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What I’ve been reading

June 13, 2006

For whatever reason the photo option is not working right today so I can’t include book covers. It SAYS the pictures are loading, but they’re not.

So anyhow, here we go with the real post. You’ll have to imagine your own book covers. LOL

Let’s see, what have I read in the past week or so?

In paper, I finished The Grail King by Joy Nash, due out in August. Very good book, sequel to Celtic Fire. I also finished Baby Oh Baby by Teresa Southwick last week. Cute story, but typical “Baby brings couple together” storyline, though with a faint touch of paranormal in the form of a wish made on an old lamp.

In audio I finished Once a Thief by Michele Hauf (had to listen twice since I missed a lot). Thrilling action/adventure from the Silhouette Bombshell line. I think I finished Dragon Drums by Anne McCaffrey this past week also, though that may have been the week before. LOL

In eBook format I finished Zodiac Series: Pisces, a duet of stories by Rae Morgan and Sherill Quinn. I love Rae Morgan’s Coven of the Wolf series, with the twin wolf hounds Igor and Boris being beloved characters. This was Boris’ story. I’d never read Sherill Quinn before but hers was a good story too with shades of the paranormal.

I’m also working on reading a few books at present. In paper I am reading Singing with the Top Down by Debrah Wiliamson (AKA Debrah Morris of Silhouette Romance). I’m only a few chapters in to this but already I can see this will be an endearing novel. This book is due out in September.

In eBook format, I’m reading Sisters in Time by Ginger Simpson. I’m only about 4 chapters in to this one, but it’s looking to be a good story of two women who switch bodies and times in freak accidents that hit affect them both at the same moment.

In audio I have two books going. I am listening to the second book in the Babylon Rising series by Tim LaHaye (of Left Behind fame), The Secret on Ararat where our fearless hero may have found Noah’s Ark. This is my “at work” book. In the car I’m listening to This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart. Yes I decided to try a couple classic Gothic novels. (I also have Moon Spinners by Stewart in the car to listen to next.) It’s kind of neat reading a book that takes place in the early 60s where they are talking about party lines on the telephones and styles and attitudes of people during that time.

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What I’ve been reading

May 16, 2006

I’ve not posted in here in ages. Too busy. So reading is somewhat slow going. My current reads are The Sorcerer’s Mark by Elen Ashe in eBook format, Captive Moon by CT Adams and Cathy Clamp (due out in August of this year and is the third book in their Sazi series) in print ARC format, Amelia Peabody 4 – Lion in the Valley in audio in the car, and Babylon Rising by Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo in audio at work.

Other recent reads (in the past month or two) – Waiting for Odysseus by Janell Ramos, Lady of Sin by Madeline Hunter, Confessions of a Party Crasher by Holly Jacobs (due out in June), Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (due out in June), Dragonsong and Dragon Singers, books 1 and 2 in Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy, in audio. There were a few others in there too. I get through a LOT more audio than anything anymore, since I can listen a lot more often than I can read.

What’ I’ve been reading

July 26, 2005

I realized I haven’t posted in here in a couple weeks. I’m not going to backtrack the past couple weeks but I’m going to try to remember to keep doing this weekly at least.

Well my vacation officially started this past Friday and I have great plans for reading this week. I pulled out about 10 books that I’m hoping to get through. So next week my reading list may be large if all goes according to plan. 🙂

I finished Harry Potter 6 on CD this past week and I loved it! I was stunned a few times with the turns events took. And yes she did kill someone else off, but that’s no secret since she’s not been hiding the fact that would happen this book. But I’m not saying anything as to who since I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. All I can say is when the person died I actually yelled “NO you CAN’T do that to us!!” Fortunately no one was here to hear that except my cats and they are used to me bursting out with some reaction to something. LOL

I’m still working on Volume 3 of the Legends anthology too. I put it on hold for Harry. Right now I’m on the story by Ursula Le Guin (SP?) in a story that goes with her Earthsea series. It’s not a bad story but let’s just say… Get an editor! Some ridiculous errors in some things. I get annoyed when I see the same word or phrase used in a sentence two or three times and then repeated in the next sentence and that is happening a lot here. There’s a reason we have something called synonyms. Or heck, the word or expression isn’t needed more then once to make the point in the sentence or paragraph. It is one of my pet peeves. And one that when I do editing for people I’m always griping to find overuse of words or phrases.

OCEANS OF FIRE by Christine FeehanCHARMED SPHERE by Catherine AsaroIn paper, I finished Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan and started The Charmed Sphere by Catherine Asaro from the Luna series. Oceans was good, but typical of Feehan, and was somewhat unbelievable in a lot of the plot. But I tried to overlook that. Sphere is good though confusing in parts. I’m 100 pages from finishing it and have gotten the idea behind the plot now but it is still confusing in some parts. I also have the second book in this series of hers, The Misty Cliffs to read next.

In electronic I am still working on The Weaver by I forget who. This was a review book I started before vacation so I’m trying to finish it as I refuse to read review books on my vacation this time. I want a break from ALL jobs, not just the paying one. LOL This book is OK but I’m kinda getting bored with it and hoping it picks up soon. It’s a horror of sorts but more a fantasy I think. Either way I’m ready to finish it. LOL

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