Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lack of Words

I thought about letting Zilla blog for me today. After yesterday's song lyrics, I've realized I'm not the only one in the family with a talent for words. Especially when I seem to be all worded out. I honestly sat staring at my blank computer screen for about an hour last night. I have no funny farm stories. Nothing cute the girls have done. My life is fairly boring at the moment...unless you want to hear about my coughing fits (which I seriously doubt you do).

I've been doing a lot of reading lately. After letting my TBR pile get to the towering stage it feels good to finally start putting a dent in it. I've recently found some new authors that I'm really enjoying - Anna Campbell, Adele Ashworth, Anne Mallory, Suzanne Enoch. I just finished Live and Yearn by Kelley St. John, a great friend to the blog and author of a wonderful book! It wrapped up her sexth sense series and if you haven't picked up these books you really should.

I've been on a historical kick lately. I'm not quite sure why but I think maybe it has to do with the fact that up until recently I haven't read one in a while. I used to love the big, meaty historicals and I honestly can't remember why I stopped reading them. Right now, I'm reading A Touch of Minx by Suzanne Enoch. It's one of her contemporary books about Sam Jellicoe a former cat burglar and Rick Addison her billionaire boyfriend. It's really wonderful! I got hooked on Sam and Rick's relationship when I picked up a 2 in 1 of hers that included a historical short story about Rick's ancestors and a contemporary about his relationship with Sam. I can't wait to find out who these two work out their conflicting desires and lives.

So, what have you been reading?

Instigator

19 comments:

Playground Monitor said...

I just looked at my "Books I Have Read" list and am ashamed to say I only read 3 books the whole month of August. It's already eleven days into September and I've read only 75 pages of a book by last week's guest blogger. That's pathetic. I've been such a lazy slug these last weeks. Now if you'd asked me what I'd watched on TV, I could tell you about the 3 NatGeo specials on Alcatraz and the numerous episodes of Law and Order: SVU I've watched. :-/

Jane said...

I'm a fan of all those authors you mentioned. I'm currently reading Adele Ashworth's latest, "A Notorious Proposition." I've been alternating between romantic suspense and historicals. I just read Penny McCall's "Ace is Wild" and Charlotte Mede's "Explosive."

KansasSue said...

Right now, my fun reading consisting of the playground whenever I can find a spare minute in the workday. My TBR pile on the nightstand is getting to be as tall as me, thanks to work. Last night, I dug into the corporation's strategic goal plan for 2006-2011. With exciting sentences such as "...dual index consisting of such tools as a satellite-based vegetative index and a proxy crop, and another based on a temperature constrained normalized difference vegetation index approach", it's a wonder I got thru the first paragraph, let alone two pages out of a mere 26.

KansasSue said...

Again. I hit enter instead of either publish or preview. With this itchy trigger finger, I'm so glad I don't own a gun.

Pardon the previous errors.

Pat L. said...

I have read the trilogy by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Trilogy - it was great and the first 2 of Susan Mallery's Sweet Trilogy - have just started the 3rd one. Excellent Reads - all of them.

Pat L.

Liza said...

I've been catching up on the Bullet Catcher books by Roxanne St. Claire. I know you don't have to read them in order, but I love to read a series in order. I started Take Me Tonight this morning. I've also been reading the Darkyn books by Lynn Viehl.

Lynn Raye Harris said...

The most recent non-Harlequin Presents book I read was Angie Fox's debut THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER. OMG, hilarious! This debut book hit the NYT extended list. And I can see why.

In HP, I'm reading every month's offerings. Just finished Abby Green's latest.

Next for non-HP: NOW YOU DIE by Roxanne St. Claire.

Sherry W. said...

I'm almost finished with Rhonda Nelson's "The Hell-Raiser". (fanning self) Next I really really hope to find "Seduce Me At Sunrise" the new Sept. release by Lisa Kleypas at the bookstore this Sat. It's the next in the Hathaway series and I have been waiting for this one for awhile so naturally it will be pushed to the head of the TBR stack.

Problem Child said...

I'm on a historical kick too. I just finished Julia London's The Book of Scandal and started another one of hers last night. Instigator's supposed to be bringing me that Anna Campbell book this weekend :-)

So when does 'Zilla's chicken romance come out? "Cackles in the Dark" maybe?

Smarty Pants said...

Reading? Uh... does the blog count? If not, the only thing I've read since I finished Instigator's book has been cake and buttercream icing recipes. I just never make time to read anymore. If I read anything, its critique work. Between work, HOD business, party planning and scrapbooking for my mom's birthday event, cake decorating... reading is just squeezed out. I'm lucky if I can manage to watch Project Runway before the next week's episode comes on, much less clean the kitchen.

You guys have kids! When do you possibly find time to read?

Crystal Lee said...

I just finished Instigator's book (very nicely done, by the way), the four books in "The Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer, and now I'm devling into "Acheron" by Sherrilyn Kenyon, "Raintree: Haunted" by Linda Winstead-Jones, and "Dune: House Harkonnen" by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson. Inspiration to fuel the fire of fantasy! Still not enough time to read and write though. TBR pile is organized on shelves, so not quite as daunting as an actual pile.

Crystal Lee said...

Yeah, "delving" not "devling" - what can I say...hurry, hurry, hurry...that's what happens when work gets in the way!

Kathy said...

I've been reading HQN Historicals. Julia Justiss' A Most Unconventional Match is very good, but I've been forced to read sporadically because of time constraints.

Next up for me: Instigator's Whispers In The Dark, Scandalous Lord, Rebellious Miss by Deb Marlowe and Midnight Marriage by Victoria Bylin.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Nascar Teaming Up by Abby Gaines. Next up either a Harlequin Presents or Cutting Lose by Susan Andersen. Or if I see something interesting. I love reading!!!
robertsonreads

Jolie said...

Do textbooks count? :(

I haven't done any 'fun' reading in a few weeks, since the fall semester started. What free time I have, I've been trying to use to write, though I haven't been very successful with that either. LOL

I plan on reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Natural Born Charmer soon though. Maybe this weekend? *fingers crossed*

Angel said...

Hugs, Jolie! I remember my college days. The closest thing to fiction i got to read was in my American Literature classes. I'd devour romances between semesters, though.

Right now, I'm not reading anything, I have to admit. I did some reading 2 weekends ago (see my book review of Night Keepers on the Playground now), but since then it has been the push to finish the book and start revisions.

But I have a nice pile on my nightstand, with lots of Blazes and some paranormals. A few more historicals Instigator loaned me.

Angel

jen said...

I just finished reading Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz. Gotta keep up with the vampire ya stuff my girl's reading.

birdzilla said...

PM...premiere debuts May 2009...must read

Very funjny comment though

birdzilla said...

Sorry...previous post was geared toward PC

Julie and I have been hitting the pub