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Subject: What are we reading wk Aug 12 - 18
Date Posted: 8/12/2007 7:14 AM ET
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*sigh* I'm STILL reading the same books that I was reading last week(and the week before), Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly and Crimson City by Liz Maverick.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 9:00 AM ET
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I'm still alternating between the same several books too! right now I"m reading 'release' a blaze title by jo leigh..thought itw as the 2nd in the series but found out it's the 3rd and I missed the first one...and can't find the 3rd w hich I KNOW I have somewhere or other...was in the car the last time I saw it ...in a bag from used book store ..sigh...gotta find it cause this is a good series!

also brough a whole totebag of books to pick from after this one since I can't seem to find the next one in the series! have a next title'grin and bear it', the harlequin duet story 'baily's irish dream' I started and haven't finished..maybe I should finish that one..or lean mean thirteen...

ETA: finished 'release' and HAD to try one last time in the car(let me tell you the car is pretty, um, full!) and dug under the front seat since I'd seen it on that seat last time I saw it and voila! not only found it but 3 o ther books LOL! now I"m trying to read 'reckoning' which is the last in the series! this has been a good series so far in the 3 books I've read and usually I pick the blazes for the supposedly spicier sex scenes but i've found myself skimming those to get back to the story! probalby should've put these in the intrigue or romantic suspense lines...they're pretty good reads IMO!



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Date Posted: 8/12/2007 10:49 AM ET
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Country Brides by Debbie Macomber--will probably finish it today, then will start the Dakota series by her.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 11:07 AM ET
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Julie, is Country Brides part of a series? I think I have this on my s helf somewhere or other but can't remember if it ties in with any other books of hers.

ok, back to reading...or working...probably working!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 2:50 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of When I fall in love by Lynn Kurland and its pretty good so far.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 3:30 PM ET
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still trying to finish'reckoning'..it's good but we got busy again at work! gosh!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 3:37 PM ET
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I read "Tongue in Chic" by Dodd and it was good. I didn't realize it was the 2nd in a series by her until I was about 1/2 way through and remembered reading the other book awhile back. It's not one of those series, though, that you have to read them in order, both books were pretty independent of the other.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 4:38 PM ET
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Working on If You Dare by Kresley Cole - so far , its really good!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 4:38 PM ET
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I finished Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest, Devil May Cry, this morning.  I always enjoy more insight into Acheron and this book didn't disappoint.  I enjoyed this more than her last one - cared more about the hero and heroine and enjoyed the lesser characters.  I really want Nick's story and Acheron's story though.

I just picked up Jillian Hunter's latest Boscastle (Emma!) at Target and I'll be starting that later this evening!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 4:54 PM ET
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Ahhhh Susan I am soooooo envious!!!!!! I'm 6th on the list for SK's book but I can't wait!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 5:23 PM ET
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Cyndi...I'm horrible.  I can never wait for her books so I always buy them and keep them.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 6:38 PM ET
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I have bought all of her books up to now, but i just can't make myself buy a hardback. If it was a paperback I'd buy it in a minute lol.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 7:05 PM ET
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yippee! I just finished 'reckoning' by jo leigh and this was a very good series for harlequin blaze! more like an intrigue or romantic suspense. Now to figure out what to read next LOL!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 8:19 PM ET
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I'm still in the midst of my Diana Palmer read-fest.  This weekend, so far, I've read The Patient Nurse, Fire and Ice, and I'm plowing thru Loveplay.

I'm also having cleaning fits which is cutting into my reading time.  On the other hand, I'm posting lots and lots of books again and the house is looking much tidier.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:11 AM ET
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I attempted to read "Web of Love" by Mary Balogh.  Following is my review for it:

 

I have skipped almost the first 1/4 of this book because I am finding it so hard to read.  The way this book is written, my imagination can't even seem to put any emotion into the parts the characters "speak".  They seem so emotionless.  Almost like robots.

The first 1/3 of the book consists of the heroine telling her first husband how much she loves him...over and over and over and over again.

Phrases are repeated constantly...it's like she needed some filler.

When the characters are speaking to each other, face to face, they repeatedly say the other persons name.  Example: "Oh, Charlie, you look wonderful."  "You don't expect me to dance, do you, Ellen?"  "No, Charlie, I know you don't like to."  Who talks like that?  You're looking at the person.  Why do you need to say their name?

Needless to say, I do not like this book...and I haven't even finished it.

 

It's weird but, the last 2 Mary Balogh books I've read, I had a real hard time reading.  I've read her "Slightly" series and enjoyed them.  But "Web of Love" and "The Gilded Web" I found to be horrible and very hard to read.

Sooooo, I've switched to reading "Forbidden" by Susan Johnson.  I'm hoping it's good.  I've gotten through the first few pages and it's pretty good.  REAL small type, though.  But, I guess that means it's a longer book.  Yay!!

 

 



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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:51 AM ET
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I read Ex Marks the Spot by Merline Lovelace, and it was very good! She threw so much into a little book! There was the 'lost love' type of thing because the main characters were married and divorced, there was the heroine's excitement of opening her own book store (which appealed to me a lot, I'd love to own one!), there was the heroine's health, which was on shaky ground for a while. There was also a little bit of suspense thrown in. I loved this book! It may end up on my keeper shelf!

Now I'm flopping between 2 books, which I don't do very often, but one of them is an emotional read so I need to break from it here and there.

The first one is All the Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen. She's a member of PBS and one of my MySpace friends. I got a copy a while back and finally worked up the courage to read it, I hear it's a whole box of tissues type of book.

The other is Rekindled by Barbara Delinsky. It's a 2 in 1 of her early work and I can tell they're older because of the clothes these people are wearing or wore 11 years in the past. I haven't formed an opinion yet, I just started it.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:38 AM ET
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Barbara: I felt pretty much the same way about both of those books. To me, her secondary characters are so much more interesting than the main ones. It's only b/c of my anal nature that I'll have to read the 3rd one, The Devil's Web. After trudging through both of those books, I need closure, lol.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:42 AM ET
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Well I just finished up When I Fall in Love by Lynn Kurland and it was good.  Its a time travel romance, which is my favorite genre and while her books skip all the sex and love scenes except for a some heavy kissing, I still enjoyed it.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:48 PM ET
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I tried today to read The Haunting by Hope Tarr but I just couldn't get into it.  Its a "Blaze Extreme" and was very...graphic, I guess you could say. Not that this bothers me, I just couldn't get into the storyline.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 3:34 PM ET
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Well, I have about 20 more pages of "Crimson City" by Liz Maverick and I must say I wasn't too impressed with it. I have the rest of the series but I'm not sure if I'm going to read them.

Can anyone tell me if the rest of the series is worth reading or if I should just post them? I'm in a serious reading funk this year so I don't want to bother with so-so reads. Help!!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 4:49 PM ET
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I read  A Reckless Beauty by Kasey Michaels. It's the latest in her Beckets of Romney Marsh series. It was OK. I wish she had spent more time on the couple's story and less time on the military portion. This is Fanny Becket's story. Fanny runs away to chase after her "brother" Rian who has left her behind to join the troops fighting Bonaparte. In each book you get a little more info to keep you reading so you can find out why Edmund Beales is after Ainsley Becket. There are 2 more books. I'll read them because I'm curious.

I also read Shelter Mountain and Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr. They're #2 & #3 in the Virgin River Trilogy. I enjoyed them both. They both had events that made me cry. There is a lot going on in these books. They focus on more than just the main couple. Melinda and Jack from the first book are still very present in these two stories.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 5:49 PM ET
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Guess I'm gonna have to get back to that Robyn Carr book..the other series about the valley or something. The reason I stopped was because of all the characters! I was on night shift and i"ve about decided that when it's sorta busy there and I have to keep stopping and I'm tired that the harlequin type reads are more my speed! the last night shift rotatin I would come home from work and read a harlequin duet or flipside before falling asleep...not too much drama in thosea nd they're happy!

I liked the story I read (robyn carr) but I was expecting more sex from the description and not so much abuse and heartache..but I can read and enjoy it for what it is..just too many characters for when I'm tired and distracted!

I just finished a harlequin duet story ' baily's irish dream' by stephanie doyle and it was cute and funny and silly silly silly LOL! good read for me and glad I finished iet. not gotta find her website and see if the brother of the gilr and the sister of the guy get together in their owns tory like i figured they would in this one....

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:34 PM ET
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Hi everyone.  I have been away for the last 5 days being mother of the bride.  My daughter got married yesterday.  She was a beautiful bride and we love our new son-in-law, but I'm glad it is all over.   

I just finished The Defender by Cara Summers.  It's a Blaze and the 3rd of a trilogy about 3 Greek brothers.  They were all good.  Right now I'm reading Into The Storm by Suzanne Brockmann.  I read a post about her here at PBS and she  sounded like a good author.  I'm about 100 pages into it and am enjoying it.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:52 PM ET
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Just finished up High-Society Mistress by Katherine Garbera, which is (I believe) the last of the "Mistresses" trilogy she had going for Silhouette Desire. It also happened to be the least edited one, and I kept getting caught up in the lack of editing, so I couldn't really enjoy the story.  It's a shame, because I've really enjoyed her other stuff!

Next up is Raintree: Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:07 PM ET
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I've read some Suzanne Brockman books, she's pretty good.

Judy, have you read the rest of the Raintree trilogoy?  I think Haunted was my favorite of the three although all were quite good.  I think I plowed thru them in mostly one sitting.

I'm still on my Diana Palmer kick.  Finished Loveplay and now I'm on to The Best Is Yet to Come since it arrived in the mail today.  After that one, I think I'm done with her for a while.  Most of her stories have a similar theme and this is like my 6th Palmer book since Friday so I'm getting burned out on them.

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