Friday, January 07, 2011


Ah yes - my second of the hashtag days. On Fridays I'll be doing things like #Fridayreads, #amreading, #amreadingromance... Because this year I plan to kick the crap out of my TBR. I have had some books on the stack for YEARS. I mean it, people. YEARS. In fact, I am not buying much in the way of books. New books will still find me. There will be RITA books for judging and presents (because I love those and have lovely friends who keep me well in supply!). Then there's the YA stuff that my kids are reading and that I'm dying to get into. I have tons of stuff to read. And never fear - I'm keeping the book trade afloat because I'm giving a lot of books this year.

Once eharlequin has their 2011 challenge up and running, I'll be back to tell you about the first reads of my year - Michelle Styles's BREAKING THE GOVERNESS'S RULES, Ellen Hartman's CALLING THE SHOTS, and Elizabeth Hoyt's THE LEOPARD PRINCE. After that - who knows? I'm feeling the urge for a YA binge!

What's your Friday read?


  1. Hi Donna - went to the library today to stock up on my TBR pile. I took out:
    Sandra Brown - Smash Cut
    Elizabeth Chadwick - The Love Knot
    Lindsey Davies - Alexandria
    Lindsey Davies - Nemesis
    Tess Gerritsen - Keeper of the Bride, and finally, Judith McNaught - Every Breath You Take. The problem is - which one to read first?! Have a good weekend. Caroline x

  2. Currently reading Toni Blake's latest Whisper Falls
    plus rereading Ian King's Brummell and Toby Wilkinson's Rise and Fall of Anceint Eygpt.

  3. My TBR pile is threatening to cause an avalanche across my bedroom. But I can't stop buying books. It's a disease. It's an affliction. It's an addiction.
    And I am an Addict.
    But hey ho! Currently reading Jeannie Linns Butterfly Swords and loving it

  4. I need to start a TBR pile. I've gone through all my books. I just finished The Gift by James Patterson. I guess I need to take a trip to the library.

  5. LOL I have managed to catch up on my reading during this festive season with a bit of everything- list below says it all *grin*

    Demon from the dark by Kresley Cole
    The Cowboy's Winter Bride by Diana Palmer
    Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Ruthless Seduction by Miranda Lee
    Lovermine by J.R. Ward

    Bought today two books

    Response by Penny Jordan
    Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber

    Flipping a coin to see which title I pick first to read tonight *lol*

  6. My TBR numbers roughly 1000 - trust me, I have books there that have been languishing longer than anything in your TBR Donna! LOL.

    OOOH - I new Michelle Styles book. I bet you have an author copy! When's it out in North America or do I need to go to M&B to get an ecopy?

  7. I'm going to be finishing up Homer's Odyssey, A fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper. I started it on New's Years Day and it's a great book but I haven't been reading much. Fortunately it's the kind of book you can set down and pick up again.
    I'm in a reading slump and nothing sounds interesting to me. I need to renew my library card soon. Maybe I'll find something there.
    Donna I'm with Lynne ~ I have books in my TBR that are from the 90's. If you count the H Presents and Romances that my mom saved and I now have they go back to the 50's.

  8. On Friday I finished the wonderful "Madensky Square" by Eva Ibbotson. Not one to read on a train or hospital waiting room this. Full of wonderful stories, laughs, and extraordinarily uplifting - there were moments when I vowed to buy shares in Kleenex. Wonderful writer and I have another of her books on the pile. But I'm going for a change of pace with The Ballroom Class by Lucy Dillon, next. And of course there is still the stuff I've loaded onto my eReader.

    Like Kaelee, I've been in a bit of a reading slump, but my appetite appears to be returning.

  9. Pre-christmas resolution was to break my reading prejudices - looked at paranormals and was enthralled. All hail

    Started with J R Ward and Gina Showalter's Dark Series. Wow, these are dark but shockingly brilliant (and addictive)