Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hauling Sunday LIII

Ouf. Why is it that dropping the ball is so much easier than picking it up? That letting go is easier than getting our act together? Sigh. LOL.

Nothing new with me. I've just been busy with work. The past week, I've had to make phone calls to patients (booo) and that cut in in my blogging and reading time. Hopefully, this week will be better :) Also, I haven't felt in top shape lately ^_^; Nothing really serious and most probably, all attributed to stress ^_^; Which is pretty sad and it's making me feel like a lemon. Plus, worst of all is that I haven't been sleeping well... but today, I turned my mattress... so I hope that'll do the trick.

I almost didn't have any books for this post... I haven't gone to the bookstore the whole week and today, I broke down. After the week I had, I decided I should reward myself :) And it wasn't a hit and run. I actually took time to browse the aisles... and found some books worth checking out in the future :) In the meantime, I picked up my Harlequin fix :)

Only Yours by Susan Mallery - The reason I picked up this book was because the theme seemed to be "happy-go-lucky heroine thawing out stuffy hero" which is one of my favorites :P Otherwise, I'm not sure I'd have picked it up. Ms Mallery is really hit and miss with me and some of the books in this series I really enjoyed... but this trilogy being about the Hendrix triplet sisters didn't really appeal to me ^_^; So we'll see how it turns out :)

Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl - This one has really been getting great reviews and I like contemporary romances. So seemed logical for me to pick it :) I was tempted to pick up Ms Dahl's other release this month, It's Always Been You, which is a historical romance... but I have never read Ms Dahl's historical writing and I have one in my TBR pile... so I thought it'd be better to give it a try first. See, I'm trying to control myself :)

Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong - The truth? The cover LOL. I really liked the cover and this one while paranormal is about angels and demons, so it could work for me :)

One Good Reason by Sarah Mayberry - This one has been getting better reviews than its prequel, The Last Goodbye. It was on my list to buy, but I thought I'd be picking it up as an ebook... In the end, I picked it up in print today at the bookstore because there was a promotion :)

And there you have it, my new books. I also did an order online - hopefully, I'll be getting them by the end of the week :) I have to say though, I'm already looking forward to September... Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Jennifer Estep!! That's going to be a good month LOL.


  1. Those books look nice. I keep seeing Susan Mallery's books around and wonder if they are good. :) Which one do you recommend to start?

  2. Hope you're sleeping better and this work week is a little easier. :)

    I've never heard of Stephanie Chong - new author or have you read her before? (I like the cover too!)

  3. Nath, I hope you enjoy One Good Reason. I'm definitely picking up Good Girls Don't... and I do have Victorial Dahl's historical romance for review this month. So I'll let you know how that one turns out. :D I'm passing on the Mallery.

    I hope you feel better this week! And that your job slows down too. Stress... ugh!

  4. LOL @ lemon comparison! I'm trying to get back into the blogging habit - but there is NO TIME!!!

    I am considering the Meljean Brook for next month - because I read an excerpt on her blog and really liked... even though I have not quite managed to get past the second book in her series! I actually even have the third book - may give that one a go.


  5. Alex - hey Alex :) Yeah, Ms Mallery has become a really popular author. I think it's because of the amount of books she releases... I'd say you could start with this series, Fool's Gold and the beginning, so the first book, Chasing Perfect :) At least, it'll give you an idea of the writing :) In the first three books, my favorite was Almost Perfect though... which could be another good start :)

    Leslie - Crossing my fingers :)

    I've never heard of Ms Chong either. I think this is her debut novel :)

    Hilcia - I think I will enjoy One Good Reason :) Don't see why not. And ohhhh, you have the Dahl's historical to review? Then I'll wait for your review LOL.

    Stress is bad!!

    Li - Li, I really miss you! I hope that you get to find time in your busy schedule... somewhere.

    Hmmm, I think you should give the third book a try. I really liked Colin's character, but his book was only okay for me. Demon Night was much better for me...

    Sigh, I'm sad to see the series ending...

  6. Did you read the Chong novel yet? I was tempted by that one but then read some very mediocre reviews and decided to hold off for now.

  7. Christine - Nah ^_^; Once I got the book, I didn't feel like reading it anymore?

  8. Happens to me all the time... :/