Monday, March 21, 2011

The challenge. It. Is. On.

I spent Saturday with Tracy and Nikki, and Holly. Because we live so close to each other, Tracy, Nikki, and I have been known to get together for lunch and an afternoon of shopping occasionally. This time, Holly intruded invaded invited herself came, too. We had a blast. And it's really too bad none of us have any strong opinions or anything. Heh. After a fun lunch full of gossiping and book trash talk and talking about Holly's sour grapes post, we headed over to Borders, which *sob* is closing. Upside? Romance 50% off. I got 5 MMPB for $15.50. How cool is that?

Anyway, while we were there, we saw Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me on one of the tables. For some reason that I can't really put my finger on, I've never been a huge Crusie fan. Her books just don't resonate with me. I think I noted once that it may be because her books are printed on some super speshul paper with some super speshul ink that gets all over my fingers. All. Over. By the end of the 1st chapter. Strange the negative feelings that can stir up.

Just like when you don't care for sushi and your friends all tell you, "You just haven't had the right sushi at the right place yet!" they all three insisted that if I read Bet Me, I will lurrrve it. Apparently, I just haven't read the right Crusie yet (on the right paper with the right ink).

So I agreed. I will read it, and if I like it, I will write a review and make sure everyone knows that Holly was right. If not, I'm going to really shove it back in her face write a review that says why I didn't care for it. And hopefully, she won't bug me about it anymore.

And no, I won't read it in e. It will be in paper, and let the full reading experience be what it is.

So stay tuned for the Bet Me wars.


  1. I liked Bet Me. It was my first Crusie. The ones I've read since then were good, mostly, but not quite AS good. I wonder if that's because this was first, and so very fresh? Most of her heroines have at least one quality that annoys me; Min was the exception.

  2. I think you'll like Bet Me. If you don't then try Welcome to Temptation. That's another good one. But I think Holly's right. :)

  3. I've read Welcome to Temptation already, Leslie. Meh.

  4. Oh yay! I really really really hope you like this one. LOL

    I have two copies...and no ink gets on my fingers.

    Crazy for You is a cute one too. But Bet Me is my top fave of Crusie's books.

  5. Lucky you!! Getting together with the ladies and buying books! I'm jealous LOL.

    hope you enjoy Bet Me! Never had problem with the books :P

  6. I didn't care for WTT, either. Not the way everyone else did, anyway. It was ok, but not great.

    Bet Me is different. Fabulous.

  7. Ohh this is good! I loved both books, Welcome to Temptation and Bet Me. Hope you enjoy it Lori.

    PS: I didn't have a problem with the print books either! But then I have used books... maybe all the excess ink already rubbed off. ;P


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