Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1.Louise Penny. Okay maybe I’ve gone overboard with her–I’m now reading another book by her. It’s the fourth one I’ve read. For the life of me, I can’t leave this series or pick up another book.
2. I haven’t read them in order but they are easy to follow in any case. But I’m glad I’m reading Bury Your Dead, after The Brutal Telling, which IS the order. I’m not going to say why.
3. Here’s the thing: I read about her series in the New York Times–the latest book was chosen as one of the best “cozies” or “traditional” mysteries of the year. (I haven’t read that one yet.) But it’s interesting because I think these books are really blurring some line between the traditional mystery and a more “literary” novel.
4. And she uses the “F” word. Not much. But it’s there and cozies don’t usually have that word in it. It doesn’t bother me–it’s not gratuitous. It fits.
5. So this books seems to be more set in Quebec, which is interesting and finds me longing to visit Quebec. Yet, I really love the parts where she goes back to Three Pines. Heck, there’s a part of me that wants to live there.

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