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Subject: What are we reading this week? July 19-25, 2009
Date Posted: 7/19/2009 10:22 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 10:43 AM ET
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I'm almost finished with Simply Perfect by Balogh.  I've had a ton of her books in my TBR for a long time and finally just getting around to some.  I'm really enjoying her books.  Simply Perfect is a recent one I believe and I know I'm reading it out of order, but I find myself skipping around a lot lately.   I think it is due to an overwhelming TBR pile.  I just pick whatever looks good at the time.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 11:56 AM ET
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I'm still reading Redneck Cinderellay by LuAnn McLane. It's pretty funny so far! I may finish it today or at least by tomorrow morning.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 12:06 PM ET
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Found a copy of Redneck Cinderella by Luann McLane for 89 cents yesterday so I grabbed it and read it lastnight. It was cute and funny. It's written in first person, which I don't care for, but it worked for me in this book.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 12:38 PM ET
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I usually don't like first person but for some reason I haven't even noticed in this one LOL! I noticed it in Hunter's Moon but still enjoyed that one. weird I didn't notice with Redneck Cinderella though!

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 12:53 PM ET
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I'm reading Edge of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd -- Really liked her Last Wolf series so I'm hoping this is as interesting - so far so good....

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 2:40 PM ET
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Starting Confessions of a Little Black Gown by Elizabeth Boyle today.  It's been in my TBR pile for a few weeks now and I have been meaning to get to it.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 2:54 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase.  It's been a quick read but I can't say I love it.  I don't know what the issue is but it just doesn't have that something that I was expecting.  It's definitely not a bad book though and I'm sure I'll finish it this evening.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 3:00 PM ET
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Could not finish The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley.  It started out good but went downhill, I wanted her to just get on with the story.  Just not for me today.  I loved The Duke by Foley, so I will not give up on her books.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 4:47 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/19/2009 6:53 PM ET
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I finished Ice Storm by Anne Stuart earlier today.  I think I liked it better than the others in the series (although I liked those too), because the heroine was also kick-butt.  It wasn't the hero dragging an incapable woman around while someone tried to kill them.  The hero and the heroine both could hold their own.  My big problem with the book was that the ending was way, way too abrupt.

Not sure what's up next.  I think maybe Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh.  Maybe.  I may change my mind.  :-)

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 7:47 PM ET
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I'm trying to finish the penultimate bk - DONT BARGAIN with the devil by Jeffries so that I can finally get to the final bk. This might be the worst bk that SJ has written. (I am not counting the ones she wrote as Deborah Martin)

 

Jane, after THE DUKE, PRINCESS is my favorite Foley but for the most part, I find her overrated. For action adveture regencies, I prefer MJP's Fallen Angels or even Celeste Bradley.

 

 



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Date Posted: 7/19/2009 8:32 PM ET
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I've been doing a hodgepodge of different stuff lately but haven't run across anything good.  I found Victoria Dahl's To Tempt A Scotsman kinda dismal, and tried to get into Candace Camp's newest one without much luck.  It might have been decent, I dunno.  It just bored me and I tossed it back on the shelf.  I'm just shuffling through anthologies right now - I think I've got Hero, Come Back set aside on the nightstand for tonight - so nothing much is looking all that promising to me right now:P  I guess I need to go dig deep into the TBR pile and see if there's anything intriguing in it.



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Date Posted: 7/20/2009 1:08 AM ET
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gosh I have too much that looks promising!

I'm about 50 pages or so from being done with Redneck Cinderella. It's good so far but I figure there'll be some drama pretty soon since so far it's gone pretty smooth...

then I dunno what I'll read..I have at least 20 books piled on my nightstand and all sound good! 2 night shifts coming up but I'll be alone a couple of hours beginning and end and we've been kinda busy lately so I'll remain hopeful and bring some with me just in case and be happy if I DO find time to sneak in a few pages LOL!

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 8:30 AM ET
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I'm about 2/3rds done with A Hint of Wicked.   Definitely angsty.  I'm reserving judgement until I find out who she chooses though.  I'm not enamored of the heroine at all but I definitely love Tristan.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 9:53 AM ET
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I'm in a reading rut, so I am currently reading some short ebooks that have been in my ebook TBR pile for a while. I just finished Another Man's Wife by Denyse Bridger. It was OK, though a bit predictable. I'm getting ready to start reading Elven Enchantment by Willa Okati.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 9:59 AM ET
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This weekend I was away from the computer but was busy reading.  :)

I finished listening to Handle with Care Friday night.  Saturday I finished reading Born in Shame by Nora Roberts and started One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake.  Sunday I finished One Reckless Summer and I started Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.

I loved the Born in Series by Roberts.  I think Born in Ice happened to be my favorite of the three, although I throughly enjoyed all of them.  I love Roberts books set in Ireland.  Makes me want to get on the next plane and see it for myself.

One Reckless Summer was HOT!  At least for me.  As you can tell by the books I read, most of the sex scenes aren't as detailed or drawn out so this is the first book in a long time that I have read that was so explicit.    Besides being hot, it was a good story.  I really enjoyed this book and its making it on my keeper shelf.  It was my first Toni Blake and I will definitely give her other books a look.  I am looking foward to the next book in this series when it comes out.

Its so hard for me to read during the week but I definitely make up for it on the weekends.  I think I may be able to get through Little Altars everywhere pretty quickly.  Its a short easy read.  I may even finish it during the week thanks to several appointments I have in the evenings.  I need some quick reads for awhile.  my TBR is out of control.  Went to the Library book sale yesterday and felt like I hit the jackpot getting many books on my reminder list.  I can't wait to read them all.  Has anyone figured out how to add more hours to the day yet?????

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 10:23 AM ET
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Finished The Devil To Pay by Liz Carlyle. This was a good book, fast paced and a H&H that I completely enjoyed. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:39 AM ET
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I finished A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore.   Full review on Goodreads.   For me it was better than "just ok" but not a great read either.  I can't put my finger on what exactly it was other than to say I didn't like the heroine AT ALL.  

Seriously considering reading a keeper shelf book right now.....

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:40 AM ET
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Still reading what I was last week, but I went to a book sale this weekend - $5/paper grocery bag! I got 108 books for $10!!!!!! Sure, many were Harlequins for my aunt & westerns/war for my uncle, but I got quite a few romances old and new for myself. I also discovered just how much you can stuff into a paper bag without ripping it.

BEST. DAY. EVAH!!!

Anyway, my TBR pile is quite higher than it was on Friday. :P

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:49 AM ET
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Sherri - I felt the same way about A Hint of Wicked. While I loved Tristan, I didn't like the heroine at all. I kept waiting to like it more (since I read such good reviews for it) but it never clicked for me.

I hit my TBR pile over the weekend and read Secrets of the Night by Jo Beverley - I enjoyed it and wouldn't mind reading other books by her. I'm not sure what I feel like reading next...I'm number 1 on the wish list for One Reckless Summer so I can't wait to get that. I've read all of Toni Blake's book and loved them - several are on my keeper shelf. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 1:21 PM ET
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Dagmar - I wish I knew EXACTLY what it was about her I didn't like.  I guess the best word I can use would be selfish.

I decided to do a quick re-read of a keeper shelf book - The Irish Devil by Donna Fletcher.   I've had such an off-and-on run of reads lately I need a (in my opinion anyway) FANTASTIC read to get me motivated again.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 1:35 PM ET
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I finished Redneck Cinderellay by LuAnn McLane. I loved it! I may have to break down and buy the next one new when it comes out..think it said August 1. A  nice and funny read.

I started another book but gosh can't remember the title - it's by an English author I think and set there..beach and knitting I think are in the title..a woman is about to get divorce but her hubby dies in a car crash right after his announcement so she's not quite a grieving widow and not quite a grieving divorcee. found out the jerk took a 2nd mortgage on their house(that SHE put all the fixup labor into) so she and her 2 bratty boys(yes I can't stand those 2 k ids!) head to her gram's at the ocean to run her yarn shop. I only got maybe 50 pages into it but it kept my interest til I got too sleepy!

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 3:10 PM ET
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I am reading Untamed by Emma Wildes... erotic historical cowboys lol ok so far, nothing too great but it's kept my interest.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 8:25 PM ET
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ok the one I started has a HUGE title! The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil. I'll see if it keeps my attention!

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