Whatcha Reading This Week?

So, what are you reading this week? Are you saving a book for the weekend? Still working on something you've been reading for awhile or is it New Book Time? 

I had to stop myself from reading four or five books at a time – which is bad not only for my memory (“Wait, aren't there biker gangs in this Regency romance? Where'd they go?”) but also bad for my ability to remain interested in all of the books. Making a buffet of books is not a good thing for me, though I know some readers can do it easily! 

So, what is on your reading agenda this weekend? 


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    Karenmc says:

    Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas. Trying to read slowly and thoroughly so as to savor all the goodness.

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    I’m currently reading Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin. There’s a library book sale tomorrow, so I may get distracted by new books.

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    Lisa Pegg says:

    La Nora’s “The Last Boyfriend” arrived yesterday and that’s what I’m reading tomorrow! And to the right of my comment is an add for the book. That, my friends, is serendipity.

    After that, I’m going to try and finish “Champion” by Fabio (which I only picked up because of the Bitchery), and I have no idea what will be read after that. Probably something smart, as I can feel my IQ dropping whenever I open up “Champion”.

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    Sugarless says:

    Finishing up A Week to be Wicked. After that I have a book called “College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now” that I’m excited to sink my teeth into. Especially coming from a women’s college. (more or less about how the “college girl” has been viewed in society from the time women started getting educated to now)

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    MissB2U says:

    GAH!  I’m out of books and my holds at the library aren’t in yet.  I’m trying very hard not to buy ebooks all the time but I simply can’t face a weekend bookless.  I’m really enjoying the historicals, (Loretta Chase rocks), so any suggestions from the Bitchery?  Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Amandag_18 says:

    Julie James ‘Just the Sexiest Man Alive’ -such a good story I didn’t even realize there wasn’t any sexytimes!

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    I had written a post on my personal blog that I wasn’t going to check out or buy any more books until I read the ten romance novels that are still in my TBR basket from last year’s BEA. However, I can’t even seem to keep a promise to myself. I just checked out “Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl’s Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age” by Coco Irvine. (It’s a non-fiction book.) I also plan on finishing the novella “Return to Delight” and reading some more of “The Welcome Home Garden Club.” In between all that reading, I’m going to work, go grocery shopping and try to see the Avengers. At least 3 out of 4 of those things will happen, I think.

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    PhyllisLaatsch says:

    A friend gave me the Ashley Chase Strangers Upstairs and Werewolf, etc books and I’ve read one and half of them so far. I’m not utterly convinced, but they are very sexy.

    As far as historicals: Caroline Linden’s novella “I Love the Earl” is good.
    Christine Merrill’s “Lady Drusilla’s Road to Ruin” was great (though I didn’t like the one about Drusilla’s sister Lady Priscilla as much, it was still good).
    Tessa Dare’s a Week to be Wicked rocked.

    As for Beguiling the Beauty, I agreed with Jane at Dear Author – the writing is great, but the romance is only so-so.

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    Sveta says:

    I’ll be reading Gone with the Wind, Emma, Remember Me by Christopher Pike and Song of the River by Sue Harrison which is an exciting book that’s wrapped into mystery and daily life with a killer protagonist and suspense and describes daily life of Aleuts eight thousand years ago :)


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    Jcode says:

    One of the most recent category romances from the medical line.  Charlotte Stein’s “Things that Make me Give In”.  The Bloggess’ memoir “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened.”  And if I have time, I’m going to start Carly Phillips “Serendipity” or an m/m (I have Jordan Castillo Price’s “The Starving Years” and Amy Lane’s “Chase in Shadow” queued up).

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    April says:

    I’m reading lots and lots of MM Romance at the moment. This weekend (sometime after Free Comic Book Day and seeing The Avengers), I’m hoping to re-read Magic Mansion by Jordon Castillo Price because it was fantastic.

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    April says:

    Ugh, waiting on library holds is the worst. Have you read any Courtney Milan?

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    Samantha M. says:

    Nora’s 2nd Boonsboro Inn, The Last Boyfriend. Its been sitting on my nightstand since I bought it, just waiting for this weekend to dig in.

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    Rij says:

    I got the first two omnibus editions of the Skip Beat manga and I’ll be reading those this weekend. I’ve read the books before but that was years ago so I’m looking forward to refreshing my fond memories. I also have some other manga volumes waiting to be read that I might or might not get around to soon.

    As for novels… I’m in a really bad reading slump. There’s a huge tower of books waiting on my nightstand and I don’t feel like reading any of them.


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    I just got Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey today.  I’m thinking this will be up next for me! :)

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    Carrie Gwaltney says:

    I tend to have at least two books going, and often three. One on audio, one in paper and one on kindle. I generally try to keep it to two, but I’m waiting around a lot (kids, dr’s appts, etc) that having the kindle in my purse is a good idea. Plus, if the cover of the print book I’m reading is too embarrassing to be seen in public, I take my kindle. ;-)

    I do try to make sure the one I have on audio, and the main one I’m reading in print are of different genres. I don’t generally have problems with my vampire hunters showing up at the Regency ball, but I dang sure will get the storylines crossed if I try to read two historicals or two PNRs at the same time.

    Right now I’m listening to Lyon’s Bride by Cathy Maxwell (historical). In print I think I’ll start Julia London’s A Light at Winter’s End (contemporary). I was so frustrated by how a Summer of Two Wishes ended that I have to find out what happens next.

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    Jane T. says:

    Undone by Her Tender Touch by Maya Banks, but will be done quickly so next will be The Bride wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle.

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    Becca says:

    I gobbled up the two new Nora books (loved The Witness, meh about The Last Boyfriend) – I had finals but no control. Now I’m going back to The Information by James Gleick (about information theory – the chapters on quantum are a bit much for my non-mathematical brain though) and trying out Sherry Thomas His At Night to see whether I like her as much as the reviewers at Dear Author do.

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    Becca says:

    oh, yeah – in audio, I’m loving Fun House, the new John Ceepak mystery by Chris Grabenstein, brilliantly read by Jeff Woodman.  These are charming, twisty mysteries, not cozies but not gruesome either.

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    Melissandre says:

    I’m reading Sharon Shinn’s latest, The Shape of Desire.  I’m not liking it as much as some of her other books, especially the Samaria series, but it just started picking up some speed.  I’ll say this for it: it has a male shapeshifter and no hint of the “alpha male” crap that seems so standard nowadays.

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    Bnbsrose says:

    Book buffet for me. Two thirds through “The Last Boyfriend”, as unlike others, I have no will power. But the I SWEAR I will not touch “Beguiling the Beauty” until I finish my “Revenge at Bella Terra” reread for the review challange. You think the rant earlier this week was ranty? I’ve gone through half a pad of post-its. And this was the best book of the trilogy, YIKES! And then I swear I’m going to continue ignoring Sherry Thomas and read something that’s due back to the library. Julie James’ latest or maybe Moby Duck. Unless my reserve of the “Game of Thrones” DVD comes up and then I’m just couch potatoing it for gratuitous nekkid Jason Momoa.

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    Mirandaflynn says:

    Just started The Master of Heathcrest Hall by Galen Beckett. Fun so far.

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    LG says:

    I decided to abandon Vicki Hinze’s Double Dare, at least for a while, and am currently reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

    I tend to read multiple books at a time, but it’s now usually one thing in each format – Howl’s Moving Castle is my current print book, and I’m debating which one of my e-books to start next. Right now, the ones I’m leaning towards most are Captive Bride by Bonnie Dee, Mongrel by K.Z. Snow, or Dead Man’s Rain by Frank Tuttle. I just finished Frank Tuttle’s The Mister Trophy – so far, Tuttle’s Markhat series seems like it would be a good fit for anyone who likes Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.

    As far as audiobooks go, I’m currently listening to Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass – not romance, but it’s read by a full cast that is overall so fantastic I just had to mention it. I just finished up the bit with Tony that makes me cry every time.

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    Susan says:

    -A tedious mystery
    -The Girl in the Box—a futuristic romantic short story by Janet Miller.
    -A Week to be Wicked—Tessa Dare
    -Deadlocked—Charlaine Harris
    -Beguiling the Beauty—Sherry Thomas (just started before work this AM—I waited ‘til the end of the week so I could devote some quality time to it and savor the experience)

    Not sure what’s on tap next.  There are 2 books from Connie Suttle’s Blood Destiny series awaiting me, but I also want to read Amanda Stevens’s Graveyard Queen series, among many others.  Decision, decisions!

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    The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King.

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    Just stopped everything to read Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris.  Borrowed the book from my daughter who couldn’t get to it until this weekend. I’ll eventually get it for my Kindle, but I refuse to pay $14.99 for the ebook which is just 16 cents less than the hardcover.

    Reading Eve by Iris Johansen on my Kindle and am listening to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  Audible had a screaming dealing on the Outlander series audiobooks last week.  $7.95 for each of the 7 titles (AND a $10 credit towards another title).  I started this series years ago and lost focus about 4 volumes in. I listen to books while I knit so I usually have one of each type going. I am falling in love all over again with Jamie and Claire.

    I used my $10 Audible credit towards the cost of Celebrity in Death. The audiobook then ended up being less expensive than either the hardcover or Kindle version.  I go thru so many books a year, I’m always on the lookout for a bargain.

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    Danielle TBQ says:

    After finishing up “My Wicked Gladiators” last night (which I really loved—4 stars), I will be starting “Chaos Burning” by Lauren Dane. It’s my first time reading her books, so I’m excited—hoping the book is as sexy as the cover! :)


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    Nabpaw says:

    I’m in the middle of Week to be Wicked and I’m kind of bored by it.  I know a lot of people really liked it here, but it’s too contrived and the characters aren’t making up for it with me.  I just picked up Beguiling the Beauty, however, and I can hardly wait to dive into it.

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    Flip Lamken says:

    I am reading Gypsy Lady by Shirlee Bushbee. I am really enjoying it despite the cave man behavior of the hero. Love the historical perspective. Realized that I miss those thick “bodice rippers.”

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    Lori says:

    I’m currently reading Lover Unleashed by JR Ward.  I am trying to get caught up in the series.

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