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Re: What we're reading

Postby Kath on March 20th, 2015, 12:31 am

Just finished Lynsay's historical Sweet Revenge. It was great!

Now on to The Immortal who Loved me....
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Re: What we're reading

Postby Denise on April 24th, 2015, 12:47 am

Have been reading the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. While these books aren't what I would typically pick up, I'm running out of things to listen to, so I've stuck with them. They are really soap operas in book form: many characters in each book and you get several partial stories in each. Sometimes you get one couples' full story, sometimes you'll revisit them later for more of their story. I probably won't continue on with these once I've read what I can get from my library. I'll read them when I can get them, but I won't wait anxiously for the next one to come out.

Just finished Tamora Pierce's "Alanna" quartet. Was a good change for me and well timed. Think I'll have to pick up some more SF/F since I'm running out of romance audio books that interest me. May just have to take a break from reading for a while. Of course, summer is coming and that usually is so crazy busy that the book numbers decrease drastically, anyway.
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Re: What we're reading

Postby wren on July 19th, 2015, 2:28 am

Denise wrote:Have been reading the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. While these books aren't what I would typically pick up, I'm running out of things to listen to, so I've stuck with them. They are really soap operas in book form: many characters in each book and you get several partial stories in each. Sometimes you get one couples' full story, sometimes you'll revisit them later for more of their story. I probably won't continue on with these once I've read what I can get from my library. I'll read them when I can get them, but I won't wait anxiously for the next one to come out.

Just finished Tamora Pierce's "Alanna" quartet. Was a good change for me and well timed. Think I'll have to pick up some more SF/F since I'm running out of romance audio books that interest me. May just have to take a break from reading for a while. Of course, summer is coming and that usually is so crazy busy that the book numbers decrease drastically, anyway.



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Re: What we're reading

Postby Denise on September 14th, 2015, 2:59 am

Yes, I've read the Tairen-Soul books and enjoyed them. Will have to look for her next ones.

Have you tried Lynette Eason? She's a new to me author, romantic suspense with a message. I'm not a huge fan of the mystery/suspense genre, but I did like her Hidden Identity trilogy. Starts with No One to Trust.
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Re: What we're reading

Postby susan60625 on September 14th, 2015, 11:36 am

Wow! I hadn't realized how long it's been since I posted on this thread. I've started a bunch of new and new-to-me series. Let's see, I started G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin series, Jennifer Ashley's Shifter's Unbound series, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series, Christine Feehan's Leopard series, Donna Grant's Dark Sword series, Darynda Jones's Charley Davidson series, Shelley Laurenston's Call of Crow's series, Seanan McGuire's October Daye series, Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, Paige Tyler's SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series and X-OPS series, and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series. These are just the paranormal and urban fiction series.

In the crime novel genre, I've started David Baldacci's Amos Decker series, Catherine Coulter's FBI series, James Patterson's Private series, and Kathy Reich's Temperance Brennan series (the series that the TV show Bones is based on!).

In the action/adventure genre, I've started Tom Clancy's Op-Center series and James Rollins's Tucker Wayne series.

Yes, I have been a very busy reader!
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Re: What we're reading

Postby Denise on September 30th, 2015, 2:40 pm

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What I'm LISTENING to is all my ebooks turned to voice!!! I found a wonderful reading tool, for me, called Voice Dream. It's an app, and cost me $10, but it has been worth it! It turns ebooks into audio books using a generated voice. No, it isn't as great as an actual person reading and it takes a little getting used to, but I have found that I don't mind! (I can't afford audiobooks and the library doesn't always have what I want to read!) For words that it consistently gets wrong you can provide a corrected pronunciation definition. You have to ignore homonym pronunciations because it will always pronounce them the same way since it can't detect context to determine a pronunciation, but that isn't really distracting. You can also set the reading speed (words per minute). There are multiple voices available for purchase if you don't like the default voice, but I happen to like her. This app was developed as a reading impaired educational tool, but works great for me, too! I can now listen to my ebooks that DON'T have audiobook versions available! What I really appreciate about this app is the guilt-free reading it allows!! I was able to listen to About A Vampire yesterday and still get some things done around the house. {shameless product endorsement over}

I'm currently listening to all my Lynn Kurland books, about 8 of them, so far. (*sigh* love her and only four of her books are on audio). Don't know where I'll go from there, but the possibilities are limitless!!!

Loved About A Vampire and will be listening to it again, soon.
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Re: What we're reading

Postby KittyGirl on October 3rd, 2015, 4:07 pm

Oooo, lotsa books on here that sound like a good read. I'll have to check out the things ya'll are mentioning!

But my reading list is as follows ^_^ - I finished all Lynsay's books to date. (Of course.), and have now begun several more. lol they are "The Unlikely Lady" by Valerie Bowman, "The Prince and I" by Karen Hawkins, "The Winter Bride" by Anne Gracie, "Nim's Island" ( I like to read the books the movie is based off of better.) And of course one of my forever favorites "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman

I love to read ^_^ Seriously, have you ever heard of someone getting in Trouble in class for reading?? Especially in English? Well I have. They kept taking my books so I started keeping lots with me. They would take one book only to turn around and see me reading again. :twisted: They eventually gave up, but mostly because it wasn't affecting my grades lol.
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Re: What we're reading

Postby Kath on December 15th, 2015, 3:04 am

Reading Lynsay's re-release of "Always". Enjoying it so far...
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Re: What we're reading

Postby Kath on January 12th, 2016, 10:07 pm

Reading Jim Butcher's Ghost story (Dresden file series)....
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Re: What we're reading

Postby Denise on March 3rd, 2016, 11:59 pm

Have been finding and reading and enjoying stories from the Entangled Bliss line. These stories are closed door on the sex scenes. It's nice to find books like this, that don't concentrate on the sex scenes, but still have the tension. In particular, I have enjoyed Tracy March and Sonya Weiss's books in this imprint.

Also have found a couple other authors that I've enjoyed (my library has been useful this year especially now that I've got the text to audio reader!): Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgins, Cindi Madsen, Jill Shalvis, Denise Hunter and Erin Knightley.

I read Jennifer Ashley's Shifter series and enjoyed them. I tend to like shapeshifter books as long as they don't get weird on me.

I also finally finished Orson Scott Card's GateFather books. The last book of the series was finally released so I was able to read all of them together. I hate waiting for the next book of a series so will usually wait if I know it will only be a few books. I am probably going to re-read the MitherMage series. OSC does a very good job developing a world!
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