The news hasn’t been all the pleasant recently. But the news itself is not good or bad. That is our judgement. What happens, happens. What matters is what we’re able to make of it.
My daughter had a bad music lesson this week. Okay, what are you going to do about it? I’m stuck in the middle of my latest book and feel like I’m spinning my wheels. What am I going to do about it?
We have to transform these raw materials, these experiences into opportunities and growth. This is how we become great.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The NYTs crime column is a little lukewarm on the latest Gamache (something you rarely read these days about Penny’s venerable series), finds more pandemic plot in 56 DAYS, and gives a rare (for new columnist Weinman) unqualified rave to VELVET
- Everyone is still chasing their tales looking for the next GOT. Buzzfeed has timing and updates on the all the scifi in development. Most interested in 9th House and Station 1.
- At CrimeReads, Silvio Moreno-Garcia mines the 60’s and 70’s and finds it just as fertile ground for noir as the traditional 1950s.
Two quotes from Louise Penny’s work this week:
- “Light is every bit as challenging as dark. We can discover a great deal about ourselves by looking at beauty.” – A Trick of the Light
- “But they both knew that words were weapons too, and when fashioned into a story their power was almost limitless.” – The Nature of the Beast
- What is your favorite Gamache book?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series