Series Sunday (May 1)

by Notorious Spinks on 05.01.2011

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

one for the money by janet evanovich


One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) by Janet Evanovich is the first installment of the Stephanie Plum series.  Stephanie Plum has lost her job as a lingerie buyer and is in deep money trouble.  She’s pawned her furniture,  missed enough car payments to get it repoed and mooching meals at her parents home.  Stephanie has definitely hit rock bottom leading her to tell her parents about her job lose.  Her mom refers her to her cousin Vinnie to do some filing.  Well instead of filing Steph tries her hand as a skip tracer aka bounty hunter.   As a bounty hunter Stephanie will make 10 percent of the bond as opposed to minimum wage for filing.  Of course this is a no-brainer.  She is now a gun, taser and pepper spray toting and ass kicking hottie.

Stephanie’s first case is a murder.  She has to find Joe Morelli.  Morelli & Plum have a long history that goes back to him teaching her how to play choo-choo train.  I’ll let you wonder about that one.  Although Stephanie is in a hurry to see Morelli anytime soon, however she does want to make the $10,ooo fee for apprehension.

This book has started off as a funny read.  I enjoy Stephanie and her quirky thinking.  It’s clear she isn’t the smartest in the bunch but if you leave her to think…well let’s just say she’ll figure it out.  I definitely intend to continue reading for two reason:

1.  I want to know what ole Steph will get into next


2. Am I imagining things or is Janet Evanovich throwing racists stereotypes in the mix?   Here’s the passage that made me gasp… ” Back in the sixties, when block busting was a popular activity for liberals, one of the State Street homeowners sold out to a black family, and over the course of the next five years the entire white population panicked and left.  Poorer families moved in, the houses deteriorated and were subdivided, yards were neglected, windows were boarded.  But, as is often the case with a desirable location, the neighborhood was now in the process of being reclaimed.”

Is it just me or is it just me….


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Literary Marie May 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Thanks for participating in Series Sunday. I’m on Smokin’ Seventeen of the Stephanie Plum series, waiting for its release. Now I’m going to pay attention to the racist stereotypes. Hmmm…


Notorious Spinks May 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’m on four but I’ve marked them in all three books so far. Girl one book she said the man was black as street tar. I was like WTF. I’m noticing that she never really has anything good to say about black people. I think I’m going to read, re-read and write a nice little paper/post for ole Janet.


Literary Marie May 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

EEK! Black as street tar? I really don’t remember that one. Well, Lula is a main character and black. I’ll have to pay more attention to her descriptions of blacks.


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