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#1 Clippership

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

Tell fellow AQCers what you're reading or finishing up right now in this genre bracket. Compare notes, give a review (make sure you alert us if your comments include a spoiler!), or give us the low-down on why you really enjoy what you're reading.

#2 Malz

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:47 PM

Hey! Right now I'm reading two books by the same author, Ally Carter: One is called Only the Good Spy Young, which is a part of the Gallagher Girls series about a 16 yr old girl who is training to be a spy. She is starting her junior year and now she is in even more danger as she gets closer to finding out how her father died and about the group who attempted to kidnap her last term.

The other book I'm reading is called Heist Society,its like a younger version of Ocean's Eleven and is about a thief named Kat who get kicked out of boarding school when someone frames her, only to find that her family needs her for a "job" but she wants out.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Articles for work. Warbreaker by Brian Sanderson.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:40 PM

Breone--I love Ally Carter's books! I've read them all and can't wait for the next Gallagher Girl book in the series.

MzBuzz--Warbreaker was a strong read for me. I love the way the characters develop and the plot twists that change all of your built up perceptions.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:39 PM

MzBuzz--Warbreaker was a strong read for me. I love the way the characters develop and the plot twists that change all of your built up perceptions.


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:55 PM

Eloisa James - A Kiss at Midnight. Love her style. Think I've read all of her romances.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:47 PM

Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussell. So far so good :-) Review to come (heh heh) soon!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

There are certain authors whose books I collect and I aspire to read everything they have written. One of those is Stephanie Laurens. In my opinion, no one can describe a kiss as good as she does. She can devote an entire page to one kiss and I still want her to keep going.
You've got to read "Taste of Innocence" for some really awsome romance and turn you on sizzling scenes. Possibly my favorite of hers so far.:wub:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:17 AM

I'm going to go pick up JR Ward's Envy, primarily because I heart her very much and because I think she is great. Wait sorry I haven't said anything about the book, well, I have read just about everything she has written and this series (Fallen Angels)is great so far, so I have to keep on reading to see where it goes. I just reread (for the umpteenth time) Zsadist's story from her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Love him...num num

I read incredibly fast, like knock out 500pgs in a day fast, so I just finished reading Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton, which is more Chick Lit than romance, loved that so much I bought it twice (eBook and hardcover)and Edward is awesome. She managed to write a line in there so great that I had to highlight it just so I could remember always how awesome Edward is. I also just finished reading Jeaniene Frost's One Grave at a Time, love her as well.
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:38 PM

Everything I can get my hands on by C.J. Box, the vast majority are a series about Wyoming Game Warden, Joe Pickett. Lovely mysteries with great characters.

The best are Pickett's growing family, two, then three, then two, then three again little girls growing with their parents, Joe and Marybeth Pickett. That's unusual in a mystery series.





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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:03 AM

I’m reading Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson, the book is quite interesting but not that much, but good for a time pass.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

I just burned through Suzanne Brockmann 's whole series on navy seals - awesome. Her dialogue and the way it is edited was brilliant!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

I guess I'm weird... At the moment I'm reading the complete works of Tolstoy and for bedtime reading I switch over to In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert McNamara.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

I need to read more Tolstoy. In particular his short stories...

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Just finished FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS. Review here: http://capecodscribe...s-ya-dystopian/

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:10 PM

I'm reading my cp's latest manuscripts and then curled up w/a megalodon a few minutes ago, and started HELL'S AQUARIUM. Probably not the literary equivalent of say, Faulkner, but it sounds fun, plus I was a former bio-major before switching to nuke med and I saw a big shark when I was snorkeling off the coast of tiny St. James island this July. (there's also video of my hubby trying to touch a 5 ft barracuda on my blog, in case you'd like to see it~ http://www.joeyfrancisco.blogspot.com)

I can't resist a thriller with big teeth! We'll see if this author knows his marine biology. Supposedly his "Meg" book (first one) is in film production now? I hope this one doesn't get tossed across the room.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Whipped through that novel. Good, but some techno-jargon got in the way and I'm all about techno stuff and biology/medicine, but when too much is thrown your way, it ruins flow of the book.

A decent read. Good premise, but the ending I didn't like. The "false-sea" concept actually reminds me of Jules Verne and the Journey to the Center of the Earth, where a subterranean sea exists, but the false sea floor idea is cool. Not sure if it could actually happen though.

Now listening (courtesy of Audible) to 11.22.62 by Stephen King. Making good use of my drive time to-and from work. It's got a great beginning. Should provide a break inbetween bouts of idea-storming for my manuscript and for future manuscripts during my long commute to/from work.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

OMG. 11.22.63 has probably the most beautiful first chapter of any book I've ever written. It brought tears to my eyes as the mc (a high school English teacher) builds a friendship with the disabled school janitor he's teaching in the adult GED class. How a simple writing assignment changed his life.

Love love love it. In chap 5 now (listening). It's fabulous. Read or listen to it now. That's all I have to say.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

I haven't been to this thread in ages (and sadly it looks like many people haven't) so I thought I'd pop in.

 

I'm currently reading The Siren, by Tiffany Reisz. I've had the ebook for quite some time, but I hate reading on the computer or my phone. Hubby bought me a Kindle Fire for Christmas though, so... hopefully my backlog of ebooks will be read soon!

 

Anyway, The Siren is BDSM erotica, but if you're thinking of a certain grey book, don't. Nothing like that. At all.


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