Tag Archives: J.R. Ward

AAR Staff Top 10 Favorites – Anne’s Picks

My first thought when I heard about this was “Eek! Only ten?” These picks are in no particular order, and some make no sense when I look at them. But these were the books I often think of when I … Continue reading

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Loving Problematic Books

Grading books is not always straightforward. For me, there is no rubric, no check-list of Do’s and Don’t’s. I have a few deal-breakers, but not many. When I assign a book a DIK grade, though, I often feel like it … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top 10 Favorites – Heather’s Picks

When you’re a voracious reader, picking a top 10 is a daunting task. There are so many books that I’ve loved and in many different ways or for different reasons. Some may be because they’ve brought me to a particular … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites: Cindy’s Picks

Hi, I’m Cindy, I have been doing AAR Reader polls with LinnieGayl and Lee for the last 7 years, and now I help with the updating of the Special Title Listings with Rike and LinnieGayl. It would be fair to … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top 10 Favorites: Jenna’s Picks

Note from our pollsters: AAR is pleased to announce that starting on Tuesday October 1st, 2013 we will open polling for AAR Reader’s Top 100 Romance List. To get everyone ready for Top 100 poll we will post our reviewer … Continue reading

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It’s Latin for Cop Out

NOTE: Given the nature of the topic, there are spoilers for various books and series throughout the text. The other day I happened to catch an episode of the TV show Monday Mornings in rerun, and one of the characters … Continue reading

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The Book Hangover

It is two o’clock in the morning. You have work the next morning, and maybe kids that will be up in a few hours and need to get dressed and fed and sent off to school. You should have been … Continue reading

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Fantasy + Romance=Bliss

As a kid, I always loved the idea of a fantasy story. I liked the imagination of a world with elves and faeries where magic was possible. One would think that with this kind of an interest there would have … Continue reading

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Before They Were Authors

The recent Labor Day weekend had friends and I discussing the changing job market. Many of us had launched into second (and even third) career paths, something that certainly wasn’t expected when we initially graduated from college. This got me … Continue reading

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Serious Series Addiction

I’m a romance reader who loves series books.  Give me books for all the brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, pack mates, or even coven members and blood brothers an author can come up with; I’m good with’em all if they’re well … Continue reading

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