Sunday, September 16, 2012

Random Reading

This Sunday, I want to kick off a new post I'd like to make every week. Some people do Libary Loot. Some people do Mailbox Monday. Me, I don't use the library. I have nothing against it; just hate having to read a book in a certain amount of time, and as for Mailbox Monday, I can't say most of my titles come in my mail. I buy them usually or get them via paperback swap.

And I find them the most random ways, these titles.

So here's what I bought in the last week, scored via PBS, or added to my "to read" and the odd and random way I came across them. Hopefully, you will find some titles that interest you too!

On my Kindle:

Loving the Pink KissLoving the Pink Kiss by Shiralyn J. Lee. I came across this thanks to one of those rafflecopter contests. It made me like the author's page just to earn a new entry. And I liked what I saw on my Facebook feed! She's writes f/f too. And this book...look at that cover! It's also about an arranged marriage of sorts.. Girl agrees to marry Robbie so he can stay in Canada/avoid deportment, and discovers a bit too late, Robbie is a girl!

Can't resist and downloaded it when it was on sale for 99 cents.

Girl Power: War on Women

Girl Power: War on Women by Dee Dawning. With the upcoming election, there's much ado about the breaching of women's rights. This author apparently wrote a chick-lit humor about it. The blurb says a group of determined women take matters in their own hands and form their own political party. You all know where I stand on women's rights so this promptly went on my to read and my kindle. Where I found it? All Romance Ebooks. It was a featured book at a whopping 5 dollars and some cents, whereas it was 99 cents on Amazon. Strange!

A Paid Getaway (Aerosexual Series)A Paid Getaway (Aerosexual series) by Telma Cortez. This was a freebie, and I bought two others in this series last week. These are naughty, erotic shorts I like to read on the treadmill. Get the heart pounding double time. LOL. I first heard of this series on a marketing blog, Shades of Rose, and due to my aviation history, promptly added her to my to read pile. This particular tale is about two women and a money-making scheme.

His Very Own Girl

His Very Own Girl by Carrie Lofty. Came across this quite by accident whilst searching for a slideshow of color photos of women working during WWII. The image was on my screen, I clicked on it, the rest is history. This book was promptly purchased by yours truly. Why? WWII. An airplane. A woman paratrooper medic. "Nuff said! Very excited about this one.

The Way You Look TonightThe Way You Look Tonight by Claire Matthews. A freebie that came to my attention when the author announced it on Facebook. I had no idea the book existed until then. Damn Facebook author pages! They don't show me what the authors are posting half the time. Regardless, due to the fact I absolutely loved her Lucy Wagner Gets in Shape, I scooped this up. It's a short story that seems to revolve around a concerned sister and a surprise romance.

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

Spotted on a blog I follow, Unusual Historicals, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer. Not obtained, but added to my to read. WHY? Florence Nightingale fits my idea of a strong woman heroine and though I'm not fascinated with Gustave Flaubert, I have been intrigued by Madame Bovary. It made a good movie. The idea of these two crossing paths? I can't resist.

How to Tame a Willful WifeAnd merely marked as to read because it's not available yet and Sourcebooks doesn't like me, How To Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English has gone on my wishlist. Wonderful looking cover and the blurb promises a strong, willful heroine, my favorite, as well as lots of humor. This came to my attention in an email seeking reviewers. Unfortunately, I no longer use netgalley, which is where I was required to score the book. And as I said above, SB always declines. Grrr. *shakes fist* Looking forward to its release anyway. Here's what the goodreads blurb says:

Description of How To Tame A Willful Wife:
1. Forbid her from riding astride
2. Hide her dueling sword
3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers
4. Frisk her for hidden daggers
5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Romancing the Pirate

And I did get one book in the mail. Thanks to Paperback Swap. It's called Romancing the Pirate by Michelle Beattie. It's been out a while, but I recently read her Another Chance for historical romance blog and really enjoyed her combination of strong heroine and romance. I realized I already have the first of this series, and am pretty confident I'll love it as well, so all I had to do was score book two and add book three to my wishlist. I love pirate tales.

Leave me some comments and tell me what you think of this new feature for Book Babe. Meanwhile, I'm off to read in hopes I can get to these soon!


  1. Love this concept!!! You always have the most interesting reads. I'd like to hear about the treasures you've discovered on a weekly basis.

  2. Loved this! Interesting reads, every one. I often wonder how readers find their books and what attracts them. This helps a lot. Thanks for sharing, Tara. Happy reading. :)

  3. Thank you, ladies. I hope you found something to add to your to reads. :)