Thursday, December 4

Morelli or Ranger....then what????

I am guessing that if you clicked on this you...
A. Have NO clue what I am talking about a need an explanation
B. Are as addicted to the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich as me!

So here is the who should Stephanie choose (I personally like questions there!) But what do I do until book 15 comes out in June? July? I can't remember the exact date...MONTHS away at any rate! I am in need of some wild antics, suspense, romance (no not personally...just literarilly (please add that word to your dictionary!) and comedy..... Have any suggestions while I go through withdrawal....

These are the books currently checked out from the library that I am HOPING will fill the laughter void....

- Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
- Size 12 is not fat by Meg you realize she writes children books??? Am I the only one that is bewilder by this??? The fact that I am reading a book by the same author as my 8 year old???
- Diary by Chuck not remotely comedy but its the guy that wrote Fight Club, so i figure it has potential!
- The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer (I am currently halfway through with this one and its pretty cute but not fall over laughing with tears rolling down your face)

Sooo I am on my knees pleading....I need some good books. But now comes the fine print....ready for this???

I HATE sappy romances...yeah...two seconds ago I said I needed romance...but I am talking the cute, funny kind, not the sappy harlequin novel kind!
I am not a big fan of political or historical books much to the chagrin of my husband who is all about history and politics...I figure one historical political nut in the family is enough!
And that pretty much wraps it up in a help me!!!


Kathleen said...

I've picked up Janet Evanovich before, and somehow never gotten hooked, so I will have to try again!

I love to read, and once I get hooked on an author usually work my way through a series, or everything by that author quickly.

Here are some of my favorites:

Stuart Woods ... a good assortment of books. My favorite series is his Stone Barrington novels. He is a lawyer, but of course always finds trouble or someone to save. You can check out for the chronological order of the books.

Perri O'Shaughnessy - writes a series about a character named Nina Reilly who is a lawyer (hmm, I sense a theme) and lives in Rino. She has an ongoing relationship in the books that sees good times and bad, and usually represents the underdog, gets into a scrape or two.

Randy Wayne White ... this may not be up your alley, but the main character in this series of novels is Doc Ford. A "marine biologist" (read former government operative really trying to lead a quiet life) who lives on a stilt house in Florida. I really like the colorful characters, life around boats and a marina. Romance, hmm... there is always a woman involved, either to be saved, in distress, occasional love interest. Always a mystery to be solved.

Nicholas Evans - if you haven't read Horse Whisperer yet, you should. I also enjoyed Smoke Jumper.

Carl Hiiasen is just wacky! Skinny Dip was a favorite. Maybe lacking in the romance department.

Nelson DeMille - I go hot and cold on him. Sometimes his books are way to spy like and violent, but I really liked Plum Island. The Long Island setting for me was so enjoyable.

Unknown said...

I too am going to have to go back to her books and try again.....hmmmmm, now intrigued, thanx. I just finished the shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, after finding them during on of my many insomniaced'(yes,you may insert this word into vocabulary as well)weekend that I still suffer from job hangover. I am not a shopaholic, but thought they were rather amusing, and a light read!

grannymike said...

You have to realize that I am not familiar with any of the authors/books you mentioned, but I love good books. I think most people have read (and possibly were assigned it to read it in school as I have taught it more than once) my very favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. No romance, but it is a classic story with some of the best characters ever written. And another classic and a love story is Dickens A Tale of Two Cities. And a book I want to read after having seen the movie is The Kite Runner. Hope you find more good books right up your alley in all these posts.

Anonymous said...

For comedic romances you should try Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I love the Plum series, but I get sick of them all if I try to read them in order. There is only so much goofiness I can stand.

Susan Mallery is good too, however they are basic romances, not so cheezy as Harlequins.

pjoneil said...

I agree with you about Morelli! Ranger is convenient and has all those cars but Morelli has Bob the wonder dog, I mean, that just seals the deal for me. LOL! Have you tried any of the "In Death" (you have to start with the first one, I think it's 'Naked in Death') series by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts? I'm hooked on those as well. Not as lol funny as Lula and Grandma Mazur but there's a bit of everything there, mystery, romance, some sly tongue in cheek, mostly from the minor characters and there's already a whole bunch of them out there. Roberts/Robb is very prolific, usually publishes 2 new Eve Dallas books a year. Plus I'm glad everyone is adding names - I get to investigate some new authors - usually I have to troll lists at Amazon - lol!

Muma said...

I may have to check these books out .... I'm usually a Terry Pratchett kinda girlwhen I want to read something hunourous and since leaving the UK I have not read any of his stuff so I must catch up and get DH into the Disc World. He got me reading the M.Y.T.H. Inc series thought which is funny. I think I scrap too much LOL ... must get back to reading.

Beachcomber said...

I love Stepahnie Plum novels. Ranger but I also like Morelli. Hmmm....I'm glad I don't have to choose between them.

I haven't checked the library for any new books lately. I think I will go to the library and get a Stephanie Plum book.

I haven't read any books in awhile so I don't have any recommendations for you.

Maureen said...

Not funny, but adventure and romance, I actually really liked the 4 book Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I know, I was written for teens...but amazingly fun.

Unknown said...

I knew exactly what you were talking about since I too am addicted to Stepanie Plum! Even got my husband some of Ranger's special scent. Ha ha! Ever think of who should play Stephanie in a movie? I thought Sandra Bullock would be great! Thanks for the freebie.

Jenn said...

I'm a Ranger Babe ;) I love Janet Evanovich - I even got to meet her!

For some otherworldly fun try the antics of a witch bounty hunter that lives with an undead vampire in Kim Harrison's novels - sounds crazy, yup it is!

Lisa Scottoline is great for suspense and mystery. Lee Childs for a male detective read.

Alexis said...

I wasn't sure if you allow it but I used your Plum Heaven kit to make my current blog header. :)

I credited you in my about page:

Designs by Helly said...

Ohhh...I'm a Ranger girl...dark and mysterious always has it's appeal. ;D LOVE the Stephanie Plum novels! Hmm...if you like Janet Evanovich you may like Katie MacAllister. She's laugh out loud funny. ;D She writes both contemporary humorous romance novels, and she writes some with a paranormal twist(I love the Aisling Grey novels).

Anonymous said...

Laura Childs writes 2 series of nice mysteries - one is set in a tea shop, the other in a scrapbook shop. They're fun, light reading.

I was checking on Barnes & Noble recently, and it looks like Evanovich is coming out with 2 "in between the numbers" Plum books. I think they're coming out early in 2009. I've read all the Plum books. One of my favorite scenes is when Lula throws her *ahem* undergarment at the Tom Jones impersonator (I believe it was described as a "king kong thong" lol), and then tries to take it back when she realizes he's not really Tom Jones. Too funny!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh, another good series is the coffeehouse mysteries by Cleo Coyle. Also, the Jane Jeffry mysteries by Jill Churchill are really funny, too.

Hmmm, tea, coffee, scrapbooking. Do you see a theme here???


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