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User Topic: Trashy book recs
Inchoate
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Default  Posted: 7:03 PM, March 4th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Okay! Re-fevering begins tonight. I'll keep you posted.


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"The shadows tell us where the light is" (my DD@3)
"Growing up is hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it." (Agliarept)

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, March 10th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Okay, I think I've exhibited enough patience.

Cruel Mouthed Magnificent Bastard Druid Sorcerer Bookstore Owner report please.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 11:18 AM, March 10th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

LadyV... I thought about you the other day.
I was reading a quick story in an anthology and one of the lines was 'he had the cruelest mouth she had ever seen.'

Zing!


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Default  Posted: 1:10 PM, March 10th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just a quick T/J to ask: Exactly what IS a trashy book? Is it just erotica stuff, or is it romance novels, or what, exactly?


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PA 10/22/10-11/03/10
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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, March 10th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think of them as disposable books. Easily digested so many can be read one after the other. Junk food books.

This thread has thus far been about those kinds of books in the romance genre.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 6:59 AM, March 18th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anyone read any Eloisa James?

I just read her six book Duchess series and...she appears to be an SI poster.

The sort of main couple who appear in all the books and then are the focus of the 5th one are dealing with infidelity and the discussions they have and the way they work it out...it's like 18th Century SI.

This era and this genre are not my usual...many requirements are distracting to me, not the least of which is the period costume, since I know how ridiculous the guys must look. But I got over it. Recommend, recommend, recommend.

They're romance in that the resolution of each volume follows a romance model, but the degree of interconnection and the series model overall is not. Not to mention the fact that you don't see infidelity dealt with in romance ever, really, but when you think about it, you can't get a sense of a couple's history, the loss they've experienced, and how they've both changed over time in a single volume.

Each book in the series is really about people building an ethical life out of an unethical past. Repairing the mistakes of their youth, not rugsweeping, really dealing. Very mature series, smart and funny writer. There's also a lot of chess, which is always good, and a tantalizing is-he-good-or-bad guy you get teased with at the top of the first who doesn't get his own book until the end. Nobody can resist that.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:01 AM, March 18th (Friday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 9:21 PM, March 18th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I never read her because (to be honest) I judged her books by their cover.

I figured she was just another typical 'Avon' author with the typical avon plots and writing.

I'll put her down on my list.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 6:02 AM, March 19th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

They are really dreadful. Kindle has meant I can ignore that.

She is Robert Bly's daughter, is a Yale PhD, and teaches at Fordham. This explains all the lit refs and why the research is so good.

It gives my life meaning to have brought a gift to lay at the feet of the Book Sherpa!

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 6:06 AM, March 19th (Saturday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

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Default  Posted: 5:07 PM, March 29th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm compelled to announce that I am starting the Horseman book by Ione today.


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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, April 4th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you want a tortured hero, try the book Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, April 4th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How're the Horsemen riding, NA? Who's up first, War or Death?

Makes me want to watch Methos clips.

I tried one Sherrilyn Kenyon, I'll try Acheron, too. Thanks!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, April 4th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

War was first on dock.
Looks like Death is on deck.
lol


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 9:44 AM, April 5th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Everybody knows War is the sexiest.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 12:25 PM, April 14th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok, I have fallen down a Regency rabbit hole. They're crackier than most things, I think. In the past five days I have read everything Sabrina Jeffries has published, and I still need MOAR. I don't want to give in and read Mary Balogh, though. I've always promised myself I wouldn't do that.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 2:02 PM, April 14th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You should check Elizabeth Hoyt.


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Default  Posted: 3:40 AM, April 15th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

ooohhh. I love Elizabeth Hoyt.

Loretta Chase too, I can't get enough of her.

For some odd reason any author who's heroine shoots the hero for being a shithead holds a special place in my heart.


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Together 13 yrs, Married 5 years
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Found my inner bitch and moving on!


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 4:41 AM, April 15th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lord of Scoundrels is the best historical romance novel ever written.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, April 15th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That was a great book.
So smartly written


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, April 15th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I really believed his problem, I believed that she brought a unique perspective to him that let him see his problem the way others see it, and the fact that he came around to be able to move out of his injured child pose to glimpse the destruction he'd wrought on his own child...it was like fucking Jungian shit. And all it took was someone who was capable of not taking his mother so personally, sympathizing with her so he was finally able to see her as someone who was no more than a child herself who made the best of an untenable situation and left him where he knew his needs would be met, as opposed to Dain, who had displaced his self-loathing onto Dominic. It was brilliantl


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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