Monday, July 21, 2014

Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield

Started: 7/10/14
Finished: 7/21/14
Year: 2014
Pages: 276
Genre: fiction
Grade: B
Reason for reading: borrowed from library
Blurb (from book jacket): "After stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God. This launches Bobby on an unlikely quest, serendipitously accompanied by a breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp travel companion named Alice. Together the pair sets out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation-and possibly save the planet.
Opinion: Oh to be in Rick Springfield's head....this was definitely quirky and if you watched any of his interviews where he promoted this book, he warned that this would be racy...and it was. It was a fun read.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

Started: 7/5/14
Finished:  7/10/14
Year; 2014
Pages: 305
Genre: mystery
Grade: B
Reason for reading: borrowed from library
Blurb (from book jacket): "Trenton, New Jersey's favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all two frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer's whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn't want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti's bookkeeper and knows all his boss's dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti's list of people to put six feet under.
"To top things off, Ranger-resident security expert and Stephanie's greatest temptation-has been the target of an assassination plot. He's dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he'll have to enlist Stephanie's help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Opinion: A typical Stephanie Plum book. Same relationship bs. Same Plum getting herself into very funny situations. If you're a fan, you'll continue to like it.