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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

Cozy mystery readers - anybody read The Calamity Cafe?

The Calamity Café: A Down South Café Mystery - Gayle Leeson

So I finally found a cozy mystery that my library actually has in Overdrive starting with the first book in the series. I've been reading so many cozy mystery reviews here on BL that I'd like to expand beyond my comfort zone and see if I like these, too. But I'm hesitating on this one, because I've just had two bummer experiences with Southern Lit and am feeling a little off the genre as a result. I just hate starting in the middle of a series, even one that's designed to make it easy for you to jump around in.


Has anyone read this series? Thoughts?