Monthly Archives: September 2006

More Books TBR

Well, I bought more books yesterday and one I just took a chance on and bought it. New author and all and it was on sale (more on that later). I am excited to have two books by Julia Spencer-Fleming … Continue reading

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What's On Tonight?

 America’s Next Top Model comes on tonight. I love this show just for the utter bitchiness and backstabbing that occurs when you have 33 wannabe divas models who think they are the next undiscovered model.

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REVIEW: The First Cut by Dianne Emley

The First Cut is Ms. Emley’s debut suspense novel and I don’t think she did a bad job for her first time. This is the start of yet another series. The First Cut narrative is told in third person but shares … Continue reading

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The Issue With Weight

AAR has a column up discussing the weight issue in romances. As I was reading the column I remembered a book I had read where the heroine was not exactly obsessed with her weight (if I recall correctly) but she … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Edge of Justice by Clinton McKinzie

The Edge of Justice by Clinton McKinzie was a breath of fresh air. I seem to be in the mood for suspense novels of late and picked up this novel. It was slow getting started but ended up picking up … Continue reading

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Top 100

Yes, I was inspired. Readers love lists, don’t they? It seems that AAR’s Top 100 Romance list has been making the rounds on the ‘net. I went through the list and quickly spotted some omissions for this reader like Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught and a few others; and yes, I … Continue reading

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Valued Member

Recently, I made the mistake of losing my membership card. Whoops. I was a proud card carrying member for 2 years and had never lost a card. I called to get it replaced and was taken aback at the interrogation … Continue reading

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Rant on Genre Trends

This genre is clearly getting played out quickly for me. How many different ways can you tell the same story? Plus, only a handful of authors do a good job at it anyway. Can you say market saturation?

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TBB and Bought Books

Well, September was a pretty thin month for me. I did get Alpha by Catherine Asaro and Diana Norman’s The Sparks Fly Upward. However, it looks as if October is the month I’m waiting for since these titles will be out … Continue reading

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Novik's Dragon Goes Hollywood

While blog hopping, I came across this bit of news: it seems that Naomi Novik’s Temeraire will be a feature film directed by Peter Jackson. The story was awesome but the writing was a bit rough around the edges to me. … Continue reading

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Battle of the Big Books

Here is an interesting article discussing the blockbuster books being released this Fall. It’s a crowded market and publishers are worried.  Also, I had no idea that Janet Evanovich has another release due. Must be the Metrogirl series featuring NASCAR racers. I … Continue reading

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