"The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny. Inspector Gamache Book 8. Set in a cloistered monastery in the remote Quebec wilderness. Plot centers around the development of Gregorian chant and written music. Cool concept. However, all of Penny's other books have drawn interest from Anglo-French relations in Quebec. This one lacked that and some of the interest and humor it provides.
Mascara is one of my desert island beauty products (you know, the beauty product you literally can’t live without and would want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island because at least your eyelashes could look good if you’re going to be stuck there), and so it’s hard for me to imagine anyone struggling with it. I can’t even think about being without it!