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Subject: What are reading this week? Jan 3 - Jan 9, 2010.
Date Posted: 1/3/2010 11:41 AM ET
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New Week.

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 12:48 PM ET
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Is anybody else in a reading slump?  I sure am...

Gave up on Cheyenne McCray's book The Second Betrayal.  Too much like the movie Taken.  I started It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale, but I just didn't like the heroine at all!  I posted a full review on that book if you want to check it out. 

I think I might take a break from reading and get caught up on the DVR.  I recorded a bunch of stuff over the last 2 weeks that I haven't gotten around to watching yet.



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Date Posted: 1/3/2010 1:04 PM ET
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I haven't been all that enthused with my reading line up either.  And me reading less probably has as much to do with that as being busy.  The new Suzanne Enoch book was decent, but not a blockbuster.  Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell started out promising but is getting bogged down in melodrama.  I've generally found her writing a little overwrought though, so it wasn't like I had great expectations to begin with:P  I'm not really anticipating anything big until I get a copy of Carrie Lofty's new book, which is out on Tuesday.  The new Laura Kinsale & Connie Brockway books will be out next month, so there's that to look forward to.  And I need to get a copy of Sold to a Laird by Karen Ranney, but I'm #1 in the WL queue, and it's on AR, so I don't really need to rush out & get it.

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 1:10 PM ET
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I've been reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I have several of her books in my TBR pile, so I thought I'd read one and see if I like her. Well, that was 3 books ago! Started with This Heart of Mine, then went to It Had to Be You and now I'm reading Nobody's Baby But MIne. Not crazy about the "heroine pregnant, hero marries her" scenario, but I'm enjoying this one. 

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 1:15 PM ET
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Kim, I picked up Sold to a Laird from the library & started it this morning.  The heroine is taking stubborn to a whole new level, but she has her reasons.  So far so good - I like Douglas, the hero, a lot.

I read Sarah's Seduction by Lora Leigh, and A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller, too.  Both were good.  I liked Sarah's Seduction more than I remember liking Marly's Choice.  I'm still way down on the WL for Heather's Gift, so I guess it'll be a while before I finish that trilogy.  The LLM book was good.  Nothing extravagent, overly dramatic or exceptional, but I really liked it.  The hero was a strong, caring, intelligent man who took the heroine under his wing immediately.  I'm a sucker for a guy who steps up to the plate (even when he doesn't have to). 

I guess I'm the opposite of some of you - no reading slump here!  :)

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 1:48 PM ET
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 Ihave a couple started but not big-time into either one..doing 2 reading challenges - one for winter and one for the year-guess I'm feeling stressed instead of challenged! really though think I'm just a little tired of reading right now!

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 2:17 PM ET
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I've been very slumpy! And feeling stressed from having too many books, think it's time for a purge. Reading Sea Swept by Nora Roberts right now because she's easy.

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 3:38 PM ET
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I am reading THE GIFT by Deb Stover. 

 

 

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 4:10 PM ET
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Still reading Meant to Be and its just OK.  Not impressed with the writing but I'm going to finish it.  Probably tomorrow.

Also reading The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance.  I like that the stories are a little shorter so I can read several in a day.   Not what I was expecting but I haven't been disappointed per se, with the exception of one story I'm reading now.  Maybe it will pick up.  I have discovered a new author I want to check out though - Patti O'Shea.  Her story was fabulous.

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 4:16 PM ET
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I started Feehan's Street Game and am on page 24, but so far not impressed, she just kinda of threw us into the deep end with the hero and heroine and I am just trying to stay afloat with the story line until I find a current. So far I am sinking. Dang, why didn't i inherent any paranormal powers..I feel so cheated and...and...HUMAN! :-)

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 9:58 PM ET
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I've been on a Lori Foster kick lately. Over my vacation, I finished The Winston Brothers and Wild, and am now starting (again) Say No to Joe? I know there are a lot of romance readers who dislike LF, but I find her incredibly charming and easy to read, though she's definitely predictable.

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 10:34 PM ET
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I keep meaning to read say no to joe and that series but just haven't gotten 'round to it yet. I've enjoyed some of hers that I've read though and I like predictable!

still reading Behind Closed Doors and Dead Canaries Don't Sing..maybe work will beslow tomorrow and tuesday nights adn I can finish!

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 11:13 PM ET
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I recall reading & enjoying Murphy's Law about a year ago, but if my life depended on it, I couldn't tell you one thing about that book without looking it up & reading the synopsis.  I believe I thought Foster is to contemporaries as Sabrina Jeffries or Karen Hawkins are to historicals.  Yeah, I read some, enjoyed a few, but I can't remember much about any of them:P

*ETA... Or if you love Jeffries & Hawkins, sub them for Cathy Maxwell & Kat Martin:P



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Date Posted: 1/4/2010 12:23 AM ET
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Well, I had to put down Feehan for the moment. My hubby finished F. Paul Wilson's By The Sword today and since I haven't had a Repairman Jack fix in a while I felt I had to pick that one up and read it instead. Oh how I lurve me some Jack. The whole series is fantastic!



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Date Posted: 1/4/2010 1:04 AM ET
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Really enjoyed Sea Swept. I'd say it's the best Roberts I've read. Looking forward to the rest of the series. 

Have Howard's Ice to start tomorrow, meanwhile reading a Susan Mallery category.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 6:44 AM ET
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I like Lori Foster.  For now I'm reading "Double the Pleasure" with LF and Deirdre Martin.  Next is "Luncheon of the Boating Party" based on the famous painting by Renoir.   Got that for Christmas.  Still on the waitlist at the library for Creed County Christmas.  I cant' wait forLLM's new McKettrick series.  I love her writing. 

 

Betsy in MI

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 8:44 AM ET
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Currently reading an ARC of The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen - so far so good, I am liking it and it is a smaller book so it should be a quick read. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:12 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Dreams of an Eagle by Lori Handeland.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 12:34 PM ET
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Well I finished Meant To Be by Ruth Ann Nordin.  Still just OK.  I thought the writing was kind of choppy.  I got it for free so I can't complain (much!)  If anyone wants it, I have it in PDF format.  (Again, I got this free from the publisher so not cheating the author)  Just PM me with your email address.

Also still reading the Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance and I'm starting on Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas today.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 5:17 PM ET
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Ice was so dull, I wound up skimming it. What a disappointment.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 6:43 PM ET
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Finished OPEN SEASON last night and enjoyed it but I think MR PERFECT was better (comparing books with cop heroes). I have ICE but have heard from others on Yahoo groups that it really isn't all that good. I'll probably set it aside for some time in the future. I'm disappointed, though, because I always look forward to a new Linda Howard.

Currently reading a 2006 Lindsay Armstrong HPExtra, THE MILLIONAIRE'S MARRIAGE CLAIM, and it's o.k., not the best Armstrong I've read and she's a favorite. Not much on TV tonight so I'll probably just read til I go to bed.

Gail

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 8:35 PM ET
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I was disappointed with ICE too. I have  BURN sitting in my TBR but haven't read it yet because of the reviews I've seen.  I think the last new release of her I enjoyed was UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS.

Currently I'm reading J.D. Robb's story in the anthology THE LOST. It's good so far.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 8:53 PM ET
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Geez, I am so out of luck today. Storm of Visions, another DNF.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:28 PM ET
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I finished up Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold and moved on to Legacy, the second Sharing Knife book by Bujold. Don't like it as much as the first book, but still enjoying it very much...I just really liked the first one is all. I do want to keep collecting the series, there's 4 books in total. I've got the third on it's way in the mail.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 11:33 PM ET
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I love that series, but none as much as the first book.

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