Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's Your Forecast?

It’s the time of year when I hate -- having to face the cold. I’m not one of those snow bunnies who can hardly wait for the snow…except for the extra, guilt-free reading time it gives me! Really, who can feel too bad about curling up inside when the temp dips below freezing and the wind is blowing? It’s the perfect time to try out some new authors. And I’m actively looking for some writers I’d like to spend time with this winter. A friend has recommended David Rosenfelt – I like dog mysteries, so will give him a read.

I’m also looking at some horse mysteries. I love the Carolyn Banks’ dressage-themed horse mysteries and have read Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons and enjoyed it as well. So I’m picking up more Sara Gruen, along with Horseplay: A Novel by Judy Reene Singer.

I’m going to explore some more cozy mysteries – I’ve been finding I really like them, too…and for some reason the cooking and tea ones are the ones I’m drawn to. So, I’m looking for authors in that genre as well. Joanne Fluke is one writer I’ve enjoyed trying – she writes very visually and you can almost smell the cookies baking. Laura Childs is another must-read and I love how she makes her characters really feel like friends. Can hardly wait for a new title to come out.

My Kindle has titles by authors I’ve always enjoyed reading and I know I can count on for a good story! I know I’ll enjoy a cold, rainy afternoon defeating the bad guys and finding the guilty parties with these titles, and that’s always fun.

But it’s also very rewarding to find a favorite new author…so, go ahead, load up your ereader or your shopping cart with some “sure-to-please” or some “new-to-me” authors. That way, you don’t have to dread the weather forecast.

Libby McKinmer
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Earl Staggs said...

To make those cold, perfect days for reading even better, Libby, add hot chocolate.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Not looking forward to the cold, but we don't get snow often, about once every 10 years. I can snuggle up with a good book anytime.

Jean Henry Mead said...

We just had our third snowstorm here in the Laramie Mountains and it's a great time to not only read but to write. I'm reminded of what Loren Estleman once told me about doing his best writing when the snow was deep around his old Michigan farmhouse. (Far less distractions.)

Anonymous said...

I'm a Texas jackrabbit who's eager for that cold front--40-something degrees! and rain!--to come through early tomorrow morning. Then I can bundle up with a cat and a book and moan that I'm freezing.

Have you read Kaye George's CHOKE? Not exactly a cozy, but sort of, and very funny.

(I love this book, so if I may be so bold, here's a link to a review:

Libby McKinmer said...

Cool comments, folks - hot chocolate, snuggling in and snowed in! And thanks for the book recommendation...always fun to find a new author.


Morgan Mandel said...

No worry, Libby,
My kindle is already overloaded. I'm having a hard time reading all the books on there.

Morgan Mandel