Thursday, March 8

More Books

We were up all night with a sick child. Stomach bug hit about 10:30 and kept going until about 4:30--poor baby. But it gave me a fairly quiet day at home today. He's great when he's sick, sleeps and watches Noggin--loves The Upside Down Show. No babysitting the best friend, a little blog hopping, though I mostly lurked and guess what I found another B&N bag full of books for the TBR pile:
  • The Smoke Thief -- Shanna Abe (Fantasy?? romance) I've heard you either love it or hate it, we'll see :)
  • Hero Worship -- Dawn Calvert (Historical?) I liked the synopsis in RT
  • A Respectable Trade -- Philipa Gregory (Historical Fiction)
  • The Marcelli Princess -- Susan Mallery (Contemporary)
  • Count to Ten -- Karen Rose (Romantic Suspense)
  • Summer by the Sea -- Susan Wiggs (Contemporary)
  • The Winter Lodge -- Susan Wiggs (Contemporary)

And an ARC arrived in yesterday's mail that may trump everything on the TBR pile, Michelle Moran's Nefertiti: A Novel (Historical Fiction), but I want to schedule uninterrupted time for it.

I finished Laura Lee Guhrke's And Then He Kissed Me and wasn't planning on writing a review but think I might.

Have a good night and happy reading.


ReneeW said...

I loved The Smoke Thief. I keep picking up Count to Ten at the bookstore and then putting it back. Haven't read Rose before so I'm not sure about her. I'd love to hear your opinion on both of these.

Jaye said...

I loved The Smoke Thief. It was one of my top books for the year it was released. As for Count to Ten, I liked it so much I went out and bought Karen Rose's entired backlist. I'm reading Don't Tell right now, and it clearly has the hallmarks of an earlier book. Not as strong/polished as her latest, but still enjoyable. I do see that I'll have to space out the reading of her books, I've already pinpointed certain writer quirks with phrasing and a bit of 'sameness' with character types a la JAK that could ruin the reading enjoyment.