A big family, a reading addiction, and the occasional celebrity scandal are the ingredients of life that create one woman's opinion on just about everything.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So MANY books, so LITTLE time...

I swear I made the rounds in romancelandia blogosphere just yesterday, but I've been so busy the last couple of days it seems like forever ago. It wasn't as if the week hasn't been jam packed enough when today, unexpectedly, a guy I know from high school called and will be in town with his family to visit and wanted to get together. Normally I'm up for stuff like that but this week, this week that was supposed to be a vacation week and we've ended up running around like crazy people, not a good time.

At least I was brave and put him off from meeting tomorrow. We have plans to get away for a day and normally I would jack our plans and accommodate someone else's but I have been working very hard NOT to do that to my family. My Mom's death taught me that...don't put off things. So we're going to try and work something out for Friday late afternoon or early evening.

As you can see I probably won't be around much the next few days, but I do want to tell you about the great haul of books I got yesterday from Borders. As I've whined about before my closest bookstore is a Barnes and Noble and it is horrible about getting new releases shelved, so whenever I'm anywhere in the vicinity of the Borders store (45 miles away) I go. Yesterday, we had a couple of appointments in the area so I got to go browse and binge a little. I bought:

1. Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
2. The Thrill of the Night by Candice Hern
3. Tough Enough by Michele Albert
4. Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks
5. Her Only Desire - Gaelen Foley
6. The Leopard Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt
7. The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell - by Samantha James
8. Emma 2 (Manga) - Kaoru Mori

I've already read Claiming the Courtesan, which you have time to do when traveling in the car and waiting in doctor's offices. I'm just sayin'. I found this book to be an interesting mix of old and new historicals. Maybe I'll do a review of it on its own because I probably have more questions to pose than anything else about this one. Eventually, I hope to revive the post I lost in cyberspace about my recent reads and movies. Maybe over the weekend.

The Campbell, Hern, Hoyt, James and Mori books are all because of online reviews or comments. I have read Hoyt's first book and wanted to give the Leopard Prince a go as well.

I still have to search out the three Lori Handeland books in the Rock Creek Six series because I have a hankering to read some westerns. God forbid I should take any off the keeper shelf!

Just when I was weeding that TBR down to a somewhat respectable size too...



Blogger Amie Stuart said...

I just ordered Tough Enough--along with about five other books. LIke I needed them LOL

6:27 AM PDT  
Anonymous scooper said...

I haven't read/heard of any of the books on your list. I'm going to look them up on Amazon since we usually end up reading quite a bit of the same books.

8:03 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Amie, need? We are supposed to need the books before we buy them?

scooper, some are new to me authors as well like Anna Campbell and Candice Hern. That's the cool thing isn't it? Always something new to try.

8:34 AM PDT  
Blogger Tara Marie said...

Off Topic--OMG I just saw the pictures of your son, hope he's feeling better.

Off line for a week and I miss all sorts of stuff.

10:59 AM PDT  
Blogger CindyS said...

I'll be interested to hear what you think about the Campbell book as I just won a copy - I read the review at AAR and was instantly intrigued.

Also, want your input on the Hoyt - there were aspects in her first book that were offputting but only because of my own baggage.

I hope you take some time with your family - there are times when I feel overbooked and I'm blessed with a hubby who will say, 'we'll cancel, sit on the couch and veg together'. Usually just what I need!


1:04 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

TM, my son is doing better. I'll have pics and post tomorrow. Thanks for checking.

CindyS, when I first finished the book I had mixed emotions, but the further I am from reading it, I think I liked it. I'm still hoping to do a review.

10:21 PM PDT  

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