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Still here. I have been having a really really hard time reading lately. My brain just can't let go and get into a book. I been binge watching shows on TV instead. I keep checking in, but since my last post nobody else had posted.  :(

What are you reading? Anything good? I think I need a lighter page turner that isn't super long. Like maybe a nice recency. Anyone got any ideas? I really need to read a book again. Maybe if I find the right one I can get into it.
 

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I just finished

I'd had it on a 'wish list' at the library for forever and picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Definitely historical ... lighter on the romance but it's there. I enjoyed it. It features Alais Capet who was supposed to be the wife of Richard I until his father Henry II took her as his mistress. This takes place many years later -- Both Henry and Richard are dead, John is King, and he's got his tights in a twist about rumors that Alais had a child by Henry who would be a claimant to the throne.

This one is only $4 to buy and there's a sequel as well.
 

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Ii just read The Derrings series by Sophie Jordan which were okay but not exceptional. The first two are available on Kindle Unlimited. I also read Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James which was a light but fun read and recently I've been reading some cozy mysteries -- Mystic Notch -- by Leighann Dobbs which would belong on another thread. They also are on K. Unlimited. Light, fairly short but fun and not stressful.
 

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Thanks guys. I am going to do something I never do normally. Read samples. Gasp  :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:.

I figure, if I can stick with it for those 10 percent, it might kick me out of this reading funk I am in. I guess its time to change my reading methods. Now why does that word look so weird typed out to me now. Methods. All I see is Me and thods. Me-thods. I think the 106 temperature is getting to me.  :-X
 

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I've been reading but only about half as many books as I normally read in a month, and mainly contemporaries/UF not historical. However, I did read a book with two Regency novellas, one by Emily Larkin and one by Grace Burrowes. The book is called Love and Other Perils. I picked it up because it's $0.99 and both featured stories with kitties. :D Both novellas were both pretty lighthearted and not requiring much brain power.

Ann in Arlington, how did you get the Linkmaker to work? I haven't been able to do so for months.

https://smile.amazon.com/Love-Other-Perils-Regency-Novella-ebook/dp/B07V2PMV99/ref=sr_1_1?crid=TS8DNLIQGVZF&dchild=1&keywords=love+and+other+perils+a+regency+novella+duet&qid=1594768675&s=digital-text&sprefix=love+and+other+perils%2Cdigital-text%2C213&sr=1-1
 

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I'm still around, too. Nothing much to add, a reading slump goes along with my life attitude slump. Sigh ... 2020 has really sucked.

worktolive, when you go to the Link-Maker page, look at the bottom of the page and it says something about the "manual link-maker here" the "here" is a blue link to Harvey's original link-maker and takes an extra step or two, but still works.

I haven't been excited about any historical romances since I devoured the Survivor series by Mary Balogh in May. Although, Say Yes to the Duke was a good fluffy read.
 

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worktolive said:
Ann in Arlington, how did you get the Linkmaker to work? I haven't been able to do so for months.
The automatic one is broken .... but if you use the original manual one, it works. The italicized sentence

(Note: the older, manual version of Link-Maker is available here.)

at the bottom has the link to it by clicking the word "here".

Copy the ASIN and enter the text you want to use for a text link, or copy the image location and enter it for an image link. Then click the 'create kboards link' button.

Here's a link directly to that if anyone wants to bookmark it or something.

https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php
 

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Thanks all! Now let's see if I can remember how to do this next time! I'd guess I'd better read another historical soon so that I can come back here, post about it, and practice the manual linkmaker again.

 

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Same here for just not spending much time reading.

Almost finished with Sarah MacLean's third book in the Bare Knuckle Bastards series - Daring and the Duke. Not a bad read, I just don't seem to be able to settle down to read for very long.

Sorry, too early in the morning for me to try to figure out the link maker at this time.
 

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I feel like I'm reading more .... but also more of a variety. Getting out of my genre comfort zone a bit. :D
 

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Ohhh, its a good one. I read it already as I love this author. Its dark and sweet dramatic at the same time. This author does take stories to those levels. Has a bit of a gothic flair to it due to the hero being called the Terror of Torcliff. ;D

If some things bother you in books, especially darker ones I put this in spoiler tag.
beware there is sexual assault toward heroine at beginning
 

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I read Mia Vincy's A Dangerous Kind of Lady (Longhope Abbey Book 2) last week. It kept my interest for the most part but there was a slight disconnect from the heroine. A Wicked Kind of Husband was the best of the three in my opinion. The author states they can be read as stand alone novels and can be read out of order. It didn't cause any consternation as Cassandra was married and I interpreted this book's taking place before the story line in A Wicked Kind of Husband.
 

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I love historical romances except that women often weren't treated very nicely by men  in the past and that's also included in a lot of novels.  In other words, the "hero" is often abusive to the heroine and that's acceptable (because that's how things were done back then).  But I don't like it when the love interest of the story mistreats the woman (and usually doesn't even apologize afterwards).  That's just me, I guess.  :(
 
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