Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Little Behind

Used to be, I'd almost always be waiting around for the best new releases from my tried and true authors. I had my autobuys: La Nora, Kleypas, Krentz, Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens. Another half a dozen "B" stringers that I'd *usually* buy but didn't track as close.

Since starting this blog and falling in with this disreputable crew of book pimps, it's like I turned on a firehose. I can't keep up. My list of favorite authors is at least fifty long and just when I think I'm caught up, I realize I've forgotten about 3 or 4 of my regulars. I mean, it was close to two weeks after Covet's release that I posted the review. A good three weeks for Demon Forged (I'm so ashamed...). And I let almost a week go by before I even acquired Blaze of Memory. WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME???

I have stuck my toe into a whole bunch of series and completely lost track of what I have and what I don't have. I've acquired bits and pieces of series by Alexis Morgan, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Vicky Petterson, Karen Marie Moning and others.... and all of them are in Nicola-Reading-Limbo because I am missing parts of the series.

This is really more for me than for you, dear reader, so that I can fire up the iPhone and have a place to go while I'm staring at the shelves at the bookstore, wondering which ones I need and which ones I have. And it doesn't even touch any of my favorite historical and contemp authors! That will have to be a post for another day.

OK, so here's my got-it/need-it list:

**Update 11/29/09: Wow, this really worked. I hit my favorite used bookstores yesterday and plugged up a lot of these gaps, without any accidental duplications. What are the odds that the 3 Alexis Morgan books I saw were the exact 3 that I already own?**

Karen Marie Moning, Highlander series:
1. Beyond the Highland Mist (got it)
2. To Tame a Highlander (got it)
3. Highlander's Touch (got it)
4. Kiss of a Highlander (got it)
5. The Dark Highlander (got it)
6. The Immortal Highlander (got it)
7. Spell of the Highlander (got it)
8. Into the Dreaming (novella in Tapestry) (need it)

Kelley Armstrong, Otherworld (novels only)
Bitten (got it - reviewed it)
Stolen (got it!)
Dime Store Magic (got it)
;">Industrial Magic (got it)
Haunted(need it)
Broken (need it)
No Humans Involved (need it)
Personal Demon (got it)
Living with the Dead (need it)
Frostbitten (need it)

Angela Knight Mageverse (novels only)
1. Master of the Night(got it)
2. Master of the Moon (Got it! it's a little tattered, but who cares?)
3. Master of Wolves (got it)
4. Master of Swords (got it)
5. Master of Dragons(got it)
6. Master of Fire (coming in 2010)(need it)

Alexis Morgan- Paladins
1. Dark Protector (need it)
2. Dark Defender (need it)
3. In Darkness Reborn (need it)
4. Redeemed in Darkness (got it)
5. Darkness Unknown (got it)
6. Defeat the Darkness (March 2010)(need it)

Alexis Morgan - Talions
1. Dark Warrior Unleashed (got it)
2. Dark Warrior Unbroken
3. Dark Warrior Untamed (August 2010) (need it)

Anya Bast - Elemental Witches
1. Witch Fire (got it)
2. Witch Blood (need it)
3. Witch Heart (need it)
4. Witch Fury (need it)

Keri Arthur - Riley Jenson
1. Full Moon Rising (got it)
2. Kissing Sin (got it!)
3. Tempting Evil (got it)
4. Dangerous Games (got it)
5. Embraced Darkness(got it)
6. The Darkest Kiss (need it)
7. Deadly Desire (need it)
8. Bound to Shadows (got it)
9. Moon Sworn (need it)

Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels
1. Magic Bites (got it)
2. Magic Burns (need it)
3. Magic Strikes (need it)
4. Magic Mourns (novella in Must Love Hellhounds Anthology)
5. Magic Bleeds. (June 2010) (need it)

Vicki Pettersson - Signs of the Zodiac
1. The Scent of Shadows (got it)
2. The Taste of Night (got it!)
3. The Touch of Twilight (need it)
4. The City of Souls (need it)
5. Cheat the Grave (summer 2010) (need it)

2 comments:

Chris said...

I do this silly thing of exporting my librarything then importing it into a database on my ancient Palm Tungsten E2. I import the author, title, and my tags (which included "owned" and "not mine"). If I'm going book shopping, I make sure my Palm is updated. I suppose if I was willing to pay for a data plan, I'd just access my librarything from the bookstore...

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