Is being released for sale today .
Janet Evanovich book 15
I was turned onto Janet Evanovich books by a
woman standing next to me in the bookstore
recently. I've now read and enjoyed book 1 and
just started book 2.
I love books in series and am glad I now have 13 more
Evanovich books to go!
I read a bunch of them , up to ten maybe, and really liked them. I couldn't decide between Joe and the other guy though. lol
;-) I'm on book #2 and am having the same problem!
LOL I have read thru book 14 and quite a few of the mini books. I think I prefer Ranger.
He sounds like a good looking muscle cutie to me.
I have been back and forth on this .
But for sure I wanta be like Grandma Mazur.
She is a riot ! Sounds like I need to get whichever one is next for me.
Janet has a great website www.evanovich.com where you can get an autographed bookplate for your books as they come out. (Free) Her early books first editions are going for big bucks. I always picture Estelle Getty as Grandma Mazur. Too bad she died. I really think Evanovich's books would make a great movie or, better yet, a TV series. Would definitely be better than some of the lousy stuff they are putting on TV.
I have all of her books in Hardback and then most of them in paperback (which I use to loan out to friends). The Stephanie Plum books are the best. I am not so fond of the Motor Mouth or Full Tilt series or the older romance books that are being re-issued, but they are still better than many of the books I have picked up lately.
Thanks for that link. Oddly our library has none of the
Evanovich books so I'm buying paperbacks, used if I
can find them.
Just finished #2 and looking forward to getting the
Check Ebay & Amazon for used books. Many times you can find 4 or 5 books at one price on Ebay. Just put in a search for Evanovich.
I have number 15 sitting here waiting in line. I can't wait to start it, but I make myself only read one book at at time, so I gotta finish what I'm reading before starting that one.
I also picture Estelle Getty when I mentally vision Grandma Mazure. LOL
As far as Ranger/Joe, sometimes Joe is just a little too boring. The mystery surrounding Ranger is definitely more intriguing.
And then there's Lula....what can I say. I don't know anyone to compare her to.
Vinnie, how can you read this series with out picturing Joe Pesci?
I finished #1 and #2, am reading #3, with 4 and 5 sitting
on my nightstand waiting. I feel very rich when I have
books waiting. So far I've found used copies at my local
bookstore for $4 each.
I'm loving Grandma Mazur and Lulu. Joe is a little too
predictable in his macho-ness but his appeal is very
understandable. I too prefer the mystery of Ranger
but laughed myself silly the night he reluctantly came
to dinner and Grandma Mazur questioned his ethnicity
rather indelicately. It isn't often that a book can keep me
laughing out loud but the Evanovich books do.
Lula!! what a nut...Queen Latifah perhaps? No, that woman who was on Reno 911 and then Clean House, she's over the top when she wants to be.
And who will we have for Joe?
Gasp! Who will we ever find to be Ranger? Hmmmm..... Tall....dark....mysterious....drop dead gorgeous....
Joan, my thinking exactly. Ranger is lean, fit, agile
and aloof. What a combination!
Well, I am just racing through the Evanovich books. Just
started in July and am up to #7. They are like potato chips -
you cannot stop at one!
Thanks for putting me on to Evanovich. Love her.
The guy who played as the Marine , can't remember his name think he was a wrestler
if he got a deep tan.LOL
Whoopie as Lula and Reese Weatherspoon as Steph
Whoopie would be awesome as Lula!
I don't think I know who Reese Witherspoon is. What did she play in?
Warning. Do not get any of her books on audio and listen to them while driving. You may drive off the road laughing.
My favorite Lula caper was when she was on the Atkins diet. That whole book cracked me up. (no 7?) I always pictured her as the one teacher from Boston Public with the high squeeky voice. (on audio books she has a deep voice and it didn't fit for me)
I just started #7. And I have 8, 9, 10 and 11 waiting
for me. I found used copies at our bookstore for $4
each and couldn't pass that up.
What keeps me fascinated is Ranger!
Yup, Ranger gets better the higher the number. If you like him now, wait till the rest of the books, you will be swooning!
I too like Ranger best and really like him after book 15., just finished 15 , sat up most of Saturday night reading it.LOL
I did not like 14 but 15 is wonderful.
Neicy Nash! (finally remembered her name) She was / is on Reno 911--she's the perfect Lula
Reese- Legally Blonde, Walk the Line...
the Marine--the Rock? big guy with the skinny nose
Today is Ranger's Birthday 8/12/2009
Go to the web site and check it out.
And see who people say should play Joe.
This is too funny - I've always envisioned Ranger as The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), AND Lula as Loretta Devine (played Marla Hendricks) from "Boston Public"!!!) Neicy Nash would be good too - they're both "out there" personalities. LOL.
Not sure who should play Joe or Stephanie yet, but Estelle Getty would have been wonderful as the always entertaining Grandma Mazur.
Hmmm - how about Tea (add the accent to the a!) Leoni as Stephanie?
Maybe Cloris Leachman could play Grandma Mazur.
The Rock would be a great choice for Ranger.
Iíve read them all and most more than once, it has to be a really good series for me to read it again and I still laughed out loud the second time around.
I'm on #9 now, just blazing through these books.
The only time I have for reading is bedtime and
I'm losing an hour of sleep every night because
I just can't put the book down. What a treat.
I've got the characters so firmly drawn in my
mind that it's doubtful I'll want to see movies.
Movies rarely match my mental visuals of
characters and are usually disappointing. I
see Ranger as tall, slender but powerful. He
is stealthy and rarely, if you notice, gets into
fist fights. He has other faster ways to get
situations under control. Just love him!
Thanks, cpartschick - since the very first book, I've always seen The Rock as Ranger, and Loretta Devine as Lula, and it's fun to see what others envision.
Have to say I wasn't bowled over by the names on the Evanovich web site as to who should play Joe... I'm still pondering that one. Right now, the only one I can come up with (and it's a OLD one) is the guy who played Lucy's partner on "Hill Street Blues" - was the character's name Joe too?
(OK - I just googled that, and the actor's name is Ed Marinaro, and he DID play "Joe Coffey". )
LavinaMae - OOOH - yes! Cloris Leachman would be perfect as Grandma Mazur! Betty White might be a possibility too, but she's almost too "classy" - great actress though.
This is FUN.
You mean, mean, mean people. You got me hooked on
Evanovich! I'm up to #11 now and just realized that if
I read through #15, there will be no more until next
summer. Aaagh! ;-)
Just read V-E-R-Y, V-E-R-Y slowly, June! ^_^ She's addictive, isn't she?
It's also nice to read them one right after the other, instead of having almost a year between stories.
you're not alone in that LOL ! I hope Janet Ev has a verry secure self assured DH/ BF/ whatever otherwise he could get jealous of a fictional character
You can buy the in between series. Plum Crazy etc.There are quite a few of them.
I did not like book 14 but 15 renewed me.
I too would love to get my hands on Ranger. Just don't tell my husband.LOL
Still have this one on reserve from the library. I did pick up "Plum Crazy" though on audio.
I was listening to it last weekend on the deck relaxing. I kept giggling and bothering DH. Towards the end I was LOL.
Warning, do not take a sip of anything to drink while listening to this book. Towards the end, I spit out my drink and had to turn the player off. I was laughing so hard. Too funny.
Lavina - I didn't like #14 much either. Evanovich brought in too
many over the top characters and the main ones seemed to lose
their personalities in the shuffle. Do NOT mess with my Ranger! ;-)
I have #15 on reserve at library too but a long waiting list. But
I can't spend $27.95 on a hardcover version so patience will
have to be my virtue.
I did read "Plum Crazy" just to get my Evanovich "fix". During
winter I may just go back and reread my favorites.
I have listened to a few of the audio books and the part I like is where Steph always says------IT wasn't MY fault----
I can identify with that--lol
It is a great series of books, have any of you read the other books she has written, I haven't
Haven't read any other than "Plum Crazy" which was OK
but not as much fun for me as the # series.
I read some of her other ones but the # series is the best by far.