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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

December Reading List

Let me start my saying this: A miracle has happened and I'm actually posting this in a timely manner. Well timely for me as it is within the first week after the month of reading. I don't think I've done that since August last year.

December was bleak people. I read a total of four books. Now that's just sad. I didn't do much book shopping either. I bought lots of books and DVDs for gifts, but little to none in the way of reading material for myself. Since ye olde TBR is around 300 books I guess that's a good thing.

Here's my four:

THE TREASURE by Iris Johansen
I mentioned this one while I was reading it. It returns to the same period and characters as LIONS BRIDE. As I mentioned while I was reading it, I was disappointed by the dialogue in particular. The characters all sounded the same. Of course I wouldn't miss reading it because it's Selene's and Kadar's book. Kadar remains a very interesting character for me. C

UNTAMED by Pamela Clare
This is the second book in the MacKinnon's Rangers series. This time we are following Morgan MacKinnon. I really like this time period, think Last of the Mohicans. Without personally knowing a whole lot about the time period the story appears to be well researched. It was a good read, but the male characters are much more interesting than the females. I think Amalie, the heroine, was a little wimpy. Having said that I still gave it a 'B'.

This book was originally published in 1994 and completely off my radar. At least I didn't (and don't) remember reading it way back then. It also wasn't on my bookshelves so I figured I was safe to read it. It's been re-released in hardcover so that's kind of a bummer. Here we have a conservative lawyer and a hippie do-gooder who shouldn't have anything in common. It holds up pretty well and I enjoyed it as a light read. B

MURDER GAME by Christine Feehan
I've mentioned before how much I like the Ghostwalker series. This is the seventh installment. Some of the books are better than others and this one certainly was a better one for me. Kadan is definitely an alpha hero, so if that's not your cuppa you probably won't like this one. B+

Tomorrow I hope to have up some stats for my 2008 reading year. I'm thinking this past year might be a turning point for me.



Blogger Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

It seems only Pamela Clare is writing American Historical romance. And she writes it so well. :D
I want Lord William's story so badly.

5:41 AM PST  
Blogger nath said...

Yay!! Your December list :D well you know, given that you were so busy, 4 is good :D

I really like the Jennifer Crusie :D It was the first I've ever read and one of my favorites :D

Hmmm, the Game series by CF is hit and miss for me... but I might look into it :D

Glad that you're back posting, Rosie!

9:06 AM PST  
Blogger Tracy said...

Look at you posting away! :)

Strange Bedpersons was cute. Can't say I've read any of your other books though. :(

10:30 AM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Katie, I know Pamela Clare is the only one and that's too bad. She certainly has made the Mackinnon bunch interesting. You know more than once while reading UNTAMED I was thinking how great it would be if she would write a story for Lord William. Turning that on it's head would be so great to read.

Nath, I can always count on you to cut me some slack! But four books is really measly. I've read 3 already in January. I'm thrilled to be getting back to my regular life.

Tracy, hey if you've read one of the books I did in December then you've read 25% of the same books. *wink* *wink* Yeah look at me posting away. At least until I run out of something to say...

9:58 PM PST  

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