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message 1: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) I knocked 20 books off my own-to-read pile, mainly by admitting I'm never going to read them.


message 2: by ttg (new)

ttg | 90 comments Mod
That is excellent progress! (And I commiserate. That is a hard task to do.)


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Emma wrote: "I knocked 20 books off my own-to-read pile, mainly by admitting I'm never going to read them."

Good job. I have to get tough and tell the little buggers they are going to go to book heaven unread.


message 4: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) 30 off the list, but I've only read about 3. I think there's a reason why they've been languishing unloved in the tbr pile


message 5: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 28 comments Mod
Maybe we should try picking each other's next reads. Then we'll be reading a book that at least one person liked and those books that have been looked over for a reason can continue sleeping undisturbed.


message 6: by Emma Sea (last edited Jun 04, 2013 05:27PM) (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) Cheryl wrote: "Maybe we should try picking each other's next reads. Then we'll be reading a book that at least one person liked and those books that have been looked over for a reason can continue sleeping undist..."

Oh, good idea! What do you suggest from this lot or this lot that I read next?


message 7: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 28 comments Mod
First off, read To Feel the Sun since it's only seven pages long. I haven't read it, but it's Marie Sexton and, you know, seven pages long. I'll read it too since it's free.

Then try Out of the Blue. You'll either love it or you'll hate it. Either way, I think it will give you something to chew on. Actually, maybe read this one first, because you're going to need something light and comforting after, and Marie Sexton is the warm, fuzzy blanket of comfort reads.


message 8: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) right, done


message 9: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 28 comments Mod
Good luck!


message 10: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) In the Ennek series I've got books 1 and 3, but not 2. Maybe I'll try book 1 after the cuddly Sexton blanket.


message 11: by ttg (new)

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After those, I vote for The Argentine Seduction. It's short and sexy and a nice follow-up to the Chimera Affair. And if you're feeling a historical, there's always Tamara Allen. :)


message 12: by ttg (new)

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Emma wrote: "In the Ennek series I've got books 1 and 3, but not 2. Maybe I'll try book 1 after the cuddly Sexton blanket."

I have book 2 on my kindle-lending shelf it you need it.


message 13: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) ttg wrote: "Emma wrote: "In the Ennek series I've got books 1 and 3, but not 2. Maybe I'll try book 1 after the cuddly Sexton blanket."

I have book 2 on my kindle-lending shelf it you need it."


oh excellent, thank you. I shall launch into book 1 this week then.


message 14: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) Excellent picks, everyone, thank you very much. I haven't had a five-book run of good reads in a very long time.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

I am down to one page of books on my Kindle! So the question now is, which one:

Restraint or
Transformation or
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5147...


message 16: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) that's amazing progress! I vote for Restraint.


message 17: by ttg (new)

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Kate wrote: "I am down to one page of books on my Kindle! So the question now is, which one:

Restraint or
Transformation or
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5147..."


Transformation has 4 stars from Weasel. That's like...6 stars from most people. :)

That Schoolboy Sherlock fic looks awesome! (Just downloaded it.) I love the idea of them running around a school.

Restraint sooooooounds good. How are you with regency?


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Have you read it? I initially thought it was kind of labored and slow (AND pretentious) so I put it in the DNF pile, but Lena loved it and gave it five stars. I thought maybe I should exhume it and try again. If you like regencies, you might enjoy it.


message 19: by ttg (new)

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Kate wrote: "Have you read it? I initially thought it was kind of labored and slow (AND pretentious) so I put it in the DNF pile, but Lena loved it and gave it five stars. I thought maybe I should exhume it..."

I haven't read it, but I do love regencies, but I wondered how long/down it was. I tend to like...not fluffy, but I dunno...light regency? Like, fun? I was wondering if it was very angsty, which is less fun. I should give it a try.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Weasel wrote: "What am I? Expy? "

Expy is not to be trusted. He gave the Hearne book I just read 4 stars.


message 21: by ttg (new)

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Weasel wrote: "ttg wrote: "Transformation has 4 stars from Weasel. That's like...6 stars from most people. :)"

What am I? Expy?"


Heh! I do consider you up there with Expy (and Kate) for being a tough judge. :)


message 22: by ttg (new)

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Weasel wrote: "I think I'm tough but fair, and I have a 3.86 average. The diff between 4 and 5 for me is whether I would consider rereading it. Expy's just tough all around, but I don't find his ratings a usefu..."

I agree--you always come off very fair (and not mean.) I always think of the smexy factor with Expy too since I know how much a good smut scene will elevate a book for him. :) (Kind of like me and m/m adventure romance. It has to really miss the mark for me not to be starry-eyed.) *_*


message 23: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) Weasel wrote: "I think I'm tough but fair, and I have a 3.86 average."

I have a 3.38 average, so on paper I am tougher than you, which is weird, because I think of you as being fair but discriminating, and me as being full of undeserved squee.


message 24: by ttg (new)

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Emma wrote: "Weasel wrote: "I think I'm tough but fair, and I have a 3.86 average."

I have a 3.38 average, so on paper I am tougher than you, which is weird, because I think of you as being fair but discrimina..."


Like Weasel said, you read more AND you're way more likely to take a stab at a book that might sound good (or smexy) but may end up disappointing. (Which is helpful to us slackers since you warn us away!)


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Weasel wrote: "But you read way more than I do, and I set a high bar for what I'm willing to try. I may just be more successful at avoiding books I wouldn't like. "

You don't rate your dnf's do you? You're pretty choosy about what you start and then, if it doesn't interest you, you don't spend much more effort on it.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Okay, the f'ing lonnnnggg Restraint it is.

Attempt #2 coming up.


message 27: by ttg (new)

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Kate wrote: "Okay, the f'ing lonnnnggg Restraint it is.

Attempt #2 coming up."


Good luck!


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Thx!


message 29: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) ttg wrote: "you're way more likely to take a stab at a book that might sound good (or smexy) but may end up disappointing. "

Oh yeah, that's probably exactly what it is. And I hate DNFing, although I'm getting better at it, so I'll hate a book but force my way to the end anyway.


message 30: by LenaLena (new)

LenaLena (marilenalena) | 46 comments Transformation is total bromance and the reason I never picked up the second one was because it sounded like one half of the pair wasn't coming back. I liked the first one, though.

Hope you're in the mood for Restraint.....


message 31: by ttg (new)

ttg | 90 comments Mod
LenaLena wrote: "Transformation is total bromance and the reason I never picked up the second one was because it sounded like one half of the pair wasn't coming back. I liked the first one, though.

Hope you're in..."


Marlene, have you read that school days Sherlock fic that Kate linked above? It sounds great (but is 139k+ words, so if you have any thoughts about it...)


message 32: by LenaLena (new)

LenaLena (marilenalena) | 46 comments No. It's on my kindle waiting list now, though. Waiting for July! If you want a short Sherlock school days one that is very porny, try 5 Times John was Fucked By A Teacher and the One Time It Was A Nurse Instead


message 33: by ttg (new)

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Whoa! That does sound porny! I might jump into the big one. Sinner's Gin is not pulling me in right now...


message 34: by Emma Sea (new)

Emma Sea (pekapeka) I think I've read as many of my kindle backlist as I care to: onwards to fanfic for the second half of June (or original free fiction at a pinch).


message 35: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 28 comments Mod
My kindle backlog is pretty small, but I these are the only ones I might actually read. Any suggestions?

The Cat & the Crow
Closet
By Chance


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

So. It's closing in on the end of the month and I'm looking at stuff thinking "what to I want to buy?" And...nothing appeals to me!!!!!

I am failing at book addiction here, people. *sad, sad, sad*


message 37: by LenaLena (new)

LenaLena (marilenalena) | 46 comments I had three cheaters in a row......


message 38: by ttg (new)

ttg | 90 comments Mod
LenaLena wrote: "I had three cheaters in a row......"

Does that mean you bought three books? :-)

@Kate, any older books you're interested in? (Or are you looking at what's just come out and none of it is of interest?)


message 39: by LenaLena (new)

LenaLena (marilenalena) | 46 comments No. I downloaded 3 new things to my kindle and read them. That is counting as cheating for me this month, because I need to work on the backlog.


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Everybody is cheating!! >:(

ttg: I've looked at old listopia's, new listopia's, sf, fantasy, thriller, mystery/suspense, m/m, everything. I've tried everything. I'm hopeless right now.


message 41: by ttg (new)

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Kate wrote: "Everybody is cheating!! >:(

ttg: I've looked at old listopia's, new listopia's, sf, fantasy, thriller, mystery/suspense, m/m, everything. I've tried everything. I'm hopeless right now."


I haven't cheated yet. :) Still strong!

Anything on my kindle lending shelf? I have Widdershins (which everyone else loved more than me, but you may love it), and the YA reads The Cat in the Cradle (and its sequel From Darkness to Darkness) and Gives Light, I haven't read the sequel yet, but the other two were great reads IMO.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll look, thanks. But I have stuff I can read. I'm just planning my post-June wish list/book orgy and realizing I don't wish for anything.


message 43: by ttg (new)

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Kate wrote: "I'll look, thanks. But I have stuff I can read. I'm just planning my post-June wish list/book orgy and realizing I don't wish for anything."

Hmmm...in some ways not wishing for anything is good, but I see what you mean. It's fun to look forward to something.


message 44: by LenaLena (new)

LenaLena (marilenalena) | 46 comments Just realized I'll have to repopulate my kindle in 16 days before I get on a plane to Europe. I cannot possibly board a plane with less than 100 fics on the kindle.


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