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 Posted: Tue May 24th, 2022 08:56 pm
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Big Garea Fan


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Big Garea Fan wrote: As a guy, I should probably be ashamed to admit this but I am also reading the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I saw Evanovich mentioned in one of the "Spenser" series books that I had read earlier so I figured I would check out one of her books once I was caught up on the "Spenser" books  and "Jesse Stone" books. I am hooked and am now on book #11 of the series.

The Stephanie Plum series books are quick reads and entertaining. They are crime dramas but they also have a lot of humor in them. As I am reading them, many of the scenes seem to be like something you would have seen on the old "I Love Lucy" TV show with Lucy and Ethel getting themselves into all kinds of mischief. Apparently, this series is very popular since it has about 30+ books and many of them proudly display "#1 New York Times Bestseller" on their covers.

** Note: On a wrestling-related side note, Lance Storm and Kurt Angle got name dropped in the "Vision of Sugar Plums" novella of the Stephanie Plum series. Maybe that will make me seem a little less feminine for reading them. ** :)

The first book in this series ("One for the Money") was made into a movie starring Katherine Heigl in the lead role. It was listed on TUBI so I tried to give it a watch. I only made it about 5 minutes into the movie before I had to turn it off. The actors on the screen didn't even come close to matching the characters that I had created in my head from reading the books.