Books, books, and more books. Which is a problem.

Okay, so I'm too lazy to make these into actual book posts.

The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh. Loved it. Thanks for the rec, Megan! This and Dancing With Clara are my first Baloghs read. I kinda read them at the same time. One at home, the other at work. I just loved how I knew I should hate Waite for the alpha that he is, yet somehow it worked. It really really worked and I got the impression that he really does fall in love with Mary by the end of the story. So good. Read it. I should take a picture of them on the shelf, they look so pretty. Well, except the ones that are on the FLOOR because Gambit knocked them over. He has a thing for knocking over piles of books.

Dancing With Clara was another good one, though not quite as good as TNR. I thought the ending fit well, though it's not precisely a HEA. Another book that I think I should dislike, yet I didn't. Now I don't know which one to read next. Either The Famous Heroine or The Wood Nymph, I think. But that might change.

Let's see....also started reading Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps by Lara Rios. So far it's fabulous. And read a bit of Spooning by Darri Stephens and Megan DeSales at work, but I wasn't impressed, so I don't think I'm going to get it. It was too...something. Almost stereotypical chicklit in a bad way.

Also forgot to mention that I read Taking the Cake by Kate Davies. It's a really cute contemporary and I really enjoyed reading it. It's an ebook from Samhain.

In other news....Nick and I will be "discussing" the book problem here at home on Saturday. *sigh* Okay, it really doesn't need quotes since we will actually be discussing it. No, he's not being unreasonable, we really don't have that much space here in the apartment for all the books I want. But still....*sigh* I'll live. I'll pout awhile, though.

Oh...but I did buy Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn today! I was so happy when I saw it. Imagine big intake of breath and an arm shooting out to grab the book and hug it to my breast. Yeah, I was happy. Am happy.


Megan Frampton said...

So glad you liked it. I think the beginning is so amazing, and definitely controversial for a traditional Regency, and the evolution of the characters--no-one does that as well as Balogh. Really, I can't think of anyone who makes a character change--internally--as much as she does.

I liked Dancing With Clara, too, but not as much as NR.

ReneeW said...

The Notorious Rake is definitely Balogh's best IMO. You were so lucky to get a copy. I too like DWC but not as much as NR. I don't remember anything about the other two you mention. I'd read The Wood Nymph next just to see if it's worth the exorbident price they are getting for it on ebay.

Colleen Gleason said...

Hmmm...these must be older Baloghs; the traditional Regencies. Aren't they hard to come by? Maybe the library has them.

I'll definitely check them out, 'cause I love Balogh.

Jane said...

OT - but I wanted to know whether you bought/ordered a Sony Ereader yet???

Nicole said...

Jane, I haven't. It's too pricey for me right now. I've had my eye on the one that Baen people might be doing, but that's about it.

I think the tech is cool, but with my iPaq working great and things like the nintendo wii and ps3 coming out, the sony ereader has been put on the backburner.

Mailyn said...

OMG you got Witchling!??!?!?!?!

I am so jealous!!! Is it good????

Nicole said...

I started it today at work. So far it's okay. There's a bit too much of setting up the world than I prefer, but from seeing things on other blogs, I don't think others would be as bothered and might actually appreciate it more. :-) I'm more a fan of the drop me in and let me figure it out, but others don't seem to be the same.

Lori said...

I'm not a big Balogh fan. I did read Taking the Cake and loved it! Very cute book!

CindyS said...

Imagine big intake of breath and an arm shooting out to grab the book and hug it to my breast.

So glad to know I'm not the only one to do this. Sometimes I make a high pitched sound that has the people in the store wondering if they need to call 911.

Glad you are enjoying your books but the 'discussion' sounds scary. Do you have any leverage? Bob has two pick up trucks and seriously, no one needs two pick up trucks. If he even breathes wrong I just say 'how many pick up trucks do you have?' and it's over.

Leverage. You need leverage!