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09 April 2006 @ 01:00 am
A Books They are A'Coming!  
Well, a crapload of the books I put on hold at the library, as well as one DVD came in. Looking at the massive load, I'm quite happy that I'm a fast reader.


The Philadelphia Story

Jennifer Crusie

- Welcome to Temptation (Yay, Tracie! I did get this one!)
- Tell Me Lies

Janet Evanovich

- One for the Money
- Two for the Dough
- Three to Get Deadly
- High Five (Hee, LoVe!)
- Hot Six
- Seven-up
- Hard Eight
- To the Nines
- Ten Big Ones
- Visions of Sugar Plums

Victoria Thompson

- Murder on Astor Place (yes, the first one)

Pamela Morsi

- Wild Oats
- Sweetwood Bride

Carla Kelly

- Daughter of Fortune

Ian Rankin

- A Good Hanging
- Tooth and Nail
- Hide and Seek

Miscellaneous Books I Picked Out


- The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl
- The Murder Room - P.D. James
- Stealing with Style - Emyl Jenkins


- Stephanie Laurens (I've read her before and I like her, but sometimes her books are direct copies of well-known movies, but nowhere in the book does she acknowleged it's a rip-off and that bugs me, so I'm always wary of reading her.)

The Perfect Lover
A fine Passion

- Betina Krahn (Lovely author, I enjoy her immensely.)
The Books of Seven Delights

- Laura Kinsale (Bar none, my favorite author. When she does good, her books are magical, magnificent treats the like I've never read anywhere else or seen anyone else come close to. The following books are two of three -- the third didn't come in yet -- that didn't quite scale those heights. In fact, they were disappointments. But because it's Kinsale, I'm giving them another chance.)

The Dream Hunter
My Sweet Folly

- M.J. Putney (Otherwise known as Mary Jo Putney. I'm not quite sure why the initials here, but I generally like her work, so I'm giving it a go.)

Stolen Magic

Phew! Well, I will busy.
Juliafairnymph on April 9th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Welcome to Temptation is a fun read.

What do you recommend by Kinsale?
Arabian: booksarabian on April 9th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
My favorites by her are:

  • Flowers from the Storm -- this is my favorite book of all time. And features my favorite hero ever in a romance novel.

  • Midsummer Moon for delicious romance/uproarious humor.

  • Seize the Fire is the first book I read by her and it's heartbreakingly beautiful.

  • For My Lady's Heart if you don't mind deciphering sorta old-English type of dialogue.

  • The Shadow and the Star is just delightful and features my favorite heroine in a romance ever.

    Kinsale doesn't write standard romance at all. Her heroes and heroines are uniquely original and the circumstances they find themselves in you won't find in any other romance novel. Oh, and her writing -- some of her passages are just magnficent pure poetry. Just breathtaking and heartwrenching.
  • Holly: L/V Swayholly96 on April 9th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
    The Dante Club is awesome. A little gross/disturbing at parts, but totally intriguing. Especially since the main characters were all real people. You really feel like you get to know them. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Arabian: booksarabian on April 9th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
    Cool, a rec for a book I just picked up off the shelf. Awesome.
    depudordepudor on April 9th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
    OK, dude, I was just trying to reply to another post of yours, and it totally disappeared. Did you yank it? It was agreat post. I'm confused!
    Arabian: Spinningarabian on April 9th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
    Yes, I was actually going to make changes based on comments someone told me you made at TWoP (oh why won't you post your thoughts on the ep at The LoVe Shack?) about Veronica pulling his hands to her waist and as I told the poster who told me, I just don't see it as much as I want to.

    I just watched it and analyzed everything (via this other post, I do not go to TWoP) mentioned about 20 times. Nope, I wish, but nope. The movement from him is putting his hands in his pockets and then pulling them out. Her movement with the arms moving is her lifting her arms up. And the reason Logan looks serious before the arms go around his neck is because (a) she's still standing there and had turned to face him as if, yeah, she was gonna dance and (b) her arms were beginning to lift to go up around him. I wish, but no.

    I will be putting the post back up without changes (after I write my quick Dr. Who post). I hope you didn't lose anything. It's the Chemistry part of the LoVe Shack breakdowns, but I like to put the Chemistry here, since that's all me.
    depudordepudor on April 9th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
    I've been posting at TWoP because that was a deal I made in exchange for some... favors. Didn't I tell you that? I could repost some of it at TLS, but I have a couple issues with that thread that I should probably mention to you elsewhere.

    Have you seen the high-res extended vm-caps that are just of The Dance? You can tell a lot of what's going on by Logan's face. Also, the movement of V's arms *backwards* is unnecessary to put her arms around his neck, and that's what convinced me that she places his hands on her hips. i'm about 90% positive on this, but I won't know for sure unless I can get my hands on the script.
    Arabianarabian on April 9th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
    Post what you can, that's cool. No, you never told me about the, erm, favors. LOL!

    No, I haven't seen the high-res caps. Do you have a link?
    depudordepudor on April 9th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
    The link isn't working now, so she may have taken them down already. Check _jems_’s journal. She gives the link and explains its limitations.