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Books Read January 2010

  1. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Kindle)  The first book in the Dresden series.  This is a reread for me.  Probably the 3rd or 4th time I have read it (I’m rereading the entire series in anticipation of the newest book release in April).  Harry Dresden is the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country.
  2. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Kindle)  The second book in the Dresden series.  Business is slow when Harry gets a call about a strange murder on a full moon with unusual paw prints next to the body.
  3. Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn (Kindle)  Kitty the werewolf DJ goes on a reality TV show with other supernatural creatures (vampires, psychics), only things are not exactly what they seem.  Book 7 in the Kitty Norville series.
  4. Demon Bound by Caitlin Kittredge (Kindle)  Thirteen years ago Jack Winter made a bargain with a demon to save his life.  Now its time to pay up.  Second in the series of Black London.
  5. Bite Marks by Jennifer Rardin (kindle)  Jaz Parks book 6.  Another vampire-centric supernatural book.  Demons and gnomes and Jaz is hearing voices in her head.
  6. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (kindle)  Mercy is a skinwalker with some interesting talents.  Mercy needs to get out of town to avoid some vampire problems, so she goes to help an old friend with a ghost problem and runs into new problems.  This is 4th in the Mercedes Thompson series.  Another reread for me.
  7. Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor (kindle)  This was free on the Kindle.  Caledonia is offered in marriage to the infamous Lord Sin.  Romance historical fluff novel.
  8. Gypsy Legacy by Denise Patrick (kindle)  Another free book on the Kindle.  A son comes back to inherit his ancestral home only to find out his father has added some provisions on to the will requiring he marry his gypsy stepsister.
  9. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris A collection of the previously published short stories featuring Sookie Stackhouse.  I had already read all of these except for one, but it’s nice to have the stories all in one location.
  10. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris The 4th and final book in the Harper Connelly series.  Harper finds the dead after being struck by lightening.  This book ties up all the loose ends, Harper finally finds the person she has been looking for since her teens.
  11. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (kindle)  3rd book in the Dresden series.  A literal Nightmare is on the loose and is after Harry and his friends.
  12. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (kindle)  4th in the Dresden series.  Harry gets caught up in the affairs of the Faerie.
  13. Death Masks by Jim Butcher (kindle)  5th in the Dresden series.  Harry has a duel with a red vampire and must save a religious artifact before demons use it to spread a plague.
  14. His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls (kindle)  Free on Kindle.  Romance novel.
  15. The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding (kindle)  Free on Kindle.  Romance novel.
  16. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (kindle)  6th in the Dresden series.  Harry helps out his white vampire friend Thomas and finds family.
  17. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child (kindle) Free on Kindle.  Romance novel.  Typical star crossed lovers come back together once he discovers he’s the father of her infant twins.  She forgives him all the crap he put her through.  Yadda yadda yadda.
  18. Homespun Bride by Jilian Hart (kindle)  Another freebie on kindle.  Historical romance about a woman whose life has gone wrong, her parents die in an accident, she loses her sight in the same accident, then her fiance leaves her for being damaged goods.  Her life turns around when a childhood sweetheart comes back into her life.
  19. Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf (kindle)  Free Again!  About a witch and a vampire who become romantically involved.

Oh Kindle. I want to have your babies. Lots of them.

My most favorite gift this Christmas was a kindle.  Yes, I know.  I was shocked and totally freaking excited in a way that was sorta scary.  I had put it on my Christmas list as a sort of dream gift, never actually expecting to receive it.  I know this year, more so than other years, was hard money-wise for my family.  Yeah, just like the rest of the world lately.  But huge surprise my sister decided to buy it for me.  I have to admit that I did not really have a preference as to a Kindle over nook.  But I knew the nook was backordered and has less books currently available, so I am extremely happy to have gotten a Kindle.  (but yeah I probably would have loved nook just as much).

I read a lot.  Like tons.  I love having the ability to buy a new book whenever I want.  I love the sample chapters so I can read a bit to decide whether I want to spend my money on that book.  I love that there are many free books available.  Yup, you can get books from places other than Amazon as well.  The dictionary feature is superb.  I find myself looking up words all the time.  Sometimes just to check that the word means what I think it means.

I have a basic black leather case on it.  It has the hinge action to keep the kindle in it.  I don’t really love that feature.  It just doesn’t hold it in very securely.  I wish I had bought a cover that closed with a zipper.  But I don’t have plans to buy a new one yet.  Can’t I’m spending all my money on books!  I also would like to buy a skin for it one of these days.  There are all kinds of cool skins at Decalgirl that I would love to have.  Problem is I just cannot make up my mind on what I want!