Tuesday, October 27

Barnes & Noble Trip

Saturday the family took a trip to B&N.

The Child has been bugging us to all week.  He desperately wanted the newest installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which he got plus one more WK book and  2 Goosebump books.  He's already finished one of the Wimpy Kid books and started the other.  For the last couple of years we thought he wasn't going to be a reader.

I picked up 4 books...  Carolyn Jewel's Indiscreet, Tessa Dare's Surrender of the Siren and A Lady of Persuasion and Beverly Jenkins's Captured.  They didn't have Goddess of the Hunt, so the Dare series will have to wait until I can read them in order.  Somewhere I'd heard good things about the Jenkins. 

Sunday I finished Indiscreet--LOVED it and will hopefully post something tomorrow.


Kwana said...

Enjoy your books. I just finished Goddess of the Hunt and loved it so yes wait for it. I want to read Captured. Thanks for the reminder.

Tara Marie said...

Kwana, Rosario had a great review of Goddess... so I know it will probably work for me. Hopefully I wont bury the rest on the mile high TBR pile :)

Wendy said...

Yeah, you got your blog banner figured out! Go on with your bad self Tara!

I still need to get the Beverly Jenkins - which sounds very intriguing. I generally like her stories. She tends to write good, solid heroines, and there are usually some interesting historical tidbits to be had.

Tara Marie said...

Wendy--this afternoon I realized that something in the html had to be causing the background banner problems I was having with the border showing up around what I created. Once I looked at the html I knew what to get rid of, and then letting blogger do it's thing worked. Now did all that just sound like "blah, blah, blah, blaahhhh"? LOL

I've only read a couple of Jenkins, and they where contemporaries, this one sounded particularly good, and if it is I'll probably be searching out more of her backlist--though if I dig through the TBR pile, there are probably a couple already on it.

Rosario said...

The blog's looking good!

I'm very interested in reading more about what you thought of Indiscreet. I'm getting very tempted by it, even though I read Lord Ruin and The Spare years and years ago and they didn't work for me at all.

Tara Marie said...

Rosario--thank you--I kept fussing until I got it to work.

Jewel has an unusual voice, but I liked this more than LR an TS.

Megan Frampton said...


Glad you liked Indiscreet, I think Carolyn has really grown as a writer, a far cry from LR and TS (and I liked them, too). My son adores the Wimpy Kid books, I pre-ordered his months ago, when Amazon had it on sale. The author has such a fantastic voice! I can see why kids love it. Heard they're making a movie of it; not sure how they will turn out.

Happy Reading!

Tara Marie said...

Megan, I think Jewel's earlier books were good, but kind of all over the place. This story was very focused--definitely worked for me.

It's so wonderful to listen to him laughing while he's reading. I told him we're getting them through school's book fairs the paperback versions are only $5.99 the hardbacks are 13.99, yikes.

Rosario said...

A-ha! That was what most bothered me about those two early CJ books, that they were all over the place. So if this one's better in that sense, I'm definitely giving it a go