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Topic: chick lit?...mystery?...or romance?...or all the above?

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Subject: chick lit?...mystery?...or romance?...or all the above?
Date Posted: 12/2/2007 4:54 PM ET
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Im wondering about the NERD series. they look like a fun read but I can't figure out the genre? I picked up a bunch at Goodwill and may want to start one soon. But not til next year so as to meet my 2008 reading challenge.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:16 PM ET
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To me they're more funny sexy romance, Kathy. At least comparing to what I 'think' chick lit is. I love romance though and this is one of my favorite authors for a fun read. My faves are 'the nerd who loved me', 'nerd gone wild', and 'my nerdy valentine'. Some are a bit graphic in the sex but they're really funny too. I think the 'nerd who loved me' is the best though for the story and secondary characters.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:50 PM ET
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I agree with Susanna - humor and romance.  I wouldn't really call them chick lit, but if you like chick lit you'll very probably like the Nerd books.

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 4:49 PM ET
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agree with not really chick lit, but light romance with a little mystery thrown in and very funny!

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 4:11 PM ET
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 Same here.  My fave from the series was the one on the desert island.  Funny and sexy!

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 7:34 PM ET
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I had wondered about them but was hesitant to order as I am not familiar with them or the author.  From what you guys are saying, I think I might like them so I'll take a chance and order one.  I am holding you all accountable if I am disappointed though!  ;-)

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 8:55 PM ET
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well my #1 pick is 'the nerd who loved me'! :-) I think the desert island one Mary likes is 'nerd in shining armor'. Nerd gone wild was cute also and gone with the nerd was more a mystery/something going on type funny romance.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 2:03 PM ET
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I just read Nerd in Shining Armor and it was a very fun read.  The characters, particularly the heroine and her mom were from "the holler" back in Tenessee and were very funny.  I have a few more on my TBR pile and am looking forward to reading them.  Like the other posters, I wouldn't classify them as chick lit, but more romance.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 5:24 PM ET
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I don't know about the category, but I do know that the books are a hoot to read.  They're funny and light reading.