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Thursday, January 5, 2012

So Many Books, So Little Time

I don't know about everyone else, but it seems that I have tons of really great looking books to read right now. I purchased several last week then more this week and have even more on my list to purchase soon. It often seems as if I can't find anything that I am in the mood to read. Oh, I read all the time but often it feels unsatisfactory--as if some spark of excitement is missing in me about the books.

Those days appear to be over! I thought I would share some of the books that I am excited about with you. Over my Christmas break I consumed books at a rate that really felt more like a binge, but one I didn't want to end.

I discovered Lora Leigh's Breed Series. I have Bengal's Heart on my night stand. I read the story of the hero's twin brother during the holiday binge and I can't wait to see how this one works out.

I also picked up the first two books in Ms. Leigh's Tempting SEALS series. I bought the first two of the three, which was all my book store had. They look hot and sexy. Just what I need on a cold winter night to warm me up!

On my second trip I purchased The Husband Recipe by Linda Winstead Jones. I like to cook and I would like to have a husband so I decided this might give me the secret ingredient that I have been missing!

I saw The Cowboy's Secret Son by Trish Milburn and almost picked it up but didn't because, well, as everyone knows I hate a secret baby book so imagine my surprise when I got home and read the four star review in Romantic Times. It was all about how great it was I decided that I am going to get it when I go back to the book store. It sounds so interesting that I am going to try to move past my prejudice and give it a chance.

Isn't this beautiful!
On this second trip I tried to purchase a book that isn't out yet but that I am looking forward to with great anticipation, The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak.

I think my new fascination with romance in Russia began when I read Behind the Palace Walls by the fabulous Lynn Raye Harris. It made me yearn for hot Russian men to warm up the long winter nights.
I am really looking forward to reading all of these new books. I have been thinking about doing a book review at least one Thursday a month and have decided that this is a great time to start that. I am currently reading The Phoenix by Rhonda Nelson and will review it next Thursday. I am really excited about starting this and hope you will enjoy hearing more about some of the books that I am reading.

It is also my hope that you will share books that you are enjoying with us here under the tulip tree!
What book or books are you excited about reading now?


  1. I am reading Rhonda's book, "The Phoenix," too! It's really good! I love her Men out of uniform series!

    I read Lynn's book - she is such a wonder writer! I loved her Russia! She makes you want to just pick up and leave, headed to where ever she is writing about!

    I didn't know about Linda Winstead Jones's book! I now must go and get it!

    Thanks for sharing Stephanie! You got me kick-started again to look for some wonderful reads!

  2. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book. :-) -- LJ

  3. Y'all are the best!! Thanks so much for the lovely compliments. :) I'm glad you enjoyed Russia, Stephanie and Cheryl!! :)

  4. I am a little overwhelmed at what I've got stacked up and what is on my Kindle. There are things that I am practically salivating to read, but I am STILL rereading the Mayfair Witch series. I am almost done with the last one one. I am sick with a cold so I intend to finish it today. Then I have to reread Catcher in the Rye for book club. (Yes, it's the month when we are reading a classic.) It's been so long, I don't remember. Then I think I am on to Eloise James's new book.

    I look forward to your reviews--so my TBR can increase. In fact it increased today. I like an overview of several books.

    Do other people reread a lot?

  5. I have LJ's book on my Kindle. And I have a lot of Amazon gift card credit and need to go shopping. My sister sent me a hardback book for Christmas -- The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes. She raved about it. Then there's all the free books I've downloaded to my Kindle -- many books by authors who are indie publishing their old backlists.

    Problem is I can't focus to read. Pain pills, ya know. ARGH!


  6. Cheryl,I am glad to share my excitement! I just think there is so much to read. I wish I had more time!

    L.J., I am sure I will love it. I can't wait to dig into it!

    Lynn, thanks for sharing your Russia with us. :-)

    Jean, good luck with the reading. I hope you feel better soon!

    PM, hang in there you will feel better soon and you will have all of the lovely books to read.

  7. Oh, I've been yearning to read a lot of books too lately. I got a Kindle 3G for Christmas and have downloaded books onto it. I've also got a Nook, which can hold different books Kindle can't get.

    I'm working really hard a manuscript right now so reading is out. But I've got a few Lynn Raye Harris books I really want to read. Plus, a bunch of Harlequin Historicals, and I'd like to read the Georgette Heyer books I've downloaded. Great fun ahead!

  8. Thanks for the great list of books Stephanie! I loved Lynn Raye Hazrris' book. Most of the others I'll be shopping for ASAP!

    During the holidays I read everything I could get my hands on by Kristan Higgins. Next up is Jill Shalvis (she's been on my BTR list for a while now). I also have a copy of Carole Mortimer's "Taming the Last St. Claire" in my stacks. Like you, my spark of enthusiasm for reading is back...and in full force! I can't seem to get enough!

  9. Correction...That would be Lynn Raye Harris. Sorry Lynn.