It is particularly difficult for me to believe we are now in the midst of our winter holidays! I am sitting here writing this entry while looking out on our green lawn. There is absolutely no evidence of this being November! It is currently 82° here in San Antonio, and we’re expecting a high of 89° today. (I’m pre-writing this entry, so the temperature may be a little different on the day I post this.) For this reason, I have been devoting all of my reading time to Cozy Mystery holiday books, with hopes there will be snow in the books’ forecasts!
I mentioned in a September entry (Have You Ever Missed an Entry in a Cozy Mystery Series You Love?) that I was very surprised when my daughter pointed out that I had missed reading one of my very favorite authors’ Cozies. Well, I have made myself wait (and wait!) to read Edie Claire’s Never Mess with Mistletoe. It has been difficult, but I was determined to wait until the Christmas holiday season to read it.
Last week, the day after Halloween, I noticed they started putting up the Christmas tree at my local shopping center. I hadn’t even finished the Halloween Cozy I was reading! Then, when I went to Michael’s, they had the entire store decked out for the holidays and they were already playing their Christmas music loop. All of this sort of pushed my holiday reading schedule up a notch! Long story short, I absolutely couldn’t wait, and I’m currently reading Never Mess with Mistletoe… even before Thanksgiving!
I can’t be the only one who has skipped Thanksgiving and is already reading Christmas themed Cozies. There must be more Cozy Mystery readers who are as impatient as I am.
So, my question to you ALL is this: If you save your winter holiday Cozies until their appropriate seasons, how early do you start reading them?
PS: Normally I try to respond to all comments, but in this case I may not answer all of them >>>> as I have already stated when I started and a lot of the responses to your own answers would be of the “oh I see, that’s very interesting!” variety.