts of money on adoptions; a healthy baby girl could write her own ticket.

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 8:57 PM ET
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I am reading A Touch of Scandal  by Jennifer Haymore, and it is GREAT! Have any of you ladies read it yet?

Date Posted: 4/13/2010 6:43 AM ET
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About halfway into Mad, Bad and Blonde by Cathie Linz.  As always, her books are humorous with a not perfect h/h.  Will post after I am finished as I know there is a wait list.

Date Posted: 4/13/2010 8:46 AM ET
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I finished The Dark One last night. It is really not my thing but it kept my interest enough that I'll read the rest of the series. I'll probably go back to reading Wicked Lovely.

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Date Posted: 4/13/2010 9:06 AM ET
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I read Catch A Mate by Gena Showalter.  I loved it!  This was my first book by her that wasn't part of the Lords of the Underworld series, so I had no clue what to expect.  It took me a while to get into it because I really didn't like the occupation of the main characters (they work as "bait" - hired by suspecting people to prove whether or not their significant other is cheating).  They don't really DO anything with their targets other than flirt and wear a camera for proof, but at first it seemed like such a shallow premise for a book.  I changed my mind quickly.  Jillian and Marcus were smoking hot together!  And not just in bed.  They started out  H-A-T-I-N-G each other.  He takes over the company she works for (and wanted to buy) and ends up being her boss.  But their bickering and sniping would act as foreplay & they couldn't keep their hands off each other.  It was great to see two such jaded souls finally meet (and recognize) "the one". 

Now I'm going to tackle Not Quite a Husband by Sherri Thomas.  I hated Delicious and it was a big, fat DNF for me.  I couldn't even get a third of the way through it, actually.  But one of my lovely PBS friends talked me into this one - Sherri, I'll let you know how it goes.  lol  :)

Date Posted: 4/13/2010 9:56 AM ET
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Oh Michelle, I don't think you will be disappointed.  At least I hope not.  I loved it.  Its a real tearjerker for me.

Betsy, I haven't read that one but its on my list to purchase.

Anne I haven't read that one either but I read the first one and I definitely want to read this one too.

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