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 Post subject: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:53 am 
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Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone had a good week. My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Boston and West, Tx. Also to the parts of the City of Chicago, suburbs and towns that flooded. We were blessed and had no water except a lake in our backyard and some standing water in our garage.

This weekend will be spent running around doing errands and on Sunday I'm going to play cards.

I did get caught up with Julianne MacLean's Pembrooke series I enjoyed them. I'm currently reading the new Stephanie Tyler book -- Surrender - the first book in her new Section 8 series. It's a good read. Up next I have no idea, I was thinking of reading the new Nora Roberts book.

Any plans this weekend? What are you reading?

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:26 am 
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Happy weekend all!

We've had a better week this week all around. Much calmer.

I finished reading The Wild Riders series with Nautier and Wilder yesterday. I also read the Lora Leigh short story in Nautier and Wilder, it was better than some of the other recents in that series, AND the epilogue was a HUGE teaser for the next book in the series, Nauti Enchantress (about 3rd sister Lyrica).

I am not sure what I'm going to start reading this weekend. I have some magazines I want to read and need to work on Saturday. I really want to start Lover at Last but I want a weekend I can really devote to it, so I will probably start it next weekend. My oldest son will be out of town on a band trip and I won't have to work.

Everyone have a great weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:41 am 
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Hi, All!

I just started "Touch & Go," by Lisa Gardner. I was a bit disappointed -- or should I say confused -- with the first few chapters. Then it picked up, and it seems like it's going to be a nail biter.

I don't think I've ever read anything by Lisa Gardner before. If I finish it before the weekend is over, I'll take something at random from my massive TBR pile.

Just running routing errands this weekend. Nothing special planned. The weather is supposed to be pretty wicked this evening into tomorrow morning.

Have a good weekend everyone. Good reading to all.



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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:46 pm 
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I just finished The Wanderer by Robyn Carr so now I'm starting Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell. Mixed reviews on this one, with some saying it's a re-issue of an old one. We'll see. I found nothing at her website that mentions that. I'm on Chapter 4 and so far so good.

No plans for this weekend. I'm hoping to go to our new casino this weekend -- not to gamble but to eat at Margaritaville. Maybe I should have said "drink" LOL. It's going to be cold here this weekend. Typical Cincinnati spring -- cold one day warm the next. I hate it.

Have a great weekend everyone with plenty of good reads.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Finishing up Nalini Singhs Wild Invitation and then I think onto Lover @ Last J R Ward.

No plans, weather has turned "brisk" and the new heated throw is getting a work out.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:19 am 
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No big plans this weekend. It got cold again and I am freezing. Yuck!. Just took Sassygirl to the groomers. She really needed it this time. She was all happy going for a "ride" until we got to the groomers and then I got the "oh no you tricked me again" look.

I've got so many books started... I don't know what I feel like reading. Nothing is catching me. One I have started is Heat Of The Moment by jessica Hall. I can't pick up another book until I finish this one. That's what I told myself. I hate when I do this and can't explain why.

Oh well, have a good weekend and happy reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:38 am 
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I finished Lover at Last and now trying to decide what to read next. I go through a slump where it is hard to know what to read next after reading a good book---as if nothing else comes close :)

frani522-----I love Lisa Gardner's earlier books---The Perfect Husband is my fav of hers. The Third Victim and The Other Daughter are also good. Lisa reminds me of a female James Patterson. Great suspense. Just don't read them at night before bed, or you may have nightmares --I know I did after reading The Perfect Husband---I had a dream where my hubby was a serial killer out to kill me--I woke up in a panic when I saw him:lol:

It is a bit cooler here in Mid TN with temps in the 60's. I need to get out and weed around my patio and front walk and cut back some bushes. I am mad because Hubby is mowing and I wanted to mow!! But he said he has to mow for the first time this season to get it just right-he just rebuilt the mower. I have a feeling we are going to be fighting over the mower this season!


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Eaglegirl,

I was a bit confused in the beginning of this book. Each new chapter jumps to the perspective of another character. Honestly, I didn't know what was going on. Once I realized what she was doing, I really got into the book. Are her other books written that way, too?

Also, I know what you mean about not reading before going to sleep. I was reading this book last night; and while I didn't have nightmares, I did have bizarre dreams that were definitely caused by the book.

I'm almost at a point (not quite halfway through) that I can't put this book down. Depending on how it ends, I'll probably check out her backlist.



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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Hello Everyone!

I am going to start FOR THE LOVE OF A SOLDIER by Victoria Morgan. It got an "A" review on AAR. The reviewer said it is one of the best Historical romances she had ever read. It is high praise indeed for a debut novel. I am really looking forward to it.

It has gotten chilly here in Georgia also, but we KNOW it it going to be hot as all get out soon. So we are enjoying it.

I watched way too much of the Boston Bombing news this past week. I am having trouble sleeping, so the TV stays off this weekend.We have"Les Miz" from Netflix, so will watch that instead.

Have a good weekend all.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Lindy wrote:
Hello Everyone!

I am going to start FOR THE LOVE OF A SOLDIER by Victoria Morgan. It got an "A" review on AAR. The reviewer said it is one of the best Historical romances she had ever read. It is high praise indeed for a debut novel. I am really looking forward to it.


Have a good weekend all.



Let us know how you like his book. An A from AAR is very rare.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Currently reading "Whiskey Beach" by Nora Roberts and so far so good.

I read Elizabeth Lowell's "Dangerous Refuge" and am pretty darn sure it is not a reissue of a previous book. Linda, to be fair to your friend a lot of EL's books have been reissued laterly.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:14 pm 
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This week I finished Count to Ten by Karen Rose. Another great book by this author. Now I'm planning on starting Once Upon a Rose by Judith O'Brien. I haven't read one of her books in years and I'm looking forward to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
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I started reading Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:46 am 
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Frani522, If you are going to start reading Lisa Gardner, I would suggest reading in a little bit of order because in some of the books she mentions characters from other books. Am I right Eaglegirl, or do I have LG confused with another author.

And yes, LG books can get pretty intense.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:20 am 
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You are right Paulette. There are books that go somewhat in sequence that feature detective Pierce Quincy and his girlfriend/wife Rainie. But I don't think it is too hard to follow if you chose to read out of sequence. Again, I compare it to James Patterson's books and his Alex Cross character that is in most of his books.

It has been a long time since I have read her books, so my memory may not be as good, but I know I didn't read them in sequence and didn't have any problem catching on.

I like her earlier books--late 90's early 2000--The Perfect Husband, The Third Victim and The Other Daughter much better than her recent books. I did read her book Gone and it was also good but not as good as the earlier books. I think because her earlier books had more of a romance story with a bone chilliing suspense thrown in. I think it is a rare find when you stumble upon an author that weaves an excellent story of romance and suspense, and I mean real suspense where you have no idea who did it. James Patterson books will scare you to death and you have no idea who the evil villian is----if only he would throw in a great romance and hot sex-- equal to his suspense, then I would be sold on it.

I don't mind reading about a continuing character such as Alex Cross or Pierce Quincy or even Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series----but sometimes if there are a bazillion books like Stephanie Plum character, I get bored with it--I want it to wrap up and have the happy ending.

Anyway---frani522---you can't go wrong with Lisa Gardner. So keep reading her books.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:54 am 
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Morning all. I have a couple of books for review, 2 of which I need to do fairly soon as they are releasing this week. I'm trying to decide between SEAL of Honor and Gone With the Wolf. But first I have to do my schoolwork, if I can read the stuff on the Mac. The print's so small and they didn't use black for the font color and I'm having a terrible time reading it. On Windows I can make stuff larger. I can on the browser on the Mac but I can't figure out Word. I even upped the points for the font size and it didn't help.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
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Re-reading Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley.

We had a birthday party for our youngest daughter on Friday night. She turned 19. The rest of the weekend has been quiet. Still getting my flower beds ready and bought a couple of flats of annuals today.

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I've been re-reading Nalini Singh's Vision of Heat.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
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I'm still reading Gone With The Wind so far it is really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading April 19-21
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:29 am 
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The Lisa Gardner FBI Profiler Series in chronological order is as follows:

'The Perfect Husband' (1997)
'The Third Victim' (2001)
'The Next Accident' (2002)
'The Killing Hour' (2004)
'Gone' (2006)
'Say Goodbye' (2009)

Pierce Quincy is introduced in the first book and in the following ones, his wife Rainie Connor and his daughter Kimberly are featured. I enjoyed every one of these titles and 'The Perfect Husband' is on my keeper shelf (a truly creepy villain here). I live in hope that Ms. Gardner revisits these characters in the future.

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