Category Archives: Reading

TBR Challenge – How did THIS get here?

As a reader with a large TBR pile, I have more than a few books that have ended up in my house even though I have no clue how they got there. The Master’s Mistress, a 2010 release from Carole … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited August Books

I know it’s August already, and now that we’re back from RWA, we’re going on one last summer reading binge. And there are definitely some great treats to be had. Meredith Duran’s latest historical has already been given a DIK … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Lovely RITA

July’s prompt was to read a book that had either won or been nominated for a RITA award; Mrs Drew Plays Her Hand won the award for Best Regency Romance back in 1995. As she does in so many of … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: You Can’t Have Just One

Shamefully huge TBR pile? Oh check. And yes, I am waay behind on my non-review reading and so finding an author with more than one book on the stack for this month’s challenge was no problem. I’m not a huge … Continue reading

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Maya Rodale talks about Dangerous Books for Girls

I was at an absurdly hip underground pop-up dinner (eleven tiny courses based around the 1968 Volkswagen bus) and seated across from a couple both of whom were cancer researchers. In the midst of a discussion about Americans’ (mis)perception of what modern … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited June Books

Summer’s here? We’re definitely planning to keep reading all through June ! Many of us here at AAR are happy to see a new release from the ever-popular Julie James. If you prefer historicals, I know some of us are … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Old School Romance month

I got a bit carried away with this months’ prompt of “Kickin’ it old school” and read several books which were published more than ten years ago. I’ve chosen to post reviews of two; one is a Traditional Regency which, … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Modern Love

For April’s TBR Challenge read, I dove into one of my RWA book boxes in search of a contemporary, and came up with Elisabeth Barrett’s Long Simmering Spring. This novel is a 2013 Loveswept that simmered quite a while, but … Continue reading

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A Guest Pandora’s Box: Carolyn Crane’s Against the Dark

Hello everyone and welcome to the third of our AAR blog columns. The basic idea is that we’re going to choose a book every month and have a discussion about it. We’re still Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a … Continue reading

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Taboo or not Taboo

One of the ideas I’ve had for this blog is The Taboo Bookclub. I envision that, every month or so, we’d pick a book for discussion that has a taboo in it. This idea, though, has proved easier to imagine … Continue reading

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