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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week? June 10-16, 2012
Date Posted: 6/10/2012 12:10 PM ET
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New week!

Susanna- I am currently reading Larkspur Road (Lonesome Way, #2) by Jill Gregory and the main character loves quilts and it made me think of you.  Have you read this series?  I think you would like it.

Keri- I hope all is well.  I saw that you posted the you had read Snapped by Laura Griffin.  That is in my TBR pile, along with the next one in the series, Twisted.  I may have to move it up my list to get to it sooner.  The next one Scorched comes out in October.

I start teaching summer school tomorrow and I've already incorporated 45 minutes of SSR in my lesson plans, so either I will get reading done or I will get grading done so that I can come home and read.  smiley



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Date Posted: 6/10/2012 12:29 PM ET
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Yes, Diana I can't wait to get the next one. I like Allison and I think her story is going to be good.

Date Posted: 6/10/2012 3:23 PM ET
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I just finished Tiger by Laurann Dohner. I enjoy the New Species themselves, but the heroines are really getting on my nerves. They seem to let the men get away with anything. I cannot believe Zandy was okay with something that Tiger was trying to do at the end. It is unbelievable to me.

Date Posted: 6/10/2012 7:35 PM ET
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I finished Tangle of  Need by Nalini Singh.  I really enjoyed it but wished there had been more one-on-one Riaz and Adria time.  That kept it from being a 5 star for me.  Still - very emotional and touching romance between those two. 

Date Posted: 6/10/2012 8:03 PM ET
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I think I just picked up Snapped at the library sale today. Have yet to read Griffin, though I hear she's good.

Date Posted: 6/10/2012 8:09 PM ET
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Willa, she can be a hit or miss for me, but I liked this one of the current trilogy and the next one looks good as well. I think I am going to grab something light and read Rachel Gibson's Rescue Me.

 

ETA: Liked Rescue Me, just wasn't an absolute fav. I picked up Amelia Steven's The Kingdom, the 2nd in her Graveyard Queen series and so far it has been pretty good, but darn I miss Devin.



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Date Posted: 6/11/2012 9:18 PM ET
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Oh Willa...start with book one, Untraceable,  and hang on for the ride!  Very intense!  I couldn't put it down and I was in Greece last summer when I was reading it.  I was stuck in the hotel due to the riots and that was what I was reading to avoid what was going on outside. 

Taking a small break from romance and reading Where You Left Me by Jennifer Gardner Trulson.  It's a story about finding love again after your spouse dies.  In this case, her husband of 6 years was killed on 9/11.  It's very well written, but I don't know how much of the story I can take.  I am trying to read more non-fiction but it can be very emotional.

Date Posted: 6/11/2012 11:07 PM ET
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Ooops i accidentally posted in last weeks. LOL   Moving over here:

I finished Avoiding Commitment. I moved on to the sequal Avoiding Responsibility. What a roller coaster ride. Im just all over the place with these books. 

 

Date Posted: 6/11/2012 11:45 PM ET
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Oh, I guess I did too. blush I'm reading Tempted by Megan Hart. The seduction element of it is kind of bothering me....

I have Untraceable, yay.



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Date Posted: 6/12/2012 9:19 AM ET
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Willa, I was wondering if I should have read Tempted before I read Naked. I liked Alex, but I wish I had more of a clue of what was going on in his head sometimes. I knew he had been in a relationship with Anne and Jamie, but I didn't know the details of it, and I think that may have shed some light on some things for me.

I am reading Cassandra's Chateau right now. Definitely erotica. I had the second one wishlisted, but just removed it. Not quite my cup of tea. lol I briefly considered dnf-ing it, but I'll probably stick it out.



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Date Posted: 6/12/2012 9:30 AM ET
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Untraceable was good, it was the 3rd one in that trilogy set that I had issues with. I finished The Kingdom and it was really good and creepy. That one had a scarier element to it then the first one did. Still missing my Devlin, so I went ahead and started the 3rd one, The Prophet,  because I absolutely have to know how they work this out. I do hope we get to see Thane again and find out how his story turns out.

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 1:28 PM ET
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I'm reading Savage Transformation by Lexxie Couper and am pretty bored with it so far...

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 2:26 PM ET
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Still reading Relentless (Federation, Bk 2) by Lauren Dane and they are still boinking and  lamenting the fact they "cannot be together because they're not in the same social class". If I wasn't almost finished it I would DNF it. I do want to find out how the author resolves their problem.

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 5:33 PM ET
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I finished Linz's BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY which was disappointing. It had a lot of potential (heroine was plus-size model), hero was a vet from her home town where she ran home to after being ditched by a guy and her agent.

I'd read one other Linz book last year and enjoyed it a lot so I glommed some of her backlist; BIG GIRLS was actually a library e-book and it was like night and day compared to the other book.

Also finished another Portia DaCosta erotica mini-read - they're cute and fast reading, with they were a bit longer.

Now I'm reading a YA by Eoin Colfer, HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS and it's so cute. Another e-book.

GAil

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 5:57 PM ET
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I've been real busy and haven't had much time for reading.  My husband is having back surgery Friday so I've been running around like a chicken trying to get everything ready for that.

BUT....I did manage to squeeze in a fantastic novella called Alphabet Soup for Sylphs by LJ McDonald.  Part of her Sylph series.  It's free at Smashwords.  Really really enjoyed this and it made me cry, as usual!   If you're a fan of that series, go get it.

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 7:32 PM ET
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yikes back surgery -yucky. hope he gets some relief though - a guy at work just came backa  couple of weeks ago from having back surgery and my boss is debating having it.

reading a mystery - ok I guess may switch! finisehd a love inspired last night - the heroine was a real beyotch and worried the hero wasn't christian enough -s heesh - she had her reasons though but still..I'd have snatched him up in a heartbeat!

Date Posted: 6/12/2012 10:16 PM ET
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I gave up on Where You Left Me.  I just couldn't get into it.  I struggle with non-fiction due to subject matter.  Just me I guess.

Okay, I am currently reading Snapped and I'm in the middle of Chapter 6.  After school today I stayed in my room for 1 1/2 hours grading papers, then, due to starvation, I moved to Denny's to keep grading so that I wouldn't go home and ignore my papers in order to read some more.  Well, I'm almost done grading (a total of 3 hours today) and I just can't do anymore.  My brain is mush.  Hopefully will get some reading time in tonight, if not then tomorrow.  smiley



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Date Posted: 6/13/2012 7:21 AM ET
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I got on Netgalley and managed to snag Jill Shalvis's At Last and I so love Matt and Amy as a couple, they have such fun and heat on paper.

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 8:29 AM ET
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Well, it doesn't happen often, but I could not finish that book. Yuck. It was just self torture trying to make myself, and I haven't done anything to deserve it, so I just put the darn thing down. Ugh. Lol I have a few historicals I need to get through. I picked out Sarah MacLean's A Rouge by Any Other Name this morning. We'll see how that goes.

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 9:25 AM ET
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I just finished Sweetwood Bride by Pamela Morsi.  Love her books.  Sometimes you just want a good ole romance.  Morsi is dependable and I think this is one of her better novels. 

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 10:10 AM ET
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I finished Avoiding Responsibility last night and started Beg Me by Shiloh Walker.

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 2:28 PM ET
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Thanks Susanna.  He got hurt and work and blew out to discs in his back.  Ugh!

I'm reading Lady Sophia's Rescue by Cheryl Bolen.  It was a recent Kindle freebie.  So far...meh.

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 3:11 PM ET
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Healing vibes for your Hubby Sherri.

Date Posted: 6/13/2012 5:31 PM ET
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Sherri, I hope all goes well for your hubby.

 

Finished The Prophet and really liked, but did have issues with it. My review is up on GRs if anybody wants to take a look. Reading Chelsea Cain's Heartsick a suspense novel here and then I will finish At Last tonight at him....loving that story. Amy and Matt are such fun together.

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Thanks Ladies.   ;-)

Lady Sophia's Rescue by Cheryl Bolen - two hours of my life I'll never get back.  Thank goodness it was a freebie.

I'm now reading The Mother Road by Jennifer Allee.



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