Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday Salon


I woke up early again this week to read and I love it!

Here in NH it's cloudy and rainy and that just makes it seem cozier to sit in my flannel pajamas.

Ten Big Ones is a perfect name for this book because I laughed out loud at least ten times! A couple of them were honest-to-god guffaws, too!

I keep thinking that there is no way I can be surprised again by these books but I am every time. The characters just tickle me so!

Stephanie Plum is an inept bounty hunter whose reactions to events are real and honest and funny.

Her Grandma Mazur is the funniest old lady with her wisecracks and innocent knowledge.

Lula, Stepanie's sidekick, a former ho turned file clerk, never lets a murder get in the way of her self-absorption. Here's an example:

Ranger's man blasted a three-foot hole in the ceiling over Rodriguez and plaster flew everywhere.

"Hey," Lula said to Ranger's man. "You want to watch it? I just had my hair done. I don't need no plaster in it. Next time just shoot a hole in this punk-ass loser, will you?"

I've already bought the eleventh book in this series but I like to let a couple months go by in between reads. Something to look forward to.

5 comments:

Table Talk said...

I think I got stuck at around number eight, but there's probably been enough time lapsed since I last read one to go back and catch up because you're right, Grandma Mazur is one of the great characters of detective literature.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

You all are so way ahead of me! I am only at book #3...lol!

Irish said...

I like the Plum books as well. Grandma Mazur is the best. Like you I like to put some space between each book so that they don't get old.

Alix said...

I love Stephanie Plum and all the other characters. I especially love family dinners at the Plum house - poor Mum!
The books really are laugh out loud funny.

Kristi said...

I know, it's Tuesday, but I'm still catching up with Sunday Saloners ;>). I love Evanovich's Plum books, too! I'm looking forward to Fearless Fourteen. It'll be a great beach book this summer. I'm with Irish, Grandma Mazur is definitely my favorite character!