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Thread: Does anyone read Harlequin books?

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I am an avid reader of alot of things but my grandma got me hooked on Harlequins when I was 12. So I pick up alot of harlequins at yard sales and have been buying them online when I run out. I read at least one a day.

    I just wondered if anyone else has this addiction? LOL

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    Yep - they are what I call "fluff" (or light) reading. Something to pick up when you just need a "no brainer" and can finish it in an hour or two. Most of them have really good stories and depending on what you buy - you know that they will have a "happily ever after" ending. I also like the time-travel books, suspense, mystery, paranormal - oh wait...I like a little bit of everything. I wait anxiously for the newest J.D. Robb (Eve Duncan) to come out - or Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Tammy Hoag, Maggie Shayne, Fern Michaels, Suzanne Brockman, Debbie McComber, etc., etc.

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    Not me but my SIL loves them.

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    Yup--count me in. My granddaughter always finds me Debbie "Cucumber" books (Macomber).

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    Yep, I love the Harlequin Intrigue.

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    I love to read. I average about 15 books a month. DD got me 3 new books for mom's day. I always have a list going of books I want so she bought ones I want to read. One was the newest Debbie Macomber. I have about 75 of the Harlequin on a shelf downstairs that I will read eventually. They were given to me. I enjoy reading them but can't read them exclusively. They all seem to have the same story line so they become boring. They usually are good stories though.

    Just about fnished with Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods. It is the second in the Chesapeake Shores. I like reading books that are in a series.

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    I went through some years reading only Harlequins, but now am into mainly mysteries and Science Fiction. And of course the marvelous Amelia Peabody series, and am waiting for the next Anne McCaffree book (refuse to waste money on the ones written by her son, about as interesting as reading the newspaper) and soon we'll have a brand new Maggody book. They are hilarious stories about a town in Arkansas with a local family called Buchannon. I used to date a guy like that...Briefly, Very briefly.
    Suddenly discovered that I much preferred someone higher on the food chain. Joan Hess, the author, has a wicked sense of humor.

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    yup.... steel, sandra brown,,,, are among my favorites....
    but I have been branching out and reading others..
    I have a night stand and an overflowing box in my closet, on my "to do List"

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    I used to but I just don't have the time anymore. Yard sales were the only way I'd get them.

    My friend in high school got me addicted to them and it took about 15 years to break the addiction. Now, I'd rather be "doing" something.

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    Harlequin books are just a little too "fluffy" for me. I love Mave Binchey, Jodi Picoult,Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Sophie Kinsella. I do love Debbie Mc Comber and Luanne Rice . I love "happily ever after books" Just not the ones you can get diabetes from reading. Please don't think I am putting down any one that reads the fluffy stuff. To each his own.And truth be told I did read a few when my kids( who are 38 and 40) were real little. They were my form of escape and I could read one during their afternoon naps LOL

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    I do read them.. and *crossing fingers* I'll be a HQN author in a year. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I do read them.. and *crossing fingers* I'll be a HQN author in a year. :D
    Oh, good luck to you, Jennifer! We'll probably all read your book if you let us know when it's published.

    I only rarely read Harlequins. They've gotten better over the years, but much of the writing, especially of the love scenes, is so awkward it makes me cringe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I do read them.. and *crossing fingers* I'll be a HQN author in a year. :D
    Hope your ambition comes true!!

    When there are things in them I don't like I skip over that part and don't read it. I'm not crazy about the trend to describe the intimate things in such detail. But I like the mysteries and the story lines usually. I love the ones that have children and family situations involved.

    Would love to have one I know the author!! LOL

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    I've got one of my novels at the "full manuscript" stage!! Took a few tries.. but I'm keeping at writing. :D

    Trust me, the second I sell a book, this board is going to be the first group of people to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I've got one of my novels at the "full manuscript" stage!! Took a few tries.. but I'm keeping at writing. :D

    Trust me, the second I sell a book, this board is going to be the first group of people to know!
    Do you need a proof reader??????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    When do you all have time to quilt??

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    hehe. :) I quilt when I'm stuck on an idea.

    Rhonda - I'll gladly have you be a critique partner if you'd like! I'm currently working on two different stories, one isn't going as good as I'd hoped, so I started the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    hehe. :) I quilt when I'm stuck on an idea.

    Rhonda - I'll gladly have you be a critique partner if you'd like! I'm currently working on two different stories, one isn't going as good as I'd hoped, so I started the other.
    Jennifer I'd be thrilled! My grandma got me started on them when I was 12. I used to stay up til 3am reading them at her house. I still stay up reading them before I go to bed everynight.
    they are a great way to get away from my real circumstances.

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