Amazing as always!
Enjoying this so far! This book takes place during the Winter holidays but I am not ready to let Fall go 🍁
Too soon to read a book about the pandemic when we‘re still very much in it? Perhaps. Louise Penny does have such a brilliant way with her succinct words though. How true is all of this?
My reading went way down in September. In my defense, I spent MANY hours in knee treatment and recovery, and that‘s much better now.
Anyway, I did at least accomplish one of my 2021 reading goals by getting completely caught up with Louise Penny. I wasn‘t crazy about the latest. The post-pandemic timeline was confusing, and an extra character seemed a bit out of place. Still love Gamache though!
Just started the newest Louise Penny. Here's the first page. This is my first time reading a book that references COVID. What new books have you read that have done the same? I'm sure this will be par for the course soon, just like 9/11 is.
I haven‘t read any of the previous series. For me, while I liked a lot of Penny‘s style, I felt the plot forced and more drawn out than it needed to be. I liked the moral questions posed, but it felt as though it was “shocking” or an attempt to create an illusion of complication in the mystery. Just ok, but still enjoyable.
Just started reading EOTD, hope to read at least 4 chapters. #
Listening to TMOC; on ch 4. #Gamache #ThreePines ABWHOUS -1ch #studentbuddyread
AAL- one ch. #nonfiction
SW- 2ch. #sophiesworld #philosophy
A new Three Pines mystery! I loved that Penny embraced writing in a world where a pandemic is part of the conversation. I thought it might be exhausting to read that, but it was oddly cathartic to see the way we were all united in the shared experience.
The plot meandered a bit in the end, but I didn‘t for one second wish the philosophical book had ended sooner. I read it as slowly as I could because I never get tired of Gamache and his crew.
While Three Pines and its inhabitants were as warmly welcoming as always, I'm really not so sure about this story. I can't quite put my finger on what bothered me about it, it just all felt a little off somehow. Still a pick, but with intangible reservations.
Outside with my book for #AustralianReadingHour
As always, a fantastic read. I wasn‘t sure I‘d be able to read this post pandemic story, as it deals with the madness from the pandemic, but it was handled gracefully. Well done, Louise Penny and well done Gamache & crew! Oh….and my favorite line….the last one in her acknowledgement….always read acknowledgements & author‘s notes!
This morning while I was eating breakfast, I saw a familiar swirl of colors on the TV screen. It was a commercial for the tagged book! I was astonished!
This afternoon Libby did her thing again, and the book is available weeks before I was expecting it! So I guess I can‘t procrastinate any longer to read All the Devils Are Here, no matter what other books I‘m stringing along half read.
Get well soon @Andrew65 !
You guys! I went into the library to pick up the book I‘ve had on hold for a month (The Burning Blue) and the latest Louise Penny novel was sitting on the “new books” shelf—obviously just waiting for me to snag it! I grabbed that sucker so fast … I can‘t believe there isn‘t a huge wait list for it. Today‘s my lucky day!
A post-pandemic novel that I‘m not sure I was ready for, as we are not yet post-pandemic. I was getting quite irritated toward the end of this book because it felt like we would NEVER find out what happened. It just spun and spun and spun and spun and spun. It was a dissatisfying conclusion, but I did like being back in Three Pines. The village and its inhabitants performed its healing magic on those who needed it most. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Loving the explosion of colour on these covers! My 3 recent book purchases. In time for cozy Fall nights which are almost upon us! The best time of the year.
Friends, it has been a LONG week! I have earned some Louise Penny, butter tarts, and wine. Hope everyone else is enjoying Friday as much as I am!
Next book up, the latest book in the Chief Inspector Gamache Series (book 17!). This is published on Tuesday.
No Hilary Clinton this year, but I‘m still excited for this virtual event to launch Louise Penny‘s latest! You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louise-penny-presents-the-madness-of-crowds-with-do...
You do have to buy the book from them to get access to the event, but who wouldn‘t want that gorgeous cover on her shelf?