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October 20th, 2004

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07:33 am - Some thoughts
So I was listening to The Big Show on WEEI, waiting for The Whiner Line to start, and they were saying that before last night's game it was impossible to know how you feel today. They were saying that after game 3, no one was thinking ahead to game 7, that no one, including Red Sox fans, believed they could bring home the ALCS pennant. Are they confusing Red Sox fans with rational people? This is a team that maintained comfortable winning percentages with half their team on the DL, including 4 starters. We've seen amazing things this year.

So I did make it to Bunny's book club last night. My parents told us we weren't allowed to come visit them. There were four of us and we talked about the books we read. I took some notes. I walked in with 3 books, and walked out with 1, so I figure I did a fairly good job of selling the books I liked. 8-). I can post the recommendations if people are interested. It ended in time for me to catch the last outs of the first half of the first inning, so that was nice.

I don't remember what else i was thinking when I started this post.
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Date:October 20th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC)
Oh..please do post recomendations! I would be interested.
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Date:October 20th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
Yours Until Dawn - Teresa Medeiros. (Regency)
Regency romance featuring a hero blinded fighting in the wars. He returns to find his family is repelled by him, and his fiancé takes one look at him and flees. They hire the young governess to caretake him. There's more, but I don't want to spoil it as it covers the second half of the novel.

Code Name: Nanny
Code Name: Princess (contemporary)
Two of the Seals series (which I've never heard of), these stories feature two sisters. The only thing I took away from this conversation was that they were "fun novels."
My Seduction by Connie Brockway. Third of a three parter. My Pleasure is book 2, and there's a third yet to come. The story is of orphans in the Scottish highlands set against the French and then they get betrayed so they don't trust each other. French revolutionary period. Each sibling finds love.
On a personal note, I'm finally reading the other two books in the McClairen's Isle trilogy by the same author, and this actually sounds somewhat similar. Nearly the same time period but different country (This one is set at the fall of Culloden, a mecca for romance.) three siblings, orphaned by their mother, estranged by their father, who's a jerk, find love.
Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie. (chick lit)
Described as chick lit without the whining. That's got to help.
Night Play - Sherrilyn Kenyon (paranormal)
This is part of a paranormal series featuring vampires, warewolves, and shape changers, it wasn't clear to me which were the heroes of this book. These are the racy vampire type stories. She writes sweet Scottish romances under the name Kinlee MacGregor.
Charmed and Enchanted - Nora Roberts (paranormal) magic and fun, two stories that follow two people in one family. Family of witches and spouses of non-magic and how they deal with the children. obligation and responsibility is a running theme.
The Dutchess - Jude Deveaux (1800s)
Cute, fun book, American girl in the 1880s and she wants to marry someone Scottish. She gets engaged to this guy who is willing to be anyone to get her money and it seems like everyone will leave happily ever after, except, well, he has a brother.
There's a three-dimensional cross-cultural mix featured in the book.
Daughter of the Game - Tracy Grant This book begins with a marriage in Spain during the Napoleanic wars. When the story resumes a few years later, they have two kids, a strong marriage, and good standing. Then one of their children is kidnapped and they demand a ransom of a sentimental ring that was lost at the beginning of the book. As the parents search for the ring, they come face to face with the lies they've told to each other causing them to question their marriage and their love.
Once Upon a Tangled Tale Bronwyn Wolfe (fairy tale)
This is one of the Love Spell: Faerie Tale Romances series. In this one, a faerie godmother has quite a challenge protecting the romance she's made by distracting heroes and villains alike with the threat of love. This interweaving of three stories is skillful and delightful.
A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (regency)
Rogue St.John Thornton (Sinjin to his friends) never intends to return to his Scottish bride, the woman he was married to when she was but 10 and him not much older. But she desperately needs the marriage consummated to maintain peace in her highland home and ward off an unwanted suitor.
The Dream of Scipio - Ian Pears
Those of who follow my 50BookChallenge issues know this was a book club selection from my other book club, but I'll describe in brief. Three men. Three women. A love that echos through time. In a word of chaos, the women that ground the men who experience the death of civilization and the joys of humanity.
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Date:October 20th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
I have been reading Sherrilyn Kenyon's stuff for a while and really like it! She has a nice website that helps you figure things out. If you find you really want to know more she has part of chapters online for readers.


Reading order and info on the books.

I'll have to take some of the others into consideration.
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Date:October 20th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
If you're interested in the book club, it's sort of a pick-up affair. Everyone brings a romance book they read in the last month. We meet at Panera Bread on Drum Hill Rd. (off Rt.3 North at exit 32 - The Drum Hill Rotary) at 7:00. Next meeting is November 16th.
If you're interested, email me (marciATyesowitchDOTorg) and I'll bounce you Bunny's email address.
We're supposed to send her the name of the book(s) we're bringing so she can print up a list to bring to the book club.
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Date:October 20th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm I may have to consider doing that. Not that I could make it all the time. But let me see if I can.

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