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How Much Is Enough?

Thanks, George Michael! My version of that question doesn't apply to "Star People" but rather to series books. How many books can a series contain before it gets stale? I guess it depends on the writer, and to some extent on readers. Some series characters I have stuck with for a long time, like Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski, Dean Koontz' Odd Thomas, and Michael Connelly 's Harry Bosch. Some books are more memorable than others, but in the end it's the main character that brings me back when the next book is released. I will admit in at least one case above I recently reached my limit. I'm tired of the character and have no curiosity about what the next adventure is. Some series characters grow and change, and some don't. Harry Bosch moves through time, falling in love, gaining a daughter, rejecting change, and recently retiring from the police force. Grafton takes a different a

Bad Song Bits

To make this a quiz, you might figure out who was guilty of these vocal missteps. You might also list a few of your (least) favorites in the comments. 1. Adultery romanticized  "Me and Mrs. Jones" 2. Neglectful husband hits on secretary "Take a Letter, Maria" 3. Man expects furniture to be sentient  "I Am, I Said" (No one heard, not even the chair!) 4. Man blames wrong body part  "Careless Whispers" (We bet is wasn't his feet that were guilty of cheating.) 5. Worst verb usage ever "Play Me"  ("Songs she brang to me"...Really?) Artists: 1. Billy Paul  www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWOTdt9Bovk 2. R.B. Greaves   www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Y0x1jLkLg 3. Neil Diamond   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhEaHcQgyLs 4. George Michael  www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGwDsrQ1eQ 5. Neil again...He's got tons of hits, and then some that make you go "What???"  www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neildiamond/playme.html