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My hobbies include just about anything, really...except reading, I hate reading! Kidding of course, reading is my favorite hobby! I love not only reading, but creative writing as well. I'm currently working on a novel about a group of paranormal social workers who try to help creatures like themselves cope with being different while also protecting humanity from the more malevolent beings. Other hobbies include music, yoga, comedy clubs, movies, and video games. I read from just about any genre, but my favorites are fantasy/urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and graphic novels (that's what us comic-book geeks call them to try to sound more sophisticated). In my secret identity, I work as an accountant for a nonprofit organization . I know...accounting and creative writing don't exactly go together...what can I say, I'm full of contradictions! My rating system: 5 STARS - I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't wait to finish it, yet I also never wanted it to end! 4 STARS - I liked this book an awful lot! It would have been perfect, except for some minor issue or issues that detracted from my overall enjoyment. 3 STARS - I liked this book, but found it somewhat flawed. Probably would not read again, but might still give the author and/or series a second chance. 2 STARS - Overall, a disappointing read for me. It had its moments, but sadly the bad outweighed the good. 1 STAR - I hate the part of my brain that convinced me to read this book!

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Queen and Country: A Gentleman's Game
Greg Rucka
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich While the Stephanie Plum series got too silly for me after a while, there’s no denying it started with a bang. Janet Evanovich injected more than enough humor and action to make “One For The Money” a very enjoyable read. Stephanie Plum is tough, yet sensitive, and her wit and charisma makes her quite a compelling character. While the other members of Stephanie’s bounty-hunting family are fun characters as well, Stephanie definitely steals the show.

My only major problem with the book was that I felt the actual mystery fell flat. I can say without exaggeration that the mystery that is the driving force throughout “One For The Money” is easier to solve than many Scooby-Doo episodes! Also, while I certainly don’t mind some humor injected into my mysteries, Evanovich does sometimes get a little too over-the-top with the silliness, making it hard to take the book seriously at times.

So, if you’re looking for a complex mystery to solve, I’d advise you to look somewhere else. But if you’re looking for a fun, breezy mystery starring a likeable heroine, then I can recommend “One For The Money”.