This week I finished up The Lightning Thief and am reading Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. What did I learn from my reading this week…that we as humans love tradition. You have probably heard all about how traditions are one of those things that make being a family special and memorable, how they bring a sense of safety and love to childhood. Well, I realized this week that readers love traditions too. When Hannah (the heroine) inexplicably finds another body and this time the corpse has a fallen apple turnover at his feet after being stabbed mid-munch, I laughed and a part of me was pleased that the tradition lived on. That I could count on this author to dredge up some other poor schmuck to kill off while he nibbled a homemade confection. Whether it is a fudge cupcake smashed into the corpse’s shirt or a blueberry muffin clutched in an icy dead hand, this author can be counted on to keep to tradition and for some reason I like that. I might laugh and think it silly, but inside…I’m happy.
It’s Frappuccino Thursday.