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message 1: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I probably hit my 300 mark or very close in 2010 so for 2011, I'm trying to aim for 250-300 again. Let's see how I do!


message 2: by Samantha (last edited Jan 31, 2011 04:28PM) (new)

Samantha January- Bring in the New Year!

OMG! This is the month of ARCs.

1. Siren's Surrender by Devyn Quinn (ARC) 3*
2. Blood of the Rose by Kate Pearce (ARC) 4*
3. Bloodfever by KMM- audio 4*
4. A lot like love by Julie James (ARC) 4*
5. Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings (ARC) 3.5*
6. Faefever by KMM- audio 4*
7. Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr (ARC) 4*
8. Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs (ARC) 4*
9. Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (ARC)- 4*
10. Chasing the Lightning by Madeline Baker- 3*
11. Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr- 3*
12. Vampire Sheikh by Nina Bruhns 2* ARC
13. The Boss's Baby Affair by Tessa Radley 4* ARC
14. Every Chance I get by Altonya Washington 3* ARC
15. To Tempt a Sheikh by Olivia Gates 4* ARC
16. Bella and the Merciless Sheikh by Sarah Morgan 3* ARC
17. Nowhere to Go by Gay G. Gunn 4*
18. Dreamfever 4*
19. Royal's Bride by Kat Martin 4*
20. Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings
21. Shadowfever by KMM 4*
22. Beyond the Night by Joss Ware 2*
23. Bride of a Wicked Scotsman by Samantha James 2*
24. Seduction of an Unknown lady by Samantha James 3*
25. The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs 2*
26. Open Season by Linda Howard 4*


message 3: by Samantha (last edited Mar 02, 2011 04:44PM) (new)

Samantha February!!!

27. Coming in Last by Shiloh Walker 3*
28. Against the Wind by Kat Martin 3*
29. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong 2*
30. The Christmas Brides by Linda Lael Miller 3*
31. Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson 4*
32. Lust by Charlotte Featherstone 3*
33. Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl 3*
34. Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell 4*
35. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (listen/re-read)4*
36. Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl 4*
37. Desperate Duchesess by Eloisa James 3*
38. Highlander Untamed by Monica McCarty 4*
39. Nauti and Wild by Lora Leigh 4*

Stole this from Dee!
Monthly Total : 13


message 4: by Samantha (last edited May 02, 2011 01:41PM) (new)

Samantha March :)

1. Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith 3*
2. Assassin's Honor by Monica Burns 3*
3.Game for Seduction by Bella Andre 4*
4. Ebony Eyes by Kei Swanson 3*
5. Against the Fire by Kat Martin ARC 3*
6. Branded As Trouble by Lorelei James 3*
7. Against the Law by Kat Martin ARC 4*
8. Battle Hym of the Tiger Mom by Amy Chua 2*
9. The Chief by Monica McCarty 4*
10. Tempting the Marquess by Sara Lindsey 4*
11. Hot as Sin by Bella Andre 4*
12. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr 2*
13. Remember When by Judith McNaught 3*
14. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman 3*
15. Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant (ARC) 4*

Yearly Total: 54 books! I've lost my reading mojo!!!!!!!


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
lol...THIEF!!! ;)


message 6: by Samantha (new)

Samantha LOL!!!! I need to keep a monthly track Dee. Thanks for that great idea :)


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
i just use excel and then paste it into here...if you want my format file...pm me and i'll email it to you


message 8: by Samantha (last edited May 02, 2011 01:24PM) (new)

Samantha April- OMG! I got to try to pick up the pace. My mojo left this year :(

1. Simply Insatiable by Kate Pearce 4*
2. Dark Warrior Unleashed by Alexis Morgan 3*
3. Wolfe's Hope by Lora Leigh 3*
4. Barenaked Jane by Deanna Lee 3*
5. Dark Warrior Unbroken by Alexis Morgan 2*
6. Blood Stains the Searchers by Sharon Sala 4*
7. Call Me Irresistible by Susan E. Phillips 4*
8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkes 4*
9. Knight of Passion by Margaret Mallory 2*
10. Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught 5*
11. Until You by Judith McNaught 4*
12. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Water 3*
13. Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr 5*
14. This side of the Grave by Jeanine Frost 3*
15. Lone Warrior by Denise Rosetti 1*
16. Starfire by Kate Douglas 3*

monthly total: 16
Yearly total: 70


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
you can do it...you can do it!!


message 10: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Thanks my lovely cheerleader. I'm sorting through books now. To get right back in the groove. I plan to kick back and read.


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
get your groove, get your groove on....


message 12: by Samantha (last edited Jun 02, 2011 05:19PM) (new)

Samantha May :)

1. Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn 4*
2. A gentle Rain by Deborah Smith 4*
3. Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn 4*
4. Demon Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers 3*
5. Everdark by Elle Jasper 3* (ARC)
6. Dirty Lady Katherine by Alexis Shore 3*
7. Storm Kissed by Jessica Andersen 3*
8. The Harlot by Saskia Walker (ARC) 4*
9. Sweet Water by Anna Jeffrey 4*
10. Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas 4*
11. Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday 2*
12. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas 4*
13. Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James 4*

Monthly Total: 13
Yearly: 83 (I suck!!!!)


message 13: by Samantha (last edited Jun 30, 2011 06:46PM) (new)

Samantha June! Woohoo the birthday month. Hopefully I do better

1. The Hawk by Monica McCarty 3*
2. Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty 4*
3. Highland Outlaw by Monica McCarty 4*
4. To Tempt A Saint by Kate Moore 3*
5. Almost Home by Susan Mallery (ARC) 4*
6. Should've Been A Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson (ARC)4 *
7. My One and Only by Kristan Higgins (ARC)5*
8. You Belong to Me by Karen Rose (ARC) 5*
9. Wedding Magic by Patricia Coughlin (ARC) 4*
10. When You Dare by Lori Foster (ARC) 3*
11. Tell Me More by Janet Mullany (ARC) 2*
12. Bodyguards in Bed by Lucy Monroe, etc (ARC) 4*
13. Wicked Lies by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush (ARC) 4*
14. The Surrender of Lady Jane by Marissa Day (ARC) 4*
15. Room by Emma Donohue 4*
16. Love, Murder,etc by Kathleen Valentine 3*
17. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach 4*
18. Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James 5*

Monthly: 18
Yearly: 101


message 14: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
u can do it...a couple of good reading months and you'll be back in it!


message 15: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I know! Once life gets balanced again!


message 16: by Samantha (last edited Aug 07, 2011 09:28AM) (new)

Samantha July!

1. Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen (ARC) 4*
2. Crave by J.R. Ward 3*
3. Silent Scream by Karen Rose 4*
4. Vampire Instinct by Joey Hill(ARC) 4*
5. Heat Wave by Susan Lyons (ARC) 3*
6. Play dirty by Lorie O'clare 1*
7. Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley 5*
8. Crush on You by Christie Ridgway 5*
9. Red's Hot Cowboy by Carolyn Brown (ARC) 3*
10. The Best of Friends by Susan Mallery 3*
11. Where the Wind Blows by Caroline Fyffe 3*
12. Seduced by Her Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham (ARC)4*
13. Tempting the Highlander by Michele Sinclair (ARC)3*

Monthly: 13
Yearly: 114


message 17: by Samantha (last edited Aug 31, 2011 03:11PM) (new)

Samantha August:

1. Undeniable Pleasures by Tori Carrington 2*
2. His Darkest Salvation by Juliana Stone 4*
3. Cowboys Like Us by Vicki Lewis Thompson 4*
4. Too Hot to Touch by Julie Leto 3*
5. Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank 4*
6. Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella 3*
7. Breathless by Anne Stuart 3*
8. Supernatural by Larissa Ione, etc (ARC) 4 *
9. Guilty Pleasures by Bertice Small (ARC) 2*
10. Enticed by His Forgotten Lover by Maya Banks(ARC) 3*
11. Demonic by Sheri Whitefeather (ARC) 4*
12. Give Me A Texas Outlaw by Jodi Thomas, etc (ARC) 4*
13. Field of Pleasures by Farrah Rochon (ARC) 3*
14. Kismet by Monica Burns 3*
15. Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson 5*
16. Bride for a night by Rosemary Rogers (ARC) 3*
17. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (ARC) 4*
18. Blood Trails by Sharon Sala (ARC)3*
19. Doukakis Apprentice (ARC) 4*
20. Til Death Do Us Part by Beverly Barton (ARC)4*
21. Bride for a Night by Rosemary Rogers (ARC) 3*
22. The Keepsake by Terri Gessiten 3*

Monthly: 22
Yearly: 136


message 18: by Samantha (last edited Oct 10, 2011 07:41PM) (new)

Samantha September (maybe I'll do better)

1. Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins-audiobook 4*
2. Captured by Beverly Jenkins 5*
3. A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day (ARC) 5*
4. Just one of the guys by Kristin Higgins 3*
5. Falling for Gracie-audiobook 4*
6. Season for Temptation by Theresa Romain (ARC) 3*
7. JZM sex scene by KKM 5*
8. On the edge by Heather Graham (ARC) 3*
9. Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh (ARC) 3*
10. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt-audiobook 4*
11. A man for all seasons by Diana Palmer (ARC) 2*
12. Where All the Dead Lie by J.T. Ellison (ARC) 3*
13. Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare 5*
14. Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis 3*
15. Catching the Fire by Suzanne Collins-audiook 4*
16. Accidental Wedding by Anne Gracie 3*
17. The MacKade Brothers: Rafe & Jared by Nora Roberts (2 books) 4*
18. The MacKade Brothers: Devin & Shane by Nora Roberts (2 books) 4*
19. Escaped by Barbara Delinsky-audio book 2*
20. How to Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron-audiobook 4*
21. Love, Come to me by Lisa Kleypas 3*
22. Enough by Juan Williams 4*
23. The Black Hawk (ARC) by Joanna Burne 3*
24. Body Thief by C.J. Barry (ARC) 4*

Monthly: 24
Yearly: 160


message 19: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
you did good this month!!


message 20: by Samantha (new)

Samantha You're right. I did. That's why I'm not beating myself up as much b/c I got my mojo and I'm enjoying reading so much. But last year I rocked.


message 21: by Samantha (last edited Nov 24, 2011 07:43AM) (new)

Samantha October

1. Razor's Edge by Shannon K. Butcher (ARC) 4*
2. Nice girls finish last by Natalie Anderson(ARC) 3*
3. All they need by Sarah Mayberry (ARC) 4*
4. The Perfect Rose by Felicia Rogers (ARC) 4*
5. Intoxicating by Lori Wilde (ARC) 4*
6. Texas Hold em by Lisa Cooke 3*
7. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas -audiobook 4*
8. Visions of Skyfire by Regan Hastings (ARC) 4*
9. Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis (ARC) 3*
10. A Texas Christmas by Jodi Thomas (ARC) 4*
11. Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jacki Lyden 4*
12. Inferno Kiss by Monica Burns (ARC) 4*
13. Lip Service by Susan Mallery 4*
14. Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl 3*
15. Tyler by C.H. Admirand 2*
16. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas 3*
17. Mockingjay-audiobook 2*
18. Straight from the hip by Susan Mallery 3*
19. Taboo by Jess Michaels 4*
20. Everything Forbidden by Jess Michaels 4*
21. Something Reckless by Jess Michaels 3*
22. King's Passion by Adrianne Byrd 4*
23. Holly Lane by Toni Blake 3*

Monthly: 23
Yearly: 183


message 22: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
you can do it!!!


message 23: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Thanks :)


message 24: by Samantha (last edited Dec 31, 2011 03:12PM) (new)

Samantha November (I really suck this year!)

1. Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis 3*
2. Inside out by Lauren Dane 3*
3. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones 3*
4. Sin by Sharon Page 3*
5. Simply Forbidden by Kate Pearce 4*
6. Master of Crows by Grace Draven 4*
7. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden 4*
8. Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson 1*
9. Montana, Mistloe, Marriage, by Patrica Thayer 4*
10. Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr 4*
11. The Perfect Marriage by Sherry Gripman 3*
12. Blood and Fire by Shannon McKenna (ARC) 3*
13. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus 4*
14. A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare 3*
15. Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton (ARC) 3*
16. First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh 3*
17. All I want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello 4*
18. The Christmas Present by Tracy Wolff 3*
19. Midnight by Beverly Jenkins 3*
20. In a Cowboy's Arms by Janette Kenny 2*
21. Defiant by Kris Kennedy 3*
22. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 5*

Monthly: 22
Yearly: 205


message 25: by Samantha (last edited Jan 01, 2012 07:36AM) (new)

Samantha December (Let's see what little I can do to redeem myself)

1. The Chase by Erin McCarthy 3*
2. To All a Good Night by Donna Kauffman 3*
3. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons 5*
4. Black Silk by Sharon Page 4*
5. On the First Night of Christmas by Heidi Rice 3*
6. A Maverick for Christmas by Leanne Banks 2*
7. Heart Of Stone by Diana Palmer 2*
8. Christmas in Cold Creek by Raeanne Thayne 3*
9. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio 4*
10. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay 4*
11. Seduction & Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone 4*
12. Sweet Magick by Penny Watson 4*
13. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom 3*
14. Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh 4*
15. A Christmas Affair by Adrianne Byrd 3*
16. Home for Christmas by Katie Davis 2*
17. Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr 3*
18. Pride and Passion by Charlotte Featherstone 3*
19. Gifts of Love by Lisa Kleypas, Kay Hooper 2*
20. The Historical Christmas Present 4*
21. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost 2*
22. Envy by JR Ward 3*
23. Seductive as A Flame by Susan Johnson (ARC) 3*
24. Santa, Baby by Lisa Renee Jones 3*
25. Baby, Don't go by Stephanie Bond 3*


message 26: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
you've still hit 200 for the year, that in itself is an accomplishment!!


message 27: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I guess :( Well I did lose my mojo for the better part of the year. Then when I got it back it was too late and I was extremely busy. But I hope to be back for next year's goal.


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