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Still Life
Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny
Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surt du Qubec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces---and this series---with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

I couldn't relate to characters and I was really confused how detectives acted toward each others but also toward other people. There were scenes were they were rude, rolled their eyes etc. That was strange.

I loved this little village and it was cozy & atmospheric. But this being a mystery I thought I would get an intriguing plot and this wasn't that thrilling nor interesting as a mystery.

Thanks for recommendation @Andrew65 !

#SeriesRead2022

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 Feel like I should say sorry. I‘d read a few towards the back end which I felt were better than the opening book. 🎄🎄🎄 1d
JamieArc I always tell people not to read this book for the mystery element. They get much better as you go along - as the characters develop. 1d
PageShifter @Andrew65 No reason to be sorry! I believe this gets better when you continue the series, and @JamieArc already confirmed that 🥰 1d
TheSpineView Awesome 1d
Andrew65 @PageShifter Often the first book in a series can be disappointing, and they get better as they go along as the characterisation develops. (edited) 1d
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Julsmarshall
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The new amazon prime adaptation of Louise Penny‘s Inspector Gamache series is delightful! I love the casting choices and it is so well done 🥰 Can‘t wait for the next episodes!

LiteraryinLawrence How exciting! I somehow missed that they were making a tv version of this! 3d
MallenNC I really enjoyed it too. I went in with no expectations. I can‘t wait to see the rest of the episodes. 3d
CBee I just noticed this the other day and was hoping another Litten would have watched it! I‘ll be starting it soon!! 3d
KathyWheeler My husband and I both really liked it. He wasn‘t familiar with the books; I‘d read two of them. 3d
Susanita Some interesting choices, but I love Alfred Molina as Gamache. 3d
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corireadslife
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For Louise Penny Fans, Three Pines is out on Amazon Prime and it is AH👏🏻MAZ👏🏻ING! I just finished book #17 last week so it was so fun to see the characters come to life. Highly recommend!

#ThreePines #StillLife #LouisePenny

Bookwormjillk Good to know! I love that series so much I was kind of afraid to watch it. 3d
corireadslife @Bookwormjillk it is a little bit different from the book but I really think they nailed it! The whole vibe is very fitting. Let me know what you think if you give it a watch. 3d
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Tamra
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What???? 😲 I‘m not going to get my hopes up too high.🤞🏾

ChasingOm ‼️‼️‼️ 4d
JamieArc Some aspects caught me off guard - weren‘t what I was expecting, but still enjoyed it and am looking forward to seeing how it develops. 4d
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ozma.of.oz
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Panpan

A local artist is found dead on a hunting trail in small town Three Pines, Quebec. The investigation as a possible hunting accident goes in an unexpected direction for Inspector Gamache.

Full disclosure, I bailed on a later book in this series. While Penny‘s scene setting is great, her style was overly tell instead of show for characters. The mystery kept me guessing, but felt convoluted & thrown together. & I didn‘t connect to anyone. 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑

tpixie Interesting. My friend has been trying to convince me for users to read this series. I‘m hesitant to start a series… 2w
ozma.of.oz @tpixie I‘ve seen a lot of love for this series here and on Goodreads. So it might just not be my thing. I‘d give at least the first book a try if you‘re considering it. It‘s very self contained for the first in a series. 2w
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Ruthiella I also never warmed up to Penny‘s mix of quirky characters and procedural mystery. But so many readers love this series, it always makes me think I am missing something. 2w
tpixie @ozma.of.oz @Ruthiella you 2 have my wondering if I‘d like the book or not!!! 2w
Karisimo The first few are a little slow, Penny really hits her groove by book 5 or so? If you‘re willing to invest in the series, it eventually pays off… 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I have also bailed on a book in this series and don‘t intend to try another. I agree with what you wrote! 2w
sarahbellum I was also underwhelmed by this one. I‘m glad Penny found her readers, but I‘m not sure if I‘ll ever pick up another of hers 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
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Susanita
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Still Monday for me! 😎

📘People of the Book
🖊️Louise Penny*
🎥Pan‘s Labyrinth
🎤Pink Martini
🎶Planet Claire (B-52s)
#manicmonday #letterP

*I‘m embarking on a reread of the series, and I see the beginnings of some of her writing quirks that annoy me, but I adore Gamache and Three Pines enough to overlook the quirks. She‘s also a wonderful speaker at book events as well as very passionate about reading, journalism, and the mystery genre.

CBee Still Monday for me too, obviously 😂😂 Can‘t wait for it to be over 🤪🤪 2w
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ozma.of.oz
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Guess who‘s at an InstaCare?!? 🙃🙃

ETA: Good news! The hand is not broken, just very, VERY bruised! 😂

Ruthiella Not again. 😬❤️ 4w
ozma.of.oz @Ruthiella Right?! 😂😂 But it‘s actually for something new this time, so at least it‘s something different.? 4w
Ann_Reads Oh no! Hope you're feeling better soon. 4w
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ozma.of.oz @Ann_Reads Thank you! 4w
SamAnne Hope you are okay! At least you have a book! 4w
TheBookHippie Oh dear. Hope you get quick care! 4w
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Take good care! ❤️ 3w
sarahbellum Oh dear! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💕 3w
Yuki_Onna Oh my... 😧All the best to you! Sending love and bruise-healing vibes to the other side of the world! 🤗 3w
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sarahbellum
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Pickpick

Can you tell Basil was ready for dinner? 😸

Soft pick for this month‘s #diversecozy. I enjoyed learning more about the French/English tension in Quebec, something I didn‘t know much about as an American. I also felt like this book had more heart than other mysteries- everyone had very real emotions and I think that made the death feel more real to the reader. ⬇️

sarahbellum It felt like Penny was doing too much in this one though and some threads got completely buried/abandoned. I hear this series gets better with time, so I‘m willing to chalk up my lukewarm feelings to Penny being a newbie and will probably pick up book 2 at some point (edited) 2mo
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sarahbellum
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That COVID booster though 😵‍💫. Got my loyal Dr. Pup keeping an eye on me while I make some headway on this month‘s #diversecozy 🥰
#dogsoflitsy

AmyG Ugh, all the covid shots have made me feel awful. Hope it passes soon. 2mo
Monica5 My last booster did me in. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Looks like you have a good Doc🐶 2mo
sarahbellum @AmyG @Monica5 thank you! 🤗 2mo
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Ann_Reads
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My goals for the #OutstandingOctober Readathon are to finish Still Life (tagged book), and also tackle some of the short stories I added to my #BookspinBingo card. I also borrowed a nonfiction book from the library called The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. One of the spooky books I just happened to come across. The beginning chapters are quite interesting, although I wasn't aware of Aaron Mahnke's blog, so this is all new to me. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 2mo
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kspenmoll
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Finished my reread. I originally read it in 2005 when it was first published. Such fun to become reacquainted with its characters, community, setting. I forgot enough to not remember whodunit until the very end. Plan to reread series over time.

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kspenmoll
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🍁 pumpkin spice latte
🍁 raking a huge pile of leaves & jumping in.
🍁tagged book- thinking I may reread it; I read it when it first came out in 2005!
#wondrouswednesday
Any and all Littens invited to play 🍁

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🍁🎃 2mo
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Susanita
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1. Cider
2. Leaf peeping
3. Tagged
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🍁 2mo
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staci.reads
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Pickpick

I've been hearing about this series and this author for awhile now. I don't read many mysteries, so I was hesitant, but this was was as much a study of a community and its residents as it was mystery. The author made the setting come alive, and there were lots of interesting characters. I can see why people get hooked. I will definitely read more of this series.

CogsOfEncouragement After being on my tbr for a couple years, I read this in the autumn of 2020 and loved it. I‘ve continued with the series, making sure to read each book at the corresponding season it is set. I just started #8 The Beautiful Mystery last night which is set in early autumn. Consistently good, and available from my library. 2mo
JamieArc I think you pinpointed why so many of us love this series : for the characters and community. When people ask about this series, I always say not to read it for the mystery, but the characters. And as you read, they continue to become complex people and grow on you. 2mo
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Kazzie
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I enjoyed this book - real page turner. What sets it apart is the lovely Inspector Gamache - an intelligent observant man. The author‘s ongoing unnecessary fat-shaming is irritating - didn‘t take away from the story but then why include it?

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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

I started a re-read/listen of this series this week. I enjoyed this first book in the series when we don‘t know who‘s a murderer and who‘s comic relief.

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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

As someone who doesn‘t naturally gravitate toward mysteries, I‘m happy to say this book was thoroughly entertaining. I loved the setting a lot, the cast of characters are interesting, and the mystery definitely kept me guessing until the end. My only little issue with it was that I couldn‘t make the ending make sense in a realistic way (still don‘t see the motive), but that didn‘t take away from my enjoyment.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

vivastory I've had this on my TBR shelves for awhile now. I have heard that the series gets better with each entry. I was just thinking this morning that I should give it a go. 4mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory omg this one has been on my shelf for a loooong time. I definitely want to read more but who knows when I will get to that. 4mo
vivastory I recently read that there's almost 20 in the series. I knew that there were a lot, but that really caught me off guard! 4mo
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MicheleinPhilly @sprainedbrain @vivastory I bought the first 3 in this series years ago as they seem universally beloved. Still haven‘t started but what else is new? 😉 4mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly @sprainedbrain I'm in good company! I'm currently wearing my No Gods. No Masters. Only TBR Piles t-shirt 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I‘m wearing my Read More Books t-shirt. I should really take a sharpie to it to read Buy More Books. 4mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly 😂 I swore that I wasn't going to buy any books until next month & then last night I saw something online about Harriet Books was struggling so I bought a couple of books from them. 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory Thankfully they just got a huge boost from someone on the West Coast. They gave $5K to a non-profit that buys books with the stipulation that the books be purchased from Harriet‘s. 🙌🏼 4mo
sprainedbrain @MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I‘m 100% certain I got the first one because of Litsy… I have piles of books around here that I‘ve had since Litsy started and I just keep buying more. 😂 4mo
Librarybelle Love this series! And yes, they do get better 4mo
Bluebird One of my favorite series! And I agree with @Librarybelle, they do get better. I‘ve read most by audio—they are beautifully read. 4mo
Ann_Reads I've also had this sitting on my bookshelf for years! There are so many positive comments about this series, yet I always seem to pass the book over for something else. 4mo
BookBosomed1 Love this series! 4mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly I saw that about the $5k. Some great news! 📚📚 4mo
mcctrish It took me FOREVER to start this and one book in and I‘m a believer 4mo
mcctrish @vivastory I need that t shirt 4mo
vivastory @mcctrish I bought it on Void Merch 👍 4mo
ShelleyBooksie I LOVE this series so much. I've never seen that cover - it's awesome 4mo
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elkeOriginal
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Pickpick

Loved this intro to Three Pines and Armand Gamache! The writing was right up my alley and it was surprisingly much deeper and wider than just a murder mystery. The Quebecois world and characters drew me in and the subtle humor, interesting (oddball?) characters, and outright zingers were well placed to lighten the darkness. I now ‘get‘ why people literally search for Three Pines!
I have already started book 2…
#gamache #threepines

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Pickpick

I read this book in pieces over a long period of time, which I think impacted my enjoyment. The mystery felt like it unfolded so slowly, but also I know I was just reading the book slowly. I‘m still making this a pick, but I didn‘t love it. Should I give Louise Penny another try on a different book? (This paperback was a Goodwill find!)

CogsOfEncouragement I‘ve read seven of them and plan to read the eighth in autumn as I know that is when it is set. I personally enjoy the series. I‘ve never taken more than about a week to read one though. 4mo
JamieArc I don‘t read her books for the mystery really. It‘s all about the development of the characters and their relationships. So if you‘re into that, yes, read the next in the series (I wouldn‘t read them out of order). 4mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @CogsOfEncouragement Yes, I think if I read another one I need to be intentional about reading it at a faster pace. Then I think I‘d enjoy it more! 4mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @JamieArc Good to know! Maybe if I stick with it I‘ll become attached to the characters, and that will help a lot. 4mo
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kspenmoll
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A day late…
☕️would love to meet Louise Penny

☕️I recommend her whole series. Start with tagged book & read them in order.

☕️I am grateful for coffee & this morning‘s gorgeous sunrise

Eggs Beautiful post! Thank you 🙏🏻🌹🥰 5mo
Susanita I‘ve seen her speak at a couple book things, and she‘s very engaging. 5mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Pickpick

My first trip to Three Pines, but it won't be my last. Delightful (and delightfully awful) characters, a beautiful setting, and an intriguing mystery with just the right amount of suspects and red herrings to keep you guessing and make you wonder without feeling like the author was just trying to trick you.

I know I'm late to the party. Louise Penny was just one of those blind spots, an author I should have read but just never got around to.

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mcctrish
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Pickpick

Finished on my prep this morning. I am a fan for life. I‘ve got library books to read now, it might kill me not to start the next in this series

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TheKidUpstairs
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Boys are at school, baby girl is happy on the trampoline, I've got my tea, let's unmask the killer!!!

kspenmoll Enjoy! 5mo
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mcctrish
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I‘m in big trouble with this series. I don‘t want to do anything but read. I was immediately drawn into the story and I know that each book going forward will feel like home when I start them BUT there are some characters in this that are drawn so expertly and I just HATE them so much I just can‘t believe it 🤯 this is going to be the summer of Louise Penny unless someone physically puts themselves in front of the books

AvidReader25 It just keeps getting better!!! 6mo
mcctrish @AvidReader25 ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Hehe. Amazing series. I make myself space them out on purpose. 6mo
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mcctrish @ShelleyBooksie that is the sensible thing to do for sure 6mo
CoffeeNBooks I love this series! 6mo
TheKidUpstairs Yup. Started yesterday, I'm already 2/3 of the way through. I'm loving how she draws the characters, they all feel very genuine. Only downside so far - it makes me want delicious food and wine every time I pick it up! And I have no wine, and it's too hot to cook the comfort food she keeps talking about! 6mo
mcctrish @TheKidUpstairs 🤣🤣 I bought a ham and Brie croissant for dinner because of this book!!! 6mo
mcctrish @CoffeeNBooks I‘m a LP fan for life now 6mo
ShelleyBooksie You inspired me to start another Gamache book :) 5mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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"He knew it was there, that opiate of the Anglos. And his hand clutched the box just as the kettle whistled. Violent death demanded Earl Grey."

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mcctrish
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Finally starting the Armand Gamache detective series

TheKidUpstairs I just started this today, too! 6mo
mcctrish @TheKidUpstairs look at us book twinning ❤️❤️ 6mo
kspenmoll Excited for you! I am waiting patiently for her next book@out this fall. 6mo
mcctrish @kspenmoll I have the first 3 and then I might need to do the library thing 6mo
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Magpiegem
Pickpick

23/22 It took me less than 24 hours to finish this 11 hour audio book 😳 I listened every second I got and just loved it. One of those rare mysteries where I was not too bothered about what had actually happened because I just wanted to stay with the characters in there lovely little town. I have dived straight into the next book but really must stop listening now and get some sleep!! Read for #booked2022 #setinacanadianprovince 4⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage I really want to start reading her. 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s the best type of recommendation!!! Must try this series!!! 6mo
Magpiegem @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @Cinfhen definitely give her a go. This book had a lot more depth then the average cosy mystery… I‘m not sure you would even count this as cosy but they do talk about hot chocolate and cosy fires A LOT 😂 so it has a hint of cosy about it! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Magpiegem Haha. Right now as summer starts here, hot chocolate is not on my mind at all! 6mo
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Magpiegem
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Having a coffee pit stop on my morning walk. Listening to this book which I‘ve wanted to read for a long time and totally understanding all the love for it so far!

Cinfhen Love your view 😍 6mo
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ProudBookNerd
Pickpick

Really enjoyed the book that introduced the world to Inspector Gamache. The descriptions of the town, the conversations between the characters and their inner dialogue was wonderful. It was not over the top, the characters were interesting and I look forward to reading what they get up to next in book 2.

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OriginalCyn620
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this but I didn‘t hate it either. For a mystery, it seemed a little slow-paced and not very suspenseful. I did like the MC, though!

#bookspinbingo - my #bookspin for this month!
#booked2022 - set in a Canadian province

Cinfhen Well played 🎉 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Cloverlover

So glad I found this author!

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RebL
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I can now say I spent time in Three Pines. I can‘t say that I finished the work that begun with this photo. I‘d recommend the book but not the plumbing problems.

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AmandaBlaze
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I chose this one because a lot of time is spent in the cafe\bistro.
#SavvySettings #cafe
@Eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

jlhammar Good one! That‘s a fun series. I need to get back to it. I think I made it through #5. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 📚 9mo
Eggs The ever-present bistro! Love this series❤️ 9mo
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CaitZ
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Pickpick

This started slow for me and I almost put it down. I'm glad I stuck with it because I ended up really liking the story. #Booked2022 #SetInACanadianProvince @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! I know this author is well loved - glad you enjoyed it😃 9mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

This is one I purposely read for the #PopSugar22 challenge- a book that's going to become a series this year. Plus, I've never read Louise Penny before and as someone who sells books, I feel like that was a gross oversight especially since I love a mystery. I quite enjoyed this book- it felt like a gritty cozy because of the small town setting. I can't wait to see the painting brought to the screen!
#Readin22 #Pantone22

Nute I really enjoyed this book. I need to get back to the series. There are quite a few books now. 10mo
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RainyDayReading
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Pickpick

Low pick. I enjoyed my time with this one, but not sure I‘d call it a new favorite. But I‘ll probably continue on with the series just so long as Agent Nichol isn‘t in them because she was awful and I hated reading the scenes she was involved in. Gamache is charming and while I guessed the killer early on, I had the wrong reason. Overall not a bad mystery with engaging characters. #NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha @lou.reads.a.lot

PuddleJumper She is in other books but I don't remember her having a big part in any of them 10mo
RainyDayReading @PuddleJumper As long as it‘s not a big part. She really just got under my skin and my tolerance for annoying characters is rather low at the moment 😅 10mo
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Eva_B
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Mehso-so

I chose this book because I‘d seen some good reviews and wanted to find a new ‘detective‘ series. I didn‘t really enjoy this one. I found the writing clunky and I wasn‘t drawn into the mystery. I‘ll have to keep hunting 😊

Christyco125 I had the same feeling about the first one. Think of it as more of an introduction to a bigger world. The stories get more interesting and the characters get way deeper the longer you follow the series. 11mo
Eva_B Thanks for that @Christyco125 😊 11mo
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Michael_Gee
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Pickpick

Grounded in relationships, emotions, and inner-life, this murder mystery is about what gives life meaning. The victim‘s death was one moment in a surging stream of many beautiful others, and that is recalled lovingly through the grief of her artistic community of chosen family. Every character, whose minds we skip to rapidly through the novel, is challenged to grow and learn. Some choose not to, and theirs are the “still” lives.

vivastory Fantastic review. I've been meaning to read this for awhile & your review has definitely bumped it up my TBR 12mo
Michael_Gee @vivastory oh, great! I hope you like it, too. It was recommended to me months ago. I was on the library‘s wait list for awhile before it became available but it was easy to read it all before the due date. 12mo
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Susanita
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1. Decoding Despacito, Winter Counts, The Angel‘s Game
2. Pumpkin pie
3. Going with another Louise Penny for this (tagged)
#weekendreads

Thanks for the tag!

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DebbieGrillo
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1. Walk in a Relaxed Manner by Joyce Rupp
2. Apple Crumble
3. Still Life by Louise Penny

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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kspenmoll
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#thoughtfulthursday

📚such a narrator can be confusing, but once I know I can have a better handle on things. Don‘t really enjoy such a narrator.
📚bookmarks, bookish apps on my phone
📚 a Louise Penny fan since Still Life was published & I discovered it in a bookstore. Wait every year for her next installment.

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Skeebies05
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Pickpick

So late for this train but so very good. Finished it by book light so my partner could sleep.

TiredLibrarian 🌲❤🌲❤🌲 1y
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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

If you don‘t over analyze this it‘s a solid read and I can understand why she seems so popular a writer in this genre. Inspector Gamache is an interesting character and I‘ll be interested to see how he grows with more books. Heavens knows she got quite the backlist to catch up on.

TiredLibrarian I thought this was the weakest book in the series. They get better as the series progresses, and they build upon each other. Not a series to read out of order. You have some good reading to look forward to! 📚😊 1y
KristiAhlers @TiredLibrarian oh awesome! Headed to the bookstore tomorrow! 1y
AmandaBorchers I didn‘t love this book but maybe I‘ll give the second one a shot!! 14mo
KristiAhlers @AmandaBorchers I plan on reading her again but if I feel although this one wasn‘t bad, not sure her voice is my cuppa 14mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Pickpick

My first Louise Penny, and now I get what so many of you have been talking about! What an excellent book! With so many mysteries, the murder is just a way to introduce the mystery, the body just a prop, but Penny gives life to all of her characters and makes their mourning central to the story. I intended to save this for my afternoon walk but listened all this morning instead. Guess I'll have to get the next book in the series for my walk. 🤷‍♀️

BookBosomed1 Love this series! 1y
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corireadslife
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I. CANNOT. WAIT. 🤩

Best news ever. The Inspector Armand Gamache mystery series remains one of my favorites and I cannot wait to see it come to life.

#LouisePenny #InspectorArmandGamache

kspenmoll So so so EXCITED!!!! 1y
Deblovestoread This is happy news! 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Sometimes yes, sometimes no 🤓

2. The Gamache/Three Pines series by Louise Penny; Charlie Parker series by John Connolly

3. Actually I've been reading more nonfiction lately because I'm tired of all the same tropes (especially missing girls). But I do love boarding school settings, and gritty inner cities.

4. My health, and that of my family; may it continue to be good.

DieAReader I think we are trying to escape the same🚤 So very tired of the “missing girls” & “sex trafficking” tropes. Even when I think I‘ve chosen something completely different, 💥there it is again! Another of the above😣 1y
TiredLibrarian @DieAReader “Missing girls“ by now make me want to scream! 😫
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DieAReader @TiredLibrarian 🙋🏻‍♀️Yup! 1y
Eggs Love the Gamache series-can‘t wait for the new one! 1y
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kspenmoll
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#Litsysummercamp #CampPorchView #LiteraryLuminary #favoriteliterarycharacter

Enthralled with this series, which I was introduced to when I found Still Life on a remainder table a year after its initial publication. So Superintendent Gamache is our literary luminary for the day. He will read an excerpt from the tagged book, & set up a challenging scavenger hunt, after which we will play the board game Clue.

Avanders Fun! 👏🏽👏🏽 I‘m almost done reading book 4… 🥰 1y
kspenmoll @Avanders I am thinking of rereading the series, starting with Still Life. 1y
BookBosomed1 Love this series. I‘m listening to book seven right now. 1y
kspenmoll @BookBosomed1 I am so hooked- I preorder her new ones so i get it publishing day! I also sometimes listen a book on audio, but I still want the hard copy. 😀 (edited) 1y
BookBosomed1 @kspenmoll book 7 is the first one I‘ve listened to on 🎧. I prefer hard cover. 1y
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Mehso-so

Maybe I am too analytical? I have some serious questions about police procedure in Canada. This might be the first detective book I have read from there? But why on earth would a detective gather the town and tell them all about their suspensions and what murder weapons they are looking for? Why wouldn't a detective be able to search a house of a murder victim?
Spent a lot of time pausing and saying Why? What?

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforcast
Excited to try Louise Penny for the first time!
Continue to be behind on #ThornBirdsReadAlong but made some progress today!
Going to listen to Apeirogon instead of read to keep me movie on these #tbrgoals
Hummingbirds Daughter as you can see I have had forever and it is super beat up poor thing. I adore Urrea so hoping for the best here.

cajunsyd I love the Gamache series, I hope that you enjoy it!! 1y
TheSpineView I know you can do it! 👍📖📚 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#julyjourneys #picnic inspiration to have one this gorgeous evening while I start this read.
*Not pictured the glass of wine I wouldn't put down long enough to take a picture

@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs What a lovely place 📚🤗🌳 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂 nice!!! 1y
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