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Subject: What are we reading this week? May 3 - 9, 2009
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 1:44 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 1:45 AM ET
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I just finished Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs. It was pretty good though I just can't understand all this catering to bratty teenagers..

I think I may start Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love next.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 12:01 PM ET
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I finished Wild Card by Lora Leigh.  The middle of this book really frustrated me, but I guess the end justifies the means, because it left me with a happy feeling after all.  lol

Now I'm reading Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue.


Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:23 PM ET
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Currently reading No Choice by Seduction (A Malory Novel) by Johanna Lindsey. It has been a while since I read any of her books, especaily this series.  After I got into the book things started to come back about previous books and characters, especially James and Anthony Malory.  I love those characters.  So far I have liked the book.  Next I will read Susan Mallery's Sunset Bay - New author for me.  : )

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:08 PM ET
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I finished Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love and,, well, it was the best of them all! I was worried about this series and even posted the 2nd book because it was so creepy but wanted to see it through.this one brought back the cuteness/lightness that was missing from the last book. I really enjoyed it.

not sure wht I'll read next. coworker has another book from her library and her hubby wants to read it so I may go ahead and read that one tonight if I have time...I read about 80 pages of it last nght then got back to the Kathy Love book she checked out for me. This one is told from the dog's point of view and is cute..might be good for night shift since I'm still tired and once again was awake at 1 something..sigh...

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 6:06 PM ET
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I finished Warrior of the Highlands by Veronica Wolff and it was great.  I genuinely liked both lead characters and they didn't do that annoying little "I'm not good enough for her/him" dance all through the book.   Alisdair decided he loved Haley and that was it.  He even told her first!  Shock!  lol  Add in a good happily ever after and it was a nice 4 star read.

Not sure what I'm reading next.

Edited:  I couldn't decide what to read so I'm taking both Edge of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd and Ten Thousand Charms by Allison Pittman with me to work tonight.  Hopefully one will catch my interest.

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Date Posted: 5/3/2009 8:27 PM ET
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Just read Close Encounters by Kathrine Allred. Really good sci fi romance. Loved the hero, and he couldn't even communicate with the heroine for more than half the book lol I can't wait for the next one.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 10:08 PM ET
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I started A Garden in the Rain by Lynn Kurland, and am very confused about books in this series and what order they should be read.  I looked at her website, and OMG, there are a LOT of books- not sure I can commit to all that!  So, I'm just going to read this one, and hope that it works ok as a stand-alone.  I'm only a few chapters in and it's good so far.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 11:00 PM ET
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I finished Confessions of a Little Black Gown by Elizabeth Boyle and really liked it. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.

Not sure what I'm going to read next. I have way too many library books out right now!!

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 5:05 AM ET
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Lesley, Kurland doesn't follow any set timeline writing that series, so don't worry about it.  There are some scenes in some books that will make a bit more sense (appreciation) if you had read them all, like Kendrick from A Stardust of Yesterday appearing in some written later, or Jamie from Dancing Through Time and his fairy portals in later books, but overall no problems, she goes back and forth with no real plan in mind I think on who's next.  My favorites of them all are the medievals.

I just found another favorite I loved (besides the Ashley book) - A Scotsman in Love by Karen Ranney, the best for me since Till Next We Meet.  Wonderful romance, H/h both have suffered tragedies and loss, now  lonely and lost, retreating from life; who meet and find hope and eventually heal each other.  Heroine is a painter, a driving force in her life to the exclusion of everything else, well done (Karen has said she drew on personal experiences as her mother is a painter).

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 8:07 AM ET
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I'm speed reading When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James because I accidentally posted it to my bookshelf without reading it and someone requested it.  Good so far.

Whoops!  I guess that is what happens when you have too many books to keep track of.  I just hope I have time to finish it.

I'm also in the middle of three other books.  I'm getting a little overwhelmed to say the least.


Date Posted: 5/4/2009 8:47 AM ET
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I'm reading Dog On It by  Spencer Quinn.My coworker got this at her library and I was reading the beginning and sorta got hooked on it the other night but stopped to finish the Kathy Love book. So I'll probably read more of this..it's about a PI and his dog Chet..and Chet 'talks' to the reader and stuff. cute overall and they're solving a missing person case.

not sure what I'l read next..probably still be reading this one since I'm tired and I"m only about halfway through it!



Date Posted: 5/4/2009 8:59 AM ET
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I read The Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Ranney.  Good read, would recommend.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 12:15 PM ET
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I finished reading Elizabeth Boyle's Confessions of a Little Black Dress.  It was enjoyable  - I was quite entertained by the sisters and their skills and even though folks fell in love rather quickly - I didn't mind because it was one of those "BOOM!" moments with a look and a feeling and I always want to believe love can happen that way.  And I have the next book in the series about the Scandalous Red Dress so I can't wait to start it.


Date Posted: 5/4/2009 12:43 PM ET
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I'm creeping up to the halfway point in a really good book. But I can't share the title because that would reveal the author who is new-to-me.

It's the first in a 10-book series and I must say it's a bit different other books I've read with a similar type of hero/plot. Kudos to the author. I took the 5th book out from the library last week but was totally lost - all the mention of previous incidents and characters had me totally baffled so I figured this was a series that really should be read in order both for my sanity and continuity of the full story.  Gail

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Reading The Stanislaski Brother by Nora Roberts.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 1:57 PM ET
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I just finished To Beguile the Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt. Good read, lots of sex.  Story not earth shattering but I enjoy EH books because she is one of the authors that writes about the American Revolutionary War period.  This books also has kids and dogs.  I am one of those romance readers that has to read all of the series and there is only one to go in this one about the Four Soldiers.  I hope they finally figure out who the traitor is in the last one.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 2:37 PM ET
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Just started Vision in White by Nora Roberts today at lunch - really good so far! Debbie

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 3:40 PM ET
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Jane, I'd recommend Ranney's Devil Wears Tartan, also, just those others I mentioned I liked even more.  She's one of my favorite authors, though one I wasn't crazy about at all was An Unlikely Governess, would never tell someone  wanting to try her to pick that one.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 1:41 AM ET
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I'm reading multiple books again.  Argh!  My attention span is incredibly short lately.  So here's my list.

Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss - not quite halfway through,  not surprisingly it's good, but I'm not seeing how this story can stretch out much longer.  There must be some kind of conflict coming.  I hope, otherwise it's going to get real old, real fast.

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton - first I've read of her (bet you never would have guessed that by where I'm starting!).  Barely started it, but it's seems interesting so far.

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts - I watched the Lifetime movie and liked it well enough.  Waited to read the book after I watched it, cause I figured if I read the book first I wouldn't like the movie as much.  I'm several chapters in and I'm liking it so far.  But I do tend to like her books as long as I don't "overdose".  I'm a little perplexed about how Leann Rimes got cast in a part belonging to a character who has straight black hair.  LOL  The hero is supposedly a redhead too and the actor wasn't, but Eddie Cibrian is so freaking hot I totally forgive that!

I started Loretta Chase's Captives of the Night.  About halfway through I was totally confused about the hero's backstory.  So I got online and realized it is the sequel to The Lion's Daughter in which the hero I guess plays the bad guy.  After I saw that I remembered why I got these 2 books.  I wanted to read a book with a villian and read the villian's story to see if he could be sufficiently redeemed.  So I've put that aside for now till I can read The Lion's Daughter.


Date Posted: 5/5/2009 2:40 AM ET
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I finished the mystery I was reading - Dog On It. It was cute and pretty good. I think it's the first by the author and the dog pretty much tells the story!

wanna read a romance now I think though the dresden files keep calling me since I have the next ones on the table downstairs and see them every time I pass by which is all the time..

ETA  Well I got my ereader and started back with the Shelly Laurenston book I'd started..actually had only gotten a couple of pages into it the other day. I'm just not used to these ebooks but oh well. I'm used to a paperbakc where I can flip back and see who's who..I'm already confused as to who's the main guy but I think it's Zach...and I think it's Pack Challenge that I'm reading! see how bad it is??! lots of cussing in this one for sure!

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Date Posted: 5/5/2009 7:07 AM ET
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I am reading Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase, which I saw recommended here, and I just love it! I know I read some of her books many years ago but never this one. Fantastic!

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 9:55 AM ET
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I'm reading Countdown by Michelle Maddox. It says "action romance" on the spine, and it truly is. This book is fast-paced. I'm almost finished and I've really liked it so far.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:50 AM ET
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I read The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie and recorded what I thought of it in the thread where it is being discussed.  I liked it.  I might hang on to it until the next in the series comes out, but I'm not sure that I would if it was a standalone:P  Gave it an A-.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 11:03 AM ET
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I finished Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue.  I liked it - I'd rate it equal to the 2nd in the series (Highland Guardian). 

Now I'm reading Not So Innocent by Laura Lee Guhrke.  I really need to tear myself away from books for a while & clean up this mess of a house.  <sigh>