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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:45 am 
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Happy 4th of July!!!!!!

I almost forgot to post this morning.

Having a few friends and family over today. Tomorrow I'm hoping hubby and I go out to dinner for our anniversary! No other plans this weekend....I do hope I get my reading mojo back.

I only read one book this past week....the new Gaelen Foley book The Secrets of a Scoundrel. It was an okay read for me. I had a hard time getting into it. I started Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton. After that either the new Rebecca York or Kresley Cole book.

Any holiday plans? What are you reading?

Enjoy everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:44 pm 
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Happy Independence Day!!!

I went to a book sale last night. I bought two bags of books. Now I have to sort through them...it's like Christmas!!!

No big plans for today. I'm going to relax and read a book. Right now I'm in the middle of Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag. It's pretty good. Not sure what I'll start after that. Maybe a historical romance.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:19 pm 
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Hi Ladies Happy 4th reading Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag no holiday plans have a good one

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:12 pm 
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Happy 4th of July!

Dani, I wondered if you were going to post. I was up WAYYYYY too early this morning and when I came on it wasn't here, which is unusual.

Here's to hoping you get your reading mojo back. I wonder if it's on vacation with mine?? :?

I. AM. STILL. READING. The Shining. :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'll have to go back and look at the other weekend reading posts, but I really think I've been chipping away at it for well over 4 or 5 weeks now. Maybe more. Just too much life getting in the way I guess.

My cousin and her family are in town this weekend and my poor DH has to work today and tomorrow. He'll be sooo tired! We're actually about to leave right now and go meet my brother and his family to see Transformers: Age of Extinction since our weather is so freaking hot AND it's supposed to get stormy this afternoon. Tonight we're going to the club in our neighborhood to watch fireworks. Tomorrow is a typical busy Saturday for me, need to get my hair cut and go to the store and get a run in. Sunday I'm sure that my hubs and I will get our chores done and then chill.

As of right now, after spending all week negotiating, I'm now waiting for the finalized offer letter for my new job. I expect to have it Monday and to resign my current job by next Friday. I'm sure it's going to be an ugly experience. I am giving 2 weeks notice but since I receive commission in addition to my salary, I won't be the least surprised if they show me the door and say no thanks to my notice.

Here's to me getting through The Shining so I can move on. The next book I want to read is called Hardwired by Meredith Wild. It's book 1 of The Hacker Series and it's supposed to be a 50 Shades of Grey type book. We'll see. This may be a record for the longest amount of time it's ever taken me to finish a book. :x

Everyone have a great weekend and be safe and careful!!


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:15 pm 
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Holy Mother of God! I've been reading The Shining since MID-MAY!!!! This is ridiculous....


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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got caught up on the Rosalind James books and will be reading either the last Nora Roberts trilogy or the Chilling Change of Air by Nicola Claire.

I seem to be on a New Zealand kick :D

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:23 pm 
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kylebmac wrote:
I. AM. STILL. READING. The Shining. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Kyle, I thought of you and The Shining when reading a scene in The Collector by Nora Roberts recently.

There comes a time when Ash wants to investigate upstairs and Lila is hanging on his arm trying to dissuade him. He tells her to wait in the bathroom for him. She says something to the effect... I'm not hiding in the bathroom, I read The Shining!

I actually did chuckle out loud at that and wondered if you'd come to that part yet.

Hope you get the good news on the job situation soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Hi everyone.
No big plans for the 4th. Went out to a buffet with one of my friends and now I am groaning because I ate too much. Glad to be home and burping all by myself.
I picked up Jude Deveraux's Moonlight something...books downstairs and I can't remember the last word. Just finished The Collector by Nora Roberts and really liked it. I just don't know what I really feel like reading tonight. Deveraux has disappointed me so many times, I am taking it slow to see if it is written better than some of her other books.
Hope you all have a great holiday!! And don't eat too much.... just not worth it sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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PauletteW wrote:
Hi everyone.
No big plans for the 4th. Went out to a buffet with one of my friends and now I am groaning because I ate too much. Glad to be home and burping all by myself.
I picked up Jude Deveraux's Moonlight something...books downstairs and I can't remember the last word. Just finished The Collector by Nora Roberts and really liked it. I just don't know what I really feel like reading tonight. Deveraux has disappointed me so many times, I am taking it slow to see if it is written better than some of her other books.
Hope you all have a great holiday!! And don't eat too much.... just not worth it sometimes.


Ok, the name of the book I am thinking of starting is Moonlight Masquerade by Deveraux, has anyone read this one yet? If so, what did you think of it. I used to love her older books.


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I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. I slept until 10!!!!!!! I woke up early to get to the bathroom and then went back to bed since it was so nice and cool with the windows open. DH slept in also. I think we were both sleepy because the fireworks kept us awake until 12:30. That's just ridiculous. I love them too but everyone should cut them off at least by midnight. One of my cats didn't come out of hiding the entire day.

I'm rereading the Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I rarely reread but the 3rd book in this trilogy comes out July 15 and I can barely remember the characters names. I think I can understand why people reread. I'm picking up stuff I didn't catch the first time around. Such a good book.

We may be meeting the parents of our future DIL today. They came in for a riverboat ride with their friends so we may meet at DS's house. (thank God because mine's a mess LOL.) I'm thinking since this is birthday month (I take the whole month) that we should do something special today. Haven't made my mind up what yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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I read 2 books this week--'The Unmasking' by Adriana Kraft and 'Double Danger' by Dee Davis.

'The Unmasking', written by a husband/wife team, was really quite laughable. The authors must have been newlyweds, because they seemed to be embarrassed to call the main characters' 'naughty bits' by their clinical names (or even slang) :lol: ! I think the phrase 'purple prose' perfectly describes the love scenes.

'Double Danger' was another good installment in the A-Tac series. No complaints here!

Today I started 'Hidden in the Shadows' by T.L. Haddix. I read an earlier book in the 'Shadows' series and, frankly, did not think too much of it. 'Hidden...' was free, so I thought I'd give it a go and I am so glad that I did. The H is 51 years old and the h is 28 or 29 (so far her definite age has not been revealed). The only hiccup in the storyline is the fact that the H is the Sheriff and the h's boss (she is an IT specialist). So far, I am loving this book.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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kylebmac wrote:
Holy Mother of God! I've been reading The Shining since MID-MAY!!!! This is ridiculous....


I can believe it because it happened to me once. I had to just stop reading the book and watched the movie made from the book. So, it was only 2 hours of torture rather than weeks of feeling guilty because I always had to finish a book! So glad I am over that phase! Why don't you put that one aside and pick up a book you know you will really enjoy and then maybe go back to the Shining, or, just stop reading it. There are so many great books waiting to be read.

I am praying for you about your job situation. I believe you have made the right decision for your own happiness. Don't look back... just look ahead and take care of yourself.
By the way, your nails looked awesome. Thanks for telling me the color, I have to get it and try it out!!!


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I'M FINISHED!!! Yay!! I can finally move on.


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PauletteW wrote:
kylebmac wrote:
Holy Mother of God! I've been reading The Shining since MID-MAY!!!! This is ridiculous....


I can believe it because it happened to me once. I had to just stop reading the book and watched the movie made from the book. So, it was only 2 hours of torture rather than weeks of feeling guilty because I always had to finish a book! So glad I am over that phase! Why don't you put that one aside and pick up a book you know you will really enjoy and then maybe go back to the Shining, or, just stop reading it. There are so many great books waiting to be read.

I am praying for you about your job situation. I believe you have made the right decision for your own happiness. Don't look back... just look ahead and take care of yourself.
By the way, your nails looked awesome. Thanks for telling me the color, I have to get it and try it out!!!


You're most welcome!!

As for my job, well, my mom has thrown a new kink in the works. She thinks we should still go to the old company, but that we should start our own branch. :shock: :shock:

Not really sure about how that'll shake out. She'd be the branch manager and I'd be the operations manager. We could hire people to work for us if we wanted. So the saga goes on.


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Hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July. My last guests left a couple of hours ago. Now doing linens/towells and remaking beds. Thought I'd stop by and see what everyone was reading.

I finished The Director by David Ignatius. Really enjoyed it and am posting comments on Mystery thread. Also, finished A Sword Upon the Rose by Brenda Joyce. I liked the book but her older medievals are so much better.

I am currently reading Faceoff edited by David Baldacci. Also, reading The Captive by Grace Burrowes which I'm very much enjoying.

Linda, hope meeting the future DIL's parents goes well! Kyle, hope every things works out on your job possibilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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kylebmac wrote:
Holy Mother of God! I've been reading The Shining since MID-MAY!!!! This is ridiculous....



It's the same for me with Shield of Winter which I'm still reading.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Reading July 4-6
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You're all making me want to read The Shining now! I've heard Steven King's books are quite a bit different than the movies. I saw the original Shining and a later remake too.


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