Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Wednesday Ole Book Bag Plus One . . .

Well, once again I have slipped up and missed a Wednesday posting. There is an old saying that declares: While we're making plans, life happens. And so it would appear in my case. Just a simple slip of the knife, and my typing was done for the day. I was fixing lunch for hubby when the knife slipped -- I haven't cut myself for years -- and the tip of my left index finger was gone, and so was my willingness to type anymore yesterday. In fact, I didn't get it to stop bleeding for about seven hours -- one of those pesky little capillaries just didn't want to close up. Not to be gross about it, but I am barely tapping the keys today, but wanted to keep faith with anyone who was interested in stopping by on the usual cruise around cyperspace.

I'm continuing to do a bunch of reviews for The Book Binge on the short stories and novellas from Ellora's Cave Publishing. Not hard work nor do any of them take very much time to read. However, I stopped long enough to take up some "print" novels and got through those this week also.

So here's the list . . .

From Ellora's Cave:
Coyote Home by Rhian Cahill
Like Bunnies by Cindy Spencer Pape
Nice Girl Naughty by Jan Springer
Nothing But Sex by Fran Lee
Quest For Love by Jean Hart Stewart
Enchanted Palette by Brigit Zahara
Edge of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian
Dreamscaper's Desire by Lani Aames

Other eBooks:
A Bite of Magick by Ryannon Byrd
Alpha Romeos by Ryannon Byrd
Illusions by Ann Jacobs
Witch Vamp Were by Ann Douglas
Wicked Garden: Menage & More by Lorelei James
Pacific Breeze Hotel by Josie A. Okuly
Young Stud by Ruth D. Kerce
The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole
The Price of Pleasure by Kresley Cole
Letters to a Secret Lover by Toni Blake

Print Novels:
Pleasures of A Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
Brighter Than The Sun by Julia Quinn
Everthing And the Moon by Julia Quinn

Hoping to Read in the Coming Days:
Tempted By A Warrior by Amanda Scott
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux

Actually, I am going more for the historicals again after wading around Ellora's Cave for the past few weeks. There are some paranormals that I have had on the list and just haven't gotten to, so those are on the horizon as well. Good think I speed read . . .

Here's hoping that your reads continue to be interesting, informative, and fun. Rather than the grindstone, keep that ole nose in a book!


s7anna said...

Take care of that sounds painful.

Jill D. said...

Finger cuts are the worst because that is where all the nerve endings are located. I cut my thumb one time so bad it needed four stitches. It sounds like you didn't go to the ER. But dang, I know how painful those finger cuts can be!

I always wonder what authors to read from Ellora's Cave. There are so many to choose from and I think the quality varies. Which ones are your favorites?

Dr J said...

Jill: Thanks for your concern -- it is very painful -- I keep it open to the air most of the time and then put a band-aid on when I need to type.

Ellora's Cave is indeed a "mixed bag" -- I have gotten some short stories that are just SOS, in my opinion, and then found some that really have turned out well. I think the longer novellas and novel-length stories tend to have more substance -- I also go by some of the authors I have read and found to be good story-tellers. Other than that, it is a crap shoot as is true of all publishing houses. Thanks, again, for stopping by. . .

Tracy said...

You practically cut your finger off and I'm reading about it on your blog? *sigh* what's a daughter to do? lol I hope it's feeling better soon.