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 Post subject: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:33 am 
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Hi Everyone!

Happy Weekend!

I have another busy weekend -- Saturday we're going out to lunch with one of my husband's old friend and on Sunday I have a Dedication to go to and then a party afterward for my cousin's grandchild.

I was on a Blaze kick this past week and also read Hotshot by Julie Garwood -- loved it. I'm currently reading Steal My Heart by new to me author Lisa Eugene. Purplenancy recommend her to me and I loved the last author she recommend -- Rebecca Zanatti!

Any plans this weekend? What are you reading?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:48 am 
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Today a friend is taking me on a bookstore tour in different cities which sounds like lots of fun. Then as far as I know, nothing but reading, TV and cleaning.

I'm still struggling through the Brenda Joyce book. I like the story but not her writing voice and it's making it difficult. I'm not sure yet what I'll grab after that, I have a slew of books for review.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 am 
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Today a friend is taking me on a bookstore tour in different cities which sounds like lots of fun. Then as far as I know, nothing but reading, TV and cleaning.




Muffin, that sounds like fun!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:38 am 
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I can't remember who recommended the Kowalski family series -whoever you were THANKS!
I read the 1st book and really enjoyed it and really want to read the 2nd book but can't get it through the library or any bookstores so looks like I'm going to have to order it online.

Other than that I'm finally reading the Eragon quadrology by Christopher Paolini. I was waiting for him to finish it and now all 4 books are out so I'm reading the 2nd book now.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:34 am 
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Big weekend ahead. DH and I will be married 40 years!!!! on Sunday. On Monday, I'm taking off for parts unknown without him LOL. Actually, I'm going with a girlfriend to pick up another friend in North Carolina, and then returning to go our 50th grade school reunion.

I don't have much time to read so, of course, I have a bunch of books I picked up from the library: Hotshot by Julie Garwood, The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards and Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler. Add those to the ones I've recently purchased for my kindle -- Biting Bad by Chloe Neill is tops on the list.

So what happens when all this goes on -- the washer door broke off, the plumber is coming today to fix the water on/off valve behind the washer and I've got a massive cold triggered by pulling up old carpeting in DH's office/guestroom. When I say old I'm talking 1953 old with horsehair pad. I've been coughing ever since. I should have worn a mask but then my glasses steam up.
Seein the Dr. today in the hopes an antibiotic will clear this up -- either that or massive drugs of the anti-anxiety type!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:40 am 
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This week I finished "Don't Go" by Lisa Scottoline and also "Hotshot" by Julie Garwood. Enjoyed both of them.

I'm currently reading "Highlander Most Wanted" by Maya Banks. Not sure what I will read after that but I have a bunch on my iPad to choose.

Expecting a rainy weekend here so I'm not planning on any outdoor activities. Company next week so I'll probably do some dreaded housecleaning!

Enjoy your weekend!

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reading Ally and Ren's story in the Rock Chick series; loving every second of it

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Happy Anniversary Linda!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:51 pm 
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40 yrs! Wow! Happy Anniversary Linda!!

Hubby and I just drove in from Florida. We went to a trade show convention at the last minute. So we decided to stay a few days at a friends house--free of charge. Our hardwood floors are being coated as we were in FL.

I stayed on the beach as much as possible reading. I finished MacRieve (disappointed, not my favorite and I love Kresley Cole, but she missed the boat here for me) I also read a new author Lily Everett Sanctuary Island---really good. Just started on Whiskey Beach and I also cracked open Low Pressure by Sandra Brown. Hubby and I went to some golf courses and we rode our bikes. Lots of fun.

My oldest left yesterday for Peru. He left with a bunch of business men from church that want to establish a banking business in Peru and they needed an interpreter to interpret Spanish contracts. So, hopefully he will get to know these men and maybe a job will come out of it.

We have so much unpacking and putting the furniture back, it will take us a week to do that! I may try to crack open Hot Shot by Julie Garwood after I finish Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts and I also have to finish Low Pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Happy Anniversary Linda!

As for reading, I've not read a book in over a week. My 4yo nephew has been at my house since last Thursday, so I've had him 24 hours a day. He will be going home tomorrow, so I'll probably get to read Sunday (if I'm not asleep). I tell you, I don't have kids and this has been an experience for me. He usually stays for the weekend, but this was the first time he's been away from his mom for more than a night. He's loving it, and so do I, but I'm kind of glad I'm not able to have kids - I don't think I could do this full-time.

Anyway, I've got the new Cameron Dane that I can't wait to start (if you like books with some angst, I highly recommend CD, she writes great M/F, M/M and menage and several of her books are on my all time keeper list). I've also got the Ilona Andrews books up to read. Not sure I'll read more than 5 books this month. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Heather wrote:
I can't remember who recommended the Kowalski family series -whoever you were THANKS!
I read the 1st book and really enjoyed it and really want to read the 2nd book but can't get it through the library or any bookstores so looks like I'm going to have to order it online.


That was me, Heather. I'm glad you liked the first book. I've read the first three books and they're all keepers for me. I hope you can find the next books soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Happy Anniversary, Linda!

Not much going on this weekend. Last weekend I finished Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen and totally loved it. Couldn't put it down. This week I've been working my way through Willow Springs by Toni Blake. Only a few pages left. I think I'll start Fatal Consequences by Marie Force next. Really enjoying her Fatal series.


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Danielle wrote:
muffin wrote:
Today a friend is taking me on a bookstore tour in different cities which sounds like lots of fun. Then as far as I know, nothing but reading, TV and cleaning.




Muffin, that sounds like fun!!!



It was but I came home exhausted. And broke LOL. But we did have a lot of fun.

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Happy anniversary Linda!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
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Ditto! Happy Anniversary, Linda! Enjoy your female road trip!

What's your secret especially when your marriage was in it's 30yrs anniversary category? :D

My DH seems to be going through his MANopause (54)yrs thingy and it's driving me nuts. :?

I've been reading & watching the series Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits by Pastor Joyce Meyers.
My Dh's manopause is driving me bonkers so I'm trying to draw closer to Christ for strength.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Happy Statehood Day~Aloha.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:46 am 
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Congrats on your anniversary, Linda! Nice to see that marriages can last and be happy for so many years.
Muffin, I am jelly...... all those bookstores.... we only have Half Price Books now and I wish there were more like there used to be!
I am getting ready to go to a graduation/good bye party this afternoon. My friends son graduated and is now going into the Marines. It is something he has always wanted to do and I think he is hoping to be a career Marine. Go for it Everson!!

I stayed up late to finish Fireproof by Alex Kava... a sort of tease at the end because.... well... can't tell... but hope it wraps up in the next book... I think it is Stranded. Love Maggie O'Dell and her FBI crew. Thanks Alex for some enjoyable reads... also pretty scary, too.

I think I better pick up Defending Jacob... as our book club meets next Saturday and I want to have it finished by then.

Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading.


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Thanks for the congrats everyone. There's no secret to my marriage. We have our ups and downs like everyone. I've screamed at him plenty. More importantly, I've laughed enough with him to even things out. Cigi, every decade probably has its own challenges. I think our hardest was when we were in early 40's. Then again maybe our 30's. No make that 50's LOL. The best is now -- not so much for the sex but for everything else LOL. We're both comfortable in our skin (and believe me there's a lot of it!).

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Muffin, I am jelly...... all those bookstores.... we only have Half Price Books now and I wish there were more like there used to be!


We were in Harrisburg, Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg, Paulette. There's a few here in York that I've not been to but most people aren't impressed by them. The one in Mechanicsburg (Not sure how close that is to Pittsburgh) is all mystery, so I know you'd enjoy that one. They have used and new BUT they are a bit pricey on their used books. Most of the ones I might have been interested in were priced at over 50% off and unless I really want a book, I won't pay more than half for used.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Aug. 16-18
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Hi Everyone!
Been off for quite some time. Was busy selling house in upstate NY and moving to Florida's gulf coast. We're pretty much settled now and got to read last night. Have a HUGE TBR pile going. Not to mention being behind on several RT magazines. I hate that!
Finished a book by new to me author R.L. Mathewson. Her book "Playing For Keeps" (#1 in Neighbor From Hell series) had me laughing all the way through. Just what I Needed! Going to start the second book.
Happy Anniversary Linda and enjoy your trip with the girls.
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muffin wrote:
PauletteW wrote:
Muffin, I am jelly...... all those bookstores.... we only have Half Price Books now and I wish there were more like there used to be!


We were in Harrisburg, Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg, Paulette. There's a few here in York that I've not been to but most people aren't impressed by them. The one in Mechanicsburg (Not sure how close that is to Pittsburgh) is all mystery, so I know you'd enjoy that one. They have used and new BUT they are a bit pricey on their used books. Most of the ones I might have been interested in were priced at over 50% off and unless I really want a book, I won't pay more than half for used.


I know I would love the one in Mechanicsburg! I will have to see how close it is when we make our next trip to Scranton. Maybe I can get my brother in law to stop... but he is a ==gasp=== non reader and doesn't understand. My son in law would though... have to get him to scope them out for me... he travels up in that area all the time for his job with the state.


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