On My Wishlist-Waiting on Wednesday-Desperately Wanting Wednesday-On Saturday (1)

Yes, I know it’s not Wednesday. On Wednesday, what I mostly want is a clone. I have too many things to do and too little time to do them in.

Which is why I was using On My Wishlist in the first place. It ran on the weekends back in the good old days of March. But when it moved on to new management, it stopped.

So I’m Waiting on Wednesday at Breaking the Spine. Or Desperately Wanting Wednesday with Parajunkee. On Saturday. Mr. Linky will still love me on Wednesday. And I always want books.

If I didn’t well, I’d be somebody else. That person is down an entirely different leg of the trousers of time. I wonder who she is?

And there one book I’m stalking NetGalley for. (Isn’t there always?)

The next Chief Inspector Gamache book by Louise Penny has been announced! The title is oh so appropriate. It’s The Beautiful Mystery. No, really, the title of the book is The Beautiful Mystery.  

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.” But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of  prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

If you have not yet had the pleasure of making the Chief Inspector’s acquaintance, you have plenty of time to read the series before August 28th. They are marvelous, like no other mystery series. Start with Still Life. But start now.


11 thoughts on “On My Wishlist-Waiting on Wednesday-Desperately Wanting Wednesday-On Saturday (1)

    1. Someone in the Letters of Mary yahoo group, which is devoted to the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books by Laurie R. King (also excellent of course) turned me on to Gamache.
      The entire series is above excellent. I actually got Galen into them too, and he doesn’t necessarily do mysteries. But we listened to some on a long car trip. They are beautiful, beautiful.
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  1. I just fell for the way she uses language. Passed my copy on to one of my daughter’s and she liked it, too. I also like the Mary Russel/Holmes book but am behind in that series, too. I’ve been reading more SFR than mystery the last few years. I could probably read until I die just on what’s on my digital TBR right now. =8-0 (grin) Right now reading a book called WHEELS, a YA, SFR with lots of humor and twists.
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    1. I don’t read a ton of mystery, but I try to keep up with a few series. And Russell/Holmes, well, that’s an addiction. We just watched “Sherlock” last night, the first two episodes. OMG so good.
      I’ve loved most incarnations of Holmes, although Brett is still canonical to me. Cumberbatch is a good 21st century version.
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  2. Sherlock is to DIE for! I love it and series 2 is even better! Can you believe Watson is going to be Bilbo Baggins? I saw him on Graham Norton show (?) with Gerald Butler. SO FUNNY and they are different, but both funny. He (Watson) has been down in NZ filming The Hobbit. They had Amy from Doctor Who between them. Very fun interview.
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      1. Wasn’t Belgravia Square just awesome? I saw Watson on that Gordon someone show and he said there will be more! He’s been away filming The Hobbit. The last ep was hair curling! I knew it was coming, just couldn’t see how. Poor Watson! But it is just so dang well done!
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