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Book recs?

I got a $75 gift card to Borders for Christmas (and a $10 one from last year), but I can't think of any books that I really want at the moment. Do any of you have any recommendations? (I've been reading through Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for any romance novels that look good. Also because they bring the snark.)

If I don't find anything else I like, I'll probably just buy a bunch of Discworld novels that I don't already have.

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j_guda
Jan. 10th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Ooh! Ooh! Do you have The Areas of My Expertise and the new one, More Information Than You Require?

So funny.

RE: romance; contemporary or historical?
raindroproses
Jan. 10th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
You know, I think I do have The Areas of My Expertise! I bought it, started reading it, then got distracted by finals and never went back to it. I don't have the new one, though.

I prefer historical romances, but I'll read decent contemporary ones (meaning with heroines who aren't obsessed with shoes and/or finding a man).
j_guda
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Areas is a little disjointed and hard to get into at first, but once you do, it's so worth it. And I love love loved More. It's a little more cohesive and easier to follow, but also so much funnier if you've read Areas.

I prefer historical romances, but I'll read decent contemporary ones (meaning with heroines who aren't obsessed with shoes and/or finding a man).

Ha! That describes me to a T.

Hmm. Well, everybody and their sister recs Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypas, so something a little less known... Laura Lee Guhrke's "Girl Bachelor" series is pretty cute. I especially liked Secret Desires of a Gentleman and And Then He Kissed Her, though that's a truly horrible description of ATHKH. B&N has a much better one here.
jessalrynn
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Looked at your tags and I suppose I can safely recommend the Sharon Shinn "Archangel" series. Bit of romance, bit of fantasy, bit of sci-fi, bit of angst... It's got a lot in it, give it a look.

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