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Subject: What are we reading this week? June 17 thru June 23rd
Date Posted: 6/17/2012 11:05 AM ET
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New week!

 

Just finished Stephanie Laurens The Devil's Bride and while it was a good read, wouldn't have made my top 100. I was engaged enough that I might finish all of the 6 other Cynster men's books next year as a series to finish. Not sure If I am reading a Leslie Tentler's Midnight Fear or Catherine Anderson's Star Bright next.

 

Sherri glad to hear that your hubby came through his surgery and feels well enough to be cranky...men = big babys. :-)



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cranky...men = big babys

Yes, and today is worse than yesterday.  I'm chanting "patience" over and over again.

This is one of those days I can't seem to settle on a book.  I've picked up 4 and put them back down.

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This is annoying. I  like to read series in order. So first I read Where Have all the Cowboys Gone? which is marked as number 1 on goodreads. Now I am reading  Roping the Wind and it takes place before the other one. At least, so far, and I am halfway through.

Also reading, on my Sony, Out of Sight (Wright Family, Bk 4) (T-FLAC, Bk 5) :: Cherry Adair, which is non-stop action.

And my Kindle owners lending library selection this month is Wonderful (Medieval, Bk 1), by Jill Barnett, which is very good. But by the time I go to bed and pick up my Kindle Fire, I am too tired to read it.

I also started Discount Armageddon (Incryptid, Bk 1) by Seanan McGuire, it's kind of "eh" so far.

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I decided to start  Nora's The Witness. Almost half way through. Really good so far!

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I always post in last week's thread lol.

Sherri, glad your hubby came though the surgery ok.

Just finished Relentless and it was just awlful! Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, about how they can't be together The. Whole. Book.

Spoilers below

I have read some books with this plot and if it's a real reason like someone was going to be killed or hunted etc, I can see why they can't get together. What was the resolution to this story? He freakin Changed. His. Mind. Yes my friend, you have to read over 300 pages of whining. It could have been resolved in less than 100 pages.

Reading Steamlust by various authors. I've read four of the stories so far and even though they are short they all have been very good.

Also reading Ghostland by Jory Strong, only a few pages into it though.

Date Posted: 6/17/2012 6:01 PM ET
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maybe he's feeling better Sherry - don't they get cranky when they start feeling better than they're able to be up and doing? hang in there!

I hope to finish eating, take the dogs out, exercise, shower and crawl in bed to read!! got nothing done this weekend quilt-wise - glad it's summer and not cooler weather beause that's my goal to have these kids' i spy quilts done in time for cooler weather though in tx that's sporadic even in the winter!

focusing on the janet chapman book right now - liking it but probably wouldn't be a fave of most her e- I like light fluffy and she could leave otu the magic for me LOL I'm totally lost! also started a couple other books and have more on my ereader and from the library-an love inspired by debra clopton - preachy in that the heroine is newly saved and 'on fire' - reminds me of the main mule hollow character in this series and her book - almost turned me off to the whole series but I like her spunk and want to see the hero turn around plus cattle are dyinga nd I'm curious w hat's causing it! learn a lot from fiction! 

Date Posted: 6/17/2012 7:50 PM ET
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Finished How to Ravish a Rake and liked it, even though the ending was a bit rushed in my opinion.

Moving on to Breakaway (New York Blades, Bk 11) by Deirdre Martin.  If anyone wants it when I'm done, send me a PM



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I'm reading The Accidental Countess by Melissa Schroeder

Date Posted: 6/18/2012 9:56 AM ET
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Finished Princess and the Peer. All in all, I liked it. Predictable. I knew how it would end a little over halfway through though. I'm about  half-way through Holly Lane by Toni Blake, and liking it. It's a light read, and actually seems pretty realistic. Which I've been liking lately. I like how their relationship is progressing, and they are making that an effort.

Sherri - glad your hubby's on the mend and doing well. I remember helping my husband through two shoulder surgeries (back to back cuz the first one tore again). It's frustrating for everyone!



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finished Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman - I enjoyed it a lot but the end was reallllyy cheesey but I was ok with that! smiley

have a debra clopton love inspired and a mariah stewart book I've started  think I'm out of order with the Stewart book - hometown girl - seems ike there's a series and one at wally world the other day was #5 or 6 so not sure what number this one is...eta: well crud it's #4 and my library has the first 3 in large print but someone's in line for them sad wonder if I should wait or go ahead and see how I l ike this 4th one?! anyone know how these are?



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I finished Megan Hart's Collide over the weekend. I know this one got some bad reviews because of the strange twist at the end, but I floved it. 

I'm now struggling through an e-book, The Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart. I feel a little lost, like I'm missing a book that came before it or something. Not enough back story.

 

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Finished with The Accidental Countess. It was ok, just didn't wow me.  Kinda predictable.

Not having very good reading luck this week.  sad      Going to give Warlord by Jaid Black a try.



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Still reading Wicked as they Come but put it aside for the moment and read Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep yesterday. Want to start the next one today, think it's called Dark Frost...

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well I remembered I had checked out another mariah stewart book and luckily it's book 1 in that series so I checked out 1 and 4 - have the love inspired to finish up then will see how book 1 goes and if I like it I can get on the waitlist if I have the patience!

tomorrow's gonna be a long day so probably wont' get in much reading.

Date Posted: 6/19/2012 8:58 AM ET
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Finished Rachel Gibson's The Trouble w/Valentine's Day and it was a fun kooky read. Rob needed to be hit on the head a couple of times by Kate, but I hope we get to see another book from there in the future.

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Susanna, I have just come to expect cheesy endings in Janet Chapman books anymore.  Glad to have the heads-up to continue that trend on the next one, lol.

I finished A Town Called Valentine by Emma Cane, and I liked it a lot.  It's like Virgin River with cowboys!  Similar small town feel with lots of characters that have the potential to have their own books, so I can imagine the series evolving similar to VR.  Thanks again to Diana for introducing me to it!

Next I'll be starting Lucky in Love by Shalvis, which just arrived in my mailbox.

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Warlord by Jaid Black was H-O-T!  My kinda time travel/sexy Highland lord book.  Yum!

Date Posted: 6/19/2012 5:51 PM ET
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Listening to Cinder by Marissa Meyer (it's a YA) on audio and it is really good. It's a take on the Cinderella tale with a dystopia/cyborg twist. Good writing for a debut novel.

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Ooh Sherri - I'll have to look at Warlord, especially since we have very similar reading tastes.  :-)

I finished Ask for It by Sylvia Day.  It was a bummer for me.

I'm almost done with a Harlequin Blaze by Jill Shalvis... Time Out or something?  It's pretty good.  I love her books!

Date Posted: 6/19/2012 11:20 PM ET
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I finished Kristen Callihan's  Moonglow and I really enjoyed the story and think she brings a unique and fresh perspective to the UFR genre. I wil post a review up on GRs closer to the release date. Can't wait for Poppy's story to come out.  

Date Posted: 6/20/2012 8:19 AM ET
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Lesley it was just the 2 men at the end that were so cheesey with the kids. I felt sorry for the kids LOL! I still like them - I prefer her lighter sillier reads and am cool wth the cheese! smiley

I finished the love inspired and the heroine toned down somewhat and it was a good story - all these have a christian theme and are short like harlequins so stuff has to be resolved quickly. I know I'm in the minority here reading these and I used to scoff at a lot of them (ok I still do sometimes!) but this one was interesting not only for the cattle dying and learning that some plants become more toxic during droughts and other conditions - but the heroine liked alcohol too much and had a close call where she could've died s well as killed others in a wreck. in this book of course she's been able to walk away so maybe not diagnosed as 'alcoholic'? anyways hero's mom hauled booty when the father kept drinking abandoning hr 8,10, and 12 yr olds to the drunk and hero was middle kid and hadn't gotten over it - refused to marry because the woman mgiht leave and never even dated a drinker. fell flat for the heroine til he found out then she laid the rest on him about the wreck not being a one time deal. of course he still wants her and vice versa but he's not 'right with the Lord' - well sheesh both are taking a gamble - I had a guy who claimed to be christian and was only faking...so nothing is certain right?! but once she quite acting all perky and preachy the book got pretty darned good for me!

now I"m reading lynsay sands' newest vampire book on kindle - trying to adjust to getting stuff in ebook but not liking it since somehow I keep hitting something on the screen when turning the page and next thing I kknow I'm a chapter ahead trying to get back! sad this one is cute- read plenty of negative reviews but I like her series usually - didn't like the hunter theme which has to come back for them to get rid of the bad guy but I like the silly ones.

 

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Finished the Toni Blake book. It was pretty good. Not a raving fan, but not bad in any major way. It got kinda tiring to me how she kept trying to fight her feelings for him. Of course only 6 months divorced, I don't really know how I'd act either, but it just seemed, I don't know, dumb?? Anywho - started KMM's Darkfever. Only a couple pages in right now, but it seems good. This is only the second book I've read by her but I have 3 of the 5 of this series, and have been meaning to get into them.

I've never read any of Jill Shalvis books either. But she is on my  "authors to read" list. lol

Date Posted: 6/20/2012 9:59 AM ET
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Tonya, you should definitely try some Shalvis!  I have one of her series on my list in the Romance VB- that would be a great way to try her out!

I am about 2/3 done with Lucky in Love and am liking it.  I am kind of surprised that none of the characters from the previous 3 books have made an appearance though.  Looks like she is setting up for more books though so who knows.

Date Posted: 6/20/2012 10:17 AM ET
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I have about 100 pages left on Breakaway.  Eh....I can see it got the reviews it did.  Since it takes place in Ireland, the author used A LOT of Irish slang, some of which is going right over my head.  I think this is why it is taking me so long to get through it.  The book is barely 300 pages in total so I should finish it tonight.

Will move on to Lisa Marie Rice's third book in her Protectors series, Nightfire.  It's due back to the library on Monday so I better get to it.

Date Posted: 6/20/2012 1:27 PM ET
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Ooh Sherri - I'll have to look at Warlord, especially since we have very similar reading tastes.

Michelle, it's lendable so just let me know if you want to borrow!

 

Off topic:  if anyone here is NOT Nook friends with me, please feel free to PM me and I'll be glad to send you an invitation.

ETA: I'm now reading The Inconvenient Duchess  by Christine Merrill.



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