Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weekend Book Club


I'm an avid reader.

And I know for a fact many of you are too.

So how about we start our very own Weekend Book Club?
Chat about what you're reading this week, any recommendations, whatever! Let's just have fun.
For me this week, it's one of my favourite authors, Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
'What I Did for Love' is another stellar book, filled with snappy dialogue, richly drawn characters and a plot that keeps you turning pages.
The highlight for me was Bram, the hero, who totally played up his cad image with a guaranteed heart of gold beneath. He made the book for me, and had me smiling throughout.
So over to you. What are you reading this week?

27 comments:

Marian Pearson Stevens said...

Weekend book club sounds fun! I finished SEP's -- What I did for Love a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I'm a huge fan of hers and always come away thinking -- how does she do it? She's magic! Last night I finished -- Lisa Kleypas--Smooth Talking Stranger and I just want to sigh. A winner for sure.

So many awesome books. Fun, fun!

mKat said...

LOL does it matter what we're reading? I'm a grad student so I'm reading Markets, Deliberation and Environment by John O'Neil. Last week was Lily E. Kay's Who Wrote the Book of Life.

Kerrin said...

Hi Nicola,
Usually i read romance, but this week i'm reading Understanding the Enneagram Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson from the library. Some great insights on personality and how we all tick. A bit alarming too on how we could be if we ended up in the 'unhealthy' spectrum of our personality! Much scope for characters which was what i was looking for :)

s7anna said...

The Book Club sounds like a fantastic idea...These are a couple of the books that I read this past week : Fragile by Shiloh Walker, Tie Me Down by Tracy Wolff, Five Rings by Destiny Blaine, Hidden Hands by Shayla Kersten, Kept by Carolyn Faulkner, Only Yours by J.R. Patrick, Unspoken Desires by Stormy Glenn. I'm just finishing up Edward Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz.

I'm strictly a romance reader...I need my daily dosage of HEA badly! I read all sub-genres of romance...

Lacey Devlin said...

I haven't read that one yet! I'm a fan of SEP too so shame on me. At the moment I'm reading a children's series by Jenny Nimmo because I like to know what's in the books before I recommend them to kids. I'm actually really enjoying them :D Shall we question my mental age?

Kerrin said...

I don't blame you Lacey. I can see myself reading the books my kids will be reading! Just to make sure it is safe, well maybe not that but that if they came to me later i was prepared for any hard questions lol!

Caroline Storer said...

Hi Nic - I've got 4 books on the go at the moment:

1. Kate Hardy's - Good Girl or Gold Digger? (loving it)- this is for pleasure.

Then books 2,3,& 4 are to aid with the current and future wips:

Book 2. Manscript Makeover - Elizabeth Lyon. Michelle Styles recommeded this and a subtle hint around my Birthday and I got it! Have to say it's very good. Have picked up some very useful tips.

Book 3. Secrets about Mean every Woman should Know - Barbara De Angels

Book 4. The 100 most asked Questions about Love, Sex and Relationships - again by Barbara De Angels.

Books 3&4 are to give me ideas about how and why we humans do what we do and to give ideas for "digging deeper" in my wips.

Caroline x

Nicola Marsh said...

Hmmm...while I loved this idea at the start, I can see I've just cost myself money.

Waaaay too many books to add to my TBR pile thanks to all of your :)

Nicola Marsh said...

I adore SEP too, Marian. You just can't go wrong.

I read Lisa's first contemporary 'Sugar Daddy'. Must chase up this one, thanks!

Nicola Marsh said...

mKat, that sounds like serious reading indeed!

Nicola Marsh said...

Enneagram stuff is great for characters, Kerrin, so I guess you're doing research reading this week :)

Next week, when I get my butt into gear and to the post office on Monday, you might be reading my book!

Nicola Marsh said...

s7anna, do you have a favourite subgenre in romance?
From that list, any you'd really recommend?

Nicola Marsh said...

Lacey and Kerrin, I'm reading my way through the 'Faraway Tree' series with kidlet at the moment and loving it as much as I did as a kid.

s7anna said...

I'm partial to romantic suspense stories...as well as erotic romances (m/m are a particular fave).

mKat said...

@ Nicola... serious and boring. :)
I prefer to read romance more than any other genre when I'm trying to get away from work/school.

By the way, I *love* the Faraway Tree series. I'm a huge fan of Enid Blyton in general. Unfortunately I've found that nobody really knows who she is over here in Canada (which is a tragedy, in my opinion.) I'm from the Caribbean though and we were heavily influenced by authors from the UK so I've been collecting Enid Blyton since I was a kid. My favourites are the versions illustrated by Georgina Hargreaves. They're so beautiful!

s7anna said...
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s7anna said...

Hey Kat,
Mallory Towers was a huge fave of mine growing up. Judy Blume and Enid Blyton plus the Bobbsey Twins stories were faves.

Joanne Coles said...

I'm currently reading Lynn Raye Harris's The Prince's Royal Concubine, fab story and an inspiring cover ;-)

Nicola Marsh said...

Caroline, that's great, you're reading for business and pleasure!

(hang on a minute, that sounds like a title from one of my recent books... ;) )

Nicola Marsh said...

s7anna, I love rom suspense too.

And thrillers!

Nicola Marsh said...

mKat, I adored Enid Blyton as a kid. I attribute her with starting my love of reading early.
Used to devour all her books...Wishing Tree series, Come to the Circus series, the Faraway Tree, and the rest. Loved them all!

Nicola Marsh said...

s7anna, at the risk of sounding 'backward' I never read Judy Blume growing up, yet so many girls did.
Worth me reading now?

Nicola Marsh said...

Oooh...love that title, Joanne!

s7anna said...

I think Judy Blume is one of those authors whose work you can read at any age and be able to connect with her characters since so many moments in her stories encapsulate emotions and memories that we all have in some way or form felt/experienced growing up.

Lois said...

Well, I've been going back and forth between my class's textbook (back to college after a few years away) and going through rereading Lauren Willig's books to read the newest one. (I nearly always reread previous books in a series before the newest one, just a habit), and now I'm on the fourth one, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose. One more reread before the new one! :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks s7anna, I'm on a YA kick at the moment anyway, really hooked on them, so I'm going to chase up some Judy Blume too.

Nicola Marsh said...

That's an interesting thing to do, Lois, re-reading a series before the latest.
You must have patience because when I get the latest in a series I just want to devour it :)