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Monday, February 18, 2013

TBR Pile Knockout (5)- the book from hell.

TBR Pile Knockout is hosted by Ana of Beach Bum Reads and Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This meme was created to tackle our HUGE and STILL GROWING TBR piles.&nbsp

We'll be posting the 1st and 3rd Monday each month. Our goal is to make a rather nice dent in our TBR piles. So, aside from our other lovely reads, we will be making sure ONE book out of our TBR pile will be read :) 

Want to join in? Check out the rules:

1. Go to your TBR pile and randomly pick one book off your list!
  • We'll be using random.org to pick our reads.  
  • Type in the number of books in your TBR pile where it says "MAX"  
  • Then click generate and it will give you your randomly selected book!  
  • NOTE: If the book chosen via random.org is part of a series, you can go ahead and read the first book in said series. 
2. Come back here every other week (or however often you'd like to join in) and link up your "TBR Pile Knockout" post in the linky below! [posts can include anything, cover, if you're excited about the pick, a review, etc]

Don't have a blog? You can still join in! Just link in your Goodreads reviews or add link the Amazon/B&N page for the book and leave your thoughts in a comment on this page :)


Alright go ahead and laugh your collective asses off. Son of a flat footed he-goat! The book got me again. No I did not actually make it to reading Angel Be Good. I swear this book. I mean really now. Really? It's been damn near 2 months I've been attempting and I haven't gotten further than pulling up the cover. LOL I think this book and me? Not so meant to be. ;) 


I did read The Witch's Dream by Victoria Danann which has been on my tbr pile for a few months after I picked up up on Amazon as a freebie. Gotta say I'm not a huge fan of her style. It'll work for some but eh. Not me. I love the actual world it's set in and the characters as individuals but there's just something about the way it's all put together that rubs me wrong. I'll have a review up later this next week for it. 



So I'm gonna just ignore Angel Be Good for now. I picked a NEW book to attempt. Random.org gave me #112. Which I have no clue how I got but it's Her Greek Romance by Mona Risk. Huh. It's a novella. Looks like it might be cute with a good bit of drama thrown in.


"When Greek billionaire Stefano decides to demolish the dilapidated villa inherited from his grandmother, the American co-owner refuses to sell his shares and sends his attorney—and pretty granddaughter—to contest the demolition. To check out the opposition before he faces at the hearing, Stefano meets her incognito and convinces her to take a sunset ride on his yacht. Sparks fly and passion sizzles during a memorable night.

In court, Ashley is in for a nasty surprise about her handsome Greek god and Stefano is about to lose the only woman who’s ever touched his heart. Will Stefano be able to convince Ashley he’s not the enemy anymore?"


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Yall feel free to jump in and give the Knockout a try. And really yall. If you don't finish the book you picked it's really okay. Hello look at my track record. LOL. You can pick the book however you want and update us however you want too :) It's really just about getting a book read (any book) and having fun sharing the progress and what you thought about it :)

25 comments:

  1. ^^ there are books like that that we really can't start until teh right moment^^

    i'm curious to see your review about a witch's dream now

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    1. No kidding! LOL. JUst hasn't been right for this one I guess.

      It'll be up soon hopefully. Gotta get a couple of them out :)

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  2. Lol. I'm laughing at you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAR HAR HAR HAHAHAHAHA *takes a breather* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... lol. So, kidding. I shouldn't laugh, I didn't even finish my book lol. I think because I've been reading Lover Reborn, that reading any other PNR book just doesn't live up to the Brothers. Is it just me? I find it extremely hard to read other PNR Novels after reading any of Wards' books. Hence why I think I need to take a trip down Contemporary Romance Lane and then jump back into all the PNR/UF books that I've been selecting as of late.

    Her Greek Romance sounds good. Contemp with a lil side kick of fluffy lol. hopefully you finish that one :p

    Ana♥

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    1. LOL Ana I am so sticking my tongue out at you! ;) The Brothers are hard to beat. That one wasn't a favorite of mine but oh damn those first few books really set the bar high for any other pnr.

      Ahhh I hope I finish it too! We're both gonna kick ass this time. Maybe. I hope. LOL

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    2. Lol. neener neener :p haha. Oooh yes, the Brothers are definitely hard to beat, and if I do have to pick another PNR novel to follow after it, it'd have to be a novel with a kickass heroine. Mercy Thompson? Rachel Morgan? Yeah, those books will definitely keep up with the Brothers, if that's the case. On a girly kickass mission note lol. Really? Did you review it here on the blog? Link? I wanna read your thoughts ^_^ I think I'm iffy on some of the POVs. There are so many in this book. But, I'm nearly finished. I'm about 85% in now and my 4 ratings just boosted up to a 5. Probably because of all the emotional backlash I'm getting now. Tohr is finally moving on. Layla is in love with a Bastard, Xcor has a softside, Qhuinn is going to be daddy (I hope, I'm not finished yet). Just... there's so much going on in this book. But, it's been over a year since I've read a BDB book and this definitely rekindles that fire for me.

      YES! We are so gonna kick ass this time! I believe in us! hahaha. I'm gonna have to bug you everyday to see how far you've gotten on your pick :p

      Ana♥

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    3. Okay so I really didn't like that one. LOL. I couldn't even post the review so it's hanging out in my drafts at the moment until I can be a little...um...nicer?

      Tohr. Well I wanted to pinch the hell out of him. Like really hard. Right on the back of the arm where it hurts the most, ya know? Gah. Ass.Hole. I really didn't like how he treated her and used her the entire time right up until the very end. Just...didn't work for me.

      I did love Lassiter and Wrath and his pup though. <3

      I think I'm like the only one who didn't like that one. Everyone I know has raved about it.

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    4. *le gasp* whaaaat? Oh my lanta.

      Yeah, I agree with you Tohr shoulda been knocked around a few times, but like Xhex mentioned in the book, a busted up puss wouldn't have done any better. BUT, I mean, Autumn? Really? She's not my favorite. She's beating herself up. And yeah, we can all dislike Tohr for a bit because he's still in the shitter and has been doom and gloom forever, but he isn't the only one. Autumn's the same way. IMHO. She could have said no, she could have chosen not to be in a servicing position. But she didn't. *sigh* I think my rating just dropped back down to a 4 and is hovering between that and a 3 now that I'm actually talking about it with someone lol. For the life of me, I don't do half stars! lol.

      Oh, yes. I LURRRVE Lassiter :) He's awesomesauce. Wrath and his blonde pup are cute and awesome. It's kinda hard for me to think of this book as Tohrs. There are so many POVs that I'm thinking "well, shit, it's everyone's book" lol

      Lol. My ratings is hovering now, so I'm not completely raving. I just missed the brothers lol

      Ana♥

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    5. lol you guys crack me up! I love BDB! I am anxiously awaiting for my copy of Lovers at Last to arrive in my mailbox!

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    6. HIII Penni! Welcome to le novel conversation haha. YAY another BDB fan! you rock <333 OOH. Did you get the autographed one? Luuuucky biznatch! *tears falling down my face* lol. I wanted to, laaawd knows I wanted to order my copy, but I kept it in cause Ana's got bills that need to be paid lol.

      Ana♥

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    7. Sadly no I didn't get the autographed one. Took me 3 weeks to talk the hubby into letting me pre-order it. The day she had a 2nd batch of signed ones up I was so excited because he said yes but then he got home 2 minutes after they sold out, so I wasn't able to order it as he had the card! s

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    8. Aww! no bueno :( sorry to hear about the one girly! Just plain bad luck I guess. Lucky for all those who did get them though. I've seen a lot of pictures posted with their signed copies *sigh* one day, Penni we will have our signed copies! lol

      Ana♥

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    9. Errgg I know, I know! I can't believe I'm not loving a BDB book but damn that one was long and I wanted to chuck the damn thing against the wall but...I like my walls in one piece! Yes Autumn was a bit rough too. I like my heroines a little more, I don't know, strong? Not so push aroundable? Doormat-ish?

      LOL I get ya on missing the brothers. I really want to do a re-read of the series. I've read Lover Awakened a couple times now. *thud* gets better with each read. LOVE those two.

      Penni that was INSANE how quick those sold out at the signing. I mean CRAZY! I didn't order one this time. Gonna wait it out until it comes out in paper I think. Hopefully it will.

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    10. Oh yes Autumn was kind of annoying in her "Oh I had a hard life and punished myself so ignore me" attitude. Tohr is a sweetheart but his book was probably one of my least favorite of the bunch. Granted I loved the backstory on him and Autumn!

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    11. OMFG! IT ISSSSS LONG! Oh my lanta. I thought it was gonna be a nice chunked sized book for Tohr.. but NOOOO it's for every one of the members ever mentioned in this book. I'm surprised the Scribe Virgin doesn't have a POV....yet :\

      Ooh yeah Lover Awakened. Damned good book :)

      Ana♥

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    12. Right? Geez there were SO many blasted storylines. They were maybe 1/2 the book if I'm recalling right? It's been a while since I read it.

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  3. One day when I have more time for reading I want to participate in things like this!!! Great idea btw.

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    1. You're welcome any time Hildie! We're, um, pretty lax on the time frame for each book. LOL. Ana (from Beach Bum Reads) and I aren't the best at our own meme ;) But we have fun at least :)

      Hope you get some fun reading time in soon!

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  4. I just finished my pick from the last post o_O lols. I really want to see what you think of the witches dream...I have that one too! I hope you enjoy your next read though :)

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    1. LOL Yay for finishing it! Sharonda I think you were the only one that did! LMAO.

      I think it was a freebie wasn't it? Man you know I like the characters and the world but that one really frustrated me because the blurb and the book seemed like two different things. The main 2 characters spent only like 30 pages with each other. Grrrr.

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  5. I think I saw that greek romance book somewhere too. Good luck with it. Hope its a good one. :-)

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    1. I think it was a freebie at some point Lisa. I'm guessing that's why I have it at least. Looks cute :) I'm hoping it's a good one too! Thanks for the luck :) Apparently I really need it!

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  6. Lol some books you are just not in the mood for, so don't force yourself, you won't like it anyway at that moment. If I were to do this, have some random book pulled from my shelves, it would take me weeks to put them all in a list first!
    My boyfriend sometimes thinks to be funny and hand me a book he randomly picks, and so far, only once have I actually read that one.

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    1. That's probably very true. It's really hard to get into one you just aren't feeling. Almost feel resentful over it I guess. I'd probably be just like you with the books he picked ;)

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  7. I think at this point, Anna, someone needs to tie you down and read this book to you :) But don't feel bad I've been dragging around a Justine Davis book since the 90's.

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    1. LOL Yes I do believe that might be the only way this one is ever gonna get read. ::snort:: Okay I don't feel SO bad anymore. I've just been toting this one around 4ish months I guess and it's in a tiny little e-file.

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