Sunday, December 05, 2010

Hauling Sunday XXII

Another very lazy week-end for me. It really sucks that it gets dark so early nowadays, really throws me out... especially when I wake up from a nap LOL. I was able to re-read some of my favorite authors, which is a good thing... Plus, there was some curling on TV which was lucky for me, otherwise, it would have been a very, very boring week-end.

Here are my new books for this week:



The Spirit Thief and The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron - New fantasy series that caught my eye. I started reading The Spirit Thief at the bookstore and needed to bring it home with me :) It was pretty good, the only problem is that it's going to be more than the 3 books I thought it would be. Ah well, we'll see if it's able to keep my attention :)

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer - This book looks fun. I still haven't read Ms Kramer's debut novel, but I intend to.

Thieves Like Us by Starr Ambrose - I enjoyed Ms Ambrose writing, so I decided to get this one. Plus, it has an ex-con/cat burglar and I like that kind of characters.


You know though what I really want? A straight contemporary novel... that's what I want to read and that's what has been keeping me from picking up books to read, sigh. Thieves Like Us seems to fit, but at the same time, it feels a bit more romantic suspense-y. I want something a bit more a la Nora... Any suggestions?

11 comments:

  1. See if you like Lisa Gardner's books... She writes suspense thrillers. Also Sandra Brown's books are awesome. She is my auto buy author... lol

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  2. I'm definitely not the right person for contemp recs! Though I finally got around to Erin McCarthy's racing books and really liked them, which I did not expect. I know you've read them already though.

    I have been curious about Rachel Aaron's series - will look forward to your review. It's getting some good publicity.

    Li

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  3. Oh, no! I also thought the Rachel Aaron books were a trilogy.

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  4. The dark makes it hard for me to wake up. It's dark, I wanna stay in bed. LOL

    Straight contemps - a few authors that come to mind are Jill Shalvis, Toni Blake, Carly Phillips and Louisa Edwards who I've been meaning to try. What do you have on the tbr pile?

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  5. Brahmin - I tried some of Lisa Gardner's books and they didn't wow me.... I haven't read Sandra Brown for a while, maybe I should check it out again :)

    Li - LOL, no, you're not :) I read the McCarthy's books already ;) I enjoyed the first two, but was disappointed by the latest :(

    So far, I like the writing of the Rachel Aaron's series and I love thief. Yeah, I should read the 2nd and 3rd book LOL.

    Kat - Nope, we were fooled by the back to back releases!

    Leslie - I know, I feel the same way!! and now, snow. Sigh.

    Hmmmm, Louisa Edwards... I don't know, I love the theme of her books, like cooking... but the actual writing. I got the first book and just couldn't crack it open :(

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  6. Oh look, a dissimilarity in our reading taste! I'm not fond of cat burglar stories. :)

    I love Sandra Brown's older releases. There were quite a few straight contemps in there. Which of her books have you read? I can go through my list and tell you what I like that you haven't read. Lol!

    Sadly, I don't recognize any of the authors of your new haul. I'm curious about the Aaron books so let me know what you think of them after you read them. Thanks. ;)

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  7. Hi Nath
    I've been on a major contemp kick after a run of rom. susp. A lot of them are old ones from the UBS - ones by Wendy Wax and Marianne Stillings. I bought up more of Rachel Gibson's backlist & I've been enjoying them. Loved Simply
    Irresistible by Jill Shalvis. I love the three sisters & the little wisdoms that start each chapter.

    You have to try Louisa Edwards. I had her first 2 in my TBR pile forever. When I finally did, I read the first 2 back to back luckily just before the third one came out because I couldn't wait.

    If you check out Marie Force's blog for Book Club Thursday's
    http://mariesullivanforce.blogspot.com/
    I'm cohosting & the book we're dicussing is the third one Just One Taste. I've never done a reread of a book so soon (after 7 weeks) That's how much I loved it.
    Also my book is full of sticky notes because her prose is so amazing. I've posted some examples for Thursday's blog.

    Louisa's 3 & Maya Banks The Darkest Hour are my treasures of 2010 - books that were so much more than I expected.

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  8. BTW - I wish we lived close. I'd lend you a ton of books & my hubby would be so happy LOL.

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  9. Tabitha - LOL, perhaps I can get you into it :)

    Hmmm, I haven't read many actually. Tuesday Child and some others, can't remember ^_^; LOL, perhaps you should indeed suggest some of her books to me :)

    Rachel Aaron... Hmmm, I like her writing and as a whole, I think the series is good. However, id ont' know, they're not grabbing me as I wished they would.

    Mary - I own pretty much all of Rachel Gibson backlist :) Wendy Wax and Marianne Stillings - read a few of the Stillings. LOL, I guess I need to make a trip to the UBS, seriously.

    I have the Maya Banks in my TBR pile... and I should try the Louisa Edwards books... but you know what, it's not simply that I want to read contemp romance, but at the same time, I have blocks when it comes to certain authors or books. I have no idea why and it's really annoying.

    LOL, I would love to live closer to you, seriously.

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  10. Have you read more of the Spirit books yet? They look kind of different, which of course, makes them appealing... Looking forward to your thoughts!

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  11. Christine - I read book 1 and skimmed through book 2 and 3. Eli is quite interesting and there's a lot of mystery in the story. The writing style is engaging... but the actual events are so-so.

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