Series Sunday (June 4)

by Notorious Spinks on 06.05.2011

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.

Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich


Three To Get Deadly is the third installment in the Stephanie Plum series.  Stephanie is still up to her bounty hunting antics and as usual she soon finds out that things are never as they seem.  This time around Stephanie is looking for a “saintly” old candy-store owner, Mo, who has disappeared.  According to Mo’s neighbors his sudden disappearance is out of character for him and they can’t believe that he’d do anything wrong. However, Stephanie and Grandma Mazur get on the case to find Mo and see what his connection is to the drug dealers who are being murdered.   Again Stephanie always seems to amaze me with her dingyness all while in search of the truth bond jumper so she can get paid.

In addition, I’m always amazed at the stereotypes that Evanovich inserts in her books.  I found this quote to be …

Originally built for immigrant factory workers, the houses were now predominantly occupied by struggling minorities.

Aren’t immigrants minorities?  Or are only brown people minorities?

Until next week!

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Literary Marie June 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I find myself waiting for your Series Sunday contribution to read what racial comment Janet Evanovich has said.

Immigrants don’t necessarily have to be minorities. It depends on the country. Why the minorities gotta be struggling though?


Notorious Spinks June 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I feel like in America we are all immigrants. This land is native to none of us but the Native Americans.


Literary Marie June 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I respectfully disagree. Anyone born in America is an American. Now our ancestors are a different story if they were not born in the United States and left another country to permanently live here.


Notorious Spinks June 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

LOL @ “I respectfully disagree.” *tickled*

I’m an American but I feel that because this land is not native to my ancestors there is always that immigrant status (unspoken) that lingers in my blood. Even when I think about the history of my family I feel American but not a sense of ownership if you know what I mean.
Also, I’m tickled because in few more years we won’t be the minority. LOL!


Literary Marie June 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I understand what you mean. Have you ever traced your ancestry to learn where you family is from? Would you feel a sense of ownership in foreign land?

LOL You’re right. We won’t be the minority. America is quite the melting pot.


Notorious Spinks June 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I started tracing it and I got to my great-great-grand dad. He was mulatto and I think his dad was the slave owner because “Spinks” was the masters surname. Now that I’m out of school I’m going to start back on it once I get settled. Hopefully by August.

I’m not sure if I’d feel ownership in another land. I really want to trace my ancestry because I feel that knowing will help fill some of those voids.


Literary Marie June 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm

So Spinks is your real last name? All this time I thought it was a pen name.

Good luck tracing your ancestry.


Notorious Spinks June 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

LOL! Girl naw!



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