Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lame Addiction

Do you have books like this? They're not really that well written, the plots are so-so, etc, and yet you can't stop reading them??

Makes me wonder what's wrong with me sometimes...

Laura Childs' scrapbook mysteries are this way. I don't know what it is. Looking at them objectively, they're dumb books. (No offense) I mean, I'm a big scrapbooker, and I even find the scrapbooking lame. And yet I actively seek them out.

Seriously. What is wrong with me? I even give them 4 stars, while saying how lame they are. (Really, it's probably not fair of me to say they're lame when I'm this into them, huh?)

I think part of it is I like the characters. (Though seriously, the ex-husband really needs to stop popping back up as a love interest. Move on, honey.)

Carmela Bertrand, the main character, owns a little scrapbook store in the French Quarter of New Orleans. And she's just fun to read.

Her best friend, Ava, owns a voodoo shop and is hilarious. I love her.

And the whole New Orleans feel of the books is part of the appeal, I think.

The first in the series is Keepsake Crimes. Try it. See what you think. And then let me know if I'm crazy or not. If nothing else, everybody needs a little fluff sometimes, right? Especially during the summer.


  1. I love cozy mysteries. They are light, entertaining, and forgettable - perfect to relax your mind! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I like that description-- light, entertaining and forgetable.

    I think I need to reread them...

  3. I feel the same way about some books. I can't remember which ones, but somehow they suck you in, even though they suck.

  4. Exactly! It's that forgettable thing again...

    I had to look up the character names to write this review!