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What Are You Reading? (February 2015)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy First Monday of February, everyone.
It’s Reading Report time!

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

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Tell us what you’ve finished over the last month, what you’re currently reading, and what’s on your To Be Read stack/list. And if you’ve reviewed the books you’ve read somewhere, please include links!

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  • What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since the last update?
  • What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
  • What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?

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  1. Monday, February 2, 2015 9:17 am

    What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since the last update?
    The Proposal (The Survivors’ Club #1) by Mary Balogh, audiobook read by Rebecca De Leeuw (4.25 stars)

    The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner, audiobook read by Steve West (4 stars—a great conclusion to the trilogy)

    The Suitor (The Survivors’ Club #1.5) by Mary Balogh (4 stars)

    Turnabout’s Fair Play (The Matchmaker #3) by Kaye Dacus

    Just This Once (Escape to New Zealand, #1) by Rosalind James, audiobook read by Claire Bocking (3 stars)

    Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature (The Great Courses) by Thomas A. Shippey (4 stars)

    A Night Like This (The Great Courses) by Julia Quinn, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor (4 stars)

    The Arrangement (The Survivors’ Club #2) by Mary Balogh (4 stars)

    What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
    The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister #4) by Courtney Milan, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor

    What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?
    Not sure. I spent well over an hour last night going through the titles I already have on my Kindle, as well as through my wishlists on Amazon, Audible, and the public library, and nothing struck my fancy.

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  2. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, February 2, 2015 1:17 pm

    Here’s what I read in January. Books Read In January 2015

    I just finished Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer.

    On audiobook I’m listening to Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, narrated by Margaret Hilton and The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch, narrated by James Langton.

    Currently I’m reading Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth and Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund.

    Up next will probably by A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings and A Royal Marriage by Rachelle McCalla (Love Inspired).

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    • Sylvia M. permalink
      Monday, February 2, 2015 1:20 pm

      Here’s my book review for Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer. Book Review

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    • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 5:02 am

      Kaye – Aw, you make me want to re-read your books … I loved Turnabout’s Fair Play. ^_^

      Sylvia – Thanks for the review of Playing By Heart! I haven’t read anything by Anne Mateer, yet but several of her titles/storylines caught my eye (including this one).

      I reviewed Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell: http://theartistlibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/like-a-flower-in-bloom-Siri-Mitchell-review.html

      The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen: http://theartistlibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-secret-of-pembrooke-park-julie-klassen.html

      and A Lady at Willogrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd: http://theartistlibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/title-lady-of-willowgrove-hall-review.html

      I just finished Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey, Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul and Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden (reviews to come).

      Next on my list … gah, need to stop leisure reading because I have a lot of reading for my LIS classes. I have a couple of review books I need to get to though … =)

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      • Sylvia M. permalink
        Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:58 am

        I have like all of Anne Mateer’s books for different reasons, but I think my favorite is her first one, Wings of a Dream. Her books are gentle and sweet in the romance department, but she really researches the time period and makes it come to life. They’re actually more historical fiction than romance.

        Artist Librarian, I love Julie Klassen’s books and own them all. I really enjoyed Siri Mitchell’s Love Comes Calling. It made me go look up telephone operator information and videos on line. I think that job sounds like fun. Like a Flower in Bloom sounds wonderful. I read your review for it and put your review site on my Feedly blogroll.

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    • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:26 am

      Sylvia, I read Call the Midwife last year (for my “memoir” category) and really enjoyed it.

      Jen, thanks for the reviews of the Klassen and Ladd books—both of those are on my radar to read this year.

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      • Sylvia M. permalink
        Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:45 am

        I’m a little over half-way through with Call the Midwife and am enjoying it, except for that graphic description with the prostitutes. I did not need that information/mental picture in my brain. It definitely emphasizes how much those people need Jesus and will do anything to find love and make money. Even though that section was nasty, it certainly broke my heart for the people that really live like that. Especially the girls that have been brought into that lifestyle as children. It’s all they have ever known.

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