I just finished my latest mystery book early last week, and I am having a difficult time picking out my next read. I have been trying to enjoy a non mystery book that I got several years ago that was supposed to be a lot like my very favorite author’s books, but it was nothing like them at all!
I know it seems odd that someone who has dedicated so much time to reading Cozy Mystery books, not to mention someone who actually has a site called Cozy-Mystery, would have a favorite author who is not known as a mystery author.
I have a lot of Cozy Mystery authors on my “favorite authors” list, but for some reason, which I myself can’t figure out, my very favorite of all authors is E. F. Benson, the author of (as I say on the “B” page of my site) “my absolute favorite sequence of books”. I don’t follow all of E. F. Benson’s books, just his Lucia series. (I have some of his other works, but Lucia reigns supreme for me!)
Getting back to my “Between Books” entry >>> I felt like it was finally the time to read one of my “Similar to E. F. Benson” books. I’m here to say, as far as I can see, this author is not similar in any way to Benson. What a disappointment! I tried to like this author, honest I did. But as with many things that are “talked up” >>> it fell quite short of my expectations.
So, I’m back to my Cozy Mystery books. (Yes indeed, every once in a while a stray from my beloved Cozy Mystery books, and read a non mystery!) I have decided to start reading one of the authors on my “favorite authors” list, Charlotte MacLeod. As I have said before (many times!) I try to space out my favorite authors so that I don’t run out of them. Silly as this may seem, it works for me. When I know there will be no more books in a particular series, I “save” the books so that I can sprinkle them into my reading queue. Needless to say, I am way behind with most of my favorite authors.)