Button Holed by Kylie Logan (Connie Laux, Casey Daniels, Miranda Bliss, Connie Lane, Connie Deka) (Button Box Mystery, Bk 1) (library copy) -
I have to admit I found Josie's button obsession kinda weird (which is really saying something). But overall, I enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to trying the next in the series, Hot Button.
Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman (Clueless Cook, Bk 1) (library copy) -
I connected with Jordan McAllister, Clueless Cook, in a couple ways: She starts with what she can find in the field she's interested in even when it's the bottom, then moves up to something better but still not quite there. I started as a page and have moved up to clerk, but still haven't reached librarian level. The other area of commonality is the not into cooking part. I look forward to reading more of Jordan's adventures.
by Dorothy Howell (Haley Randolph, Bk 3 and 4) (library copies) -
Haley Randolph baffles me. Her work ethic is so ... nonexistent, which I absolutely can't understand (Not that I'm like co-worker Christy in Shoulder Bags and Shootings. I would probably find that as obnoxious and annoying as Haley did). Nor do I understand the lack of concern over the debt she has built up (I have student loans to pay and I can't stand them).
All that on top of not understanding her shopping addiction (I HATE shopping)... and yet I still enjoy these books. I look forward to book 5 in the series, Tote Bags and Toe Tags. I also need to look into the ebook short "Slay Bells and Satchels" ... I think I may already have it. Otherwise I'll need to look into buying it **grumbles**.
After mentioning in my post about The Roman Hat by Ellery Queen that I might watch the Ellery Queen Mysteries DVD, I recieved some encouragement to move forward with this idea. I haven't gotten very far yet, but I have started. The main thing I'm noticing now has more to do with the actors than the story. Ellery Queen is played by Jim Hutton. I love the show Leverage which stars (among others) Timothy Hutton, Jim Hutton's son. As I watch Jim Hutton act I keep seeing these expressions I'm used to seeing in his son, and it's cracking me up. Anyway, more on my impressions later, as I get further into the show...