What kept me reading anyway was the likeable nature of her characters. I just like them. I like hanging out with them, in the way I might meet a friendly person at a café and strike up a pleasant conversation for a few minutes.
That said, I probably won’t be buying more any time soon.
In other news, I have purged my bookshelves of Greek drama I haven’t looked at since my first semester at Cal, as well as a book detailing the expedition to find the source of the Nile (horrible racist exploitation alert!), and one about the concept of the “Grand Tour.” I read about a third of Melmoth the Wanderer before deciding that it was too depressing to finish, even though it had extremely evocative gothic prose.
I also accidentally bought three more picture books today (I went with a friend to buy onion seed at the Indian market that happens to be next to Lakeshore Learning. I went in to get some People Color crayons and the picture books just jumped out and mugged me), but I’ll save those for another day.