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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 2:21:53 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Anna,

I know some almost blind people, some of them have maginifing readers (do not remember the name). A machine the greatly magnifies the page of a book.

By the New Zealand poster post, I felt that her aunt was thinking of the grandmother listening to the books on Kindle, that is why I thought of audio books, either as CDs or audio books bought off the internet as mp3 files.

I know there are various websites for books. I have never used them so I do not know much about them or all the available formats available.

Gutenberg:The Audio Books Project website (older classic books):

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Audio_Books_Project

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 2:30:25 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Hi Shelby,

I am glad you enjoyed The Bride quote for the last post of the first thread.

I am had you are enjoying Tempting the Heiress by Barbara Pierce and that it is intresting so quickly for you.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 3:09:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2010 3:20:46 PM PST
DoraLady says:
After reading AGAIN THE MAGIC by Lisa Kleypas, my first by her, I have not read any other books by her.

Other Lisa Kleypas books I have, and hope are better:
Dreaming of You

Secrets of a Summer Night
It Happened One Autumn
Devil in Winter
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What I liked from AGAIN THE MAGIC:
The sister and her relationship with the other man (business partner of hero).
Her brother's reaction, what he told her about the results of the accident and his help at the end of the story. (Yes I am being cryptic as not to give spoilers.)
The hero's reaction and actions at the end of the story in regards to the results of the accident.
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I did not mind the early part of the story. I did feel for the heroine for having to tell the hero what she did and why she did. I do understand that the hero was hurt by what she said. I

I did not like the fact that the hero went back specifically to destroy her. I do understand the revenge factor, but somehow in Again the Magic.

I was really pissed off and got turned off of the hero and the story when he had sex with the heroine and how he did it.

I am usually forgiving and understanding towards hurt heros, but Lisa Kleypas did not write a likable hero /did not write heart jerking reasons for me to feel he should be forgiven for his revenge behaviour and wanting to "destroy her and her family". I am more forgiving if the choices are bad to begin with, but somehow I felt this hurt hero was being cruel just to get back at the heroine for not loving him/told him hewas less then her when she was younger. Also, he did not feel regret as he was being mean.
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I do so hope the other books I have from her are so much better then Again the Magic.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:15:36 PM PST
DoraLady - I like LK - not as big a fan as others - but my favorite by her is Suddenly You - perhaps you can add that to your TBR pile?! I've got Again the Magic on hold at the library and look forward to diving in and seeing if I'm w/the majority who seem to love it!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:17:55 PM PST
DoraLady says:
booklover,

What is Suddenly You about?

Have you read any of the other ones I have.

I think I also have Scandal in Spring , (4th in the Wallflower series, but do not remember).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:23:37 PM PST
E. Fogarty says:
book lover are you talking about lisa kleypas? if so I love her both in hist and contemp form

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 3:25:59 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Hello everyone,

I did not read much this weekend.

I did reread THE DARKEST HEART by Brenda Joyce. Once again, it was a fast read because of the way Brenda Joyce kept it fast pace and lots of action. I found it to be a moving book with a half Apache hero and a white heroine towards the end while Indians were being put in reservations. I feel sad to be retruning it to the library since it is an inter library book. This book is about the parents and the birth of Shoz, the hero of FIRE OF PARADISES. LOL, Now I want to reread FIRE OF PARADISES. I will retun it to the library and take it out later on.

I am not sure which book I will read now.

I want to reread SWEET SAVAGE LOVE, but am wondering if I will read one of my Life Challenge books. I am waiting for some books to arrive at the library as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:26:37 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Yes,

Elizabeth booklover is talking about Lisa Kleypas.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:28:01 PM PST
E. Fogarty says:
I have read all these by her but three
wall flower Secrets of a Summer Night Annabelle Peyton/Simon Hunt
wallflower It Happened One Autumn Lillian Bowman/Marcus Lord Westcliff
wallflower Devil in the Winter Evageline Jenner/Sebastian Viscount St.Vincent
wallflower Scandal in Spring Daisy Bowman/Matthew Swift
Hathaway Mine Till Midnight Amelia Hathaway/Cam Rohans
Hathaway Seduce me at Sunrise Kev Merripen/Winnifred Hathaway (not read)
Hathaway Tempt me at Twilight Poppy Hathaway/Harry Rutledge (not read)
1 Sugar Daddy Liberty Jones/Gage Travis
2 Blue Eyed Devil Hardy Cates/Haven Travis
3 Smooth talking Stranger Ella Varner/Jack (not read)
Suddenly You, Amanda Briars/Jack Devlin
bow street Lady Sophia's Lover Sophia Sydney/Sir Ross Cannon
bow street Worth Any Price, Lottie Howard/Nick Gentry
bow street Someone to watch over me Grant Morgan/Vivian Duvalle
1 Somewhere I'll find U, Julliet Wentworth/Danon Savage
2 Because your mine, Lady Madeline Matthews/Logan Scott
Then Came You, Lily Lawson/Lord A;ex Raiford
1 Only In your arms ( When Strangers Marry) Lysette Kersaint/Maximillien Vallerand
2 Only w/ Your Love Celia Vallerand/The Griffin
Stranger in My Arms Lara Hawksworth/ Hunter Earl Hawksworth
Dreaming of You Sara Fielding/Derek Cravens
Where Dreams Begin Zachary Bonson/Lady Holly Taylor
Again The Magic Lady Aline/Mckenna

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:32:18 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Elizabeth,

I am glad you Lisa Kleypas books. Which are your favourites?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:38:13 PM PST
E. Fogarty says:
I lked her wallflower series but what suprised me because really until I read it i was not reading contemp anymore was sugar daddy. because of that book I started reading them again.

and I liked her bow street runner ones. I am a series girl at heart I love series. I hate when a book ends and there are no more. I like to see what happens to them and other characters in a book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 3:40:08 PM PST
E. Fogarty says:
cool thanks will look up when have time

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 4:13:56 PM PST
DoraLady says:
Thanks Elizabeth,

I understand about being a series girl. *S*

I also like when books follow the story. All I ask for are little glimps of the previous couples and knowing how they are progressing.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010 9:47:59 PM PST
K.O says:
No worries Catheryne! ;) I have enough support in other readers for the love (of the entire book) of ATM to shoulder a bit of disagreement. Especially since it wasn't a total loss for you either. ;) I personally did not see Aline's actions as "self-centered," and in fact, she put aside her own happiness on numerous occasions for others. True, she may have got into a bad habit of actually falling into a "martyr" trap even, but I felt her larger than life problems (and certainly age) justified her actions early on, and her later resolve that life had basically passed her by with McKenna, totally made sense to me in a psychological way. Plus, with my penchant for the heroines that "suffer in silence" (not with abuse, but rather with dignity and resolve in a story like this one), it's no wonder I love Aline so much more than other readers. ;) Sorry Catheryne -- but you're right, we definitely diverge on this one. It's a complete favorite for me and why Lisa K. is one of my favorite authors ever! Glad we can at least agree on the "last 20 pages or so"! ;D
K.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 6:41:16 AM PST
Fogarty says:
bill and evryone
just wanted to let all you kindel owners know pride and prejutice is free today

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 6:50:29 AM PST
umm, it should be free everyday - its in public domain...

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 7:05:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 23, 2010 7:06:43 AM PST
MelissaB says:
Speaking of free books, Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend is free right now on Kindle - I would recommend it for those who like hot werewolf stories. I read it a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. The heroine was deaf which I thought was interesting.

Quite a few Jane Austen books are always free on Kindle, as are many other classics.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:03:05 AM PST
i grabbed this one when it came up - she actually got her start after completing the national novel writing month a few years back - she is on one of the yahoogroups, i'm also a part of

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:05:17 AM PST
Fogarty says:
SUSAN

I HAVE READ ALL OF QUICKS/CASTLE/KRENTZ BOOKS WELL ALMOST ALL I LOVE HER ARCANE BKS. I LIKED THE RIVER KNOWS who am I kidding I like all her bks

if you like pnr try her ghost hunter and arcane books they all connect at some point.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:25:31 AM PST
Fogarty says:
a labno
pages behind so dont' know if any one ans your ? about kindel dont have one but looking to get so doing a lot of research

the voice sucks...I believe you can lend a bk once for a two wk period my friend told me not sure how it is done but can be done.
good thing about kindel can make font as big as you want.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:28:34 AM PST
Fogarty says:
mel b
that is to funny

i didnt read that one it was due back at the library

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:29:53 AM PST
Fogarty says:
doralady

read them all but castles was my fav

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 8:53:13 AM PST
actually, the loaning is the nook (the B&N ebook)- not the kindle. on the kindle you can have up to 6 devices registered to your account and those kindles can access any books on the account

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 9:12:47 AM PST
smccoy says:
K,
After all this talk about ATM, I am going to have to read it early this year. I read it every year late spring so I can then read Secrets of a Summer Night, then so on with the series. I agree with Aline and how her choices were limited, she had to protect McKenna and then after that it was out of her control. I love the way Kleypas shows how hard it was on Aline, and then the struggle Aline had when McKenna came back. You know I love my angst and that book has it all for me,LOL.
Shelby

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 9:48:53 AM PST
Books & More says:
Fogarty,
I agree the font is a huge plus!
I am sure that many people appreciate that.
Yes, many say that the voice sucks, but there are other electronic devices where you can choose male or female voice. I am not sure if it was KINDLE or some other reading devices.
Anna
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