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Friday, August 22, 2008

The Enemy by Lee Child

The Enemy (Jack Reacher Novels)
by Lee Child
Dick Hill (Reader)
Audio CD
Published in 2004
ISBN-10: 1-59355-394-3

This is my first Lee Child book. One of my ThisBookForFree winners won the newest title by this author and I got curious. The Enemy is actually the 7th novel, but the event takes place two years before the first book of Jack Reacher series. I decided that it is a good place to start.

I enjoyed it. The reader, Dick Hill, is very engaging and he has this pleasant voice that makes me lost track of time while I'm doing my laundry, scrubbing the floor and all kinds of other things mother of five must do.

The story started with a death of a two star General in a motel on a New Years Eve. I like how I get to hear about MP. Took me a long while to guess whodunit. It's definitely worth listening. I loaded up on the next book, Killing Floor.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Marriage Most Scandalous by Johanna Lindsey [Ruby Tuesday, too]

This child in ruby red usually wants my attention the second I get engrossed in a book. Actually, make that engrossed with anything. He's my last baby, and I'm already missing the time when he couldn't care less what I am doing.

Marriage Most Scandalous
by Johanna Lindsey
Audio CD

Do you know how weird it is to listen to a book in your iPod and the play list is scrambled worse than an egg? I was listening to CD 1, 2, 5, 4, 3, was crazy. I still like the story of Sebastian Townsend. He seem lucky or maybe talented or both. He doesn't know himself. First he was an heir, then he's cut off from his inheritance because he killed his best friend in a duel...

I just wish it wasn't scrambled when I was listening to it because it's got great flow to it. This is a historical romance. Lady Margaret is a likeable girl. She's not TSTL* heroine.

I'm going to be giving away the CD's at anyone interested. Watch out for that post at this site. The post should be up in a week or so. I usually only give out books, but this is audio book, so a book nonetheless.

*Too Stupid To Live

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Nine Alphabets

I wanted to do a different Thursday Thirteen. I guess I'll see at the end of this week if I have at least 13 books suggestions beginning with these 9 author's last name initials that I am missing on my author's list.

I will list book suggestion along with the blogger and her blog. You'll be permanently embedded on this post. :)

I was just looking at my author's list and found that I have 9 missing alphabets. I guess I have to go now and read authors with last names beginning with:
I, N, O, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z.

I think I have read authors with those names, but did not review their books. I have much to learn about writing a reveiw for a book. I just have no idea how to go about it. I need more words.

Hey, have you got good books with those beginning author's last name as above?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 6) by J.R. Ward

I'm been through this many times. I would read a book. I would enjoy it so much, that every thing pales in comparison. It's such a big let down. I just finished two wonderful vampire books one of which was Acheron by Sherilyn Kenyon:

I was actually dragging my feet about reading Lover Enshrined by JR Ward because I knew that when I finished reading it, it will be a while before the next one comes out. I don't think I have forgotten the story of the first book, Dark Lover to re-read it again.

It was funny how in the beginning, I was uber annoyed with the flying 'Hs' in the book. You have to read it to believe it, but these hot guys goes by the names of Phury, Rhage, etc. See all the Hs? But you know what? Once I got over my hang-up about 'H', the story's great. I love it! There are plenty of sex to please most people. Fortunately, I'm not most people and I tend to rush through love scenes.

This book is about the twin of Zhadist. He's the Primale. He gets to 'bred' with a whole lot of Choosen to make sure there's going to be many pregnancies to replenish the diminishing supply of vampire race. Why have a "Primale"? It is to make sure that the 'parents' of the new generation will be the creme-de-la-creme.

This story wasn't like the other book, which is probably good because who wants to read recycled plot huh? I did feel that there was less romance between Phury and Cormia...but this guy was partner to a whole bunch of 'Choosen' and the author has to reduce that to just one person. The book took a whole month to grow with me. Once it got going, it's going great...just getting used to the set up was tough.

Phury is an addict, and no matter how justified or how handsome or how the person was in pain, it is very hard to overcome an addict and make that character into a hero. JR Ward pulled this off, and I enjoyed the last part of the book on my last days in San Francisco when I'm about all toured out and was ready to relax with a book before going home.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Buy it Here
Published in 2008
ISBN-10: 0-312-36215-3

Finally, the most awaited book of all Dark-Hunter is here, and it didn't disappoint. I read it in two days, because I still have five children to watch, but I basically have stop doing everything else. Thank goodness my mother is here, or the laundry would be unbelievably high.

This book is almost 800 pages, and I wish there was more. I wanted more of Simi, and more of Ash, and more of everything. I think I'll still buy and read this book if it were 2,000 pages long. I finally get to see the 3D version of that b!+**-goddess Artemis, as Simi likes to call her.

Now, I feel like I want to go back to book one and make the journey and read the whole series again. Unfortunately, my MIL have my collection, and she ain't very happy with me at the moment. I have low tolerance for BS, and I guess we finally have our first 'ignoring-each-other' thing. Fine by me, but drat if it isn't inconvinient. Now, I have to buy the whole collection again. Bummer.

I would say more about this book, but I just don't know what to talk about without giving away the story.