The Cooksonathon

We like our Readathons, we do. N is currently in the middle of her Blood-a-thon, reading all the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Deep South Vampires not being my niche I've declined to join her on this one, instead going back to what BookElf's know best; trashy romantic fiction. Last year's Steelathon might have resulted in hives … Continue reading The Cooksonathon

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Danielle Steelathon XI – A Good Woman pub. 2008

I chose this one to read next especially because it was a historical one. Set after the sinking of the Titanic, the blurb promised 'from the glitter of Manhatten ballrooms to the fires of the First World War'. ooooo, I though, this'll be good... And it would have been. This is the latest Danielle Steel … Continue reading Danielle Steelathon XI – A Good Woman pub. 2008

Danielle Steelathon X – Lightning pub. 1996

Again, with this challenge I seem to be veering from unspeakable blinding rage to mild mannered simpering 'ahhhh'ness. This brought out the former, predictably enough, and by the end of the book I was almost stomping on it. You might have noticed I have failed miserably in my 'book a day' ethos, but that is … Continue reading Danielle Steelathon X – Lightning pub. 1996

Danielle Steelathon IX – Vanished pub. 1994

ooooooooo this ones a chiller.. This has been a great year for court room dramas for me. Setting a book in a court room can be a great writing tool (we did an exericise on it at uni) because its a structure most readers can relate to (not that you're all hardened criminals, but most … Continue reading Danielle Steelathon IX – Vanished pub. 1994

Danielle Steelathon VIII – Fine Things pub. 1987

This is more like it. I liked this one, which was a bit of a weepy. Its the first 'modern' one I've really enjoyed as well, which is nice. Bernie Fine is the manager of a large departmnet store in New York. He is sent to San Francisco to open a new store there. Although … Continue reading Danielle Steelathon VIII – Fine Things pub. 1987

Danielle Steel VII – Five Days in Paris pub. 1995

ARRRG ALMOST UNSTOPPABLE BLINDING RAGE!!!!!!!! Sorry for shouting, but this book made me soooo mad. I wouldn't mind if Steel was consistent in her hatred of anyone who wants to live their own life, but why is it perfectly acceptable for the hero of this book to leave his wife, dying father in law and … Continue reading Danielle Steel VII – Five Days in Paris pub. 1995

Danielle Steelathon VI – No Greater Love pub. 1992

This is more like it! Much like 'Star', this historical drama/romance was a pleasure to read. Again, because I liked the characters, and the plot was full of twists and turns that kept me guessing and my nose firmly attatched to the spine. I don't know if its that the books being set 'in the … Continue reading Danielle Steelathon VI – No Greater Love pub. 1992