Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Club Friday

Happy Friday!! Happy Good Friday, in fact!

Do you celebrate Easter? My family doesn't go to church regularly, but I have been attending the Unitarian church with my group of girlfriends, so we are going to the 9:30 service and then after that I am headed out to Dexter to my grandmother's for lunch/dinner (linner?).




Today I'm linking up with Heather for Book Club Friday and this week I'm talking about One For the Money, the first book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. This series is an extremely popular women's mystery series and once the movie with was made (with Katherine Heigl) I knew that at some point I was going to need to pick up the first book. This type of series is not really my thing, and I rarely read murder mysteries, but I was curious.

I wish I could say I totally enjoyed it, but I didn't. I found parts of it to be really cheesy (which, I guess, was to be expected) and at times I felt like it really crawled by. In fact, I think I was reading this book for a few weeks (while reading other books). By the last 80 pages or so it really picked up for me, but that is probably because the romance part of it began to pick up. The book ended with a little romantic cliffhanger so I'm sure I will end up picking up the second book in the series just to find out what happens with that! Maybe that book will hook me?! Clearly I'm a sucker for romance.

Are you a fan of the Stephanie Plum series? 


10 comments:

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Have a great weekend! I have never read any Ivanovich, but this old guy at work used to read all her books and he loved them! All I know about them is that they always have bright covers! :) But you can't judge a book...

Jackie K said...

I love the Stephanie plum series. Id say give it another try, they are corny and the last few arent so great-I think it is up to about 18-but the books are still a fun, light read and he characters really grow on you!

Bubblymuppet said...

I really like this series, and the love triangle really builds up over the rest of the books. Give the second one a shot and see what you think!!

Tiffany said...

I am glad someone else felt the same way I did. I am talking about this book on my blog today as well. I 100% feel the same way you do.
I am a romance sucker too.

Shoshanah said...

I hadn't heard about these books until the movie came out, and now I feel like I'm seeing it everywhere. It isn't the type of book I normally read, but still I'd like to eventually pick it up.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I haven't read these books either, and like you, they just aren't my typical genre! I did consider reading Alexander McCall Smith's Women's Detective Agency books as everyone raved about them back when I worked at B&N in like 2004! But I never got around to them because mystery/detective books just aren't my thing!

I am glad this one ended on a high note for you, though!

pinkflipflops said...

I love the Stephanie Plum series! They are just hysterical.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

It's funny I actually love murder mysteries and I'm a big fan of Lisa Gardner and James Patterson's women's murder club books- but for some reason I haven't picked up this series yet- it almost seems too cheesy or something... this didn't really motivate me :)

Heather said...

I'm completely addicted to this series!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I have yet to read any of this series. They look really good!