What are you reading? (Wicked Charms)

What are you reading Wednesdays?What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing. To participate, open the book you are currently reading to page 34 (or 34% in your ebook) and answer these three questions. If you have a blog, leave a link down in the comments so that others can visit and see your post. If not, just leave a note with your answers.

I’ve seen a few of my fellow bloggers participating in this, and I thought it would be fun to give it a whirl. Will it become a weekly tradition here at Hidden Staircase? The Magic 8-Ball says:


The Questions:

1. What’s the name of your current read?

Wicked Charms, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton


2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a complete sentence. (or two!)

34% of this book doesn’t have anything too interesting. Sorry.

I scanned the document and saw that the ultimate payment was circled in red. Five hundred thousand dollars. I signed.

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Let’s see, I could eat cupcakes and hang out with Diesel. I think I could swing that. We’d have to get rid of Cat though, I’m allergic.

8 thoughts on “What are you reading? (Wicked Charms)

    • I really enjoyed the first seven or so Stephanie Plum books. But since then, they seem to just rehash the same plot and hijinks in each book. (I think I’ve got two left to go, I. must. finish! 😉 ) But I still enjoy the Lizzie and Diesel series. It’s only book three, and the bizarre events seem to fit better in these “Wicked” books than the Plum novels.


  1. I think these comments point to a good reason for authors to set a limit on their series fairly early on and let their readers know that there will only be X number of books in that series. I’ve heard of (and have experienced for myself) the problem of the plots getting thin with series that just keep going. Right now, I only have two books in my series finished but as I get near to finishing the third, I’m thinking I may put a limit on it. If I do limit it, hopefully, I’ll come up with a new series that its first couple of books can overlap the last couple from the current series and keep my readers interest. 🙂 Like so much of life, it’s a real balancing act knowing what to do. 🙂

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    • I think it depends on the series and genre as well. I continue to enjoy M.C. Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth, Elizabeth George’s Thomas Lynley, and Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch for example. I think the problem I have with Stephanie Plum is there is zero character growth from books 1 – 21. With no character growth, it seems inevitable that the plots and subplots begin to recycle.


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