Tag: What Are You Reading

It’s April 11th…What are you reading? (3)

Posted April 11, 2010 by Casee in Features | 18 Comments


Casee: I’m reading Chased By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon. It’s the second book in a new shape-shifter series. The series follows the same couple–a cop and an ex-criminal. The dynamic of the relationship makes for good reading.

I’m almost done with it. I have three or four books I’m trying to decide on. I can’t decide if I should go historical or stick with paranormal. Paranormal has been treating me well for the last month or so.

Holly: I just finished Like No Other Lover by Julie Ann Long, book 2 in the Pennyroyal Green Series. I really enjoyed it. The heroine is written in a very unconventional way. I can’t say the base of the storyline was new, but the twist on it was. I quite enjoyed it.

I’ve been on a historical kick lately and have been working my way through some of the ones in my TBR. I have another Long, Since the Surrender, pulled out but I’m not sure if I want to start it or something else.

Rowena: I’m almost done with reading Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols and I really enjoyed it. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews on this book so I was really excited to read it. I can see why everyone has been loving this book. The story itself is compelling and the characters are fantastic and I can’t wait to finish it. I’m dying to know what happens.

For my next Suzanne Brockmann re-read, I’m thinking Over the Edge. I’m really excited about this re-read because til now, OtE has been my re-read but it’s been ages since I’ve read it so I’m looking forward to cracking that sucker open.

Now that you know what we’re reading, it’s your turn…what are YOU reading this week?

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It’s That Time Again…What Are You Reading? (2)

Posted April 4, 2010 by Rowena in Features | 22 Comments


Rowena: It’s that time again, a fresh new week to discuss the books that we’re reading. I’ll start with this. I stopped reading the Libby Malin book because I can’t get into it. I’m wasting time tying to get into it so I just put it away.

I started reading Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison. It’s a YA book that so far, is pretty good. It’s about a broken young boy who lost his parents and is trying to grieve and move on with his life and a girl who has always followed the rules and follows for a boy that isn’t of the same faith as her. Right now, Michael’s parents just died and he’s living in his Dad’s old room with his grandma and he’s going to school and hating life right now. Morrison has done a fab job of making me feel the grief that Michael feels right now. She’s also done a bang up job of making me relate to Leesie as well. I’m really enjoying this book and can’t wait to finish it. I need to know what happens next.+

Holly: I finished The Care and Taming of a Rogue by Suzanne Enoch on Friday. It was really great. I’m kind of frustrated with myself for leaving it in my TBR pile for so long. I really adored the hero, especially. He’s an adventurer who’s been away in the Congo for several years and he’s totally unconventional. If you haven’t read it already, you should pick it up.

Last night I started The Marriage Ring by Cathy Maxwell. I read about a chapter before setting it aside. It just didn’t grab me. The hero and heroine start out at odds – his family ruined hers years ago and she’s seeking revenge (per the back blurb) – and I’m in the mood for something lighter, I think. I’ll come back to this one later.

Casee: I’m lucky enough to be reading Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh. So far it has everything that I love in the Psy/Changeling series. I’m really looking forward to finishing it today.

In between books, I’ve been re-reading Suzanne Brockmann. I re-read Over the Edge (my favorite of the Team Sixteen series) and I just started Out of Control. I think that Ken Karmody is my favorite SEAL. I lurve him.

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What Are You Reading?

Posted March 28, 2010 by Holly in Features | 40 Comments

What Are You Reading is a new feature we’re starting. WAYR is a weekly open thread we’ll start every Sunday. We’ll tell you what we’re reading and ask that you do the same in the comments. Throughout the week we’ll update in the comments as we go along and we urge all of you to do the same.

Holly: I’m about 140 pages into a reread of Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. LoS is arguably one of the best historical romance novels ever written. I am absolutely loving it (as I do every time I reread) but I’m also frustrated as hell because I can’t seem to find any dedicated reading time this weekend. Every time I sit down to read something comes up.

I’ve just finished reading the part where they consummate their marriage. Jessica has confessed to being in lust with Dain all along and his reaction is..priceless. While I love Dain (who doesn’t?), it’s really Jessica who steals the show here. She’s witty, kind, strong and manages Dain with aplomb. Here’s a snippet from early on in the book. Withers, the butler, has just learned that Jessica and her grandmother Genevieve have just arrived. Her brother, Bertie, has been running amuck in London and Withers is eternally grateful that Miss Jessica has shown up to take him in hand:

More important, in the practical Withers’ view, Miss Jessica had inherited her late father’s brains, physical agility, and courage. She could ride, fence, and shoot with the best of them. Actually, when it came to pistols, she was the best of the whole family, and that was saying something. During two brief marriages, her grandmother had borne four sons by her first husband, Sir Edmund Trent, and two by her second, Viscount Pembury, and daughters and sons alike had bred males in abundance. Yet not a one of those fine fellows could outshoot Miss Jessica. She could pop the cork off a wine bottle at twenty paces —and Withers himself had seen her do it.

He wouldn’t mind seeing her pop Lord Dain’s cork for him. The great brute was an abomination, a disgrace to his country, an idle reprobate with no more conscience than a dung beetle. He had lured Sir Bertram—who, lamentably, was not the cleverest of gentlemen—into his nefarious circle and down the slippery slope to ruin. Another few months of Lord Dain’s company and Sir Bertram would be bankrupt —if the endless round of de-bauchery didn’t kill him first. But there wouldn’t be another few months, Withers reflected happily as he nudged his reluc-tant master to the door. Miss Jessica would fix everything. She always did.

You might think, from the snippet, that Jessica is one of those annoying, “managing” types, but she’s very practical and down to earth. Which is good, since Lord Dain is anything but. I’ve been Tweeting about it under the hashtag #LoS if you want to follow along, though you will have to wade through some other non-related tweets to get there. (http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23LoS).

Rowena: I just started a book that I’m reading for review here on Book Binge. I read Libby Malin’s last book, Fire Me and was really looking forward to reading this one.

So far, the book is just so-so but I’m hopeful that it will get better. It’s not a bad start to a new reading week that’s for sure but I’m not as into this book as I was in the first book. I’ll keep you guys updated on whether I change my mind about this book as the week continues on.

Casee: Defeat the Darkness is a book from Morgan’s Paladin series. I haven’t read the last few, but I really liked the first three in the series. I’m only about two chapters in, but it is very promising.

So tell us, what are you reading? Are you loving it or hating it?

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What Are You Reading? (1)

Posted March 28, 2010 by Holly in Features | 40 Comments

What Are You Reading is a new feature we’re starting. WAYR is a weekly open thread we’ll start every Sunday. We’ll tell you what we’re reading and ask that you do the same in the comments. Throughout the week we’ll update in the comments as we go along and we urge all of you to do the same.

Holly: I’m about 140 pages into a reread of Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. LoS is arguably one of the best historical romance novels ever written. I am absolutely loving it (as I do every time I reread) but I’m also frustrated as hell because I can’t seem to find any dedicated reading time this weekend. Every time I sit down to read something comes up.

I’ve just finished reading the part where they consummate their marriage. Jessica has confessed to being in lust with Dain all along and his reaction is..priceless. While I love Dain (who doesn’t?), it’s really Jessica who steals the show here. She’s witty, kind, strong and manages Dain with aplomb. Here’s a snippet from early on in the book. Withers, the butler, has just learned that Jessica and her grandmother Genevieve have just arrived. Her brother, Bertie, has been running amuck in London and Withers is eternally grateful that Miss Jessica has shown up to take him in hand:

More important, in the practical Withers’ view, Miss Jessica had inherited her late father’s brains, physical agility, and courage. She could ride, fence, and shoot with the best of them. Actually, when it came to pistols, she was the best of the whole family, and that was saying something. During two brief marriages, her grandmother had borne four sons by her first husband, Sir Edmund Trent, and two by her second, Viscount Pembury, and daughters and sons alike had bred males in abundance. Yet not a one of those fine fellows could outshoot Miss Jessica. She could pop the cork off a wine bottle at twenty paces —and Withers himself had seen her do it.

He wouldn’t mind seeing her pop Lord Dain’s cork for him. The great brute was an abomination, a disgrace to his country, an idle reprobate with no more conscience than a dung beetle. He had lured Sir Bertram—who, lamentably, was not the cleverest of gentlemen—into his nefarious circle and down the slippery slope to ruin. Another few months of Lord Dain’s company and Sir Bertram would be bankrupt —if the endless round of de-bauchery didn’t kill him first. But there wouldn’t be another few months, Withers reflected happily as he nudged his reluc-tant master to the door. Miss Jessica would fix everything. She always did.

You might think, from the snippet, that Jessica is one of those annoying, “managing” types, but she’s very practical and down to earth. Which is good, since Lord Dain is anything but. I’ve been Tweeting about it under the hashtag #LoS if you want to follow along, though you will have to wade through some other non-related tweets to get there. (http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23LoS).

Rowena: I just started a book that I’m reading for review here on Book Binge. I read Libby Malin’s last book, Fire Me and was really looking forward to reading this one.

So far, the book is just so-so but I’m hopeful that it will get better. It’s not a bad start to a new reading week that’s for sure but I’m not as into this book as I was in the first book. I’ll keep you guys updated on whether I change my mind about this book as the week continues on.

 

Casee: Defeat the Darkness is a book from Morgan’s Paladin series. I haven’t read the last few, but I really liked the first three in the series. I’m only about two chapters in, but it is very promising.

So tell us, what are you reading? Are you loving it or hating it?

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