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Whatcha Reading? October Edition

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Time for The Most Expensive Monthly Thread where I ask what you're reading, and you tell us, and then we all buy books until both the T-Bird and the credit card are taken away! Sounds like fun, right? Currently, I'm reading a nonfiction about focus and efficiency called The One Thing by Gary Keller (…

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Classic Romances - Which One First? Linda Howard Edition

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We have a semi-regular feature wherein we develop recommendation lists for authors with extensive backlists, so extensive they might be a bit daunting to anyone who hasn't read that author before. It's called Classic Romance-  Which One First?, and we've done a few, including Elizabeth Lowell, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux.  Thanks to many,…

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The Rec League: Brilliant Science Heroines Rule! More Please?

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I received an email from Cordy, who is looking for some recommendations: Hello there! Once upon a time, I read your review of Laura Kinsale's Midsummer Moon and I am finally getting around to actually buying and reading the book. And it turns out that I have a never-before suspected intense love for books about weird…

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The Rec League: Beaches and Beach Reading

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I received an email from Milly, who is looking for some books to read:  I was just enjoying my lunch hour reading the latest O magazine – the summer reading one and I realized very few books in it were HAPPY. Now I wouldn't expect otherwise from “serious” readers but come on… their beach reads…

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Whatcha Reading? June Edition

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And now, the most expensive and tempting thread, wherein I ask what you're reading, and you all share and then we all buy more books because everything sounds awesome.  You ready? Credit cards in the freezer? Yeah? OK, let's do this!  Currently I'm reading Zoe Archer's last Nemesis book, Wicked Temptation ( A | BN |…

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The Rec League: Looking for Pimpernel-y Books

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In a recent discussion, StarOpal asked if we could help her compile a list of books similar to The Scarlet Pimpernel. We can definitely do that, right?  The Scarlet Pimpernel, if you're not familiar with it, is an adventure series written by Baroness Orczy about a dashing dude full of derring-do who rescues French aristocracy from the guillotine….

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