The last two books I read were ENEMY LOVER by Karin Harlow–I really liked that book! It came across as fresh and Karin’s voice is unique. I think it might be more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal–if any of you have read it, what do you think? I’m looking forward to future books from her to see what she does with the world-building. I loved the way the book opened with the heroine as a disgraced cop going to prison for murder…and then her world is dramatically shifted.
The second book is Maureen Child’s CLAIMING HER BILLION DOLLAR BIRTHRIGHT. It was utterly perfect for my stressed and tired mood! Just want I needed to unwind!
Now I have to go through my stack to choose what to read next. I’m kind of in the mood for a really erotic read and I don’t see that in my stack But I’m sure I’ll find something else equally engrossing!
I am determined to carve out more reading time! It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to find the time.
What about you all? What are you reading? And how do you pick your next book from your pile?
And lastly, I want you all to know that I valiantly refrained from another endless rant about my frustration with McAfee and what they laughing calling their Customer Service/Tech Support. I deserve and appletini for that!
August 10th, 2010 at 8:08 am · Link
I’ve been so engrossed in my WIP, I haven’t really been reading. It’s taking me forever to finish Roxanne St. Claire’s Take Me Tonight – and not because it’s bland. I get two or three pages read and I feel the need to get back to work.
I pick the next read depending on what I’m in the mood for. I have some really great things sitting in my TBR pile at the moment, and several things I need to order, so I’m not sure what’s next. Let’s just get through this book and see.
August 10th, 2010 at 8:56 am · Link
Appletinis all around. I’ve been working on my employers checkbook for the last week or so. It hasn’t been balanced since 2007 and one of the girls he employed didn’t know what she was doing. I’ve got payments entered twice, not entered at all or entered and then not paid. ACK! It’s all good though, this too shall pass and I will be the hero for balancing the checkbook!
I am reading Lover Mine by JR Ward. I’m just barely getting started but so far I’m enjoying it. I’m listening to Mine Til Midnight by Lisa Kleypas. I’m not usually into historicals, but so far it’s fun.
I pick my next read a couple of different ways. Sometimes, it’s a book that I’ve been waiting for and I’ll stop what I’m reading and pick it up right away and other times I’ll show restraint and read it next. The rest of the time it’s all about what I’m in the mood for. I picked up Mine Til Midnight because I was at the library and in a hurry. I recognized her name and grabbed it. Had I been looking I probably would have passed it by because it’s historical. I’m glad I didn’t.
August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 am · Link
Believe it or not, I’ve actually been making progress on my falling over TBR pile, lol. Recently read Jeaniene Frost “Eternal Kiss of Darkness”, Terry Spear “Seduced By The Wolf”, Sydney Croft “Tempting The Fire”, and Cynthia Eden “Deadly Fear”.
Hmmm, how do I pick. Well sometimes I get one that just has to be read NOW so that book jumps to the top of the stack. I read a lot of paranormals and urban fantasy and a few “normal” stories, but my mom gives me mostly thrillers, so I try to alternate between the genres to mix it up. If I know I’ll be short on reading time I’ll pick a “quick” read, cuz I hate being half way through a book and then not having time to finish it. Have I mentioned that patience is not a virtue of mine, lol.
I am lucky in that hubby can fix most computer problems, but the few times I’ve dealt with “customer service” I have been greatly aggrevated, I feel for you Jen. It doesn’t help that I have a really hard time understanding people with accents, I always end up feeling like a dofus asking them to repeat themselves constantly.
August 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link
B.E. you have no idea how much better you made me feel! I do the same thing with reading when I’m engrossed in my work, or stressed to hit a deadline.
And yet, I think reading is very important in keep my love for writing going.
August 10th, 2010 at 12:08 pm · Link
Val, it is frustrating when I can’t understand them. Especially when they have obviously learned English, so they’ve done their part, but I just can’t understand them. It’s like I’m accent impaired or something.
But this situation is ridiculous. I will do something about it eventually.
You have been catching up on your reading!!!
August 10th, 2010 at 12:10 pm · Link
Erika, OMG on the checkbook! Good luck getting that straightened out!
Please tell me what you think of LOVER MINE when you are finished.
I have a hard time when I get a book I’ve been dying to read but am in the middle of reading another book. I want to read it all now, LOL!
August 10th, 2010 at 2:16 pm · Link
Jen, I will absolutely share when I’m done.
August 10th, 2010 at 2:39 pm · Link
Oh definitely, Jen. If I go too long without reading I feel… I don’t know… off somehow.
August 10th, 2010 at 2:45 pm · Link
Dara Joy’s Matrix of Destiny collection right now. How do I pick? I really am able to read a book a day especially on Laundry day believe it or not. I pick up the loads of clothes and dirty socks as long as I don’t accidentally toss the book in with the whites I am usually able to be left alone to read. I scare the family off by asking them if they want to match the socks. They leave me in peace. Hey leaning or sitting on the washer when it is spinning can add an interesting feel to the good parts of a book. Most of my reading comes from what I can get my hands on.
August 10th, 2010 at 6:02 pm · Link
August 10th, 2010 at 6:03 pm · Link
B.E., we’re alike in that too!
August 10th, 2010 at 6:04 pm · Link
Kat, a book a day is amazing! You must be a fast reader AND you have a well trained family!
August 10th, 2010 at 8:59 pm · Link
I’m rereading Leslie Kelly Parrish’s COLD SIGHT. OMG is is a scary-dark romantic suspense with paranormal elements. I love Karin’s book, too. I got to read a galley copy of it. I’m not sure how I would describe it, but UF probably fits better. I’m curious where she’s going with the series, too, and her take on vampires is very unique.
Since I have the Kindle app on my iPhone now, I get to read a little more often, emphasis on “little”-LOL! I’m here late because I spent the day at doctor appointments with The Only. Her eye got a rousing thumbs up from her medical team! I’m ready for that appletini, too! (Oh, I forgot to mention, I have a pic of you and Kate up on Penumbra. )