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message 3: by Annvelwis (last edited Oct 24, 2009 03:06AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments III-2009
Total: 28
Ratings: * 0; ** 4; *** 7; **** 14; ***** 3 | average 3.57
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

49. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson ***
50. Animal Instincts by Gena Showalter ****
51. Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris ****
52. Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris ****
53. Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris ****
54. Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris ***
55. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl **
56. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card reread *****
57. When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zenatti **
58. Blood Lite An Anthology of Humorous Horror Stories Presented by the Horror Writers Association ****
59. The Reluctant Reformer by Lynsay Sands ****
60. Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor ****
61. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
62. Shakespeare's Counselor by Charlaine Harris ***
63. Odes and Epodes by Quintus Horatius Flaccus ***
64. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger ***
65. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky **
66. The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven (SS) by Edgar Allan Poe ***
67. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ****
68. Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter ***
69. Snowbound by Larissa Ione ****
70. Blame it on the Moon by Shara Lanel reread ****
71. The Temptress by Jude Deveraux ****
72. Highlander In Her Bed by Allie Mackay ****
73. Claiming the Highlander by Kinley MacGregor ****
74. Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor *****
75. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong *****
76. Eve’s Spawn by Tuesday Morrigan **


Annvelwis | 671 comments Briansgirl wrote: "wow, you read fast."
Not really, I just have a lot of time at night, heh.



Kasia Intimidating.


Annvelwis | 671 comments Kasia wrote: "Intimidating."

If so, it's unintentionally :) I just can't stop reading, it seems ;)


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) You read 3 books in one day?! wow


Annvelwis | 671 comments Briansgirl wrote: "You read 3 books in one day?! wow"

If you mean April... nooo ;) I finished Devil's Dictionary some time after midnight April 1st, but I started reading it in March (dailylit). Then I happily started The Undead Next Door. It was good so I was done before April 1st ended. I finished The Darkest Night about 2 am April 2nd.


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) That's alot of Susan Mallery sheik books.


Annvelwis | 671 comments Briansgirl wrote: "That's alot of Susan Mallery sheik books."

I read one and decided I want more ;) It happens to me more often than I care to admit, heh.


Kasia I've noticed you're far into the Outlander series... How's it? I've ready only the first. I loved it. But now I cannot motivate myself to grab and read the next one. Tell me is it all worth it? Those books are all so THICK.


Annvelwis | 671 comments I love Gabaldon's Outlander. It's my all-time fav. I love the characters, I love the story.
Dragonfly in Amber has all of the above but is more about royal court intrigue slash cloak-and-dagger slash military action. Claire and Jamie come up with some troubles in their relationship, of course, so it's not stagnant (slash boring). That's a lot, but Gabaldon manages to pull it off quite well.
I must say I love that series and I return to it regularly, but Dragonfly is probably the hardest one for me to read (reread). It's worth it, though, and I encourage you to read it.


Kasia Thanks! All time favorite, huh? If you put it that way it's definitely hard to resist. So I'll be squeezing Gabaldon into my reading list soon, though not this month yet...


message 19: by Annvelwis (last edited Jun 03, 2009 07:05AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Heh, that'll seem awfully silly, but I actually wept when my first polish editions of Gabaldon books (only first three, published by Amber) burned up in a minor fire. I wept for them and not other damages, heh. It was the time when Outlander series in polish was so hard to get. When ŚK started republishing Gabaldon's books I was first in line to get them ;D And it even doesn't matter that translation isn't perfect, I just have to have it on my shelf (it stands right by Dell's paperbacks of it, heh).


message 21: by Annvelwis (last edited Oct 24, 2009 03:00AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments VII-2009 part II
Total: 18 Total for month: 38
Ratings: * 1; ** 3; *** 11; **** 20; ***** 3 | average 3.55
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

190. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward ****
191. Timeless Passion by Constance O'Day-Flannery ***
192. Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail *
193. Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan from Hot Blooded anthology ***
194. Twilight Phantasies by Maggie Shayne ***
195. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb reread ****
196. Heaven's Price by Sandra Brown **
197. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann *****
198. Betrayed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast ***
199. Chosen by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast ***
200. Nigdy w życiu! by Katarzyna Grochola ***
201. Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey ****
202. Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks ****
203. Forbidden Nights With a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks ****
204. Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh ****
205. Strange Brew anthology by P.N. Elrod et al. ***
206. Wildest Hearts by Jayne Ann Krentz ****
207. Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong ****


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message 24: by Annvelwis (last edited Feb 04, 2010 10:40PM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments X-2009
Total: 30
Ratings: * 0; ** 5; *** 5; **** 13; ***** 7 | average 3.73
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

261. The Hunger Games (Igrzyska śmierci) by Suzanne Collins *****
262. A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie ***
263. Broken by Kelley Armstrong ****
264. After Dark (Po zmnierzchu) by Haruki Murakami ***
265. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn **
266. Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway ***
267. Hunted by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast ****
268. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh *****
269. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison **
270. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs ****
271. Rape A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates ***
272. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich ****
273. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter ****
274. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin **
275. Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong ****
276. A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor ***
277. Bożyszcze tłumów (Make Me an Idol) by Katherine Scholes **
278. Bunnicula A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James Howe & Deborah Howe *****
279. What A Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken ****
280. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter The First Death by Laurell K. Hamilton ****
281. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures Volume 1 by Laurell K. Hamilton ****
282. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures Volume 2 by Laurell K. Hamilton ****
283. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich ****
284. Belong To The Night by Shelly Laurenston et al. ****
285. Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward reread *****
286. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward reread *****
287. Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward reread *****
288. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward reread *****
289. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward reread ****
290. Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie **


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message 27: by Annvelwis (last edited Jan 30, 2010 11:16PM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments I-2010
Total: 34
Ratings: * 0; ** 2; *** 8; **** 16; ***** 8 | average 3.88
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

1. Steel Beauty by Dana Marie Bell ***
2. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur **
3. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan ***
4. The Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles by Ewa Lipniacka ***
5. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs ***
6. Second Sight by Amanda Quick ****
7. Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips *****
8. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
9. Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
10. Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
11. What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
12. The Devil Inside by Jenna Black **
13. The Dream Thief by Shana Abé ****
14. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop ****
15. Jane and the Sneaky Dom by Hannah Murray ***
16. Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton ****
17. Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon ***
18. To the Brink by Cindy Gerard ****
19. Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts ***
20. Undercover Princess by Suzanne Brockmann ****
21. Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb *****
22. Winter Bride by Lynne Graham ***
23. Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ****
24. The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward ****
25. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Mężczyźni, którzy nienawidzą kobiet) by Stieg Larsson *****
26. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich ****
27. Covet by J.R. Ward ****
28. The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon ****
29. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon *****
30. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon reread *****
31. Dead After Dark by Sherrilyn Kenyon et al. reread ****
32. Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon reread *****
33. Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon reread *****
34. Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon reread *****


message 28: by Annvelwis (last edited Feb 28, 2010 07:41AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments II-2010
Total: 30
Ratings: * 0; ** 3; *** 6; **** 13; ***** 8 | average 3.86
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

35. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter reread *****
36. Only in My Dreams by Dana Marie Bell ***
37. Any Way You Want It by Kathy Love ****
38. Fallen by Lauren Kate **
39. Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris et al. ****
40. Miss Chopsticks by Xinran ***
41. Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang by Katie MacAlister ***
42. The Reinvention of Chastity by Eve Vaughn **
43. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon *****
44. Numbers by Rachel Ward ***
45. Under the Dome by Stephen King ***
46. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams ****
47. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon reread *****
48. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon reread *****
49. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon reread *****
50. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon reread *****
51. The Secret by Julie Garwood reread ****
52. Ransom by Julie Garwood reread *****
53. The Bride by Julie Garwood reread ****
54. The Wedding by Julie Garwood reread ****
55. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood ****
56. The Palace by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ****
57. Defy Not The Heart by Johanna Lindsey reread ****
58. The Duke And I by Julia Quinn reread *****
59. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn reread ***
60. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard ****
61. The Princess Bride by William Goldman **
62. An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn reread ****
63. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn reread ****
64. To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn reread ****


message 30: by Annvelwis (last edited Apr 02, 2010 01:47AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments IV-2010
Total: 2
Ratings: * 0; ** 0; *** 1; **** 1; ***** 0 | average 3.50
My challenges and Series (not all of them, though)

93.Beyond the Pale by Savannah Russe ***
94. Jinx by Meg Cabot ****


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