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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2010, 08:55:43 am »
Kyra Davis - I got 1 of her books on an audible sale (Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights ).  It was on the 1st in series sale but this book was ACTUALLY book 2 of the series.  Anyway, I found it cute and light and was very similar tone to Steph Plum.

I'm also fan of the Queen Betsy but they ARE short!  And I've been eyeing the Molly Harper series...

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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2010, 11:11:10 am »
One of my favorite authors (guess I'm showing my native Floridian status here  :P) is Carl Hiassen.

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Tourist Season
Skinny Dip
Native Girl
Double Whammy
Basket Case
Skin Tight
Sick Puppy
Native Tongue
Lucky You
Strip Tease

I have no problem recommending any and all of those.  My copies are all lovingly dog-earred!  :D

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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2010, 11:35:47 am »
Ooo, that reminds me. James Patterson, and Stuart Woods. They are both misogynistic writers, who make a living writing their fantasies. As a result, the books are mindless, light, easy reads, so long as you are severely willing to suspend disbelief. They write mysteries mostly, not half bad. :P
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2010, 01:33:40 pm »
Charlotte Macleod, if you can find her in ebook format.
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2010, 07:01:11 am »
Sissy -- thanks! Carl's a bit hit or miss for me. Some of them, I LOVE. Some... not so much.

Charmed -- James Patterson is one of my favorites to have as audio books on long drives. Mindless, but entertaining enough to while away the long highway hours!

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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2010, 07:08:46 am »
Nobody's mentioned Shanna Swendson's Katie [EDIT:Chandler] series (ex: Enchanted, Inc.)?  *blink*  It's essentially Bridget Jones meets Harry Potter, with an ADD villain.  :D

EDIT: Sorry about that.  I was thinking of character names and slapped Katie Chandler and Owen Palmer together.
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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2010, 07:20:50 am »
Nobody's mentioned Shanna Swendson's Katie Palmer series (ex: Enchanted, Inc.)?  *blink*  It's essentially Bridget Jones meets Harry Potter, with an ADD villain.  :D

Never heard of it. Gonna have to look this one up on Amazon.  :D


Edit: I'm so southern, I can't type correctly.  LOL 

And I looked this up, its actually Katie Chandler series.  ;)
Looks funny and very light hearted.
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2010, 08:50:50 am »
It is, I recently found the fourth book at my library- made my day.

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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2010, 12:17:15 pm »
Charlie Moore has got some fun books - The Unhandsome Prince, and Bad Prince Charlie are two of them.  A. Lee Martinez actually quite a few besides Gil's All Fright Diner (which is my favourite) - The Nameless Witch, Too Many Curses, Monster, Android Detective, In the Company of Ogres (which I still have yet to find for myself) and Divine Misfortune. 

And there's always the old Myth series by Robert Lynn Asprin! 

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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2010, 12:28:59 pm »
If you like Myth, there's also the Stainless Steel Rat series by (I think) Harry Harrison.

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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2010, 12:41:27 pm »
Yep... don't know how many of the latest suggestions would be available as e-books, but some good light hearted stuff.  Keith Laumer's Retief books maybe?
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2010, 09:09:47 am »
I'm readin Howl's Moving Castle right now, and it could work  for upping a bad mood.  Or, read or watch the Princess Bride.  That always cheers me up.

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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2010, 12:15:22 pm »
Howl's Moving Castle is one of my regular 'comfort' reads.  :D
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2010, 11:42:43 am »
I just finished "Too Good to be True" by Kristan Higgins. It was a super fun light romantic read. Definately recommended  :D
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Re: Light-hearted reads?
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2010, 01:45:26 am »
There are also the old Mrs. Pollifax books by Dorothy Gilman, and pretty much anything by Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels. Baen has re-issued pretty much all of James Schmitz's stuff, too, and it's terrific. Walter Jon Williams's Drake Maijstral trilogy is side-splitting, if you can find it.
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