I returned back to Trenton, New Jersey for the tenth book in the Stephanie Plum series, "Ten Big Ones," by Janet Evanovich. I love this series of books about the bumbling Jersey bounty hunter. I'm trying really hard to get caught up reading all the books before the sixteenth book comes out in June but like eating a bunch of candy at once, too much of a good thing can give you a belly ache. I have to pace myself by reading a couple of book here and there every couple of months. Again here are some funny quotes from "Ten Big Ones:"
"The way I see it, life is a jelly doughnut. You don't really know what it's about until you bite into it. And then, just when you decide it's good, you drop a big glob of jelly on your best T-shirt."
Stephanie on Joe's grandmother: "His grandma Bella was nuts. She had this Italian voodoo thing going that she called the eye. I'm not saying the eye worked, but I've known people who got the eye to coincidentally lose their hair, or skip their period, or break out in an unexplained rash. I was half Italian, but none of my relatives could give the eye. Mostly, my relatives gave the finger."
"'It's the Hungarian side of the family,' Grandma said. 'We're tough. We come from a long line of army deserters and nasty alcoholics.'"
"Everyone crossed themselves at the mention of the IRS. Street gangs and the mob paled in comparison to fear of the tax code."
"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor shoe sale at Macy's could get me out of Saturday dinner with my parents. Like a spawning salmon, I was expected to return to my birthplace. Unlike salmon, I didn't die, although sometimes I wished I could, and the migration took place weekly."
Car deaths: 2
A highly recommended and funny series. Start with "One for the Money" and you'll be hooked!