September 2014 monthly update

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As of the end of September, I have read 120 books.21 of them were short stories or novellas. And three were re-reads.

So far I have read 52, first in a series books.

I will probably read 10 to 15 more first in a series books by the end of the year, and at least two re-reads several short stories.

1. Marked by Midnight (Lara Adrian) 1 Sep 14 – 3 stars (ss)
2. Lessons Learned (Nora Roberts) 2 Sep 14 – 4 stars
3. Sprinkle with Murder (Jenn Mckinlay) 4 Sep 14 – 4 stars
4. Simply Irresistible (Jill Shalvis) 6 Sep 14 – 4 stars
5. Beg Me to Slay (Lisa Kessler) 8 Sep 14 – 4 stars
6. Banishing the Dark (Jenn Bennett) 10 Sep 14 – 5 stars
7. The Three Graces (Jane Ashford) 12 Sep 14 – 3 stars
8. Under Wraps (Hannah Jayne) 15 Sep 14 – 3 stars
9. License to Ensorcell (Katharine Kerr) 17 Sep 14 – 4 stars
10. The Curse Keepers (Denise Grover Swank) 19 Sep 14 – 5 stars
11. The Naturals (Jennifer Lynn Barnes) 20 Sep 14 – 4 stars
12. Sapphire Blue (Kerstin Gier) 21 Sep 14 – 4 stars
13. Emerald Green (Kerstin Gier)23 Sep 14 – 5 stars
14. Sleeping Murder (Agatha Christie) 25 Sep 14 – 3 stars
15. Crave the Night (Lara Adrian) 27 Sep 14 – 4 stars
16. Rosemary and Rue (Seanan McGuire) 30 Sep 14 – 4 stars
17. Midnight in Death (J.D. Robb) 30 Sep 14 – 4 stars (ss)
18. Emergence (Denise Grover Swank) 30 Sep 14 – 4 stars (ss)
19 Homecoming (Denise Grover Swank) 30 Sep 14 – 4 stars (ss)

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August 2014 Update

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1. Brownies and Broomsticks (Bailey Cates) 2 Aug 14 – 4 stars
2. Prince of Swords (Ann Stuart) 4 Aug 14 – 3 stars
3. No Nest for the Wicket (Donna Andrews) 6 Aug 14 – 4 Stars
4. Lord of the Sea (Danelle Harmon) 8 Aug 14 – 5 stars
5. Keepsake Crimes (Laura Childs) 9 Aug 14 – 2 stars
6. Third Grave Dead Ahead (Darynda Jones) 10 Aug 14 – 5 stars
7. Grave Dance (Kalayna Price) 13 Aug 14 – 4 stars
8. Edge of Dawn (Lara Adrian) 16 Aug 14 – 4 stars
9. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Donna Andrews) 18 Aug 14 – 3 stars
10. Fury of Fire (Coreene Callahan) 20 Aug 14 – 4 stars
11. Tempest in a Teapot (Amanda Cooper) 22 Aug 14 – 5 stars
12. Nice Dragons Finish Last (Rachel Aaron) 28 Aug 14 – 5 stars
13. Murder on the Rocks (Allyson Abbott) 29 Aug 14 – 4 stars
14. Veronica Mars: The Thousand-dollar Tan Line (Rob Thomas) – 30 Aug 14 – 3 stars
15. Taste of Midnight (Lara Adrian) – 31 Aug 14 – 5 stars (ss)
16. Pia Saves the Day (Thea Harrison) – 31 Aug 14 – 5 stars (ss)
17. Peanut Goes to School (Thea Harrison) – 31 Aug 14 – 5 stars (ss)
18. Magic Dreams (Ilona Andrews) – 31 Aug 14 – 5 stars (ss)

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July Update 2014

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July

Due to the stroke, typing has become an issue. It takes twice as long to type up anything. So these monthly updates won’t be as long-winded.

I’ve been reading more in a month than I did prior to the stroke. I’ve also got a Kindle, since reading paper books one handed became too much.

The only challenges I’m doing this year(so far) are my few personal ones ( which also includes the Daughters of England) and those at goodreads.

My favorite read for July was MAGIC BREAKS, no surprise there! looking forward to seeing where the authors takes the story next.

The biggest surprise read for July was THE CHOCOLATE THIEF. I wasn’t expecting to love it!

1. Murder, She Barked (Krista Davis) 1 Jul 14 – 3 stars
2. Her Highness, the Traitor (Susan Higginbotham) 5 Jul 14 – 5 stars
3. Death of a Country Fried Redneck (Lee Hollis) 7 Jul 14 – 3 stars
4. Street of Shadows (Michael Reeves) 9 Jul 14 – 3 stars
5. The Chocolate Thief (Laura Florand) 11 Jul 14 – 5 stars
6. Aunt Dimity’s Death (Nancy Atherton) 14 Jul 14 – 4 stars
7. Shoot to Thrill (Nina Bruhns) 15 Jul 14 – 3 stars
8. Rose at Midnight (Anne Stuart) 17 Jul 14 – 3 stars
9. Dead Spots (Melissa Olson) 18 Jul 14 – 3 stars
10. A Cruise to Die for (Aaron Elkins) 19 Jul 14 – 3 stars
11. Lucan (Susan Kearney) 22 Jul 14 – 3 stars
12. Bone Crossed (Patricia Briggs) 24 Jul 14 – 4 stars
13. Death taxes and skinny No Whip Latte (Diane Kelly) 25 Jul 14 – 4 stars
14. Engaged in Murder (Nancy Parra) 26 Jul 14 – 3 stars
15. Timebound (Rysa Walker) 27 Jul 14 – 5 stars
16. Magic Breaks (Ilona Andrews) 30 Jul 14 – 5 stars
17. Cotillion (Georgette Heyer) 31 Jul 14 – 5 stars

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I didn’t abandon this blog. just before Thanksgiving, I had a stroke. I’ve spent the last five months recuperating in Virginia, because that’s where my parents live.  I’m not 100% yet, but I’ve rehabilitated enough to go back to work. So, on Monday, I’m flying back to Kentucky.

Once I’ve gotten settled in, I’ll start working on the blog again.

 

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2013 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

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What: 2013 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
When: 22 November 2013 – 6 January 2014
WhoMichelle (The Christmas Spirit)
Rules: Decide on a level and read the required number of Christmas-themed books. For details and to sign up, go here.

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Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Level: Christmas Tree: read 5 or 6 books

  • A Sprinkling of Christmas Magic: Christmas Cinderella\Finding Forever at Christmas\The Captain’s Christmas Angel (E. Rolls, B. Scott, M. McPhee) (Harlequin Historical Anthology)
  • Mistletoe Wishes: The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift\One Christmas Night in Venice\Snowbound with the Millionaire (C. Mortimer, J. Porter, C. George) (Harlequin Anthology)
  • What She Wants For Christmas (Janice Kay Johnson)
  • A Christmas Bride (Mary Balogh)
  • Christmas Beau (Mary Balogh)
  • The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby (Victoria James)

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