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 Post subject: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:12 am 
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Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone had a good week. Our weather was not bad at all this past week.....I even took the car to the car wash.

No plans this weekend!!! Except we are finally taking down our Christmas Tree. Watch football and read!!!! Oh yes, one more thing....try not to play Candy Crush every half hour!

I read a new to me author Juliana Gray....How To Tame Your Duke and How To Master Your Marquis. Both books were above average reads for me and I'm looking for the third book in this series. I'm going to start another new to me author Lauren Smith, it's the first book in her new series...Wicked Designs.

Any plans this weekend? What are you reading?

Enjoy Your Weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:44 pm 
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I'm reading Wicked, Wild Eden by Lynette Vinet. It's good so far. I like for its different setting of New Zealand in 1870.

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Last night I finished Cold Days by Jim Butcher. It's the 14th book in the Dresden Files series and it's a good one. Now I'm starting Gone for Good by Harlan Coben.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:06 pm 
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Happy weekend!

Lot's going on. I was sick earlier this week so I haven't run or exercised. Feeling it - low energy and now my knee is bothering me. :x

I'm super behind at work but my weekend is completely full. I'm cooking in a fund raiser chili cook off Saturday and then we're having a family dinner Sunday for my mom's birthday.

I'm reading Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun. I'll finish it tonight and I'm not sure what I'll read after that.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Kick back weekend for me! I am going to start The Professional 2 so Monday I can download Professional 3. Can't wait!

Hubby and 2 friends left to go hunting this morning. Oldest son and 3 friends are going to join up with hubby when he gets off work. Sooooo....I will be left alone this weekend...yeah!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:39 pm 
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I just finished River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz. I liked it but not as well as her earlier romantic suspense. I might have wanted too much for it -- I was so excited she was writing something besides the Arcanian society. Or maybe it was because I've had one of the lousiest weeks of my life. Whatever, I gave it a very good rather than an excellent.

Next on tap for me is Field of Poppies by Sharon Sala. It's a borrow for free from Amazon Prime and it got good reviews.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:29 pm 
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On Friday I met some friends for lunch at one of the nice restaurants at our local casino and after lunch I put a $5 in a penny machine and won $100! I took off after that because I had some appointments . I now have some "extra" cash to take the grandkids to lunch today. They will be thrilled. I will have them from 1 on Saturday til 9 on Sunday morning. Our day will consist of going to the library, Half Priced Books, 5 Below and then lunch. All their ideas of fun... and I agree.

I am almost done with Butterfly by Sharon Sala, and have started a 2nd book from the library that the librarian picked out for me. It is called Hitler's Furies by Wendy Lower. Both she and I have an interest in history and the holocaust and she knew I would like this book. It is about the women who were at the camps, like secretaries, cooks, nurses, lovers of the men. I never thought about this until seeing Sophie's Choice for the first time last weekend. I was surprised that Hollie picked a book with that theme.... especially after seeing SC and wondering about it. Man, can that Meryl Streep act!!! One of my favorite actresses.

Well, have a great weekend and happy reading.


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I'm going to make an effort to clear my iPad over the next few months. It's getting as bad as my TBR pile. Is this a "me problem" or do you experience this also?

I am reading Stephanie Tyler's Unbreakable, part of the Section Eight series. I've enjoyed her books but this series is a slog for me to read. Hopefully, I will hit a stride and finish it quickly.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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Earlier this evening I finished THAT RECKLESS NIGHT by Kimberly Van Meter.

I think I will read something from my Kindle tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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I'm still on "Styxx" only about 1/4 through it and now my library has Lisa Gardner's "Fear Nothing" for me so I'll most likely be putting "Styxx" on the side and reading the Gardner book first. (I only have it for a week)

Plans are to watch football tomorrow and enjoying the MLK holiday on Monday.

Go Broncos!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Finished JAK's River Road this week, and liked it - gave it a B+, hot. Good romantic suspense, just the way she always wrote them

Next up is Jaci Burton's Hope Flames, a first book in her new series. Hope I like it, but I pretty much like whatever she writes with the exception of her sports books.

The flu has hit everyone at work pretty hard, and for someone who is only scheduled to work one day a week, I worked 64 hours this last pay period. I know I won't complain when the check comes, but I don't like to work that much!

More snow here, 5" of new snow this morning. Looks pretty! Another reason I just want to stay home.....

Every one have a great weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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Dani,

unbreakable gets better, it is a good story.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:32 pm 
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This weekend I am reading 'Beyond Reach' by Karin Slaughter (skipping the Lena parts as I dislike her so much). It is taking me a long time to get through it, though, because I know what happens at the end and it is extremely sad (will say no more so I do not spoil it for those who have yet to read it).

Tomorrow, I am doing the grocery shopping early so I can be home by noon (Pacific time) to watch both the AFC/NFC conference finals. Kind of hoping for a Seattle/Denver Super Bowl, but only time will tell.

Have a good rest of the weekend...HR


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:08 am 
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Dani wrote:
I'm going to make an effort to clear my iPad over the next few months. It's getting as bad as my TBR pile. Is this a "me problem" or do you experience this also?

I am reading Stephanie Tyler's Unbreakable, part of the Section Eight series. I've enjoyed her books but this series is a slog for me to read. Hopefully, I will hit a stride and finish it quickly.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

Dani




I'm trying to clear my kindle as well, darn that 1 click buy and free ebooks; it is an addiction :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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hopeless romantic wrote:
This weekend I am reading 'Beyond Reach' by Karin Slaughter (skipping the Lena parts as I dislike her so much). It is taking me a long time to get through it, though, because I know what happens at the end and it is extremely sad (will say no more so I do not spoil it for those who have yet to read it).

Tomorrow, I am doing the grocery shopping early so I can be home by noon (Pacific time) to watch both the AFC/NFC conference finals. Kind of hoping for a Seattle/Denver Super Bowl, but only time will tell.

Have a good rest of the weekend...HR



I felt the same way when I read this book. I hated it, really. But, KS is the writer and she had different ideas for the people for later books and I adjusted and love the books that came after. Can't say I EVER will like Lena.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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PauletteW wrote:
hopeless romantic wrote:
This weekend I am reading 'Beyond Reach' by Karin Slaughter (skipping the Lena parts as I dislike her so much). It is taking me a long time to get through it, though, because I know what happens at the end and it is extremely sad (will say no more so I do not spoil it for those who have yet to read it).



I felt the same way when I read this book. I hated it, really. But, KS is the writer and she had different ideas for the people for later books and I adjusted and love the books that came after. Can't say I EVER will like Lena.


I have been reading KS's two series sort of piece-meal and I was very pleased to find that Lena does not play as large a part in the Will Trent books. She stands out as one of my least favorite characters in all my years of reading.

I finished 'Beyond Reach' earlier today and, while I did not hate the book, it is not one of my favorites and not just because of the ending. I understand why KS ended it the way she did, but that did not make it any easier to stomach.

I have 'Criminal' and 'Unseen' to read and am looking forward to them--hope there are no more major twists :shock: !

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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hopeless romantic wrote:
Kind of hoping for a Seattle/Denver Super Bowl, but only time will tell.



Be happy, you got your wish! What a great Super Bowl this will be!!


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I finished reading Liberating Lacey and it was okay. Not as good as the first Anne Calhoun books I had read, but still pretty good. Overall probably a B for me - scorching hot though. I fell on Saturday night and almost bashed my skull in so I took it easy Sunday. I'm okay but it's going to leave a mark.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading Jan. 17-19
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kylebmac wrote:
hopeless romantic wrote:
Kind of hoping for a Seattle/Denver Super Bowl, but only time will tell.



Be happy, you got your wish! What a great Super Bowl this will be!!


Kyle--It is going to be a jim-dandy! Now I am not sure who to root for. I like Seattle for their spunk, but I think that this will be Peyton Manning's last chance at another Super Bowl win, so I am torn.

Hope you are doing okay after your nasty tumble. Take care and do not overdo.

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