Cabbageweevel, In my opinion, the series starts off slow, but gets better as Laura gets older, so if you aren't crazy about those two, keep going. (Seriously, even my living near Pepin couldn't make Little House in the Big Woods terribly interesting. Farmer Boy is awesome, though. All that good food!)
My mom and I split the cost for Pioneer Girl, and, being a nice mother, see let me read it first. This thread reminds me that I need to send it to her!