Thursday, July 28

Barnes and Noble Trip

After the peepee incident yesterday (see previous blog), I decided I deserved a trip to B&N. It was really too hot (97 degrees and horrendous humidity) to do anything else, by the time we left the downstairs of our house was 85 degrees and upstairs was over 90. We needed to search out air conditioning, B&N sounded good to me.

I picked up:
  • Unearthed -- CJ Barry
  • Unmasked -- CJ Barry (which I'm currently reading)
  • Love According to Lily -- Julianna MacLean
  • Crimson City -- Liz Maverick
  • The Companion -- Susan Squires
  • Warprize -- Elizabth Vaughan

They didn't have the books I really wanted, so I ordered them (the rest of the 2176 series):

  • Day of Fire -- Kathleen Nance
  • The Power of Two -- Patti O'Shea
  • The Scarlet Empress -- Susan Grant

I should have these within the week, they'll go right to the top of the TBR pile

I don't know why I bought the Julianna MacLean book, I'm sure it will be interchangeable with all the other Regency historicals I've read or already have on my TBR pile. I've been good this month, usually full-size Regencies account for close to half of the books I read, this month I've read 22 books and only 7 are Regencies, and 2 of those were re-reads of good books, so I actually only read 5 new ones.

I picked up Warprize, because somewhere I heard it was a great book. I'm not that impressed with the blurb, hopefully it will be good (I'm not even sure what the sub-genre it is--kingdoms, warrior kings, and warlords are all mentioned in the blurb, and it's published by Tor Romance. I don't want to over due the Futuristic thing (3 in a row is probably enough for now--finished The Shadow Runners Tuesday night.)

The heat finally broke last night, the house is now 68 degrees and today's high will be around 80, we're heading to the playground with a picnic and meeting some friends. Got to go.

Have a great day, and happy reading.


Kristie said...

I'm really looking forward to what you think of Unmasked!!! I loved it. I just this morning finished The Star Prince by Susan Grant. Altough I liked it quite well, I liked both Star King and Star Princess better. Now Heart Choice is a different story.

Isn't it funny how when we are determined to get certain books - and they aren't there - we usually manage to find replacements? I bought Warprize to because of the buzz - and I loved the cover. Haven't read it yet though.

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

There's nothing like a good bookstore. It's my favorite place to be on a Saturday night - usually there's some live accoustic guitar playing, the smell of coffee, all the wonderful possibilites on the bookshelves...

Heaven on earth!

Anne E. said...

I only purchased one romance novel this month -- the new Joan Wolf, "To the Castle." I hope it lives up to the on-line review.

erika said...

I plan to read Love According Lilly this weekend. I Hope that's its a good read cause the previous book was a below average read.