What I read in April…

Because of the read-a-thon I managed to read a lot in April!

  1. THE ACE – Rhonda Shaw
  2. THE BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE – Maya Rodale
  3. BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND IAN EVERSEA – Julie Anne Long
  4. BEYOND JEALOUSY – Kit Rocha
  5. CATCHING CAMERON – Julie Brannagh
  6. GOOD GIRL’S DON’T DATE ROCK STARS – Codi Gary
  7. HER BEST LAID PLANS – Cara McKenna
  8. HOW TO SEDUCE A VAMPIRE (W/O REALLY TRYING) – Kerrelyn Sparks
  9. IMAGINARY LINES – Allison Parr
  10. ONCE UPON A BILLIONAIRE – Jessica Clare
  11. PLAYING IT CLOSE – Kat Latham
  12. BEACH BAR BABY – Heidi Rice
  13. BECOMING THE PRINCE’S WIFE – Rebecca Winters
  14. MAI TAI FOR TWO – Delphine Dryden
  15. ONE NIGHT WITH AN EARL – Jennifer Haymore
  16. PERFECT 10 – Erin McCarthy
  17. STOLEN KISS FROM A PRINCE – Teresa Carpenter
  18. WED AT LEISURE – Sabrina Darby
  19. WOO’D IN HASTE – Sabrina Darby

What I read in March…

I used to do this monthly, but stopped when I stopped reviewing. I like the idea of seeing what other people read, so I decided to start doing the monthly round-up again. Here’s the list of what I read in March:

  1. FALLING FOR OWEN – Jennifer Ryan
  2. THE RETURN OF BRODY MCBRIDE – Jennifer Ryan
  3. MARKED – Lauren Dane, Kit Rocha, Vivian Arend
  4. LOVING LORD ASH – Sally Mackenzie
  5. THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X – Eloisa James
  6. WALLFLOWER GONE WILD – Maya Rodale
  7. ONCE IN A LIFETIME – Jill Shalvis
  8. FOR HIS EYES ONLY – Liz Fielding
  9. A DUKE OF HER OWN – Eloisa James
  10. CONFESSIONS OF A BAD BRIDESMAID – Jennifer Rae
  11. THREE WEEKS WITH A BULL RIDER – Cat Johnson
  12. ROMANCE FOR CYNICS – Nicola Marsh
  13. TAKEN WITH YOU – Shannon Stacey

I loved the two Jennifer Ryan books – she is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers of the moment. THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X was my favorite read of the whole month.

Whatcha Reading Wednesday – Last one of 2013!

Since next Wednesday is Christmas and the one after that is New Year’s Day this is the last Whatcha Reading Wednesday of the year – and I’m not reading anything! I finished a book last night (ALL I’M ASKING FOR: A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY by Christi Barth, Brighton Walsh and Kat Latham) and don’t know if I’ll have time to start anything new till late tonight. Today is the last day before the kids are home for winter break that I can finish any last-minute Christmas shopping. Tomorrow is their winter parties at school and Friday is pajama/game day at school. I’ll be helping out at school both days and unable to get anything done at home. So today I plan to find the one last gift I need for my impossible to shop for brother-in-law, pick up a few presents for our dog and cat (can’t forget the animals!), and maybe something fantastic for myself as a treat for all the running around 🙂

What are you reading this week?

Whatcha Reading Wednesday and Unstoppable Winner

First, the UNSTOPPABLE contest winner. I’m sorry that this is so late. We had a winter storm and the kids were out of school for several days. We spent the days playing in the snow, building a gingerbread house, baking, watching movies, and enjoying the time together. I will admit that I was sad when they had to go back to school this morning. Only 7 more days until winter break!!!

The winner of the three Country Roads ebooks is…

Emily B

Please email me at carrie@thebookgirl.net with your preferred retailer (Amazon or Barnes & Noble) and your email address.

Now, for what I’m reading. I’m definitely on a Christmas romance kick. I just finished the new Carina Press holiday books and I’m now reading THE BILLIONAIRE’S CHRISTMAS BABY by Victoria James.

What are you reading this week?

 

 

What I read in November…

November was a slow reading month for me. I think this is going to become more and more common as I focus on my writing more. My reading time is one of the areas that suffers when I really focus on writing my own story 🙂

Here’s what I read in November:

  1. LADY JENNY’S CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT – Grace Burrowes
  2. NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED – Sarah MacLean
  3. SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SNOW – Sarah Morgan
  4. SLOW RIDE HOME – Leah Braemel
  5. ‘TIS THE SEASON TO KISS SANTA – Kate Hardy
  6. HAVE YOU ANY ROGUES? – Elizabeth Boyle
  7. THE SCANDAL BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Elizabeth Essex
  8. SANTA TO THE RESCUE – Adele Downs
  9. NAUGHTY NICKS – Christine d’Abo
  10. SNOWBOUND WITH THE CEO – Shannon Stacey
  11. SINS OF A WICKED PRINCESS – Anna Randol

Whatcha Reading Wednesday

9780062068545_p0_v2_s260x420I’m reading NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED and have been since last week. I’m loving the book and hating that I have NO time to read. I’m not used to reading a book so slowly 🙂

I’ve finished 9 books this month which is very unusual for me. I’m hoping that I will pick back up starting next week, but I’m not sure that it will. I’m still working on my NaNoWriMo book (I passed 50k last week, but still need about 10k to finish the story) and will be doing EditPalooza in January. Plus, all of the holiday stuff tends to take away from my reading time too.

Has anyone else found themselves reading less lately? What are you reading this week?

Whatcha Reading Wednesday

9781426897344_p0_v4_s260x420I’m participating in NaNoWriMo (more specifically the Entangled Smackdown through SavvyAuthors.com). This means I’m writing and not reading as much this month! I have been reading during the car rider line every day and right before bed. I will still finish at least a few books a week probably during November. Right now I’m reading SNOWBOUND WITH THE CEO by Shannon Stacey. I started it last night and stayed up past my bedtime reading. I love her style of writing and this book is no exception.

What are you reading this week? Is anyone else participating in NaNo?