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Thursday, July 24, 2008
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I haven’t read a new book in two weeks. The last book I read was a Heidi Betts Silhouette Desire. It was ok, but not amazing.

The truth is, I just can’t be arsed tro read at the moment. I think I’m going through yet another mini reading slump. All it’ll take is just one fabulous book to grab me I’m sure.

Any suggestions?


  • Hostage to Pleasure


  • Emmy
    July 24
    7:47 pm

    Might just be summer boredom. I have a good 50 new print books and who knows how many new e-books that I have yet to read, and none of the blurbs interest me in the slightest.

    I’ve been re-reading Karin Lowachee’s Warchild instead. That book rocks my universe every time I read it, no matter how many times I read it.


  • How far outside the romance genre are you willing to go?

    I’ve been on a sci-fi kick lately. Arthur C. Clarke’s short stories, or Heinlein’s “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” might be just what the doctor ordered. TMIaHM has romantic elements and a wonderful story.

    Or get back to some just plain good ol’ fashioned writing. Read “Wuthering Heights” or “Sense & Sensibility” or some Dickens.

    I read one of the acts of MacBeth the other day and it blew my socks off.


  • Ever tried Wendy Corsi Staub?

    I love her books.


  • I can’t stand urban fantasy, sci-fi, Vampire/wolfie books, or paranormals.

    Just sayin’. *g*


  • Gwen
    July 24
    10:11 pm

    Ohh! John Donne!

    Or better yet – get your husband to read some Pablo Neruda poems to you. Some seriously steamy stuff there. You may not get in the “reading” mood, but you’ll get in the mood! :wink wink nudge nudge:


  • Chelsea Cain. I just finished the sequel to Heartsick called Sweetheart and she writes about a female serial killer, much like Thomas Harris did with Hannibal Lector. If you like Lisa Gardner, try Cain.
    A bit gory and uncomfortable but oh so good!


  • The Profane Angel
    July 24
    11:53 pm

    Give “Chasing Carole” a shot – great romance with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, funny, and tragic, too, with an intertwining modern story.


  • Michelle
    July 25
    2:38 am

    One of my favorite romantic suspense/mystery is Barbara Michaels (Elizabeth Peters) The Dancing Floor. It deals with a woman trying to honor her dead father’s wishes by finishing a garden tour in England.

    If you don’t mind a YA historical fantasy type book-Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief is excellent. Intrigue in an Ancient Greek type setting.


  • Don’t fight it, Karen. Watch some good movies instead. They’ll soon inspire you to start reading again.

    (Damn, I’m crazy to see The Dark Knight, but I can’t find anybody to go with me. You’d think I was asking people to share my next root canal.)

    Here’s another suggestion. Hop on over to Litrotica (oops, Literotica). If anything can drive you back to good romances, that site can!


  • I recently finished FAIREST by Gail Carson Levin (she also wrote Ella Enchanted). It’s a retelling of Snow White, and the herione’s growth towards empowerment/self-acceptance. The romance with the prince is slight but sweet. I don’t read alot of YA, but this one was very enjoyable.

    Also enjoyed Not Without Her Family (recent Super Romance by Beth Andrews), and I had A HOOOT(!) reading *Ruthless Boss, Hired Wife* (Harl Presents) by Kate Hewitt. I stayed up till after 1am to finish it. Meljean bought it the same day she read my review on it and she inhaled it in a matter of hours. Our enoyment was based on the hero who was UN-believable even for a typical Presents hero. lol.

    But he might cause you to have a coronary, Karen, so forget that last suggestion. *gg*


  • Karen, I might just drag myself over to the bookcase and hunt for The Old Man and the Sea or Moby Dick. So far not a wink of sleep because of a cold, and no Nytol in the whole freaking house. Gotta have something sure to work.

    K.Z., if you get to see The Dark Knight I’d love to know how you liked it!


  • LOVE the toon :D!! Hear hear!!

    I don’t have any suggestions, I’m in a slump too here, hoping someone else has something 🙂 …


  • Nora Roberts
    July 25
    1:06 pm

    I loved Silent In The Grave. More historical mystery than romance, but solid romance elements. Great heroine, fascinating hero, wonderful writing, strong storyline. The first of a series.


  • Katiebabs, I loved Heartsick, but haven’t gotten round to reading Sweetheart yet.

    K.Z, I’ve been watching One Tree Hill DVDs. Teen drama stuff, but I think it would appeal to true romantics.


  • I vote for movies too-mostly cuz i have no suggestions because you don’t read para/uf etc *ggg* I have heard the new Lisa Gardner is good–it’s sitting on my bed, calling to me.


  • Miki S
    July 27
    12:17 am

    Patricia Briggs’ “Cry Wolf” is on my “gotta have it” list for next week. That book looks SO good!


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