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Subject: What are we reading this week? Apr 26 - May 3, 2009
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 12:54 PM ET
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new week

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:13 PM ET
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I just finished reading Wait for the Sunrise by Cassandra Austin.  It was pretty good. Kind of old school and there wasn't much "action" but not a bad read.  Not sure what I'm reading next yet.  Think I might go digging...

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:40 PM ET
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I'm hoping to finish Trust Me today..not sure I'll spend the day reading though but I'm not too far from being done. This isn't myf avorite JAK but it seems to be one of the few that actually won an RT award(the reading c hallenge I'm doing) but I like this author and even her bad stuff is better than a lot of others' good stuff..there's been one of hers though that I didn't like - the guy was an a$$!

not sure what I'll read after this one...have some others I've pulled out for the other challenges - think I'll be 11/15 after this one! But I'm sorta wanting to read one of lynsay sands' vampire romances...

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:46 PM ET
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I started on Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale last night and so far I'm loving it.  Totally cool hero.  I'm way into him already:P  I'm actually surprised he doesn't get mentioned more when people are asking about book with heroes who have seen better days.  He's a former highwayman and something happened to him (I haven't gotten to what it was yet - and don't spoil it for me either:P), he's deaf in one ear, and his balance & equilibrium are scrambled up.  Anyway, he's cool & I'm liking this book.  It reminds me of Pale Moon Rider by MC, so that's all good:P

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:46 PM ET
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Decided to read Only for a Knight by Sue-Ellen Welfonder   Link

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:56 PM ET
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Kim, ST is one of my fave heroes. I would totally do him. (I would not do Sheridan tho). I just love males who can make grand romantic gestures. *Fanning myself just thinking of the second sex scene in POM*

 

Well, I finshed DESIRE & SURRENDER by Katherine Sutcliffe and it was bad. Long review at Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/46193128.



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Date Posted: 4/26/2009 4:05 PM ET
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I finished Lie To Me by Starr Ambrose.  Ended up being better than I expected, even after I was halfway through.

Next up is Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke.  I've never read anything by her before, but I'm in the mood for a historical & I picked this one up at the library the other day.

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 5:07 PM ET
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I am almost done with Brazen by Maya Banks.  It's very good! 

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 5:27 PM ET
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Currently reading a large print library Joanna Fluke, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER; it's too bulky to bring to work so I'm also reading the Anne McAllister HA I had going last week, A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS.

 

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 5:46 PM ET
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yeah I finished Trust Me by JAK - been a LONG time since I read this but it counts towards one of the RT challenges and I've been wanting to eventually re-read her older books. There are a handful I re-read periodically anyways but this one I'd even forgotten who the bad guy was LOL! I'm visiting with my parents but when my dad flipped the channel to Bonanza - gag! they get on a show 'kick' and watch it to death! still don't wanna watch little house on the prairie or matlock...

pioneervalleygirl I have some of McAllister's books from that series - code west orsomething like that? they somehow got hidden in mt tbr though :-(

might start another book but don't know which yet!

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 5:48 PM ET
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mmmm Michael Landon....

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 7:40 PM ET
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Impossible was pretty good, though not up there with Wicked Lovely. Please library, buy Fragile Eternity!

I have Balogh's latest waiting at the library, so think I will read a boring anthology today and be free to get crackin' on that tomorrow.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 12:44 AM ET
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I started Tall, Dark and Hungry by Lynsay Sands. I started with the 3rd book in the series and I think this is the 4th..couldn't decide if I should start at the beginning but found the 2nd book but not sure where I put the 1st book so figured I'd just go to this one instead. I'm almost halfway through it.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 1:35 AM ET
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I just read a Presents by Jennie Lucas and I think this is the author they were really parodying with "The Italian Baby-Food Baron...." It was seriously over the top.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 8:23 AM ET
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I read This Side of Heaven by Karen Robards which was really good. It's about a woman overseas who comes to 17th century America to live with her sister and brother-in-law only to find out her sister is dead (and was pretty much universally hated) and ends up taking care of her sister's husband, 2 boys, her husbands 3 brothers. This is a puritan colony so the people here are all super religious - they spend 8 hours in church on sundays! But it was pretty good, kinda had a lot of stuff packed in and the ending made it seem if the author was going to write more stories about the family, but I'm not sure if that was ever the case.

Now I'm reading Jane and the Sneaky Dom by Hannah Murray. It's cute so far.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:17 AM ET
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I read ILL Wind by Rachel Caine. This is a paranormal/fantasy and is Book one in her weather warden series. I needed a change of pace and this certainly provided that.  The Heroine can control the weather (other wardens can control fire, water, earth)  and is a hard book to put down.  I really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:44 AM ET
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I'm still reading the Lynsay Sands book and it's cute! I wish I had these on my mp3 player but my library doesn't have them. And wouldnt you know it I'm getting ready to drive back home today(4 hours) and NOW Plum Spooky came available for a download at mylibrary? I almost brought my laptop with me but I'd have to download software to my mom's computer and she hates that so I'm stuck waiting til I get back home when it would've been perfect to listen to on the trip.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 5:19 PM ET
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I finished up Urban Shaman by C E Murphy over the weekend--pretty good, i guess it's more of an urban fantasy than anything else--and picked up the next two in that series from the library today. I'm reading a book for my Challenge now:  Defender by Catherine Mann. It's the first book in her new Dark Ops series and so far it's pretty good.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 5:30 PM ET
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I'm reading Submission & Seduction by Lora Leigh. It's book 2 & 3 of her Bound Heart series.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 7:13 PM ET
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I finished The Windflower by Laura London, a 1984 pirate romance. Very good! Loved the characters. Just wished it was shorter. Now I have a bunch of game books to read....I think I need to do what Mary is doing and limit myself to 2 games at a time.  I am reading Red Hot & Royal by Susanna Carr, and I have 5  other books I have to read ASAP. Will speed read a few of them, I guess.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:56 PM ET
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I finished Prince of Midnight by Laura KInsale, and I can now say that I have finally, finally read the sex on a horse scene:P  Personally, I prefer Marsha Canham's friggin' in the riggin' in Across a Moonlit Sea for exotic locales, but this was pretty original as well.  Good book, by the way.  It  was one of the two remaining Kinsale's that I hadn't read yet, and they both rated a solid A.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Well on my trip home I finished listening to Crazy for You by Jennifer Crusie..I had started this audio a while back and well, I really didn't care for it but wanted to know the ending so I finished it. I usually like her books even when there's a 'bad guy' in them but this one had a woman break up with the high school coach and he was stalking her and trying to kill her dog..he actually  hurt the dog by kicking it and throwing it in the yard..he broke into her house and made a copy of the key, loosened the gas line, stair rail, front porch step and just about everything that could be loosened..only her family and close male friend(love interest) saw what was going on. The friggin' principal at the school even knew what was going on and still did nothing to help her. Now nothing too graphic happened but this type of stalker animal-abuser crappy storyline just upsets me. Luckily it was by this author; otherwise not sure I could've gotten through it. Anyways, if you can get past this kinda stuff which I know just about everyone here but me can! you may like this one; I was kinda disappointed. I loved Bet Me and Getting Rid of Bradley(and heck the guy was weird in that one too but nowhere like this guy IMO), Anyone But YOu...but thisone was a bummer though I'm glad I finished it 'cause it would've kept bugging me if I hadn't known the ending!

I started Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs though I'm wanting to read this one instead I think..I plan on seeing if my library has the book I can check out(sometimes the waiting list is huge-mongous) because I prefer to listen to light/funny and just got the download for Plum Spooky and her audios are hilarious!

Think I'll go to bed and read more of Tall, Dark and Hungry by Lynsay Sands!

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:17 AM ET
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Started First Comes Marriage and I'm not quite getting why the heroine, who was already married to a gorgeous guy once, has such an inferiority complex about gorgeous guys.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:28 AM ET
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I finished Some Like it Wicked by Deborah Raleigh, it  was good just didn't read much so it took longer than it should have lol!

Now I'm starting Wicked and Wonderful by Valerie King.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 10:43 AM ET
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Willa - I couldn't even finish First Comes Marriage.  I got so tired of reading about how plain the heroine was and how the hero couldn't believe he was attracted to someone so plain.  Blech.  I have the second book though because I heard it's much better.

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