Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rosie's Riveters: Blodeuedd & Stephanie Plum

Rosie the Riveter
Rosie's Riveters is a weekly posting written by Booklust readers about riveting females in literature. Many readers have strong reactions to the women in the books they read- either very positive or very negative. These are the characters we find riveting, for good reasons or bad ones, and they form the population of Rosie's Riveters. Through this weekly post, we can discuss females we love to hate, or love to love. And maybe, just maybe- we can determine why we react so strongly to them.

If you are interested in participating, please comment on this post, e-mail me, or just fill out the template below and send it to me. I am always looking for more participants!

This week's poster is Blodeudd, from At the Court of Mur-y-Castell.  I think I only met Blodeuedd earlier this year, but we bonded quickly over a shared love of historical fiction and fantasy.  She is the one who urged me to read Poison Study and did a joint review of The Kingmaking with me.  She also lives in Finland, which makes her seem so magically northern and exotic.

Stephanie Plum BooksWho is your Riveter? 
Stephanie Plum

What book does she feature in?
The Numbers series, and the between numbers books by Janet Evanovich.

Do you love her or hate her? 
Oh I love her.

Describe her personality- how would you describe her to a friend? 
Well she is friendly, spunky, she is a klutz, she loves cake and donuts, spends a lot of time with her family. In a way so is pretty average, in another way not so much.
Can you compare her to a celebrity? 
Many want Sandra Bullock to play her, and yes I could see that, but she is too old now. I read that the author envisions Anne Hathaway now. I can see that too, as long as the put some meat on those bones cos she was rather skinny last I saw her.

What makes her riveting? 
I can connect to her; she is an everyday woman, in a not so everyday situation. Yes she might not be anywhere a great bounty hunter, but she tries. She goes to Sunday dinners, and she loves her pet. A hooker has become her best friend. She does give everyone a chance. She is cool, and hey she does not say no to donuts. Sometimes a gal just needs donuts.
What do you most admire/despise about her? 
That she can keep her sanity around grandma Mazur, haha, it have to be from her she got that cool attitude. Kidding aside, she is a kick-ass heroine, even if she is the one who mostly gets kicked. But she is a pit-bull and she never gives up.

Would you recommend reading the book in which the Riveter features? 
Yes do read them. They are so funny; you are in for laughs and giggles, and some smokin’ hot guys! But do start at number one, and you can skip the in between novels cos they are not as good.

Do you have a quote by or about your Riveter that you'd like to share?

“Oh good. I love being bait for a homicidal mutilator."
Not a fav or anything, I just had to google quotes so I could give you something Plum-like.


  1. Hi Aarti, I stopped by from Blodeuedd's blog - I like your place!!

    I haven't read Stephanie Plum but she is another series I'd really like to start. Maybe I shoudl give myself a Stephanie Plum Reading Challenge!

  2. Hi Blodeuedd :)
    I really enjoyed reading your take on Stephanie Plum. I am definitely going to read them now. She sounds like an interesting character. Thanks for sharing!
    All the best,

  3. Thanks for having me over Aarti :D
    I do love Stephenie, she is the coolest.

    Hi Patti,
    I am glad you stopped by.
    Oh yes you really should read the series, it is soooo much fun.
    Hm a challenge would be excellent ;)

    Evanovich is such a funny writer. The first couple of books, well it is hard to sit still, I did so much laughing

  4. I love that you picked Stephanie as your riveter! I don't know about Anne Hathaway though...

  5. My favorite thing about the Stephanie Plum series is Grandma Mazur!!

  6. Hi there Aarti, I am coming over from Blodeuedd's blog!! **waves frantically at Blodeuedd** Hey honey!!
    OMG... I love Stephanie! I read up to about 8-10. Somewhere in the middle there. Not sure why I stopped, just dwindled. I so want Ranger and Joe... OMG!!!! I could not have described her books better, you can laugh your butt off at grandma and the hooker... or at Stephanie getting blown up.. or drool over the hot men that want her!!!
    Love your place!!! Hope you ladies had a great time!

  7. I just love this. My Riveter is Balzac's 'cousin bette' the woman is an awful mix of diabolical and human.
    You two take care.

  8. Hi! Great post! I haven't read her books, but you have made a great recommendation with your Rosie. I love your take on her. She sounds awesome!

    Sassy Brit

  9. Launne,
    Not sure either, I am actually not sure about anyone tackling Steph.

    Oh I love her too, she is the greatest!

    Hm, have never read him, must go have a look at her.

    I always recommend them to people ;)She is fun, and the books are fun.

  10. Hi cecile!!
    *waves back and tries to be as frantic* ;)
    I know, what more do one want, some explosions, drool worthy men and 2 hilarious side characters. I am set.

  11. Yay, Stephanie Plum!

    I've honestly never met anyone who's read these books that hasn't loved her...

    I'm hugely behind, alas. More that needs to move up the "must read!" pile...


  12. What a fabulous choice for a riveter. I read the series, but I would never have thought to choose her!

    I always look forward to the next book. They might not always as good as my favourites in the series, but they are always entertaining!

  13. I so have to get these books. At the moment I feel like I stumble into one big series after the next. Poor credit card!
    Loved the post!

  14. I have heard a lot about Stephanie Plum, but have never read one of her books. My mother loves them and keeps urging me to take a chance on the first book. I am going to try to grab the first book from the library and see what Stephanie has to offer me. Great post!

  15. Yes yes, everyone read the books :D
    Stephanie is a force of nature, not to be missed lol


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