Read any good books lately?

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Read any good books lately?
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:37pm

I just finished up the Shades of Grey books.  They were ok.  To be honest I skipped over a lot of the same ole same ole in them for those of you who have read them I think you know what I mean.

Any way I am now trying to find something else to read and since I get most of my inspiration to pick up a book from everyone on here - Ready any good books lately?

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 2:31pm

I could have written the same post.  I found myself skipping a lot too.  If I had been home alone and in a different mind set, I may have read all the details of every scene in the books.  As it was, sometimes I just wasn't in the mood and I skipped over it.

I finished book #3 last night.  I have nothing on stand by.   I need to find something fast.  

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 3:46pm
Glad to know I wasn't the only one who skipped over parts of it; After a while it all started to sound the same to me. I mean really I get they are in their twenties but that was a lot of sex!

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 4:22pm

Ok so I think I have answered my own question.  Did a little research on line and came up with two books -

Gone Girl and The Inn At Rose Harbor.  I had downloaded a sample on The Inn At Rose Harbor but had not gotten around to reading it.  I did today and decided this is the one I'll go with.  I am putting Gone Girl on the back burner for now but I think that may be my next choice.

 A Novel

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes a heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
 
Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.
 
Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua’s high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it’s least expected.   
 
The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.
 
A touching novel of life’s grand possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 6:30am
It is a light read Jaielyn and I am really enjoying it.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 9:52am

That book sounds good, Sandy.  I like Debbie Macomber.  They've made some of her books into movies... especially holiday movies. 

I read a book a few months ago that I think you might like, Sandy, it's called Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun and is the first book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series by Lois Winston.

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When Anastasia Pollack's gambling-addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars.

Anastasia's job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead body of über-ambitious fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg hot-glued to Anastasia's office chair. Marlys collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos. When evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia's husband, Anastasia becomes the prime suspect. Can she sew up the case and keep herself out of jail before the real killer puts a permanent end to her investigation?

I am waiting for the 2nd book to go on sale (or even better, free!) for Kindle so I haven't read it yet, but it's called Death by Killer Mop.

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Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack’s stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia’s mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former co-hosts Vince and Monica—sleazy D-list celebrities—stand out among a lengthy lineup of suspects, all furious over the show’s new format. And Anastasia has no clue her snooping has landed her directly in the killer’s unforgiving spotlight.

Also includes instructions for creating holiday-themed mop dolls!


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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:17am

Nora Roberts, Sandy.  Get one of those trilogies.  The Key series, Three Sisters Island, Garden series, etc.  They are you.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:26am
Forgot to mention that I really do not care to read the Gray books because of the same reason Tracy & Sandy skimmed over certain parts of the books ... really not my thing.

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