I stayed up reading last night. I am currently reading one of my favorite Cozy Mystery authors, so this isn’t uncommon. Unfortunately, I had a very early dental appointment this morning. Hmmm… What’s a gal to do! Reading a favorite author VS sleeping…
Getting back to my reading:
I am currently reading a Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Cozy. I don’t knit but I did as a child. For years I supplied everyone in my family with their too-bulky, too-long, too-heavy knit scarves. I do, however, crochet >>> which is pretty similar to me. Nothing fancy, but I love to crochet.
So this morning, I rushed to get ready, made sure I had my Kindle in tow, and drove myself to my dentist’s office. As I got back to listening to the audio book I have going in my car, I was sort of confused. Who is this character? What’s this person doing in this book? OK, I recognized needlecrafting references being talked about. OK, I knew the characters in this close-knit “village”. But good grief, what’s Monica Ferris‘ Betsy Devonshire (who lives in Minnesota) doing in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts?
That’s when it dawned on me. I was currently reading two of my favorite Cozy Mystery series and they both have needlecrafting themes. I usually try to avoid this sort of thing, but I had decided I wanted to take a break from trying new-to-me authors and focus on two of my favorite Cozy Mystery authors.
How about you? Do you read just one Cozy Mystery at a time, or do you ever have a few Cozies going simultaneously? If you do read more than one Cozy Mystery at a time, do you ever confuse their plots for just a few tiny moments, or am I the only one who does that?