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What are you reading?

May 29, 2006

I’ve not been doing very good about keeping up on this. LOL

Currently I am reading Here with Me by Holly Jacobs (due out in July) in print and A Mistress for Marcos by Ellen Ashe (due out June 23) in eBook format. So far both are very good, but I have yet to go wrong with anything by either of these two authors.

In audio format I am listening to Once a Thief by Michelle Hauf and Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey. Both of these are very good so far though I keep getting distracted from OaT since I’ve been listening primarily at work.

Other recent reads or listened I’ve finished this week are Beguiled by Alice Borchardt (audio abridged), Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters (audio unabridged), Captive Moon by C T Adams and Cathy Clamp (due out in August and the latest Sazi series book), The Sorcerer’s Mark by Ellen Ashe and Midnight Tryst by Ellen Ashe.

What are you reading?

December 5, 2005

Wow! Where is everybody? I guess everyone’s out doing the holiday thing. I always do mine early so while everyone else is stressing over it, I can relax a bit. 🙂

Well I finished my advance copy of Touch of Evil, the new book by CT Adams and Cathy Clamp due out in March. Excellent book! Gritty and well done, with a take charge kind of gal for the heroine and her sexy werewolf beau, Tom. Totally different world then their Sazi books, but just as good.

Next up in paper is In Stone’s Clasp by Christie Golden.

In audio I finished Brenda Joyce‘s House of Dreams. Good gothic romance with some creepy moments, as well as some over the top moments.

In electronic, I’m still working on Some Enchanted Autumn by Linda Andrews (?) – I am blanking on the author but I think this is who it is.

In audio I’m working on House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine in the car. This is another good gothic story. I’m loving it and want to rive longer than necessary to see what’s next. At the office I’m working on Dean Koontz’s Fear Nothing. I’m not enjoying this one as much, possibly because I’m at work listening so I know I miss some stuff here and there, but the story line isn’t grabbing me like I thought it would. At home I’m listening to Left Behind Book 11

What are you reading?

August 29, 2005

well I haven’t posted my reads in a couple weeks, but they haven’t changed much since I’ve been so busy. LOL

Two weeks ago I went home to PA for a week’s vacation and though I took several books with me, I barely got any reading in.

In paper I’m reading Gabriel’s Ghost by Linnea Sinclair. I’ve been working on this for about 3 weeks. it’s a good book I’ve just been too busy for more then a chapter at a time. After I finish that one it will be one of MANY review books in paper to read, either Dark Desires by Eve Silver or Jackie Ivie’s book that comes out later this year since I’m interviewing her in December.

In audio I’ve gotten a little more done. I finished Left Behind Book 5 while I was home and have Book 6 to start. I also “read” two Jude Deveraux abridged books – Temptation and High Tide. both were good though I think I liked Temptation better as it was an historical.

I also relistened to Key of Valor by Nora Roberts before I took it back to the library. I’m currently listening to part one of The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon – unabridged. The entire book is 40 cassettes and part one is 22 cassettes. I just got through Tape 13 tonight. this one will be late going back to the library though since I can’t renew it due to a request on the book. So I am just going to have to keep it overdue until I finish it. LOL Next will be part 2. I had started Fire Along the Sky by Sara Donati on CD, but put it aside to get through all the ones I had from the library. So I’ll have to start with disc 1 again after I finish all the library books.

In electronic I read a WAY advance copy of Saje Williams’ Of Man and Monsters, the second book in his Infinity Earth series. I also read Perfumed Heat by Judy Mays and In the Heat of the Night by Judy Mays. I am starting Midsummer Night’s Heat by Judy Mays tonight. I just hope the editing is better in the third of the series. It was absolutely atrocious! in the first two books. I was cringing over how pitiful the editing attempt on these two had been.

What are you reading?

June 14, 2005

Time for that wonderful weekly update! LOL

In paper, I finished Vickie Taylor‘s Carved in Stone this weekend and it was quite good. I like that hers is a very different premise for a paranormal romance. Never before reading this would I have thought of a gargoyle as a sexy hero. LOL I’m looking forward to Book 2 in the series.

Also in paper, I started Madeline Hunter‘s Lord of Sin this weekend. So far so good. She always writes a good historical and I love how she’s worked her career as an art instructor into this story. Not exactly the type of artwork you’d expect a professor to cover, but it is definitely obvious she’s knowledgeable about her chosen subject. Which made me think, this isn’t the first one of her books she managed to work art in to somehow.

In audio, I finished up book 2 in the Left Behind series: Tribulation Force by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. It’s getting interesting for this series which I finally decided I had to try out after hearing so much about it over the past few years. I also picked up Book 3 from the library: Nicolae and started that one. These are my work “reads.” I pop one earphone into my ear and can listen while I work and still hear the phone ring or someone at the door.

In the car, also in audio, I’m on Tape 12 out of 14 for Dawn on a Distant Shore by Sara Donati, the second book in her Wilderness series. To be honest, I’m bored with this story. It’s dragging on and on and on. A good half the book at least was spent on ships from Canada to Scotland, after pages and pages of a cross-land journey to Canada from NY. I usually like books that are adventures and travels, but this one is ALL traveling and I’m getting tired of it actually. Now the part of the story that has been talked about and alluded to all the way through the book is being crammed in to the last couple tapes of the book. I’d have preferred less time spent on the journey itself and more time spent on what happens in Scotland once they get there. It WAS kinda neat though to see a brief “visit” with Robert Burns, the poet. This was cool because I’m very distantly related to him, separated by I don’t know how many generations, but still related. So it is neat to see an ancestor in a fictional novel.

In electronic, I read and finished the final 2 stories in Janet Lane WaltersAll Our Yesterdays serial romance/time-travel/reincarnation. The series was interesting, but the final two weren’t as good as the previous ones, IMO. I didn’t feel a lot of passion in the characters in the past life part of the stories. It felt somewhat stilted, though the romance in the present life incarnation was still strong and I could feel emotion from them.

In eBook format, I am presently Angela VerdeniusSoul of a Witch, the latest in her Heart and Soul series which I got for review. I haven’t gotten too far in it yet, but so far so good.


What are you reading?

May 15, 2005

OK I just figured out how to get signed up for this blog so here I am. Since I was already a Blogger member it was pretty easy. I’m going to try to post these weekly. And feel free to give us your comments!

Time for my weekly update on what I’m reading…

I FINALLY found time to finish Konig Cursebreakers and really enjoyed it. In this one, Brenna Lyons is telling two stories in one as well. I’ve only read a few of hers so far, but of the three I read, two were like this, where half the story is about one couple and half the story is about another, though they both tie in together. This book tells the continuing story of siblings Hunter and Erin Konig. Now for my review to get written. LOL

I started Loki’s Sin by Saje Williams a few days ago and it is quite interesting. I guess I’d class it as an urban fantasy, with an interesting paranormal thread through it. I’m looking forward to reading farther in this one.

I finished Celtic Fire by Joy Nash, her debut Dorchester book and it was really good as well. Now I just need to write my review of it.

I received Susan Gable’s next book The Pregnancy Test in the mail the other day and am about 5 chapters in to it already. It tells the story of the brother of the heroine from her book The Mommy Plan from two years ago and it sounds really interesting. Sloan, the hero, is a single dad (his wife died) raising two daughters – one who is a troubled 15 year old. He also has just decided to start dating again and the woman is his neighbor. I haven’t gotten to the big part of the story yet but both Sloan’s daughter and his GF get pregnant right around the same time and he has to live through all of that. I know Susan’s work and she always covers more sensitive issues in her books so I’m looking forward to seeing how she handles the topic of teenage pregnancy.

In audio, I finished Left Behind Book 1 on Monday or Tuesday and I started the second book in Nora Roberts’ Three Sisters Island Trilogy – Heaven and Earth. Good so far. Puts me in a mind of Charmed which is a favorite TV show of mine.

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