Sunday, March 15, 2009

Escape With a Mystery


It's hard to get away from the bad news these days.  I've actually cut back on my  avid news-watching habit to avoid the negativity.  I still hear about the bad economy everywhere--from parents at my children's schools, from strangers at the grocery store, and splashed across the pages of the newspaper (which I absolutely can't cut back on reading.  My little 5:00 A.M. ritual of coffee and the paper must be observed.)

There is, however, one great way to escape for those of us who can't just hop on a plane and hightail it to exotic places.  Through books. 

Mysteries are an especially gratifying escape.  Where else can you experience heart-pounding danger from the safety of your living room?  Feel terror as you sip your coffee? 

Cozy mysteries, in particular, draw me in.  An idyllic town.  The introduction of a wicked element.  The final resolution and peaceful reinstatement of tranquillity in the happy village.  Bliss! 

What I'm Reading:  Pig Island.  So far, it's really drawing me in.  A cult on an island?  Secrets?  I'm in!

Best Recent Blogs:

Mysterious Matters blog delves into the wonderful world of mystery sub-genres.

Write to Done blog on getting inspiration from your everyday life (how I accomplish most of my writing)

Blood-Red Pencil blog on big publishers vs. small publishers.

Moonrat on acknowledgment pages.

1 comment:

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