What are you reading now to Jan 26th?

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What are you reading now to Jan 26th?
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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 10:45am

Hello all!

Since Ellen is still in with her mom, I thought I'd pop over and get the "what are you reading this week" discussion going... mid-week, I'm afraid, but that's what happens when I get caught up in a good book! Wink

With all the rainy weather we've had and being stuck at my house for nearly a week because of impassable roads, I caught myself opting to read a number of trilogies. I'm limited to 4 ebooks at a time from my library, but they also offer the trilogies as one book... so hey, even if my power went out, I had a dozen books to hold me! So, over the weekend and till now, I've read Kept, by Shawntelle Madison, Nora Robert's Chesapeake Bay Saga, The Sign of Seven Trilogy and I'm on the second book of The Born In Trilogy. First time in ages I've had so much time to keep my nose buried in a book -- and it felt FABULOUS!

Let us know how you're week is going and what's your choice of reading this week!

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 7:43pm

 I'm reading Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia Maccneal and, And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris. This series always makes me want to break out one of my counted cross-stitch patterns that are stashed away in a cupboard.

 Kathie

 Kathie

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 2:24pm

I'm reading The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun. I'd totally forgotten about this series; I'd read a couple of them before and enjoyed them. I may be more a dog person than a cat person, but animals in general hook me every time!

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 6:26pm

 I just finished And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris and will probably start The Racketeer by John Grisham tonight. I haven't read a Grishom for ages so I'm looking forward to this one.

 Kathie

 Kathie

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 3:09pm

This week I've read The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban, which I liked very much, and I'll review here, since it should have a lot of attention..

Then I read The Walking Dead Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman. One night I was reading it and it was 2:30 in the morning and I had no idea, so wrapped up I was in the characters' struggle. It's a graphic novel and that forum is not for everyone, though I'm not sure why. It is violent. It's about survivors of the zombie apocalypse. It is intense. I recommend it strongly, if you can take the violence. And don't start with Compendium 2, if you're going to try it, but the first volume.  If you watch the tv show on which it is based, the overall situation is the same and many of the characters are the same, but not all of them and there are differences of what happens too. It's over 1,000 pages and expensive: I got the copy I read from the library.

Now I'm reading The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, because I wanted something relatively light and fluffy after The Walking Dead.

It's super duper cold here right now; -15 or -20 at night, plus lots of wind, so next book might be set in the Caribbean!

Julia

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 6:02pm

Just finished A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans.I have to say I was disappointed; I usually love RPE and I thought this story was a little too contrived.  Have two books going now--I'd started Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison and then I got an arc of Shadow On The Crown by Patricia Bracewell.   They're both historical fiction.  Time to curl up and read away!