It’s here! The Icelandic “book flood,” my new favorite holiday. Since today’s forecast here in Massachusetts is for blowy, cold rain, I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day! Some of you (you know who you are) have advance copies of my January cozy, A Cat on the Case* (typos and all!). And I know that many of my writer friends are hard at work re-reading or revising their own manuscripts. But I’m looking forward to finishing Emma Donoghue’s Life Mask (an older book I’ve somehow missed), and then moving on to Kawai Strong Washburn’s Sharks in the Time of Saviors, one of the Boston Globe’s best of the year. Maybe you’ve already downloaded the e-book of Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories – the new anthology from Level Best Books (if so, please let me know what you think of my story, “The Inside Job”). The collection is also available as a paperback, if you want a copy you can hold.

Are you cuddled up with a book today? Please share what you’re reading – or what you’re hoping to unwrap and dive into during the long nights ahead?

*Just found out that A Cat on the Case will be an audiobook too! (Like A Spell of Murder and An Incantation of Cats are, too. Same reader).