Archive for August, 2011

Review: Smokin’ Seventeen By Janet Evanovich

Posted in Review on August 10, 2011 by Julie Mangan

The latest installment in the Stephanie Plum series is about the same as the last book. Nothing like the first ten, but not as bad as a few of the subsequent novels.
The plot seemed a bit forced. I figured out the murderer before I was even halfway through, but even once the motive was explained to me I still only barely got it. It seemed a bit of a stretch.
The best thing about the book was Ranger. As usual.

A good book

Posted in Writing on August 9, 2011 by Julie Mangan

Just finished The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne (Isn’t that a great name?)

This book was pretty good. Funny, clean, and the characters were engaging. It didn’t end the way I thought it would when I started the book, so that was a pleasant surprise. There were only two problems.
1 – The main character is sooooo incredibly naive. But, in her defence, she knows she’s this way and everyone keeps telling her to knock it off, so it’s not annoying.
2 – It ended kind of abruptly after the plot resolution. We didn’t get to see any of the aftermath or adjustment to the new status quo, or even talk to people that I felt still deserved a little page time.