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message 1: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
I figure I would create a folder to discuss books that are not the monthly focus of the group, as well as upcoming new authors, new books etc.

message 2: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
I havent heard of the author but my sister is the same way with men writers lol.

Though it does make sense that a woman would know what another woman would want to read hehe

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

ya i am the same way i tend to read more female writers. we woman do know what other women want :D

message 4: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments One of the themes for an upcoming newsletter our library has will be men who write Mills and Boon novels - I didn't realise there were so many. Went back and read a few of them, now knowing that they're men, and viewed the whole thing differently. It didn't sit quite right. Was probably just me but in the sex scenes I kept thinking, 'Oohh, no...I don't think so!'

message 5: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments Hi Kathy - As in which male authors write Mills & Boon novels?

Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) I think as in what is a Mills & Boon novel? I'm unclear on that myself; I've never heard of that before. :)

message 7: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments Oh hmm lemme think. Mills and Boon is a company that was founded in err 1809. They publish romance novels by the truckload - here in NZ you can buy them in supermarkets they're that prolific. Like the Harlequin novels? Maybe I should've said Harlequin - I think they bought Mills & Boon in the 1970s and changed their name to Harlequin Mills & Boon.

message 8: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments I ran a young adult bookclub for about 4 or 5 years and they'd have such diverse interests we'd have to split them and have 3 or 4 books going at once. One of our branches has a bookclub and not a PNR among them. I don't want to join one that reads the books EVERYONE thinks is going to win some serious award - not that there's anything wrong with that. I don't want to discuss Literature (with a capital L). I read it but I don't want to talk about it, yet those are the kinda clubs around my area. Maybe that's why I'm here hah :-) You could find likeminded ppl in your neighbourhood and start one...(says she who absolutely does not want to and will wait for someone else to do it first)

message 9: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments And it's interesting (I know, I talk/type too much) that since I've started reading even more romance novels for the newsletter I'm also noticing that public library staff are snobby about what their customers take out. When the heck did they feel they could make readers feel defensive about their choice of books? I refuse to apologise for what I read but I'd imagine a lot of other customers aren't as tarty-faced to the staff as I am about it heh.

message 10: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
I agree Tosca, any person I come across that snubs me for my choice of book hears a mouthful from me, so much so that THEY are the ones embarrassed for opening their mouth to begin with :P

message 11: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments I remember I discovered Georgette Heyer/Barbara Cartland at 9 - they were my great grandmother's books and I absolutely enjoyed them. Fast forward a few years as a teenager trying to take out a romance novel and the librarian with the beady eyes sneering. Fast forward another few years and I'm the staff member trying to take out Cheyenne McCray's 'Armed and dangerous' with a naked, entwined couple on the cover and, once again, a frowning librarian LOL

message 12: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
lol, I would still have to make a comment to that frowning prude :P

Though I am a bit outspoken like that lol

message 13: by Unapologetic_Bookaholic, Co-Lead (new)

Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 902 comments Mod
I have an offer from NOBLE ROMANCE e-book for a free book. Feel free to browse their site

If anyone is interested please email me.

message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Has anyone read the Inkheart Inkheart Trilogy 1 by Cornelia Funke... i put it on my long list of books to read. and was wondering if anyone has heard good things about the books. or read them

message 15: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) I have heard good things about Inkheart. The movie is coming out soon and I want to read the book first, even though I love Brendan Fraiser!

Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) I heard the writer actually based the character on Brendan Fraser...

message 17: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) That's different. Were the books written after the movie or in conjunction? Do you think it would be better to see the movie first?

message 18: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments Somebody flicked out a link to 16 free Harlequin e-books (celebrating their 60th birthday) and that link led me to another on their site where you could put yourself in the story and get your own little blurb. They're silly/funny and here's mine:

Award-Winning Writer Tosca heads across the Grand Canyon's most dangerous territory to break her unwanted society engagement. Only, her biggest problem isn't outlaws and killers. It's a rugged, relentless cowboy....

With a killer to catch, Declan has better things to do than escort his commander's feisty daughter. But his brainy charge is as irresistible as she is off-limits, and to protect her he'll risk his reputation, his life—and his heart.

message 19: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 232 comments I went and tried it, and here is what I got for me and hubby..LOL

Award-Winning Writer Yz has no intention of buying into New York City's absurd werewolf legends. Until she rescues an ordinary dog shot with a silver bullet, and meets his wealthy tycoon owner, Tyrone.

A founding member of the Alpha Force on a nearby military base, Tyrone has developed an elixir that helps werewolves control their shape-shifting abilities. Tyrone has always tried to keep his distance from the civilian population, but Yz's shy nature soon wears down his defenses. With attacks on people and animals in the area mounting, can their hopelessly romantic attraction withstand their toughest challenge?

message 20: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. I'd like to read these stories.

message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 276 comments This is too funny! I sound like I might be somewhat pouty...and busy, what with juggling the writing career, the raising a son, and the evil father! Why was I innocent AND spoiled?

He was a poor, simple boy. She was a wealthy, brainy young lady. Though they were worlds apart, their innocent friendship bloomed into a mutual admiration. Then suddenly Thornton was wrenched from Sarah's life.

Now, years later, he has returned to the Australian Outback society as an influential adventurer, determined to seek revenge on Sarah's father—and Sarah herself. But she is no longer the spoiled schoolgirl Thornton remembers. She is a feisty young award-winning writer of conviction and faith, raising a son on her own. Now Thornton must look deep into his heart. For only in abandoning his thirst for revenge can he finally become the man most worthy of her love.

message 22: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 13, 2009 07:59AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) tosca wrote: "Oh hmm lemme think. Mills and Boon is a company that was founded in err 1809. They publish romance novels by the truckload - here in NZ you can buy them in supermarkets they're that prolific. Li..."

Mills and Boon is the UK equivelant to Harlequin. Wouldn't surprise me if they are the same company, since they both publish some of the same stuff.

message 23: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) I need HELP!!! I have been wanting to read Let the Right One In ever since I read a review of the movie on Netflix a long time ago.

The catch - I usually only read ebooks (gotta love my palm). I cannot find is as an book anywhere!

Short of contacting the publisher - I've exhausted every resource I know of. Has anyone ran across this book in an ebook format (doesn't matter which format - I have readers for 'em all). If you have I'd love a link!

I'll probably email the publisher tomorrow. But if I can't find it /gasp/ I'd hate to have to switch to reading an actual book! :)

message 24: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Hey Shanon, I read a lot of e-books too. I'll see what I can find because I really want this one too and I'll let you know probably later tonight!

message 25: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) Good Luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you have better skills @ locating it then me!

message 26: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Well, so far I've only found it in Swedish. You wouldn't by any chance be able to use that, would you?:)I'll try some more later tonight after I've got the kids in bed. Ahhh, I love my quiet time at night!

message 27: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Shanon, sorry, I'm not having any luck. Let me know what you end up doing because I might do the same. Sorry!

message 28: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) Thanks for trying Kathrynn.

I looked up the publisher's website & there isn't any easy way to contact them for general inquiries. There also isn't ANY links for ebooks on their site so I'm going to assume they don't create ebooks.

I checked my library's online catelog & no luck there as well. Looks like I'm off to the store this weekend.

message 29: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Good luck!

message 30: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 276 comments I hope this is an appropriate place to post my quandry. I love books of all kinds, shapes and sizes--reading, listening on audio, and now I'm interested in eBooks.

I know several members are avid readers of eBooks. I'm thinking of finally breaking down and buying a reader this year, but I don't really know what to look for.

I've looked at the Kindle 2, which looks good, if not a little pricey. Plus Amazon has a good selection of titles. I've heard of Sony readers, but I've also heard the selection of books isn't as good.

Does anyone have suggestions? I posted this in another group, too, so I apoligize if you get the "double feature".

message 31: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) Ebooks are fun! I read them almost exclusively. I use my Palm Treo & have loaded several readers onto it (mobi, pdf, palm ereader).

I haven't looked into the Kindle & Sony reader because I've been very happy with my Palm. From what I understand the Kindle can have books delivered to it wirelessly which would be really cool.

Good luck in your search for the perfect ereader for you!

message 32: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
Well, from what I can tell in shopping online for books.. most of the books I personally buy are not available for either system.

So what I would suggest to you is browse the kindle and sony books available and use the search functions to find books that you would personally buy. (say all of your tbr list) and see how many are available on those systems before you purchase one.

Both look good and are easy to read from what I have seen, and I think its just a matter of what is available that's going to be the huge decision maker.
It was for me anyhow.

message 33: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) Hey Tricia - just out of curiosity what books are you not finding available as an ebook? I usually have pretty good luck finding ebooks I'll give it a go for you! :)

message 34: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
Not necesarilly e-book, it has to be formatted for the kindle or sony devices. :)

Which is what I was talking about.

message 35: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ *Stephanie* wrote: "Has anyone read the [b:Inkheart Inkheart Trilogy 1 by Cornelia Funke|28194|Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, #1

I read Inkheart based on the reviews and thought it stunk. IMHO very wordy and seems to never get to the damn point. I usually like this kind of thing but really couldn't stand this one.

message 36: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) From what I understand Kindle also supports MobipPocket (.mobi/.prc) Text files, html & word documents. So if Amazon isn't selling a particular Kindle book there are other ways to read it on the Kindle. I haven't done research on the Sony but my bets are that it supports other file types too.

message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

i just picked up the Twilight dvd... so i cant wait to rewatch it.... i know alot of people hated but i liked it.... so cheers for all the peeps who got there copy.. enjoy.. cant wait to see New Moon... there filming downhere.. its cool there is a few people from the tribe close to me that got to be in it.. way to cool...

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Barbara wrote: "*Stephanie* wrote: "Has anyone read the [b:Inkheart Inkheart Trilogy 1 by Cornelia Funke|28194|Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, #1

I read Inkheart based on the reviews and thought it stunk. IMHO..."

hmmm thats interesting.... the first i have heard it sucked...

message 39: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) *Stephanie* wrote: "i just picked up the Twilight dvd... so i cant wait to rewatch it.... i know alot of people hated but i liked it.... so cheers for all the peeps who got there copy.. enjoy.. cant wait to see New Mo..."

Got mine and watched it again. Though there were numerous things I hated about the movie, I'm still addicted and loved watching it again. I'm excited for New Moon, especially since the director will be different. Maybe the second movie will be better.

message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

u never know... cross ur fingers and toes it will be better...

message 41: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) If I were you Stephanie,I'd probably try to sneak around near the movie set!

message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

i wish.. have no clue where there filming its like Supernatural they film down here to.. have no clue where.. one day i will see them around i just know it...... hehe.. :)

my friend had the supernatural guys in front of her place filming she was taking pics.. i got to see those.. i am so jealous hehe..

message 43: by new_user (last edited Mar 22, 2009 12:12AM) (new)

new_user I don't watch the show, but I would totally stalk Jensen Ackles. LOL.

message 44: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Jensen Ackles...I would have been snapping my camera too! Did anyone see this last week's episode? It was by far my favorite yet. Very dark and much was revealed but I don't want to spoil anything. I also can't get enough of Misha Collins. He could be my angel any day:) Castiel with his scruffy hair and trench coat...

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 168 comments *Stephanie* wrote: "i just picked up the Twilight dvd... so i cant wait to rewatch it.... i know alot of people hated but i liked it.... so cheers for all the peeps who got there copy.. enjoy.. cant wait to see New Mo..."

I got the shipping notice for mine. I thought it was fun and I've heard it gets better with consecutive viewings, so we'll see. Besides, Emmett and Edward are pretty enough to distract me from that hilarious expression plastered on Jasper's face. ;)

message 46: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 47 comments Yes, poor Jasper. I think he's meant to look tortured but instead he looks like he has a serious case of gas :-)

message 47: by Sarah (last edited Mar 22, 2009 05:11PM) (new)

Sarah  | 276 comments You make me laugh, tosca! That's what I thought, too! I work this weekend, so I totally forgot it was the big Twilight release date. Maybe if I drop by the store on the way home, they will still have copies... keeping my fingers crossed.

As for Supernatural, sigh, those are my boys. Every Thursday. Without fail. For the last 3 seasons. Eye of the Tiger will never be the same. I'm a little jealous of you, Stephanie. You live so close! I would be a total stalker chick. Sometimes I drop by the message board over at Television without Pity to see what the big news and general discussion is on the show and upcoming episodes. They've got great spoiler ideas. Loved last week's episode, too, Kathryn. My only comment: Sammy, eww. Just eww. Really.

Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) tosca wrote: "Yes, poor Jasper. I think he's meant to look tortured but instead he looks like he has a serious case of gas :-)"

LOL.... thanks for that. :) The concensus with the people I've talked to is that he was channeling Edward Scissorhands, but I like yours better...

message 49: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Loved last week's episode, too, Kathryn. My only comment: Sammy, eww. Just eww. Really...."

Oh, I know! I couldn't agree more. I'm really disliking Sam right now. I have a bad idea that Sam and Dean may be on opposite ends of the good anad bad side by the end of the season but I hope I'm wrong. The demon blood was pretty gross.

message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

i know.. what is he a vampire... so weird... i love the supernatural boy... mmmmm.... for the stalking if i had more time in the day i would be out there hunting them down.. it would be a good job if it payed.. i loved the eye of the tiger.. Jensen Rules.. mmmm that boy.. i cant wait to see next weeks ep. it looks good.. its called. It’s a Terrible Life
If the Winchester's weren't hunters... Ooooo the clip looks so good..
for jasper for me he looked so scared all the time.. like he saw a ghost.. it was weird. maybe the next one he will not look so scared... he is a cutie if he wasnt so scared.. for the rest of the cullen boys all u can say is yummm... :) keeps me happy...

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