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Subject: Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer
Date Posted: 7/13/2007 2:22 PM ET
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Has  anyone read the Bubbles series? I was thinking of reading them . Are they good? Quirky? Is this chick lit? Thanks for your help!

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 10:36 PM ET
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They are great!!  Very much like Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.  Very funny, complete with the sexy "is he or isn't he?boyfriend", funny sidekicks (her mom and the mom's best friend are hilairous) and the recurring thorn-in-her side ex-husband and his current wife.  I heartily recommend this series!

As to whether it's chick-lit, I just don't know.  Kinda a chick-lit mystery series?  You might get more responses about this series from the mystery section.

Dawn



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Date Posted: 7/14/2007 3:41 AM ET
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Awesome books!!! I like Bubbles just as much as Stephanie Plum! :)

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 10:00 AM ET
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whew! good to know they're good since I found all but the first at a sale a few weeks ago and requested the first title from someone here..and of course other books 'would' arrive and that one still be in the mail!

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 1:41 PM ET
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Thanks for letting me know. I thought they looked good but I have never read any of her books. Now I'll have to keep an eye out for them. LOL, like I need more to read!

Date Posted: 7/16/2007 11:38 PM ET
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I love these books as well, some of the parts you actually laugh out loud.  I also like Bubbles as much as Stephanie Plum, if you havent read these you definetly should!
Jenn

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 11:04 AM ET
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They're great - I was instantly addicted. 

They're on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 1:03 PM ET
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I think I'm in the minority, but I really didn't like them.  I read the first two to give them a try since I had heard so many great things about them, but they were just goofy to me and had too many cooincidences.  I just don't like books like that.  I do pick them up when I see them at yard sales though, because I know they're pretty popular here. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 9:22 PM ET
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i love them...... fun quick reads!!!  i highly recommend them!

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:46 PM ET
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I have to agree with Danielle...they aren't my favorite.  I read the first, wasn't impressed, so tried the second, and am still not impressed.  I will keep getting them for my mom, but I won't read them anymore.  I feel like I have to really make an effort to read them, and I have way too many books to be reading books that I'm not into. 

That being said, they are VERY similar to the Stephanie Plum series.  I don't know why I like the Plum series and not the Bubbles...odd!

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 9:51 PM ET
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I just found the Bubbles series, and as someone not very well versed in Chick Lit, thought the Bubbles book was very silly. Silly enough to laugh out loud, though. Stephanie Plum-silly. Several of Bubbles' relatives reminded me distinctly of Stephanie Plum's quirky grandmother. Since Bubbles books only take about ten minutes to read, you may as well try one and see how you like it.
Date Posted: 8/12/2007 6:45 PM ET
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I have to agree with Danielle...they aren't my favorite.  I read the first, wasn't impressed, so tried the second, and am still not impressed.  I will keep getting them for my mom, but I won't read them anymore.  I feel like I have to really make an effort to read them, and I have way too many books to be reading books that I'm not into. 

That being said, they are VERY similar to the Stephanie Plum series.  I don't know why I like the Plum series and not the Bubbles...odd!

 

Maggie, you took the words right outta my mouth. Someone had suggested them to me telling me they were just like Stephanie Plum, and I had the credits at the time so I ordered all of them, I read the first 2, and stopped halfway through the 3rd one :/ I just couldn't force myself to read anymore.j

Though I do think this charecter and author have some great potential.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:55 PM ET
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I like the Bubbles books also.Don't think about them too much.Just read them quickly and forget about the real world.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 12:45 AM ET
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Yep!  They're purely escapist - which is exactly what I read them for.  If I'm in the mod for something else, I read something else.

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 12:24 AM ET
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What is the order of the Bubbles series.... anyone know?

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 9:25 AM ET
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Bubbles Unbound

Bubbles in Trouble

Bubbles Ablaze

Bubbles A Broad

Bubbles Bethroted

Bubbles All the Way



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Date Posted: 8/31/2007 4:44 PM ET
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I've wondered before if I would like this series too. :)