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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, January 17th-23rd
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 1:14 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 1:15 PM ET
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Reading Burning Inheritance by Anne Mather. I kind of went off her, but this one is really good. Lots of difficult history between the hero and heroine and of course he's a total jerk and completely misreads her and gets his in the classic manner. :-)

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 3:41 PM ET
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You know, every time I read a book I'm really enjoying, I get more and more impatient with other books that aren't as sucessful. I want to feel that way all the time, dammit!

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 4:23 PM ET
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I am reading HAND-ME DOWN FAMILY by Winnie Griggs.

 

 

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 6:09 PM ET
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I'm still reading Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr..just been too b usy/too tired lately to focus on it.

Kelly I read The Christmas Journey by Winnie Griggs and liked it..I think I have this on in my tbr as well but not sure. hope it's a good one!

hoo boy I'm gonna be on a book buying diet I think..took my lab back to the vet 'cause her knee started bothering her again and he's gonna refer us to a surgeon tomorrow afternoon and let him decide if she'd benefit from surgery. I've had 3 opinions.the first was wishy washy, the 2nd said he wouldn't do surgery on a  'dog like 'this' whatever that meant..and this one said if it was his knee and he had another 3-4 good years you can bet he'd have his knee fixed if it'd help. so gonna go see what all is involved and the recovery time,etc. it's expensive though hoo boy. I'm in the wrong business but blood and stuff makes me puke..sigh...

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 6:21 PM ET
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I'm reading Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty.  I'm in love with it.  I stayed up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too late last night, but I still have about a third of it to go.

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 6:31 PM ET
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Sorry about your dog Susanna.  I have a lab mix whose hips are going out (she's almost 7) and we have her on medication.  We were lucky to be able to avoid surgery for now, but who knows?  They said it could run into the $1000s.  She's my baby and I too would cut back on everything in order to get her the treatment she needs.  Good luck.

I am currently reading The Most Wicked of Sins by Kathryn Caskie.  It's the second in a series and I haven't read the first one, but it's good as a stand alone. 

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 6:32 PM ET
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I got quite a bit of reading done this weekend.  I finished Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole.  (Although I didn't read the story by Gena Showalter).  Loved it!    Then I read Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr, and I was pleasantly surprised.  The last 3 books have NOT floated my boat, but this one was surprisingly good.   As expected, there are visits by former characters in the book and yes - Vanni is still a bitch.    I also read Wedding at King's Convenience by Maureen Child and it was not bad for a Desire.  Very short - only 186 pages.  Now I'm just starting Shoot to Thrill by Nina Bruhns.

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 7:39 PM ET
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"yes- Vanni is still a bitch" - LOL!  Thanks for that, Sherri!

Still working on A Highlander's Destiny by Melissa Mayhue.  The problem I have with this series is that I don't remember too much from one book to another, so some of the characters make me go "huh?"  I had trouble getting into the last book of this series so remember next to nothing about it.  This one is ok so far, apart from the memory gap, which I really shouldn't blame on the author but on myself getting old, lol.  I think after this I need a non-romance...I've been doing too much reading for swaps and  not enough reading of stuff that I just want to read.  I have some non-fiction on my TBR that I want to get into- maybe James Beard's biography, or maybe Michael Pollan, who's been on my TBR for close to 2 years.  Romance is definitely my favorite genre, but sometimes I have to get away from it for awhile to appreciate it again.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 2:03 AM ET
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Bumping because we've been using the old thread.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 7:07 AM ET
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I am reading Deep Kiss of Winter by Cole/Showalter. So far, so good. After that I really need to read a historical or two! I've got an Elizabeth Rolls book here from booksfree, but I think I'll wait on that, maybe pick up a Mary Balogh that I need to read and send on.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 8:37 AM ET
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I'm reading Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian, it's good so far. I was reading Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh but I found myself rolling my eyes at a lot of it so I think it's going to be a DNF. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 10:49 AM ET
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I finished Something Reckless by Jess Michaels last night. Not as good as Miranda's story, but it was a quick, easy read, with some pretty steamy sex. I decided I was in the mood for something along the paranormal lines, so started The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy, but I'm not loving it. Marty is pretty much the most annoying character I've ever read, and I'm only a chapter in.

What do you think, those of you who have read this series? If I'm annoyed already, is there hope?

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 11:25 AM ET
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I thought Accidental Werewolf was the best of the 3 though Wanda was my fave character of the 3 but Nina runined both her story and Wanda's for me. They're all about the same but Nina's mouth was just too much for me.

STILL on Forbidden Falls and not happy to see I'll have to put up with vannithebitch again. I can't stand that woman and Lord knows how Paul made it in the military being such a pushover...maybe I"ll finish it today if I set down to it..custody crap isn't my cuppa..hate hate hate legal drama stuff! geee guess I hate any drama huh?!

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 11:26 AM ET
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I'm reading The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter. So far so good. :)

Mantra of the day: "I will NOT check for deals in the Bazaar. I will NOT check for deals in the Bazaar. I will NOT check for deals in the Bazaar."

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 11:29 AM ET
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I picked up my copy of Outlaw Brides.  The "brides" word should actually be Women, but all in all, a good read.  I liked the story in the middle because of the kids.  I will now own up to realizing that I love romance novels with kids in them and I am open to suggestions.  I like kids and sex in the same books.  Well.......

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 11:59 AM ET
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Re-read The Admiral's Wife by Suzanne Brockmann.

I'm in a heck of mess here.  Trying to catalog all my keepers.  It's a project that is long overdue.  I'm trying to gather all my books from the same authors so stacks and storage crates of boxes all over the house.  Thank goodness it doesn't bother my husband. 

 

Margy

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 2:11 PM ET
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Finished up Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey and loved it - great book that was right to my taste (but I can see if you aren't like me it would most likely piss you off!).  Now I've started on an old Gothic that has been lying around The Blackwood Cult - so far it is ehhh but it is very short (only 198 pages) so I think I can finish it tonight and at least have it off my TBR.  I love a good Gothic but in the 70's the genre got played out soo much that all these hack men writers were recruited to write the books and just churned them out like Scooby Doo episodes.  Oh well, I might be wrong and it might suddenly get good.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 8:51 PM ET
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I read Switch by Megan Hart.  I thought it was a good read and erotic but not really a romance.  Also read Laid Bare by Lauren Dane.  Enjoyed it as well.  There was a lot of story there for an erotica.  At least it seemed that way to me.  Now I'm ready to start Undone by Lauren Dane.  And then Love Partner by Robie Madison which looks interesting and is written by a new to me author.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 10:00 PM ET
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I finally just ran by Border's & picked up Scoundrel's Kiss by Carrie Lofty & I'm going to settle in with that one here in a bit.  I have been totally unable to get Laura Kinsale's new one here locally & I'm going to have to order it online.  Anybody else have that problem?

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 10:13 PM ET
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I was at Border's yesterday and they didn't have it here either. So I ordered one from the Book Depository.  It's half price right now with free shipping.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 10:18 PM ET
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I just used one of my Borders Rewards coupons & saved a couple of bucks ordering from them.  Borders tends to ship faster & the pricing is usually ok if I have coupons or Borders bucks to use.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 11:29 PM ET
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Oooh, thanks for the heads up on the Kinsale book, I just ordered it from the depository for half off (even though I'm dead broke right now!)

Date Posted: 1/19/2010 1:32 AM ET
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Yeah, I didn't have money to spend on new books atm either, but this one looks like it might end up being hard to find at bookstores & I didn't want to screw around.  I preordered Connie Brockway's new one too.  It releases on the 2nd of next month.



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Date Posted: 1/19/2010 7:33 AM ET
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I'm reading Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr.  I like it a lot so far (I'm about halfway through).  Noah and Ellie are terrific main characters, IMO.  My only complaint is that this book has much more of a Debbie Macomber feel to it than the others.  Not that I don't like DM.... but if I wanted that, I'd read one of her books!  LOL

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