Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing...


Here's the synopsis:
Stephanie Plum is so smart, so honest, and so funny that her narrative charm could drive a documentary on termites. But this tough gal from New Jersey, an unemployed discount lingerie buyer, has a much more interesting story to tell: She has to say that her Miata has been repossessed and that she's so poor at the moment that she just drank her last bottle of beer for breakfast. She has to say that her only chance out of her present rut is her repugnant cousin Vinnie and his bail-bond business. She has to say that she blackmailed Vinnie into giving her a bail-bond recovery job worth $10,000 (for a murder suspect), even though she doesn't own a gun and has never apprehended a person in her life. And she has to say that the guy she has to get, Joe Morelli, is the same creep who charmed away her teenage virginity behind the pastry case in the Trenton bakery where she worked after school.
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My Thoughts:
Okay, so I've had this series on my to read list for-ev-er.  I don't know why I never started it, but I just didn't.  Then the movie came out, and let's be honest, I'm not a huge Katherine Heigl fan.  Yet, the previews for the movie made me finally pick up this book.

And despite my attempts to dislike it, I loved it.  I laughed out loud reading this book.  And I read it all in one sitting.  I admit, I saw some of the parts coming, but only because I saw the movie trailer before reading the book.

I can say, without a doubt, that Stephanie Plum has a new fan and I will be reading the rest of the series.

What are you currently reading?

22 comments:

jennie said...

There's nothing better than expecting to hate a book and then falling in love with it. I didn't realize it was made into a movie, though. I'm not a fan of Katherine either...

Cait said...

i heard it was really good- another book to get on my list :)

Valerie Griffin said...

Yay, so glad you liked it! I thought the 2nd & 3rd were even better! I need to go buy the fourth one!

Wiz said...

I haven't read any of her books but they are on my list to read as well!

Tiffany said...

I am currently reading that book as well!!! I am glad to see you liked it. That makes me excited to read more of it!!

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

Ok...so weird. Last night I looked at this entire series on my kindle. I was tempted to buy it, but backed out. I guess I'm buying it! I need a new series to read!!!

Heather at 123 said...

I love this series! I have read almost all of them. I swear this would be me as a bounty hunter.

xo
h

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Might have to check this one out too :-)

Domesticated-Bliss said...

I have downloaded this book to my kindle and it's on my list of things to read - I heard this is a hilarious series! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Rachel said...

I LOVE the Stephanie Plum series! :) You'll have to post what you think of the rest of them. I think they are pretty good!!

Came across your blog on another blog, and I love it. This is a great blog hop, I actually participated today!! Looking forward to more reviews!!

Happy Friday!

:)
Rachel
http://averyfan.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-club-friday.html

Lacey said...

I just started reading this series too! I think they are hilarious- love them!

Christianna said...

I haven't read these books yet, but I'd like to give them a shot! This is an awesome link up!

I'm a new follower!

Kimberlee said...

So glad I found this group!

Valerie Griffin said...

Heather, I think my favorite Kristen Hannah book so far has been either Firefly Lane or Winter Garden!

Amber Johnson said...

I just found this book at a used bookstore a few weeks ago. I hope I can read it soon! :)

I just love this feature! I'm seriously bummed if I don't get a chance to participate!

Heather said...

I just put this one on my to-read list a few weeks ago. I need to read it ASAP!

Jenn @ PSP said...

I am so excited someone has a book club on blogger! I will probably be going through to see what everyone is reading. Always looking for something new! I wasn't too excited about the movie, but this book sounds pretty good.

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Shoshanah said...

I really had no idea about these books until the movie came out and now they just seem to be everywhere.

Blane181 said...

I love this series! I remember being in elementary school and my 6th grade teacher talking about reading them and loving that she new the streets, etc. (I grew up and live 20 minutes from Trenton and Chambersburg) I've read all but 18 and while they get repetitive I love reading them, they're such a light easy read! I did not have high expectations for the movie and was not happy that they cast Katherine Heigel but I was pleasantly surprised and thought Katherine made a good Stephanie. And I wasn't completely appalled at any stereotypical "Joisey" accents!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I keep meaning to read this series but I never get to it. It sounds so good!

Megan said...

I read a few of these, but eventually stopped because the language bothered me. But you are SO right...they are hilarious. She's a great writer!

Sarah E. said...

What you wrote could have come directly for me, except that I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. But I will! And I'll probably see the movie despite my distaste for Heigl.

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