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28th-Feb-2008 10:28 pm - The month is almost up
 After this month is over I may not write in this journal as much, it's sort of boring...all I ever talk about are books and who wants to read about that?
27th-Feb-2008 10:31 pm - My wee head is killing me
 I have headache so I'll not post much, as if I've been posting much the past few days anyway.  But nothing new to report, still reading, still buying
26th-Feb-2008 11:12 pm - Nothing new to report
Sadly I have nothing new to say.  Organizing the books and trying to make room for new ones that will be coming in this week. 
25th-Feb-2008 10:17 pm - Happy monday!
Not much on the home front.  Gearing up for the book sale at the end of the week.  Like I need more books!  Yes I do!   
24th-Feb-2008 03:49 pm - The best!

I was going to do an award like entry in honor of the Oscars but that would take too much time and I have snacks to make for the lovely event so I'll just give a list of books I feel should be on everyone's reading list.

Ritual Sins by Anne Stuart.  
I read this book in one afternoon, it sucks you in that easily.  And it is a glowing example of what Stuart does best, writing bad guys you can't help fall in love with.  And believe me the hero is no hero, he's a bad guy.  He's killed people, lied, cheated, stolen, just a regular bastard, yet there is a certain charm about him that makes you go along with the leading lady's fight to not fall for him.  Watching her surrender is so heartbreaking yet so satisfying.

Beguiled by Susan Spencer Paul
This is a very sweet story that actually turns out to be sexy in it's sweetness.  An odd bit of phrasing but it's ture.  You feel for the lead characters at once.  You fall in love with the hero as he in turns falls in love with the surprising object of his affection.  The secondary story is lovely and it's very contrasting to the main one.  

Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
If you believe in myths and magic then you have to read this book.  It's funny, sexy, sweet, heartbreaking, and to top it all off it's even a sci-fi type of story.  I cried twice while reading this and had to settle down before I could finish it.  Be warned though this marks the beginning of a series and the lady does know how to write.

Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor
I'm not much for historicals where we still have knights and stuff like that, but this book sucked me in and there was no turning back.  Great story, lovely character development and again a heartbreaking moment that makes you really believe that all may be lost.  Never dispair as it is a romance and life is happily ever after.  I cried towards the end of the book, and then discovered by accident that the author is Kenyon from the above list.  Small world huh?

Of course everyone should be reading Jane Austen, and if you haven't then there is something wrong with you, just kidding.  (not really)

I'd write more but it's time to get snacks a baking and drinks a mixing!

23rd-Feb-2008 09:07 pm - Because I have no control...
I've mentioned in the past that I am/was a huge Diana Palmer fan but in the last few years I'd grown unhappy with her work saying it was nothing but repeats and that she needed to branch out more.  As in make her characters normal people living in this day and age.

However, today I made my routine trip to the local B&N and gasped when I saw DP had a new book out.  But just not any book, she had a brand new spanking edition to her Long Tall Texan series.  I picked it up ready to toss on my pile o' love that I'd be taking out of the store with me.  Then I stopped, what the hell was I doing?  I knew what the story would be about.  I knew that the leading lady would be a shy virgin and far too young for the hero.  I knew the hero would be some kind of emotinally scarred uber alpha male who would have some kind of cave man reason for not being able to marry her, but still able to do dirty nasty things to her...or at least she'll claim that they are.

Knowing all this without ever having opened the book I still want to buy it.  I resisted and put it back on the rack, but I vowed it would be mine...once it came to the Walmart, I'm not paying full price for that puppy.

I want so badly to write her a letter, and ask WHY?!?!?!  But my love for her keeps me from doing it because I have respect for the woman who made me want to be a writer.  You have to respect your heroes.

Except when they do stupid shit like this and then I have to speak up!  Seriously how in the name of all that is good in the world is she still publishing books?  I know there's a strong fan base and when you have that  you have a strong market, but come on!  Who the hell is still reading these books?  Okay, I am.  I just admitted that I'm going to buy this book and read it.  And then bitch about it.  There is only one thing to do.  Surrender to the fact that she will keep publishing stories of a land of never ending virgins and alpha males and just move on with my life.

It's all anyone can do really. 
22nd-Feb-2008 11:04 pm - Friday Hooray!!!
 The weekend is here which means that I will be going to "Church" tomorrow to buy books and other shit I don't need.  Life is so very good.

I'm on the look out for a few new releases, but overall just looking for new authors.
21st-Feb-2008 10:49 pm - Time for a new book!
Getting ready to crawl under the covers and flip through a book or two before deciding on one.  Historical, contemp, paranormal?  The choices are many, the bookshelves are vast.

I feel some historical mojo in my future! 
20th-Feb-2008 09:49 pm - The MOON!!!
Go outside right now and look at the moon, it's lovely right now!  Go!  Go look at it!

Now that you're back I can tell you that I really enjoyed Lucy Monroe's book and everyone who enjoys a good love story will dig this one.  Go buy it, 3 Brides for 3 Brothers.  Off to the store with you!  Go! 

Must decide on a my next book.  LOL like I don't have anything else to read!  But seriously what should I choose?

Pondering, pondering...
19th-Feb-2008 10:06 pm - New shoes and new socks!
Finished the second story of Lucy Monroe's anthology, I'm so proud of myself, I've made that sucker last!  Though I can't say the same for the books I've been reading at work.  Those got eaten up like candy at a crack convention.

Life is good, books are fun and boys are nice to play with...*sigh*  Life is so very good. 
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