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Deceptive
Sara Rosett
Progress: 33%
Hercule Poirot's Early Cases
Agatha Christie
Progress: 85/250pages
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson, Richard Armitage
Progress: 62%
Without Pity: Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers
Ann Rule
Progress: 99/433pages
Visions in Death (In Death, #19)
J.D. Robb

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This is what I've done so far at LibraryThing...

I added the 23 books I've read this year, the four I'm currently reading, and two to my "to-read" collection just so I could practice how to do it.

 

It's getting easier to maneuver around over there, but I still don't feel 100% comfortable yet.

 

Thanks to those of you who have friended me over there!

Ok, so the import ended up being a huge mess, so I deleted everything and have just added my currently reading books so far. I may go back and slowly add others if I end up liking the site.
Reblogged from Jennifer's Books:

I guess I'm going to have to see about importing my books to LibraryThing, since I actually have a friend there now.

 

Thanks, TA!!

 

This is me, btw.

 

I guess I'm going to have to see about importing my books to LibraryThing, since I actually have a friend there now.

 

Thanks, TA!!

 

This is me, btw.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 51 out of 354 pages.

Divided in Death - J.D. Robb

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson, Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage should read all the things. All of them.

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 368 pages.

Secret Sisters - Jayne Ann Krentz

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 354 pages.

Divided in Death - J.D. Robb

The Bookworm's Table (c. 1901) by Claude Raguet Hirst [x]

Death Echo

Death Echo - Elizabeth Lowell

There was a point early in the book where I wasn't sure if I was going to have to DNF or not. It was so slow to get going and way too overly detailed on yacht piloting and such.

 

Once the action picked up a bit, it got a lot better.

 

Emma is a former CIA agent hired by St Kilda Consulting (this is the 5th in the series and the first I've read). She's working on cases involving insurance fraud and yachts. She's on the trail of a ship named Blackbird, and Mac (former special ops) is a transit captain hired to take the yacht to get it's final bits and bobs installed. The two team up when it's discovered that others want the boat for nefarious reasons.

 

I enjoyed the developing relationship between the two main characters, Emma and Mac. But as the book takes place over the course of nine days--with the bulk of the book taking place over six days, and the final chapter set three days later--I had a tiny bit of a hard time believing in their HEA. HFN, for sure, though. No "I love yous" were exchanged, but the two deep form a connection based on more than just physical attraction, and I can see things working out for them in the long run. I like that there was zero angst between the two of them. They were attracted to each other, they acted on it, they worked together to defeat the bad guys.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 392 out of 392 pages.

Death Echo - Elizabeth Lowell

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Secretive - Sara Rosett

Enjoyed this as much as the first in the series.

Reading progress update: I've read 285 out of 392 pages.

Death Echo - Elizabeth Lowell

Reading progress update: I've read 85 out of 250 pages.

Hercule Poirot's Early Cases - Agatha Christie

When you get books you didn't order...

Remember me mentioning that I'd ordered the second and third books in the Ameila Peabody series as well as a Barbara Michaels book from Better World Books?

 

Well, I got two packages in the mail yesterday from them. They ship out of two warehouses now, btw.

 

This was what they contained:

 

 

"But Jennifer," you say, "only one of those books appear to be one of the ones you ordered." And you would be correct. The one package contained the Elizabeth Peters book. The other had the three paperbacks that were obviously meant for someone else, but had my name on them instead.

 

I knew something was up when I could tell the one package contained at least three paperbacks. Two of the three books I ordered were hardcover.

 

I submitted a ticket with BWB, and they got back to me today thanking me for alerting them and for giving them the SKU numbers of the books I got in error, so that they could contact that buyer and make things right with them. She then said that the tracking number for my two missing books says they'd been delivered and wanted to know if I'd received them yet. I told her I had not. (I personally think my shipping label got placed on the wrong package, and that's why the tracking number is showing them as delivered when it was actually the three books above that were delivered.)

 

I get to keep the Barker and the two Gaiman books, or was asked to donate them if I didn't want them. I'm keeping them.

 

I'm not sure yet what they're going to do about my missing books as the representative I was in contact with hasn't yet replied to my last email.

 

This is the second time this has happened in less than a year, and if it keeps up, I'll have to quit buying from them. I will give them credit, though, for doing everything they can to make things right.

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Secretive - Sara Rosett