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Subject: Hemlock Falls series
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 1:59 PM ET
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How many of you have read these and what do you think of them? I'm considering picking up this series (as tho I don't have enough to read now LOL) and was wondering if they are good. I know there are a ton of them available so I'll have a pretty good chance of doing a deal on them I hope.

So what y'all think?



Date Posted: 3/19/2008 5:58 PM ET
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Are you talking about  Claudia Bishop's books? I haven't read this series, either, but I might consider it if other PBSers offer good reviews....

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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 7:11 PM ET
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I started reading them when they first came out, and enjoyed the first ... I dunno .. 6 or 7?? ... But I got tired of them after a while, because the characters seemed to stagnate, and I like my characters to grow throughout a series (but that's just me ... I've also grown tired of Goldy Schulz)


I dunno what happens later in the series, as I've given up on them ... but if you don't have the same psychosis I do about caracter-development, you'll probably like them ....

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 7:12 PM ET
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I've read 12 of them so far.  They started off really good, but I haven't really enjoyed the last 3 for some reason.  But, I do have one more on the shelf just waiting for me :)


Date Posted: 3/20/2008 12:19 AM ET
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Yes I am talking about the Bishop books. I haven't read any of them but was thinking about starting this series. Sounds like I might like the first few and then want to stop the series.



Date Posted: 3/20/2008 3:39 AM ET
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I've read the first one and have every single one of the rest of them waiting to be read. They all came in one day at the FOL I volunteer at so I nabbed 'em quick!!  Anyhow, I enjoyed the one I read and am looking forward to the rest.  They were easy reads, nice and calm and no "ewww' factor to them.  

I do think that in many cases characters start to stagnate after awhile. I know the Goldy books (Diane Mott Davidson) did - the last three were terrible. Now the Stephanie Plum books (I'm on 10 now and have the rest waiting for me) are still going strong I think but she's got a pretty strong gimick with Stephanie, Ranger  and Joe. Plus Lulu is a riot! :)  Goldy just had no where else to go ....