Bree Likes Books

Disclaimers & disclosures: I update randomly. Sometimes I rate books, sometimes I don't. I read lots of books written by my friends, but I usually mark them as such. I like peanut butter.  I only finish books I enjoy, and I don't usually post about books I don't finish. Jeremy Renner needs to call me.  I write under the pennames Moira Rogers & Kit Rocha. 

Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan I'm starting to feel like I need an intervention.

Edit: Well, this was better than the last one. IIRC, Lan returns in the next one. And stuff. I'm pretty sure Lord of Chaos was the last of these books I read for the first time in high school. When I was reading a few of the scenes I remembered reading them for the first time in the student lounge at my high school. No idea why such a vivid memory...
The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan Starting the next reread. This was always my favorite book...I think I read it like, 4 different times during high school. But I haven't read it since the 90s, so we'll see...

Update: Okay, so all the stuff I remember loving apparently happened in book 4 and presumably book 6. I don't even know. Also, I don't know how I could end up kinda annoyed by this book but still went and bought #6 to start right away. I apparently am in the grip of a glom and should just surrender to it. (I'm envisioning a flower bud...)
The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan The Wheel of Time reread seems to be picking up speed as we get into the books I liked more. Here we go!
The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan Heeere we go again. My vague memory of this book includes Nyneave and Lan kissing in secluded corners. No, really. That's the only clear memory I have. (It's been like, 15 years since I read it, in my defense. Or more.)

Update: Well, my memory was wrong. Clearly the kissing is in the next book. Which means I had NO memory of this book at all. But go team Dragon Reborn! Not sure if I'm going to plunge on to the next one or take a detour.
The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan The Great Wheel of Time Reread of 2012 marches on, after a brief word from our sponsors.
Skybowl - Melanie Rawn Reread in August 2012.
Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong Rereading July 2012: I'm in Lucas & Paige withdrawal.
Thirteen - Kelley Armstrong
Re-read December 2012.

AAAAAAAAAAAH. Oh, series. Don't leave me.
Riveted -  Meljean Brook Oh my gaaaaawd, I'll say something about this book if I ever stop crying.

New favorite book ever maybe.
The Eye of the World - Robert    Jordan Starting my eeeeepic series re-read!

6/17/2012: For all my teasing and ragging on the book (and the female characters) I still remember why this was always a favorite series. The world is intricate, the politics are snarly, the writing is clean and evocative. The male characters are fascinating and complicated and some of them are just amazing. It's sad that the ladies have to be mostly 50 Shades of ZOMG!Feisty, but compared to a lot of the other female chars in high fantasy written around the same time as this, they're downright delightful.

On to book two, after a brief break for some kick-ass heroine time.
Moonglow - Kristen Callihan MINE IT IS MINE. *reads like whoa & damn*

The Witness - Nora Roberts Alisha made me do it...

...and I LIKED it. This hero was wonderful. WONDER-FUL x 100000. Sweet, caring, smart, loyal, honorable, amazing. And the heroine was smart and wounded and so very desperately needed to be loved. Awww, book. So sweet.
Twice Tempted by a Rogue - Tessa Dare Awwwww, this is my 2nd favorite of Tessa Dare's books. (The first is still A Lady by Midnight...but this one is kind of a close second.) Love the hero and the heroine so much, love the small village setting and the romance arc and just everything. BIG LOVE!
One Dance with a Duke - Tessa Dare Awwwww. I love Amelia. <3
A Lady by Midnight - Tessa Dare Without a doubt, this is going in my top reads of 2012. I had to go make a 2012-favorites shelf just so I could add this book to it.
The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) - Courtney Milan I loved this book for the strong, awesome heroine and the THANK YOU JESUS not-a-lord hero. If someone can point me to more heroes like this, I think I could get hooked on this genre.

I love novellas, and this one packed a very emotional punch for a shorter work.