Thursday, October 20, 2011

What the Crafties are Reading...

Regina Scott is reading Mary Moore’s LIH debut, The Aristocrat’s Lady, and Tom Pocock’s nonfiction tome, The Terror Before Trafalgar (can’t pull Regina very far from the Regency!).

Jean Gordon is starting Embers of Love by Tracie Peterson

Cara Putman is reading Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist and There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones. Both excellent writers!

Debby Giusti is reading Mary Neely (AKA Mary Connealy): Ten Plagues

Oh, my. Lenora Worth is reading lots of things. Val Hansen's Rescuing the Heiress, Margaret Daley's From This Day Forward, and on my to be read list--Hannah Alexander's The Wedding Kiss. And in my Nook--Rachelle MaCalla's Princess in Peril. Loving that one so far. Love all of them so far! I seem to be moving from history to contemporary these days. I love both!

Karen Kirst can handle only one book at a time. I just finished Rachelle McCalla's first book in her new Reclaiming the Crown series, Love Inspired Suspense Princess in Peril. I love royalty stories and this one did not disappoint! Now I'm reading the October Love Inspired Historical novella Once Upon a Thanksgiving. I'm enjoying Winnie Griggs' Home For Thanksgiving.

Leigh Bale reads a variety of stories at one time:
Call Me Irresistible, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa
Lucy's Legacy, by Dr. Donald Johanson

Right now Christine Johnson is reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It's a "loaner" book, so I set aside my other read, Laura Frantz's The Colonel's Daughter until I finish this one. I'm about halfway through The Help and am totally hooked by the three strong women telling their storiesa.

Lisa Mondello: Reading Water for Elephants on the Nook Color in between writing, cooking and watching Project Runway.

Missy Tippens is reading a book for her book club: These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 Arizona Territories (a novel) by Nancy E. Turner. Missy says...This has me spellbound! I stayed up until 4 am this morning reading!

Pamela Tracy - she who reads more than one at a time.
On my Kindle: Lye in Wait, by Cricket McRae, a cozy mystery - I'm about 1/4 of the way through and liking it.
In my Car: The Jane Austen Bookclub by Karen Fowler - I'm on the next to last disc. The audio has convinced me to rent the movie.
In Print: In a Doctor's Arms by Lisa Mondello - Of course I'm reading a LI book. I'm about 1/4 of the way through and liking it.
What's next? Just checked out from the library The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory - just released... I can hardly wait, although I'm so used to her books about Henry the 8th.

Barbara Phinney, who would be soo confused if she read more than one book at a time, is now reading Shattered by Kate Kelly. Wonderful book set in the Black Hills. Great characters!

So, tell us, what are you reading, and which of the above books have you also read...


  1. Oooh, I love me some Project Runway!! And I also really want to read Water For Elephants. Thanks for sharing, ladies.

  2. Cool. I loved seeing what others are reading. I've read both The Help, Call Me Irresistable, and Water for Elephants. I have These Be My Words and have heard the author give a talk about the book.

  3. Busy with Harlequin Online Reads. I read at least two books per day online.

  4. Olufisayo,
    Two a day! I am so jealous. I actually kept track the beginning of this year and I average 6-7 books a month.

  5. I watch Project Runway too! And I'm reading Margaret Daley's From This Day Forward. Great author!

  6. I just finished Without Remorse by Cindy Gerard and started Lisa Gardner's LIve to Tell.

  7. All these books! So little time. I fear my Nook is going to reach it's max!

    Lyn, don't you just love Project Runway? And the All Stars are going to be competing next month! PR is my guilty TV pleasure.

  8. I finished Jenny's book last night. Wonderful!

  9. I thought The Help a wonderful book. I was hooked from the beginning. I keep thinking I was to keep a prayer journal too. I also liked the movie.

    I loved Water for Elephants too, but the movie didn't live up to my expectations.

  10. I'm not reading anything. I'm busy typing away since my deadline is the end of this month. But I plan to settle back with Rosanna of the Amish in November.

  11. Hey, gals! I thought I'd stop by in my five quiet minutes while the little girl is playing and little boy is sleeping...

    I'm currently reading Wings of a Dream by Ann Mateer. I also got an advance copy of Cathy Gohlke's Promise Me This and it looks really good!

    With two kiddos underfoot and on contract I can barely crack open one at a time though. :)

  12. Barbara, I'm sooo with you. One book at a time for me!

  13. I'm reading the The Athena Project by Brad Thorn. I was tardy and didn't get my email in time. It's that dog's (Ollie) fault.

  14. I just finished Leigh Bale's new Forest Ranger Husband and loved it.

    I am in the process of loading a Kindle for Bali. I am reading reviews and synopses to pick books for thirty hours, you heard me right, 30 hours of flying time and 10 of layovers.

    Pamela, it is going to be about 6-7 books a flight for me!

    Peace, Julie

  15. Julie, I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

  16. Julie,
    I hate, hate, hate flying. I have a routine. I have 3 pages, go to the bathroom, journal a page, and play a video game. Then, I do the whole thing over. I have to have an aisle seat. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander is the only book that broke the routine. I could read a chapter and then go to the bathroom. LOL

  17. Julie, wow, what a blessing to have a Kindle for all those hours flying and in the airport. Wishing you safe travel!

  18. You girls are busy reading and writing. I love Cindy Gerard's books! I did read one by my good friend Cathy Mann while I was in Florida. Yummy! Made me blush! I also downloaded a big old research book--Gotham. Because I have the font on my Nook so large, it weighed in at 1500 pages. Yeah, I"m sure I'll get that read by the end of the week--NOT!!!

  19. Project Runway--Love it, of course!!! It's so much like writing a book, yes???

  20. I was sick last night so dont have a book on the go. I finished Bye Bye Bertie by nancy Melh but not sure what next. today I am feeling better than last night but still got no energy so not sure what will be next.

  21. No wonder about you all, evidently GREAT WRITERS are GREAT READERS too!

  22. Jenny,
    Hope you feel better soon.

    Yes, I think most writers start because they love to read :)

  23. On the books listed...I have only read The Help, but many of the others are on my wish list or tbr shelf. I have read 121 books this year. I enjoy posts telling what others like to read!


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