Originally Posted: March 13, 2009
Yes, another Janet Evanovich book. And get used to it. There’s 10 more to read after this one.
I am a little behind though, I finished this book last weekend, but have had the busiest week ever and this is the first time I’ve had to sit down, relax and write.
There were a lot of things I liked about this book. First of all, we ALL know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. Anything Christmas has me hooked.
I really like the idea of themes. Not until I started this book did I realize all of the “between the numbers” books happen on holidays.
Another book, another bit of creative writing jumped out at me. Stephanie always says that her Grandma Mazur moved in with her parents when Grampa Mazur died. But it’s never the same. For instance, in this book, she says, “Grandma Mazur lives with my parents now that Grampa Mazur’s eating pork rinds and deep fried peanut butter sandwiches with Elvis.” They’re all very clever and there’s a different one every book.
There was one time in the book she incorporated ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. That was very clever too.
There was one thing I didn’t like about this book … and it’s a BIG thing. The big has a sci-fi feel. The reason I love this series as much as I do is because it could all really happen. All of the scenarios, as bizarre as they turn out, could potentially happen to someone. I personally wouldn’t be able to put up with it, but hey, it gives me a good read book after book. This book involves elves and Sandy Claws and a very strange, mysterious man who calls himself Diesel.
I give Visions of Sugar Plums 2 bookmarks.
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