READING WILD

Marilyn, head honcho on WRITING SLUTS, suggested we have a page where we tell what we’re currently reading.
“Good idea!” I thought. “After all, I’m a huge reader. I’ve been wild about reading for much longer than I’ve been writing. I think I’ll rip it off.”

Soooooo–Here’s what I’m currently reading. You decide for yourself if you want to read it, too.

Annie Leibovitz At Work (I read this one when I needed something to entertain me downstairs. It’s great!)

Feb 3rd–Party Crashers by Stephanie Bond

Jan 26th–Unravel Me by Christie Ridgway.

January 19th, 2009–Scandal in Copper Lake by Marilyn Pappano. So far, excellent!

Finished Copper Lake by Marilyn. Excellent book! Really wonderful. Hurry up and grab it before it leaves the shelves. You’ll be sorry if you miss this one.

December 29, 2008–THE LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM. BOOK 1. I read Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, Book 2 first. It’s amazing what Julia’s done in these books. She’s taken the same time period in this group of people’s lives, and gives a different point of view. In book 1, we see how the lost duke is found, in book we see how the current duke found out about it. We get each of their emotional view points as we go.

So far, I’m loving it! I’ll let you know if I enjoy 1 as much as I did 2. 😉 

Last night I finished Suz and started reading Julia. I’ll tell you a secret–Mr. Cavendish is the first of a connected pair of books. The 2nd one is The Lost Duke of Wyndham. I read the 2nd one first. . . so I know how it’ll all end. But knowing Julia, I expect to enjoy the read anyway. After all, it’s a romance. And we know they end happily ever after.

I’ll let you know if she fulfills my expectations. 😉

 December 25th, 2008– All Through the Night, Suz Brockmann

A little disappointed in this book. While I normally wouldn’t seek out a gay love story, I figured the way Suz writes, her suspense/action would sweep me away. Not.

This book read more like a seque. She brought a lot of characters in to this book, letting us catch up with them a little while she beat her drum. Not that I blame her. If I had a gay son (as Suzanne talks about at the end of the book) I’d do everything in my power to help smooth his road. Trouble is, I didn’t buy the book to be convinced that gay people have the write to marry.

I bought it so I could suspend reality and be swept away into her suspense filled world. Never happened.

Oh, there was a little tiny bit of suspense, but it didn’t last long enough to satisfy me.

Suzanne had the same great writing, making it easy to live the book along with the characters. I was just disappointed that the story was lacking her usual ka-booms!

Maybe you should read it for yourself and see what you think!

December 12, 2008–INTO THE STORM, Suzanne Brockmann

Okay, this is a re-read. But that’s okay. I enjoy the way Suz writes her male characters.

I have another one of her books on my TBR pile that caused a little controversy when it came out. It’s called ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 

I’ll let you know more about it when I get into it.

I’ll tell you more

December 4, 2008– INTO THE FIRE, by Suzanne Brockmann. I’ve read several of Suzanne’s books in the last 10 or so years.

Suz is the woman who writes about Navy SEALs. She does a fantastic job of the male POV. (She doesn’t do a bad job with female POV, either.) 

The only trouble with Suzanne’s books is the number of characters in the story can be a little daunting. . . especially at the very beginning. Once into the book a ways, things become very clear.

I highly recomment Suzanne’s INTO THE FIRE. Her books alway promise a wild ride, and I haven’t been let down yet.

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