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Subject: Janet Evanovich's new one "Lean Mean 13!"
Date Posted: 6/23/2007 10:40 AM ET
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hi all - i was in target today and they had Janet's newest edition in the Stephanie Plum series - its on sale and i got a $5 gift card for buying it.  so total price was $19.56 for the hardcover!  can't wait to read it!

i like to support janet too :-)  keep the stephanie plum stories coming !  they're so fun!

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 11:23 AM ET
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I personally think that $27.95 as a retail price is highway robbery.  It's not like the book is 500+ pages long.  Not that I'd EVER pay $27.95 for any book!  I bought the book for my mom, but, I bought it at Border's Express with a 40% off coupon.  I also did see it at Costco for just under $16.  However, I think it might have been worth it to buy at Target for the gift card alone.  <G> 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 4:07 PM ET
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I wish I would've known about the Target deal!  I paid $19 for it at Border's.  I have to say, it was excellent.  I laughed so hard I cried in a few places.

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 8:38 AM ET
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I'm listening to it right now.  It's very good so far, just as all her previous books have been.  This is one of my favorite series!!

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 9:56 AM ET
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Just finished #13. It was hilarious.....however, there were no steamy scenes with either of her "loves". But, still, oh, so funny!! I paid $16.00 at Sam's. Worth it........I just hate for each book to end and waiting for another year or so for #14 is too long. Hope Evanovich keeps Stephanie going to #100!!! WOW! wonder if I'll still be around then.ha. Guess I'll post this book in a few days. Becki
Date Posted: 6/29/2007 1:24 PM ET
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I agree with Becki about the lack of steamy scenes, there were a few short ones.  But still a wonderful book.  Love this series and you can't not laugh at Lula!  I ordered mine online from BooksAMillion and for the regular price of the book I got this book and two paperbacks with free shipping.

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 7:49 PM ET
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I can't wait to read this one, I love this series! 

No steamy scenes?  Oh, man.  I love the steamy scenes with Ranger!

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 8:16 PM ET
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Stephanie Plum series are the only ones I liked by her.  Her other series just don't grab hold like Stephanie Plum series.  Has anyone heard anything more about them making a movie out of one of Janet's books?

Date Posted: 6/30/2007 2:39 PM ET
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I loved it!  I laughed so hard.  I always buy these in HC because they are keepers for me.  Got mine from Target too.  :)

Date Posted: 7/5/2007 8:15 PM ET
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just finished and posted the book and it is on its way!  they are a fun series!  she's very entertaining.  i did miss the steaminess of past ones but still enjoyable!

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2007 1:19 AM ET
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i finished it last week and it was great

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 9:36 PM ET
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don't you just want the next one to come out so fast after you finish one?  and then you realize you have to wait another year!!!  i think i got spoiled having 'found' the series so late that i could get thru 1 -10 pretty quickly!  then had to wait for 11, 12 and 13!

Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:15 AM ET
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My son in law saw Evanovitch on one of the morning shows the other day and she was asked about a movie......she said Miramax has owned the movie rights forever and won't get off their butts to create a movie. Oh well...........it would be great. Did you all read one of the other forums about who people would like to play the characters. The overall pick for Stephanie was Sandra Bullock. I think she's a little too old. I though Marissa Tomei from My Cousin Vinny would be great. Good NJ accent, too. Queen Latiffa for Lula. I think Mark Wahlburg for Morelli..........I cannot come up with a good Ranger. I have him in my mind's eye and can't come up with a good pick. Any thoughts? Becki
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 6:30 AM ET
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Well, I guess I'm the only who has never read her!!!!   So, I bought Lean Mean 13 and waiting for it to come in, so I can see what all the hype is about......I will post it when I finish----I read fast    :)