Sunday, April 27, 2008
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.