Decide which book as the mood takes me-’tis all I can do:musing mondays


I lost last week somewhere.

Looked under cushions – in drawers – even checked the garage. Nope, not a sign of last week  anywhere.  So apologies once again, my silver moments become more silver by the day. I blame the sunshine – so rare it addles one’s brain:)

Reading now, well last week I was finishing books and sorting out my writing so starting this week with a clean plate. Do I go with a challenge read? or a just for the fun of it read? or some more research?

It’s sunny again today I cannot decide.

The books I have on my read any day soon list are

Have a nice Doomsday by Nicholas Guyat
The Emerald Planet by Davis Beerling

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London by Julia Stuart

Book Groups:
Dark Winter by David Mark
ABC murders by Agatha Christie(a re-read)

So I have them next to my chair and will decide as the mood takes me. ‘Tis all I can do:) I will report next week:)

Now the question of the week. Favourite childhood book?  I cannot really answer this it with one book it so depends on what age one is talking about.

When I was very young (4/5’ish) I liked the tales of Orlando the marmalade cat (I re-read them last year and they still hold good.

Later when I could read for myself I think, Beautiful Joe and Black Beauty were probably my comfort food reads (I would cry over them whenever I was in bed ill. They haven’t really stood the time for me in my cynical old age I do find them a trifle mawkish now)

Then when I was about ten I discovered the Jungle Books (Rudyard Kipling) and they have remained a favourite over the decades.

Those Old Shades (Georgette Heyer) when I was 12/13ish still a comfort food read (for when I feel ill or fatigued, I like the wit and the lack of sentimentality) all her regency books are.

Then when I was 15/16 I first read The Fellowship of the Rings – just a couple of years after it was first published. I was hooked and I have read it at least every 1/2 years since, I possess many versions of it. Hardback,(3 Vols) paperback, leather bound with bible paper pages cassette, video, DVD, audio books.

My favourite book of all time.

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

 + a random question of the week


2 thoughts on “Decide which book as the mood takes me-’tis all I can do:musing mondays

  1. Breana M. says:

    Seeing Agatha Christie on your list reminded me that I need to read more of her novels.


    • alberta says:

      I haven’t read any for decades – not my favourite back when – but tastes change – I shall be listening as I cannot find my copy of it in the jumble that is the bookroom – so borrowing my sisters audio:)


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