Scoop

Scoop And now back to our regularly scheduled insanity Channel news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first class professionals Instead he s saddled with a weatherman who can t admit when he s w

  • Title: Scoop
  • Author: Rene Gutteridge
  • ISBN: 9781400071579
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • And now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.Channel 7 news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first class professionals Instead he s saddled with a weatherman who can t admit when he s wrong, an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her clawlike grip on the newsdesk, a conscience stricken reporter who s reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assiAnd now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.Channel 7 news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first class professionals Instead he s saddled with a weatherman who can t admit when he s wrong, an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her clawlike grip on the newsdesk, a conscience stricken reporter who s reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assistant former homeschool student Hayden Hazard who can t just seem to leave her faith outside the newsroom.When the Channel News 7 team inadvertently stumbles on a hot news story, Hugo is frantic to exploit this rare opportunity But a series of crises including a Botox disaster and the disappearance of a colleague threatens to destroy his chance for ratings success and send him completely over the edge.Meanwhile Hayden s presence is distracting at least two coworkers Softspoken reporter Ray Duffey isn t sure whether he s attracted or frightened by her outspoken faith, while ego driven Sam Leege is certain her na ve spiritual convictions will fall victim to his persuasive attentions.With their oddball antics and all too real foibles, this lovable cast of characters offers a hilarious look at the sometimes unexpected effects of taking one s faith boldly into the workplace.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. While the mystery was good and light-hearted, I didn't find the story to be very funny; the plot details seemed to be very serious. It was great for what it was, but, it wasn't quite what it was advertised as being.

    2. The Occupational Hazards series gets its name from the seven Hazard siblings, all homeschool students and veterans of their parents' family clown business. After their parents' untimely deaths, the family business is sold and the sheltered Hazards are each forced to make their own way in the world, sans the clown masks. Scoop picks up five years after the deaths of the Hazard parents and centers on daughter Hayden and her job as an assistant to Channel 7 News producer Hugo Talley. In a station f [...]

    3. A little mystery, a little romance, and a lot of fun, Scoop is the first book in Gutteridge's Occupational Hazards series, which chronicles the lives of the Hazard brothers and sisters after the tragic death of their parents. Once a troupe of clowns, the Hazards are left to make it on their own while battling for the strong faith their parents left them. Hayden's story in Scoop will make you laugh out loud and want to read more.

    4. I have to say this wasn't my favorite story simply because I wasn't that "into" the heroine. She seemed a little too perfect, too naive to me, and she wasn't what I would call an endearing character--at least not to me.But, if you can beyond the heroine's lack of dimension or "realness," the rest of the story is good. The other characters seem well concocted, and the mystery is good.

    5. It was a fun read. You could relate to the characters and could find somebody you know in almost all of them. The quirky characters are a trademark of the Rene Gutteridge books that I've read and I like that it makes the book fun to read and not want to put down. They are quick reads as well.

    6. This has become my favorite Christian fiction book! To see Hayden actively walk out her faith was a great reminder for me on how being a Christian in these modern times should look like. Ray's aspiration and admiration of Hayden are beautiful. I also enjoyed the fact that they took their time when dating. They were both on the same page when it came to how fast they wanted to get to know each other.All together I loved this book and it's going on my shelf as one of my top 5 favorite books of all [...]

    7. hugo and his coworkers at a news station are in a fight for better ratings. they think the solution is to change the look of their aging evening anchor. they send her to get a botox treatment, but this backfires when her permant happy expression clashes with the tragic news she is delivering. this is just one of the things that is driving the boss, hugo, to anti-anxiety medication. but then the station seems to get a break when ray the reporter is attacked on the air. as events unfold, one perso [...]

    8. About a crazy TV newsroom with a new, homeschooled, Christian assistant. This was a fun, fast read. I did have a few problems with it: much is made of the boss being on unnecessary (for him) anti-anxiety meds, giving the impression that anxiety is always fully controllable without them, if you just trust God (ahah NO); the homeschooled assistant is a little too popular-beauty-standards Pretty (blonde hair, blue eyes, tanned); and the last chapter was fairly gratuitous Let's-Pair-These-Crazy-Kids [...]

    9. I got about 1/3 into this book and was pretty impressed. I'm not usually a fan of Christian fiction, but this seemed to be a pretty good read. I put it down for about a week and when I came back to it I had forgotten the characters and didn't feel like getting back into it. So while it didn't grab me (or at least not enough to hold on to me, obviously) it wasn't bad. I may go back to it later, but not now.

    10. I picked this up because the title (and cover) reminded me of some Carl Heissen books I've been reading, that could be why it reminded me so much of his. I really liked this story. Not life-changing by any means, but a really fun book to just have laying around to read when I was bored. I really liked it.

    11. This book is breathtaking and absolutely hilarious. Seriously, it does not disappoint. Although the book's involvement with Christianity tips me off a bit, and the heroine annoys me sometimes, it's a good read and I seriously recommend it to you all. The mystery part of the book will get you hooked, and the comedy will leave you laughing out loud (I am not kidding at all.) Kudos to the author.

    12. A fun read! News Channel 7 is shaken up by a disappearance and other mysterious events involving both friends and enemies. I enjoyed the ensemble cast, although the author's choice of making a series about the Hazard family but not making a Hazard a main character in the first book was puzzling. Being a homeschool graduate myself, I look forward to more adventures with this unique family!

    13. An enjoyable read that turned out to have a little mystery at its center. After this introduction to both author Rene Gutteridge and the Hazard sibling characters, I'm looking forward to reading more. And the inside-a-newsroom story was a fun bonus -- pieces of those people reminded me of coworkers I've known!

    14. This was an easy read finished it in one day.There were some entertaining parts and parts that could have been great, but I didn't like the ending and that was a bummer. I believe there are more books in this series so there is potential for my mind to be changed just because I did enjoy the characters so much.

    15. Really wanna give like 3.25-3.5, it was cute, real easy, non thinking kind of read.I will read the rest of the series, it wont be first on my to read list, but it is worth reading the rest. Hayden was a bit annoying, but not so much that I was not going to finish it just because of her.

    16. I found it really hard to get interested in this book. By Chapter 14, it STILL hadn't hooked me, but I would make myself read just one chapter at a time. Finally finished it, but I don't think I'd re-read it anytime in the near future.

    17. Parts of this book were laugh out loud funny, but the "mystery" was predictable. Also the "you need God, not anti anxiety meds" bit was incredibly obnoxious. Especially for someone who takes said meds, and am a better follower of Christ for it.

    18. Scoop's plot is compelling, and the setting is fascinating. As other reviewers noted, Scoop's characters (particularly Hayden) lack depth. Also, the conclusion is a bit too tidy. I do not recommend this book.

    19. This is the second book I've read by this author, and her books seem quite fun. It only got three stars because, while I did like it, there wasn't anything particularly spectacular about it. Except for one line: "She's not in a cult. She was homeschooled." Fantastic.

    20. I actually only got to page 101 of this book. It was decent, but I think my tastes in books have changed. This book didn't have enough action or intrigue for me. I was disappointed that I didn't want to finish it since I loved Boo so well.

    21. Oh my. I have no idea why this was on my to read list but it had been there since 2008!The best I can say is that it did entertain me, but it is not my typical book at all and that my favorite part may have been moving it from that ever growing "to read" list to the "read" column.

    22. This story started out slowly because of the initial development of the Hazard family characters. Midway through the story the plot got thicker and the mystery developed. Loved the humor and the very real portrayal of an unashamed Christian witness.

    23. This book was fun. The whole series is about a group of young adults who grew up in a family of clowns. Literally. This first story was about Hayden, who is young and almost naive, but is also a really strong Christian who isn't ashamed of her faith.

    24. Scoop was a fun, easy read. It's the second in Rene Gutteridge's Occupational Hazard series. This one featuring Mackenzie "Mack" Hazard. An enjoyable summertime, anytime read!

    25. I loved this book! It made me laugh out loud. Of course, I may be partial to the homeschool theme and I do love books in which the "Also Rans" make it big.

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