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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, Aug 23-29
Date Posted: 8/22/2009 6:52 PM ET
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Me thinks Willa's afraid to start the new week's thread, so I'll cowgirl up.

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 6:54 PM ET
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I'm debating betwen Bond of Fire by Diane Whiteside and Taming the Fire by Sydney Croft for my next read. Guess it's gonna be a pyro week.

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 7:25 PM ET
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I am thinking about taking on Tessa Dare's Goddess of the Hunt, Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and probably a Carl Hiaasen. Although I have a new Christie Craig that I am dying to take a peek at. Oh the decisions....decisions. :-)

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 8:54 PM ET
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dreamfever----> if I can afford it. Otherwise I need to hit up my library bookstore for some new contemps.

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 9:00 PM ET
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are we starting early? Idunno what day it is...

crystal, from last week's thread _ I hate having to defend my reading choices..I know I don't have to but still...some of these titles though are a bit embarrassing. I trade out books with my coworker and they're usually paranormall.she brought one back and left it on my notebook and another asked 'ya'll read sex with vampires'?? and I said yep and werewolves too! he looked shocked!

Colleen was that you reading all the erotica back to back? girl you're gonna need to read dr seuss or something to cool off!

I haven't started another book yet - debating book #4 in After the Storm series or Grits & Glory, 3rd in that Love Inspired suspense series I've been reading. Also flipping through Girl Time by Laura Jensen Walker - many I want a group of 'girls' to hang out with in real life..sniff...I have a handful of friends and none I can see sipping tea or watching clasic movies or anything..one has a baby so guess we could count Baby Einstein as our 'movie discussion'! :-)

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 10:03 PM ET
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Hey, Susanna. Yup, readin' smut, smut, smut, and more smut. But I insert a good romantic suspense and an occasional regency in there, too. I've been reading out-of-balance lately. Decided to create a website that tracks all the characters and locations in Diana Palmer's books (well, 100+ of them anyway). You'd have to be a DP reader to understand, but that's another story. Anyway, I mention that because all of her books are rated PG and I reread them in a marathon 2 weeks time.

So, yeah, I'm hitting the trash heap bigtime. Besides, I had all these wishes granted and received 9 books in a single week. What's a ro' ho' to do?

BTW, there's a Diana Palmer just for you, Susanna. The hero is a champion quilter and the heroine is a quilting instructor. Carrera's Bride

'-D

Colleen



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Date Posted: 8/22/2009 10:14 PM ET
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Susanna, how do you think you coworker would react to Surrender in the Moonlight, those are snuggly were-snakes... :-) The heroine in the story is a pit-viper, now how sesssy is that?

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 12:21 AM ET
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Still reading McKenna's Ultimate Weapon and loving it. But I just had to tell you guys, since I know you'll appreciate it....I found a like new copy of Lora Leigh's Only Pleasure at Goodwill this morning. And you'll never guess how much it was. Come on, one guess. Nope....50 cents!!! I got three books for $1.50, and Only Pleasure has been on my WL since I first joined. Sorry, I had to share my excitement. :-)

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 12:39 AM ET
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ooh a quilt romance? is the guy a jerk like in some of her other books? keri don't think I could handle that one myself! :-)

ooh congratulation Gina!

I'm reading Grits and Glory by Ron & Janet Benrey, Love Inspired Suspense..already hate a side character but oh well! The woman decides to ride out a hurricane because she's the church secretary and the only one 'in charge' there and it's to be an emergency shelter. the generator isn't working so she calls the guy to fix it and he ends up dead and one of the other guys called her imcompetent and blames her for hte death. he got hit by the falling steeple. but there's more to it so I'll stick it out! these 'cozy mystery' books in this series have been pretty good so far.

I'm having the opposite reading effect..usually Iread smut and the more smut the better but with teh exception of Lisa Marie Rice's book I've been reading a lot of c hristian fiction and romance lately and dunno why...just appeals to me right now I guess! I have some Lacey Alexander on the bedside table but haven't gotten back to them..maybe w hen I'm off work.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 12:51 AM ET
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Colleen, it is still August 22nd where I am! ;-)

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 12:57 AM ET
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Susanna said: "ooh a quilt romance? is the guy a jerk like in some of her other books?"

Incredibly, no. He's a nice guy, but he's got other issues. And their reconciliation (cause what romance is complete unless h/h have a chance to miss each other?) is a tearjerker. SPOILER: His apology is in the design of the quilt he makes for her. (sniff, sniff)

Grits and Glory sounds interesting. Gotta watch out for those falling steeples! I'm still waiting for Rice's Dangerous Passion (WL #34 of 165). I just got Dangerous Secrets a couple of months ago. Sis snatched it away. That's why I have to read so many books every week. I never know when the good stuff will disappear out of my TBR.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 1:10 AM ET
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Me, too, Willa ;)

Finished The Endearment, and really enjoyed it--great story!  Thanks, Willa and Jessie for the recommendation!

Also zipped through an anthology, Man of My Dreams, with stories by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne, Suzanne Forster, and Virginia Kantra--I especially liked Kenyon and Kantra's contributions.

And read Crossroads, a Love Inspired by Irene Hannon.  Overall I liked this, too.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 1:19 AM ET
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oh well we usually  keep posting in the previous week's thread well into Sunday afternoon so maybe starting on Saturday we'll be adjusted!

ok gonna see if Carrera's Bride is available here..knowing my luck it's a 300 long WL!

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 1:31 AM ET
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Started "Her Officer And Gentleman"  by Karen Hawkins today.

Then in no particular order "Dark Seduction"  Brenda Joyce,"Highlander in Her Bed" Allie Mackay,"Border Moonlight" Amanda Scott, and Southhampton Row by Anne Perry ,  all but one of the authors are new to me.



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Date Posted: 8/23/2009 1:34 AM ET
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Susanna, Carrera's Bride is a Silhouette Special Edition and I just saw it on another boxer's shelf so I'm sure there are copies available. Ask in the "Do You Have This..." topic first! You might be able to get a multi-book/credit deal or a swap.

My bad for jumping the gun and starting next week's reading list. My days are all running together...

Fedora, I browsed your bookshelf and noticed you have Double Destiny by Crystal Green and Judy Duarte. Did you read this? What did you think? I probably should add this to my list of books that haunt me. I've never seen another book like it. For everyone not familiar with this book... it's actually a two-story anthology but... they are both the same story of the same characters (not word for word) but with two very different endings. And nothing can prepare you for the ending of the first story...

Colleen



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Date Posted: 8/23/2009 2:29 AM ET
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Aw, I wish I had thought of you before I got rid of my copy of Carerra's Bride, Susanna.  But you should be able to find it easily. I would also hold out for a deal, most Diana Palmer books turn up all the time in the book bazaar.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is funny, but I'm annoyed when it puts sexual innuendoes and overt rudeness into the character's mouths. It's much better when it stays true to the original tone while adding the zombie stuff.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 4:59 AM ET
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*yawn* I'm sleepy. 3 more hours of work though. We were pretty slow  most of the night but they 'came to life' around 1:30 so go figure.

I finished Grits and Glory. It ws pretty good but I liked the previous mystery better. This one the woman put up with too much junk from someone but all worked out. I started the 4th book Season of Glory(yes Glory in every title and almost every place in the book has that in the  name). this is a holiday one(dec '08) I don't know if they're gonna continue the series or not but they hven't done any since Dec '08 so it's not looking like they're gonna.

ok I posted for Carrerar's Bride on the 'is this book on your bookshelf' thread..I'll see what happens. I see her books all the time til I'm actually looking for one!

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 6:15 AM ET
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Susanna said: "Glory in every title and almost every place in the book has that in the  name"

Should I even ask if the heroine's name is Glory? LOL

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 7:26 AM ET
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nope Glory is the name of the town! Snacks of  Glory with the SOGgy burger..I'm on the 4th book now but pretty tired! I may read some when I get home before sleeping but don't know.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 11:18 AM ET
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I finished A Promise to Believe in by Tracie Peterson and now I'm reading A Love to Last Forever by her as well.  These are 2 of a 3 book series called The Brides of Gallatin County.  I've got the 3rd one on tap for when I'm done with this one.    A Promise to Believe In was good.  I was a little iffy on the hero because at first he seemed like a bit of a dandy, as they called beta males back then, but he turned out to be an OK guy.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 6:03 PM ET
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well I only read a little bit before bed this morning then I was out like a light! best sleep I've had in a while..close to 5 hours without waking up! a new record! so I'll probably finish Seasons of Glory at work tonight(please please be slow!)

thinking of either reading the 4th in the After the Storm series to get caught up with that Love Inspired series or going ahed with Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy - the library has the 3rd book and I've requested it so want to catch up. I *think* I know where I put Accidentally Dead..hope it's still there!

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 8:02 PM ET
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I am 1/2 way through To Darkness and to Death from Julia Spencer-Fleming. I love this series and can't wait to see how Clair and Russ deal with each other in I Shall Not Want.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 8:52 PM ET
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Oh, I love the Clair/Russ series!  I've read the excerpts from the next one and I'm counting the days till it comes out.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 12:06 AM ET
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Well , someone recommended Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith  I really liked it but it took a while to get past the (purposely) bad grammar and spelling. It is a story in letter form from a mountain girl growing up early 1900s to the 1970s. So much drama with those mountain folks. It is not necessarily a romance although there was some in there.More authors need to jump on this mountain backwoods genre.

Reread Wildcard byLora Leigh because I have 0 in my tbr pile since I did a reading hiatus and was on the Sims 3 kick for a while now I have a ton of books en route.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 8:18 AM ET
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Jessie, I"m glad you liked Fair and Tender Ladies.  I thought it was cool how the bad grammar gradually got better as Ivy grew up and became exposed to more of the world outside the mountains.  It was so gradual that I didn't really notice it until I got to the end of the book and looked back.

I finished Delicious by Sherry Thomas. Parts of it were a little over the top, but the music hall/symphony concert banter had me giggling like a schoolgirl!

 

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