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Kingdom of the Blind
Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny
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The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
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agrondin44

First read of this Louise Penny. I read it in French (would have prefer to read it in English) but it was a great book. Not the kind I read often but I really enjoyed the intrigue.

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Booksnchill
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#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #ScaryScavengerHunt Finished this mystery set in Three Pines and part of the Armand Gamache series. Armand, Myrna and Bernard are made the liquidators of the will of a cleaning woman known as the “Baroness”. Seemingly they have no connection with her prior to her death. Also, the drugs that escaped from the sting operation of the previous book are on the streets ready to kill. Points for #Mystery and #PartofaSeries

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kspenmoll
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#coffeeandbooks #ThreePines
To quote the author herself:

“My books are about terror. That brooding terror curled deep down inside us. But more than that, more than murder, more than all the rancid emotions and actions, my books are about goodness. And kindness. About choices. About friendship and belonging. And love. Enduring love.

If you take only one thing away from any of my books I'd like it to be this:

Goodness exists.” ❤️🌲🌲🌲

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kspenmoll
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#fridaynight #kittylove #catsoflitsy

Friday after dinner reading with Em Cat. 😻📚

Dragon 😻 2mo
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Louise
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This #audiobook brought back memories of the Canadian winters—brrrrr! The humorous banter between the characters is a delight. The book addresses multiple themes, including the opioid crisis. There are some sections that drag a little; but overall, it‘s a solid addition to this excellent series.

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tracey38
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Misty, I came home from a rough day at work (heck, it's been a rough couple weeks with overtime, short staffed, not feeling well, etc) to a wonderful surprise package from you! You are just the sweetest! I am getting better. About to schedule surgery but it should be an easy procedure and hopefully get me back to normal. 💛💛💛 Thank you for being so amazing! Can't wait to read these!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome 💗💗💗 I hope things get better !! Let me know when your surgery is!! ❤️🤗❤️🤗 3mo
Crazeedi So sweet! I hope your surgery goes well! 3mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will. Pre-OP appt is 8/20. So will probably find out then. 💛 3mo
tracey38 @Crazeedi thank you! 3mo
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sarahgreatlove
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So excited to be getting back into this series. My only problem was that it had been so long since I read the last one, I‘d forgotten how it ended. I‘m glad I don‘t have to wait long for the next. I can‘t believe how fast she keeps churning these out, it‘s awesome! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#InMyPlace (my reading chair)
#JulyColdPlay

2 books that I won from Goodreads!! Anyone read these?

tammysue Ooh I love that pillow! 📚💕 4mo
InBooksILive That pillow is adorable! 😍 4mo
anored I love Louise Penny books. That book is #13 in a series, but you could probably read it anyway. Each book has a different mystery with most recurring characters. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @anored I thought it sounded like a series! Lol Have you read it? 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tammysue thank you!! 😘💕 4mo
Tineke I stood with that Louise Penny in my hand when I went to the bookshop today. That serie is on my wishlist. Heard good things about those books. 4mo
Eggs Lucky you!! 4mo
tracey38 I haven't read either book. But every time I see your pillows I smile. 💜🙂 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 😘💗😘💗 4mo
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Amiable
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Having surgery on my knee tomorrow. Picked up a short stack at the library to keep me occupied for at least the next few days while I‘m on the couch.
#bookhaul

TheLibrarian Good luck tomorrow! 4mo
wanderinglynn Best wishes for a quick recovery! 💚 4mo
Amiable @TheLibrarian @wanderinglynn Thank you! At least the horrible heat wave broke this evening in our area. We don‘t have AC so I wasn‘t looking forward to recuperating in 100 degrees! 😬 (edited) 4mo
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wanderinglynn Thank goodness for small blessings! 👍🏻💛 4mo
BooknerdsLife Good luck and speedy recovery 💖🙌🏼 4mo
LiteraryinLititz I hope it all goes well! 4mo
Mollyanna Hope the surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. ❤️ 4mo
Julsmarshall Best wishes for a quick recovery and amazing book stack! 4mo
Redwritinghood Hope all goes well! 4mo
Megabooks Best of luck for a quick recovery! 💜 4mo
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MallenNC
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I‘m attending a book event for Louise Penny tonight and I walked in right behind her! That was fun. I‘m behind in her series but I intend to catch up #ThisSummer for sure. #SongsofSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!! Have fun!!!! 🎉🎉 5mo
OriginalCyn620 How funny! Enjoy! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Crazeedi I'm waiting for her next one!! 5mo
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MallenNC
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I just bought a ticket to see Louise Penny! I'm behind on her series, but I might be able to catch up in time. I've seen her before and it was really fun.

Graciouswarriorprincess I wanted to see her but the tickets were pricey.
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MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess They were but I don‘t have this book so I splurged. When I saw her last time it was held here at work so it was free for me. So I owe her one! 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @MallenNC Understandable. I just don't have a job yet so no extras for me. Still searching for a permanent full time job. :(
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MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess I understand that. There have been other times I would not have been able to either. I save in other ways. I wish you all the best in your search. 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @MallenNC Thank you. I regret ever moving to NC. If I could move back to Maryland, I would do it in an instant. Books are my only saving graces that keep me sane. 6mo
MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m so sorry. I know it has been tough. 6mo
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Christinak
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I wouldn‘t mind being a long way from #home if I was in Three Pines #SpringIntoReading

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Booksnchill
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Starting this one- Gamache and Three Pines- like a cafe au late and a warm baguette....and a duck🦆🌲🌲🌲

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Tamra
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Pickpick

I have not been listening to this series in order, but I‘ve enjoyed each installment all the same. My favorite characters are Ruth & Rosa......fhaaaaaaaak. 😜🦆

kspenmoll Aren‘t they a pair!? 9mo
CarolynM They're the best! 9mo
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sk888888
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Really enjoyed this one. Sometimes a series gets ‘old‘, but I do think that Penny hit this one out of the park!

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allis
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Was ok - not my favorite from this series

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Shemac77
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Three Pines. I love you.

FreeReadAndWrite Same ❤️ 9mo
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suzisteffen
Mehso-so

One of the better ones in this series, though I‘m not happy with the villain (or the way the villain was described in the book, over and over) or a potential couple in the future of the series. Meanwhile, the mysteries aren‘t bad, and Gamache isn‘t so filled with ponderous philosophical bullshit as usual, so 2.5 ⭐️.

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ShelleyBooksie
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Although I feel like I would have gotten a lot more out of this book if I had started with #1 in the series, I still really enjoyed it. The characters are fantastic and I enjoyed the mystery. I will check out other books in this series for sure.

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ShelleyBooksie
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My CupidGoesPostal package arrived today. I am sooo excited!! Thank you @writerlibrarian and thank you for organizing @BookishMarginalia . I cannot wait to open on Feb 14!

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LauraBytheBook
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We have a wind chill temp of -26F this morning, all the area schools are closed and our companies suggested we work from home or take PTO today. I am not able to do my work from home so I‘m spending my day off finishing some books!

I was disappointed in the previous book in the series, but I loved this one. The last chapter had me at turns laughing and crying. Ah... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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lisakoby
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Finished! Excellent narration as always, and pure Three Pines escapism.

#audiobooklove #mystery

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Shemac77
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I love visiting Three Pines.

Jaimelire Me too! 😀 10mo
kspenmoll So do I! 10mo
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suzisteffen
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Booyah! Come to me, Louise Penny book! #libby #mystery #soclose

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
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LauraBytheBook
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1. The tagged ebook, My Year of Rest and Relaxation on audiobook, Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7), and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone reread for #hpbuddyread.

2. I haven‘t officially taken a quiz, but probably Ravenclaw.

3. The Good Place

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Love The Good Place so much! Thanks for joining in 💙💙 10mo
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Lindy
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Louise Penny stays true to her characters and evokes vivid settings, whether it‘s the mean streets of Montreal or the cosy small town of Three Pines. This fourteenth in the mystery series is an enjoyable listen: #audiobook performed by Robert Bathurst. #CanadianAuthor

LauraBytheBook I‘m about 50% into the ebook of this right now. I LOVE Three Pines! 10mo
Booknerd2 I 💜💜💜 this series. 😁 10mo
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mreads
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Book #14 of the series and it's always fun to be back in Three Pines with the gang. That enjoyment and the fact that the series is more to me about the characters allows me to suspend disbelief on some of the plot points. 4⭐

LauraBeth I was thinking about Louise Penny yesterday and you just summed up exactly my thoughts! Love her character development and the setting of Three Pines ❤️ 10mo
mreads @LauraBeth Thanks! 10mo
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Nebklvr
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My fictional family feels splintered....sadness. Such beautiful writing and relationships. Thanks, Louise Penny.

suzisteffen Ugggh can‘t wait! 10mo
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Lindy
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He was on the 45th floor, but you‘d never know it. There was oak paneling and oil paintings and even a bookcase with leather volumes, as though to say, if your investment advisor could read, he was sure not to screw you.

(P.S. this is an Internet photo of the Morgan Library)

Booksnchill I would find it very difficult to settle in and read in a red room🤪 10mo
Lindy @Booksnchill Seems cosy to me. A purple room would be ideal, however. 10mo
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Lindy
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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

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greenhairdontcare
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Picked this up at the library today. Any of my Litsy pals read &/or recommend some of these books? 🤔

marshallgal81 I‘m starting the Cassandra Claire Mortal Instruments series...I‘ve heard amazing things about her newest one though! But I guess you have to read them all to know what‘s going on. 🤓 10mo
greenhairdontcare @marshallgal81 I guess so, but I‘d be happy to start! 10mo
ldemass 💚 any of the Clive Cussler books. 10mo
greenhairdontcare @ldemass Thanks for the suggestion. I‘ve never read a Clive Cussler book! 10mo
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Meg11726
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Anyone else use their favorite Christmas cards as bookmarks? No? Just me? 🤣😂

Caroline2 What a fab idea!! 😃 10mo
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Cmf365
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Book number 13 by Louise Penny does not disappoint! The characters have become friends of mine and I enjoy being welcomed back to the community of Three Pines. Mystery and intrigue, and enough suspense to keep me guessing right till the end. Read it!

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Booknerd2
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Another amazing book by Louise Penny!!! A killer drug about to hit the streets,a cadet suspended, and a will that leads to a possible murder. What more can you ask for? A lot!!! And you get it in this book!! I can‘t recommend this series enough!!! 💜💜💜 BOOK #1 of 2019.

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Bibliogeekery
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Louise Penney didn't think she'd be able to continue to write Gamache books after her husband died - Gamache was modelled after him - she wrote this lovely reflection about how and why she managed to keep writing. She goes on to say "They're not do much about death, as life. And the consequences of the choices we make."
I love this!

Bibliogeekery These books do strike such a chord with me around yearning for community and kindness. Interesting thing to achieve in a murder mystery series but it's true! 10mo
zembla That's beautiful. I haven't read any of the Gamache books, but now I want to start with the first one: 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Another visit with Gamache and the Three Pines crew. These books are so cosy - the ultimate comfort reads. One of the storylines in this one was a bit too predictable for me but it was still an enjoyable whodunnit with a side order of friendship and food.

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ChantelMcCray
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After the 2016 Presidential election I read an article that said Hillary Clinton was decompressing with wine, hiking, and Louise Penny mysteries. Since the national nightmare has only gotten worse since then, I thought I‘d join her.

Pamwurtzler Good idea! I like your (and her) style. 10mo
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howjessreads
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Mehso-so

Yeah, sorry/not sorry. I think I‘ve tried to like #LouisePenny more than I do, just because the interwebs loves her. #howjessreadsin2019

TiredLibrarian 💔😩🤯 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Bye Cuba!

CouronneDhiver Gorgeous 10mo
Tamra Sad 😢 10mo
SassyBookworm Beautiful! 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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I'm going to miss this place! Heading back to winter!

Eyelit Gorgeous! 10mo
SassyBookworm This is sooo beautiful 😍 10mo
Soubhiville Oh wow! 10mo
Suet624 Beautiful! 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Last day of vacation, last book! 🌴📚

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thea-block
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As always, I‘m happy to be back in the world of Three Pines and Inspector Gamache! This is one of my top favorite series‘ I‘ve ever read, and this next installment doesn‘t disappoint. It digs into not just the crimes but the histories and feelings of the people involved. Not quite as deep as some of the others, but carries the story along nicely.

If you‘re going to begin this series, read in order to get the full depth of the series.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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wallacereads
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First book completed in 2019. I never want this series to end!

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Jeanne_S
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Love Gamache

BookishMarginalia Me too! 11mo
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Crazeedi
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Just finished this latest in the Gamache series. I give it 3.5 ⭐. Gamache has to recover the carfentanil that was lost from last book, before it hits the street. In the meantime Myrna, gamache and a new person, Benedict, are named as liquidators of a will, though they dont really know the woman who died. Lots of beautiful prose, but I had an idea of how the plots would resolve, which normally I don't with her books. Recommend.

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AshleyC816
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I always love Louise Penny books, her cast of characters and the imagery of the small town is wonderful. I liked this mystery too, though I had figured it out part way through so it was a bit less thrilling for me. Also, for this one I would recommend reading the previous book first as there is some story lines that carry through. Overall still a fun read!

Litlady Best reading buddy ever! What a cutie. I‘ve had Louise Penny on my list forever. Should I start with ‘Still Life‘? Thanks for the friend request, btw. 😊📚 11mo
AshleyC816 @Litlady I don‘t think you have to start with Still Life, I started with The Nature of the Beast and loved it! Kingdom of the Blind in particular has a major story line that carries through from the previous book. I really enjoy this series, you pretty much can‘t go wrong! 11mo
Litlady Thanks, @AshleyC816. After I finish up my Goodreads challenge, I‘ll put this series at the top of the old TBR pile! 😄🐶 11mo
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Crazeedi
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My current read. I haven't done much reading the last two weeks since my daughter's been so sick, I haven't been able to concentrate. So I have a day and a half to finish this loan. It's really good, as all the books in this series have been.

Bookwormjillk Loved this one 11mo
Crazeedi @Bookwormjillk cant wait to see how it ends, I'm 3/4 way through 11mo
Chrissyreadit Hope your daughter is feeling better. It is so hard when our babies are sick- no matter their size or age. 11mo
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Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit we finally got a diagnosis, so she is being treated and hopefully will be feeling better soon, she's been sick for 3 months, so it's been a real worry. 11mo
Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi that‘s incredibly hard! 3 months! I‘m glad it sounds like you are on the right path now. How old is she? 11mo
Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit she's 40, lol, not a child, but as you said their age is irrelevant. Thanks for asking after her, she has been so sick and still trying to work, but I think finally she is recovering. She doesn't live close, long distance is stressful to a mom, I was with her last week finally. I just wasn't able to read or anything. 11mo
Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi that I absolutely relate to! I was very sick a few years ago at 43 and completely depended on my mom. Age is but a number! 11mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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It's always wonderful to be back with good friends in Three Pines. 🌲🌲🌲 This did have a strong feeling of being the last though didn't it? 😢 That leaves me feeling lost and sad. I'm so devoted to these people!

Laura317 Please don‘t let it be the end! 😢 11mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Laura317 I hope not too!! 11mo
Bookzombie I‘m on book 9, I think, but you worried me. Lol. I Googled and according to this interview, it‘s not the last one. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/12/06/louise-penny-interview-chie... 11mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Bookzombie good to know!! You're in for some excellent reading ahead of you though! ❤️❤️ 11mo
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Breanne1
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Reading a Louise Penny is always like getting to travel home and visiting with all your old friends. I really look forward to the next one...can‘t recommend this series enough to anyone who‘s interested in good mysteries.

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Meg11726
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Spending my Christmas reading, eating yummy food... at work. Wish I was home with my little girl but ''tis the life of a paramedic. Missed holidays, birthdays, special moments. But someone's gotta do it. Merry Christmas to all!! 🎅🏽🤶🏼🎄

Dragon Thanks for your hard work on holidays! Merry Christmas 🎄! 11mo
JenReadsAlot Thanks for your work! Merry Christmas! 11mo
julesG Thank you for work! 11mo
TheWordJar Merry Christmas! And thank you for your hard work and sacrifice! I hope your day is quiet! 11mo
Amiable My husband is a firefighter. I totally get it! He had to work this morning, too. Merry Christmas! 11mo
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