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A Year of Reading Part 1: A Purse and 40 Books

Two Christmases ago my husband gave me a “big-girl purse.” I’d gotten through most of my life with hand-me-downs and 20-dollar bargains and was content to do so. 657 more words


Agatha Nominees for Best Contemporary Novel 2017

Hi Barb here. Since the nominations were announced, the Wickeds have hosted this year’s Agatha Award nominees for Best First Mystery, Best Short Story… 1,542 more words

Guest Posts

The Hangman (CBR9 #18)

A moment of fair warning: I did not enjoy this Gamache short story very much. However, I have come to find out that it was written for a good cause, and I feel a bit of an asshat for not enjoying it. 265 more words


A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (#7 Armand Gamache)

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Published:  2011

A Trick of the Light is the 7th in the Armand Gamache (Three Pines) Detective Series by Louise Penny.   449 more words

Book Review

Small Pleasures: March 2017 Edition

At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I’m going to go ahead and say this has been the most unusual (in a good way) March of my life.   698 more words

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Bury Your Dead (Penny)

I read the first two of Penny’s mysteries in order, but then skipped ahead because I found a used copy of this one. I regret it a little because I think there’s one prior to this that informs a subplot here. 100 more words


This Isn't Where We Intended to Be*

Almost all relationships are founded on certain assumptions. When those assumptions change, or when something else fundamental changes, the relationship changes, too. Sometimes those changes are what a lot of people think of as positive (a new baby, a major promotion, for instance). 1,208 more words

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