Thursday, April 18, 2013


That would be Stephanie Plum. 

I love all things in the Stephanie Plum Universe.  It could be possible that I have a crush on Ranger.  His full name is Ricardo Carlos Manoso .  He's second generation Cuban-American.  Was Special Forces.  He has abilities that make me think that he might be Batman.  Just kidding.  Sort of.

Stephanie's partner in crime is a former hoe by the name of Lula.  She has a fondness for Spandex and poison green outfits that really should be outlawed, given that she is full-figured and all, and she always buys her outfits about four sizes too small.  Yikes.  However, since Stephanie is a bond enforcement agent (and horribly inept), having Lula ride shotgun only adds hilarity to the mix when they botch the capture.  Since they are hunting FTAs in Trenton, NJ, and everyone carries (but Stephanie), it is shocking that they haven't been shot... yet.  However, that isn't to say that numerous attempts haven't been made on Stephanie's life.  She once had her car blown up four times in just one book.  (This is a series.)  Make that four different cars.  Obviously.  And Lula carries a weapon at all times, but can't hit the broad side of anything, so that always gets interesting.

Then there is Stephanie's family: her mother side is Hungarian.  Grandma Mazur is my favorite.  She is probably in her 80s, acts like she's 40, but looks like she's 110.  She also carries regular, and can't hit anything, though she did once shoot up the turkey set out for dinner.  Her favorite pastime is getting her hair done (and catching up on the gossip), and going to the viewings at the funeral homes.  However, she is working on getting banned for constantly opening the lids on closed viewings.  Local funeral homes have taken to nailing the lids down to prevent her from getting a sneak peek.

I can't forget to tell you about Joe Morelli.  That is Stephanie's on-again, off-again boyfriend.  Janet Evanovich starts off the first book of the series just like this: "There are some men who enter a woman's life  and screw it up forever. Joseph Morelli did this to me - not forever, but periodically."  I think that pretty well sums up Morelli and Stephanie Plum...

And this series.  It is a rollicking fun ride.  If you want to laugh, read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.  It is Hilarious.

Rating: Passion

Have your read any of the books in the Stephanie Plum series?  Do you have a favorite book series that makes you laugh so hard that your sides hurt?  Do you have a favorite character in a book that always makes you laugh whenever you read the book?  


  1. I can't even imagine writing that many books...

  2. I have a Stephanie Plum book on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet.

  3. These books are a guilty pleasure for me...I love the Trenton setting very close to home for me, the stories, while simple, are witty.

    And Evanovich is a riot! I saw her at a signing about ten years ago where she spoke for an hour or so, and it was as funny as stand-up.

  4. I have never read any of those books, but have always wanted to! Maybe this was the motivation I need to start downloading to my kindle :)

  5. I've never heard of Stephanie Plum but you describe it so well that I will check these books out. Anything that is rollicking good fun is worth reading!

  6. They sound delightful and if I ever read fiction I would pick one up.

  7. Wow, that's an impressive amount of books!

  8. Alex ~ I know!

    Carol ~ The first is the worst. They all get better after that. I think Three is still my favorite:)

    Larry ~ It doesn't surprise me at all that she is funny in person. Her characters are hysterical.

    Judy ~ Consider yourself poked!

    JKeith ~ Absolutely!

    Manzanita ~ These books are just so much fun. Not intellectual reading, but a jolly good time.

    Morgan ~ Yes, indeed.

  9. Hi Robin,

    I'm not at all familiar with Stephanie Plum. Janet Evanovich is certainly prolific in her Plum publishing.

    Happy alpheting.


  10. I have not read any of these, but they sound fun. I'm not much of a series guy though. Even with TV shows, I just seem to lose interest quickly, even if I like the characters.

  11. I've never read any of her books. I keep meaning to pick one up but something else ends up getting my attention and I put the book back.

  12. Gary ~ The Plum series is just so much fun to read... hence the success of the series.

    Tim ~ Well, this one might not be for you...

    Yvonne ~ If you like to laugh, I promise you'll enjoy this series.

  13. I've never read any of these, but they were my mother-in-law's favorite series...mainly because most were set in Jersey :)

  14. I love the Stephanie Plum novels! I think my favourite part was where she broke open a door with a crow bar and then wrestled a midget down the stairs! Best imagery ever!

  15. Never even heard of this series. I like a good 'no brainer' once in a while, especially when I'm on vacation. I celebrate the moments when I can turn off my brain!
    On that note and to add to your previous reply to my comment: Yes, I was so very mature on the inside as a kid for reasons that are not so nice. I needed to be. It was and still sometimes is very hard to relate to my peers. When you test out at college level in almost all subjects in the 2nd grade, they move you into the special classes... At least I didn't finish every test more than an hour before any of the other kids after that! Looking around the room and wondering what the hell is up with everybody else still writing on their papers gets old. Being unique is interesting, isn't it?! ;)

  16. Mark ~ They are a fun read.

    Kellie ~ I don't remember the door/crow bar, but I do remember the midget wrestling. That was hilarious. I also enjoy her recurring characters like the Moon Man. What was that car he sold her that was made up of all different parts when she wanted to blend in? Now that was some imagery.

    Jasmine ~ Well, I just can't tell you how much I love this series. There aren't enough words. As for you and your experience... You are beyond unique. You are in a class by yourself. I mean that in the best possible way:)


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