PARDON ME WHILE I INTERRUPT
YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED DISCUSSION
OF YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
FOR A DISCUSSION ON MOVIES AND ADULT NOVELS
If you don't know already, Stephanie is the star of her own book series by Janet Evanovich. Their titles are numbered -- One for the Money and so on -- and this weekend I got up to Sizzling Sixteen.
They follow Stephanie's zany hijinks -- and yes, they really do deserve to be called that -- as a bounty hunter in New Jersey. These books are cookie cutter and the plot never goes anywhere. SO WHY CAN I NOT STOP READING THEM?
Seriously, someone help me. This is a cry for help.
I mean, I haven't read so many books about the same set of characters since The Baby-Sitters Club. Is it just that I'm so involved 16 books in that there's no turning back till Stephanie either gets fatally shot, sent to jail or settles down and marries Morelli?!
And lord help me if that ever happens because, frankly, Ranger is one of the reasons I'm still reading these books. ("Babe.")
But here I am, downloading book 17 on my Kindle. And despite what I said earlier, I'm still super pumped that book 1, One for the Money, is being made into a movie that premieres next January. Check out the casting:
Katherine Heigl - Stephanie, Daniel Sunjata - Ranger, Jason O'Mara - Morelli
Debbie Reynolds - Grandma Mazur, Sherri Shepherd - Lula
Does anyone else feel this way about a series -- too invested to quit? Can you not stop yourself from reading the latest installment because, well, what's one more at this point? Help me, friends!