Monday, May 07, 2007

Crazy for You is Halfway Mark to 50 Books!

Usual preface: I'm NOT a book review site, yada, yada, yada...

Book 25 in the 50 Book Challenge:
Crazy for You
by Jenny Crusie

Crazy for You was my first Jenny Crusie, and no, I'm not from another planet and yes, I have been hiding under a rock. I don't want to say "I'm not a fan of (insert genre here)" because there are always exceptions to that statement, and I usually prove myself wrong -- Case and point, I'm not a fan of vampire novels,... HELLO Black Dagger Brotherhood! But I will say, I don't purposely seek out chick lit, which is what I thought JC wrote. Nope. It's romance, but with a chick lit feel.
I enjoyed this book: it was light, sexy and the heroine/hero combo was completely believable. The characters were fun, angst-ridden 30-somethings (Remember that tv show - 30something? I remember NOT watching it because those people were old!) looking to shake up their 'secure' lives.

Here's where I remind you that I'm too lazy to write a synopsis, but I will provide this LINK to the Amazon site, should you want to check it out.

Will I read another Crusie? Absolutely.
Will I run to Chapters to buy every title? No, but I'll keep my eyes peeled at Costco and the used book store.

What was your fave Crusie book? Or were you under my rock?

Edit.Note - I just popped over to Mrs. Giggles to see what she had to say and she didn't like Crazy for You at all! But I wonder if we read the same book. When the heroine, Quinn, moves out of her boyfriend's place, Mrs. G says this: "She also gets her ex-brother-in-law Nick Ziegler to help, and naturally, they shag under a car while doggie looks on." But, Mrs. Giggles - that didn't happen! Nothing at all like that happened. And she discusses a subplot where she calls Quinn's best friend BARBARA, when her name is Darla. And she thought the heroine was whiny and I just didn't see her as whiny at all. Confused, yes. Having a bit of a mid-life crisis perhaps? Definitely...
Oh well, two opinions, I guess...

12 comments:

Christine said...

I have to say I've never read Jennifer either. I also thought she wrote chick lit and I usually don't really enjoy those. However, I may have to step out and check out this book. I like to laugh. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I think I read that same Crusie, actually.

I need the cribnotes or something 'cause I'm missing out on what the fuss is about. Of course, I had to tune in to Stephanie Plum in installment #4 before I got THOSE books, too, so...

Rashenbo said...

Dude.... I built the rock :) Jennifer Cruisie WHO :) I stay far away from chick lit so I miss all these types of titles. Just not my bag of tea... I prefer a dark english breakfast tea over a light and fluffy green tea. Antioxidants shmantioxidants :D

It's cool you liked it. Unless someone happens to accidentally send a copy to me, I'll probably never get a copy and even if I did... I'm not sure I'd sit there and read it.

RED GARNIER said...

Welcome to my pit, and thanks for dragging me out of it. I've never read JC . . . needless to say, I should! I'll look out for this one, sounds like fun!

Red

pussreboots said...

I haven't read any of her books either.

Wylie Kinson said...

Now, see?? I hear so much talk about Jennifer Crusie, I assumed I was the only person on Earth that hadn't read her.
I don't feel so bad now...

Rashenbo - LOL... you crack me up!
In the past I would have run screaming at anything remotely chick-litish. But I'm trying to be more 'all encompassing' in selections for the 50 book challenge ;)

Amy Ruttan said...

Ya, I'm under your rock to.

Miss Frou Frou said...

Wylie, I'm a huge JC fan... to the point I regularly check out the bookstore to see if there is a new one! From memory, I think Crazy for You was a novella that was reissued, with some changes.

If you want to read more, check out Bet Me, my absolutely favourite - a less than thin woman who finds someone who doesn't care. And Fast Women has a 40 something female character, who is smart, and bossy! In her later books particularly, her characters are flawed but human, and funny...

Wylie Kinson said...

MFF - thanks! That may explain the inconsistencies between what Mrs Giggles and I read. It was definitely novel-length now.
Fast Women sounds like something I should check out. Thanks for the recommends...

Thomma Lyn said...

LOL, I'm under your rock, Wylie! I've never read a Jennifer Crusie novel.

Kristy said...

I haven't read her either, but keep meaning to. I don't write synopsis' either. Strictly cut and paste for me. 25 books is great. That's my goal for the entire year.

Rene said...

I read one of her books and wasn't all that impressed. Not bad, but not my taste. I think she's a good writer, but I'm not much into romantic comedy.