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Book meme

i don't bloody believe it - i've just lost the same damn post TWICE!  Not only that but LJ is throwing a wobbly and keeps ignoring my instruction to add a name or word to the dictionary and wanting to spell-check it... AND i can't change the g***am icon!  This new version won't let me change the font or make it bigger, VERY annoying

This meme is a short one about what books you're reading - so useless if you don't read!  i'll do the longer LJ one shortly

1. What are you reading?
Currently reading ‘Anarchy & Old Dogs’ by Colin Cotterill, ‘Fallingwater’ by Edgar J. Kaufmann [son of the original owners] and ‘Bitterblue’ by Kristin Cashore.  Yes, i know...but the last only spasmodically as it’s so thick & heavy!   i've put a picture of the Fallingwater book below, which i got just under half price; bargain.
Then i’ll get back to ‘A Dance with Dragons’ the latest in George Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or rather ‘Fire & Ice’ series] – also a VERY weighty tome!!

2. What will you be reading next?
i've also got more Cotterill mysteries to read [2 ‘Dr Siri’ and 2 ‘Jimm Juree’], which i will be concentrating on, as they are library books.  But i have piles of books around the sitting room to read, literally!

3. What have you acquired this week?

i’ve just ordered the first 3 Cotterill ‘Dr Siri’ books, as i’d like to keep them and ‘Thirty Three Teeth’ doesn’t appear to be in my library, although they have quite a lot of them.
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p.s. i came back in to try and edit my post - it shows what i want to post, not what it is actually posting... bloody thing... but it IS now showing my icons!

Comments

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embers_log
Jan. 31st, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved Dance with Dragons (it was actually the first of Martin's books when I was equally interested in every POV section of the book)....
and of course you know how I've gotten into Coterille (I got my public library to buy several of his books... but I've bought several my own self as well).

I went out this morning and picked up (at the library) the new Vaginal Fantasy Bookclub book, Naked in Death by J.D. Robb, for February.... it is a smutty mystery (which sounds like fun) and my library carries almost the entire series. Evidently it is set in the nearish future (2058) so I'm not sure, it might have sci-fi elements? I hope it will be fun. I was disgusted with the Highlander 'Historical' smutty books we read for January... but I like the book club. http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/62938-vaginal-fantasy-hangout
lovejames
Feb. 1st, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
You should like the 'In Death' series, i have them all and love them. J.D. Robb is a pseudonim for Mary Roberts, one of the most prolific romance writers alive today. Lt. Eve Dallas' stories are indeed set with some great sci-fi bits, like the much better computers and hand-held stuff, 'glides', car gadgets, non-bullet stun guns [guns that fire bullets are antiques!], not to mention the cosmetic enhancements etc. Her story with Roarke truly would be every woman's fantasy, except me! Oh, he's gorgeous, black haired and blue-eyed, and a real Black Irish man. Therin lies the rub with me, not being overfond of the Irish, but i managed to come to terms with that. There are other couples in the stories who have strong character lines and i love some of them as much as Eve, though i'm not going to speak about them - Spoilers! MR doesn't shirk at the 'smutty' but it's quite tasteful by today's standards!
As there over 30 of the books now, they should keep you busy for a while - Enjoy!
embers_log
Feb. 1st, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh good, I'm glad to know you enjoyed the 'In Death' series... I've never read any Mary Roberts (or J.D. Robb LOL) but this does sound like a lot of fun....
I've got no problems with Irishmen, or Scotsman for that matter (I've got lots on my family tree), but the Highlander books pissed me off because evidently 'Highlander Historical Romances' are into loutish controlling Alpha males where the sex scenes too frequently read like rape scenes (so I've learned to avoid those books in the future!).

There never seem to be any shortage of books to read!
lovejames
Feb. 1st, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
i goofed! It's Nora Roberts; i was just drifting off to sleep last night and i suddenly thought 'why did you write Mary??'
Never a shortage of books? Wonderful, isn't it?!
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